Any opinion on Samsara?

Cisco xyzc
Mar 12, 2018 14 Comments

Interviewing with this IoT company and wanted to see if anyone here works there and can provide any cultural info on the company. Any red flags I should be aware of? Would love to talk to you anonymously if possible

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  • New ocog85
    Anyone available to chat anonymously?
    Mar 12, 2018 3
    • eBay / Eng
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      eBay Eng

      BIO
      Why did you click on me 😡
      seatmore
      a/s/l?
      Mar 12, 2018
    • Samsara SLDn62
      Kind of late to this, but I'm on the sales team—let me know if you have any questions 👍🏼
      Aug 15, 2018
    • New ocog85
      @sldn62 what’s the deal with those Glassdoor reviews?
      Aug 22, 2018
  • SmartThings smartpm
    You should consider companies like these if you have nothing to lose and not worried about job security, immigration concerns, etc. and be ready to roll over with ups and downs in the company (and with the domain, IoT in this case), you cannot just rely on founders with a track record or strong VC funding.
    Mar 12, 2018 0
  • Checkr / Product jFGl40
    If you look at the list of people who have multiple successes especially in different verticals - it’s very small and they are basically Elon musk level icons. This team is not that and it is concerning that they just brought the whole exec team over as a group.
    Mar 14, 2018 0
  • Checkr / Product jFGl40
    The biggest risk factor with them is lack of focus and hardware related scaling issues. They cover way too many use cases today to sell effectively as a startup.
    Mar 14, 2018 1
    • New ocog85
      But what about their Meraki exp?
      Mar 14, 2018
  • eBay / Eng
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    eBay Eng

    BIO
    Why did you click on me 😡
    seatmore
    The founders are from Meraki which Cisco bought. I’ve heard that the founders are willing to fund the company with their own money if the money they raised runs out, so... something to note, I guess.
    Mar 12, 2018 1
    • Cisco xyzc
      OP
      Yup heard that as well. Looks like it’s got some strong leadership for sure. Overall seems like a nice company. Just wanted to hear from some insiders
      Mar 12, 2018
  • Google / Eng serr
    Avoid, too much politics rooted from old Cisco / meraki days
    Mar 6 0
  • Splunk BoomDyno
    Anyone working @ Samsara be willing to refer me for a PM role!?
    Sep 6, 2018 0
  • Fitbit nsns44
    From what I’ve seen, they have awesome Glassdoor reviews. I believe they’re backed by Andreessen Horowitz, so it’s nice to know a firm of their caliber has confidence in the success of the company.
    Mar 12, 2018 0
  • Cisco archvile
    Don’t they have VC?
    Mar 12, 2018 0