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Samsara Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2015
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Samsara disrupts the traditional sensor model with an integrated, software-centric solution. Our products combine plug-and-play sensors, wireless connectivity, and rich cloud-hosted software, all tightly-integrated for simple deployment.

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Mission: To help businesses use sensor data to improve efficiency, safety, and customer satisfaction.


Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2018 (#1)

Company Updates

  • Congrats to our very own VP of Operations & Support, Aidan Madigan-Curtis! She was recently named as one of the Top 50 Women in Technology by the National Diversity Council!

    Read more: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMv90

  • Here at Samsara, we love our people. To share what it’s like working on the Software Team, we’re kicking off a Dev Spotlight series to highlight members of our team. Once a month, we’ll talk to a Samsarian to learn why they’re with us, what their work is like, and what they’re all about.

    http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM5Ke

    ????? Samsara Dev Spotlight: Wei Wu

    Why did you decide to join Samsara? I was impressed by the huge surface area of problems that Samsara is solving, and how hardware and software are leveraged to tackle those problems. In addition, everyone I talked to seemed genuinely happy working at Samsara. Not every company I interviewed had such positive spirit.

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Samsara – Why Work For Us?


We are a diverse group of passionate and curious people committed to building something ambitious. We are looking for talented and dedicated people who share our vision for Samsara's potential to join our growing team.

Is there a job you're excited about?

Whether it's giving back or sailing the seven seas, there are all kinds of ways to get involved at Samsara. With over 20+ company-sponsored clubs, there are plenty of ways to get to know co-workers while learning and exploring.

 



At Samsara, we know our employees have lives that extend far beyond the workplace, and that people perform at their best when they’re happy at both work and home. That’s why we provide each of our employees the following benefits:

  • Equity incentives for all employees
  • Premium health, dental, & vision coverage for employees and their families
  • 401(k) plan with 4% employer matching
  • Flexible PTO and family leave to sustain energy & creativity
  • Commuter benefits including company Lyft / Uber account
  • Gym discounts
  • Healthy lunches and a stocked kitchen to keep you fueled
  • Dog-friendly offices
  • Team outings and activities to build community
  • Company-sponsored Employee Resource Groups and Social Clubs


Take a peek inside our Sales team:

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Samsara Reviews

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    "Great place to scale and grow"

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    Current Employee - Product Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been working at Samsara full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Offers the opportunity to make a large impact and scale the business due to rapid expansion in all directions: internationally, into new verticals, growing our existing offering etc. Leadership and People Ops team is responsive to employee feedback and builds in employee and cultural resources by design — $1,000/yr employee growth fund for personal development, funds for clubs/ERGs, training on feedback and time management, boba every other Friday. Transparency around business health and strategy — exec AMAs, board slides presented by the CEO quarterly. Commitment to diversity (and recruiting and hiring managers actually follow through to make it happen.) Autonomous and collaborative culture. And the best part: work/life balance is achievable here!

    Cons

    The nature of the business/customer base might not be immediately exciting or cool, but when you look closer Samsara is massively impactful for the companies that rely on this technology to improve their safety and operations.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to find ways to keep Samsara feeling united as we scale across offices and time zones (eg newsletters, all hands, AMAs, etc.)

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Samsara Photos

Samsara photo of: San Francisco Engineering Team
Samsara photo of: Product design team member installing Samsara sensors
Samsara photo of: Camp Samsara Retreat
Samsara photo of: Product Management and Engineering Team Members
Samsara photo of: San Francisco Marketing Team members
Samsara photo of: We Love Boba Fridays!
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Samsara Interviews

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    Commercial Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
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    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Samsara (Mountain View, CA) in December 2018.

    Interview

    Just curious why Samsara has a very sneaky approach of looking at the potential candidates by inviting them to a dinner that is not called an interview but actually and definitely was an interview!
    This approach is very unorthodox and leaves me with the impression that maybe Samsara would be possibly treating their customers in the same manner of deception.
    Shame on Samsara!

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of when you help someone who wasn't meeting their Quota?   1 Answer
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Samsara Awards & Accolades

  • Stevie Gold Winner: New Product of the Year - Hardware - Other, American Business Awards®, 2018
  • Stevie Gold Winner: New Product of the Year, Transportation, American Business Awards®, 2018
  • Stevie Silver Winner: New Product of the Year, Business-to-Business, American Business Awards®, 2018
  • Stevie Silver Winner: Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year, American Business Awards®, 2018
  • Top 50 CEO of Small and Mid-Sized Companies, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Returnships

Offer formal "internships" for mid-career people or those returning to the workforce

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