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Samsara Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2019

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Samsara CEO Sanjit Biswas
Sanjit Biswas
121 Ratings
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  • "Growing very quickly so typical company growing pains(in 6 reviews)

  • "The company definitely encourages a healthy work life balance, but you definitely have to get your work in(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (12)

    "Great place to scale and grow"

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    Current Employee - Product Operations Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsara full-time for 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,...

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    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.)

    Samsara2019-03-30
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Experienced Leaders, Responsible Growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsara full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hyper growth environment, experienced eng leadership, experienced founders, leads to stable work and direction while growing at a breakneck pace!

    Cons

    Changes and improvements happen constantly and it's a continual challenge to keep up.

    Samsara2019-06-13
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Don't work here if you’re in Sales"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsara full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - The people ! - The CEO is extremely intelligent and humble - Product win. Samsara is dominating the industry, constantly innovating and building a product based on customer needs - Great ADR organization and leadership

    Cons

    - I’ve been working at Samsara for two years and would not recommend it to any friends in sales - You are given lead lists to disconnected numbers and businesses that not have a website or LinkedIn page. - Uneducated and unprofessional buyers - Salesforce is a mess - Round robin and inbound system is all managed manually - Management is a joke. Accelerating the hire process for Meraki and Yelp referrals who...

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    Samsara2019-06-17
  4. Helpful (7)

    "Are you tough enough to stay on this rocketship?"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsara full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Amazing growth -Product disrupts the industry -Benefits are nice and convenient -Good tech, both software and hardware (Apple using company)

    Cons

    -Internal changes can create chaos -Sales always seems to battle with other departments i.e. product, finance, support etc. -Not a level playing field. Some reps get lucky with inbound leads that basically make their entire quota. There should be different incentives for inbound/outbound revenue; some reps get the spotlight without any real prospecting -Some animosity from different sales departments (ADR vs SMB vs...

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    Advice to Management

    Managers should be staying with their team unless they are getting promoted to a director level. Constant change in managers, especially those who were not internally promoted disrupts team flow and processes. Announcements, whether it's on a team level or company-wide, should not be a complete secret. Reps get reassigned, quotas change drastically, products are on pause, inventory is backlogged, these are all things...

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    Samsara2019-05-17
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Samsara is the best place to work and grow your career"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsara full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work environment is really healthy, people at Samsara are really nice. Very rich technology stack and a lot of stuff to learn. As for me the work-life balance is perfect at Samsara. Always have enough time to work and run my errands and not work related activities. Company loves you, as long as you like what you do.

    Cons

    As a fast growing startup company we are hiring a lot of professionals. But the problem with that is the company gets crowded and a little bit noisy. Can't wait to move to our new buildings(crossing fingers).

    Samsara2019-05-04
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Not all that’s promised"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Samsara full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits CEO is smart Company grew fast

    Cons

    Glorified call center with little to no substantive training. Lack of intellectual conversations and typical buyers are apathetic about technology. You get siloed in the trucking industry, maybe you like that but it’s not for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Show passion about the industry/vision, not just sales metrics

    Samsara2019-06-11
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsara full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Fun work culture - beautiful office - advancement opportunity - people - uber/lyft credits for commuting - Free lunch every day but Thursday - Free snacks - Amazing management

    Cons

    I can not think of any.

    Advice to Management

    None.

    Samsara2019-05-03
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place for Hardworkers"

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsara full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Badass product -Fast paced environment -Smart People -Daily Lunch/commuter benefits/standard tech perks -Hypergrowth -The location is great for me (others complain)

    Cons

    This is a company going through a ton of changes, really fast. Don't be surprised when your team gets restructured, your quota gets changed, etc. These types of things should be expected in a company more than doubling it's size every year. If you want to work with smart, hardworking people--this is your place. Want to coast and collect a paycheck every couple weeks while slowly planning your Europe Vacation at work?...

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    Advice to Management

    Focus on hiring the best talent. Don't let our fast growth deter us from our standards.

    Samsara2019-05-03
  9. "Amazing company!"

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    Current Employee - Recruiter/Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsara full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The leadership team creates a transparent and aligned company that allows for unparalleled performance and opportunity. There is great feedback and coaching from management and opportunities for career advancement clearly mapped out.

    Cons

    None to share currently!

    Samsara2019-05-06
  10. "Awesome place to work."

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsara full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture. Great product.

    Cons

    Salary could be a little higher

    Samsara2019-05-03
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