Samsara Ranked on LinkedIn’s 2021 Top Startups List in the U.S.
Company Recognized Among Top 50 Growing Companies on the Rise
Samsara, the pioneer of the Connected Operations Cloud, today has ranked number 15 on LinkedIn’s 2021 Top Startups List in the U.S. – the leading list of startups that have stood out over the past year based on engagement, ability to attract top talent, job interest, and employment growth. This is Samsara’s fourth consecutive year on this list, which highlights the growing companies where Americans want to work now.
“This past year, we remained focused on ensuring all Samsarians feel safe and supported to bring their whole selves to work,” explained Sheethal Katta, head of employee experience at Samsara. “To do this, we launched a number of initiatives to help support and develop our employees, such as new, flexible work options, leadership and DEI training programs, the publication of our first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion report, enhanced employee recognition programs, and added benefits to support mental health. As we continue to hire and develop top global talent, we’ll maintain this ongoing investment in our employees’ growth and wellbeing.”
Over the past six years, Samsara has grown to over 1,400 employees worldwide, spanning the U.S., Europe, Mexico, and Taiwan. Throughout this rapid growth and scale, the company remains focused on fostering its culture and providing a great employee experience. A few ways Samsara has focused on employees this year include:
- Focusing on the future of work in a hybrid world: Samsara has partnered with employees to help them adapt to new remote working environments. According to an employee survey, over 54% of Samsara employees want to work in a hybrid environment, while nearly 36% prefer to work fully remote. In response to this feedback, the future of work at Samsara is rooted in giving employees flexibility through both remote working options and regular in-person time, which the company believes builds stronger, more collaborative relationships across teams.
- Maintaining commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion: Samsara has made new commitments to increase diversity across the team and ensure it’s a place where people from all backgrounds can make an impact. By 2025, Samsara commits to achieve: gender parity at the people manager level, increased women in engineering roles, increased representation of underrepresented groups in leadership positions, and more. This year, Samsara also released its first annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report to provide an in-depth look at the company’s demographic data, inclusion-focused programs and initiatives, and targets they will work to accomplish.
“We’re witnessing the Great Reshuffle – a moment where everyone is rethinking not just how we work, but why we work,” said Jessi Hempel, senior editor at large at LinkedIn. “The Top Startups on this year’s list are at the forefront of what’s next, keeping employees productive and engaged, giving them flexibility in where, when and how they work, and offering mental health and wellness benefits to help prevent burnout and protect work-life balance. The pandemic has forever shifted how we think about our careers and lives, and these companies are leading the way with innovative plans for how we approach the future of work – and the majority are hiring right now.”