Cushy Role to Samsara?

hey y'all!

Currently in a cushy role (low work hours) but hitting quota (aka making big $) is hit or miss.

Q1 and Q4 you make bannnnk, Q2+3 you are on the edge of PIP and famine... The Tech Sales is usual.


Got a job offer for Samsara Sr MM AE. Same OTE but remote.


Curious for those who have the inside scoop.

What's the selling life over there?

Is it worth taking the risk and leaving a cushy role in this environment?

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CuriousFox
WR Officer
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Remote you say? Interview my dude.
PIPr
Fire Starter
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Account Executive
already sitting on an offer
CuriousFox
WR Officer
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🦊
Hell yeah 🎉
Justatitle
Big Shot
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Account Executive
Samsara is probably the biggest player in the space. Not sure how the territories are aligned and all that jazz but might be worth it
PIPr
Fire Starter
1
Account Executive
but is selling telematics/GPS even bullish anymore, seems saturated/boring af
Justatitle
Big Shot
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Account Executive
Not so worried about bullish worry about stability. Samsara has to worry about advancing tech forward and new products. They will.
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Enterprise Account Executive
Can’t speak for Samsara but worked at their competitor Motive. The market is saturated since it’s mandated by the government to have electronic logs, so the money comes from extras, like dash cams, side cams, asset trackers, reefer monitors, etc.

Usually people make a move on price in this space. So if you can get them a better deal than their current provider, which is often since margins have lots of room, you can find a sale before they renew
Kosta_Konfucius
Politicker
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Sales Rep
Really good ranking on repvue, i would back channel to old reps via linkedin
PIPr
Fire Starter
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Account Executive
ranking def gives fomo vibesold reps, talked to 4. 2 says LOVE it, 2 say RUN
Kosta_Konfucius
Politicker
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Sales Rep
The reps who said they love it, whyd they leave, the ones that say run, do they leave companies pretty quick?
PIPr
Fire Starter
0
Account Executive
lover reps say amazing opp to make money and move upwards in your careerreps that hate it say KPI driven org, sweatshop vibes, out w/in 6mo
jefe
Arsonist
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While your current gig has great hours, I wouldn't call being close to PIP and/or famine for half the year 'cushy'. That's gotta be stressful and frustrating.

It's a solid name and the remote piece is a huge benefit. I'd seriously consider it. Don't underestimate the monetary value of your commuting time, transportation, and eating at home.
PIPr
Fire Starter
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Account Executive
It is stressful but its known that our sales happen those Qs sho even tho you get annoying threats due to famine, it never becomes anything bc Q4/Q1 = blow off tops
I agree seriously considering it.
Been at current co 2.5yr dont wanna be seen as a job hopper IF i fail after taking the new role :/
jefe
Arsonist
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🍁
I totally get that, but tbh 2.5 years is a pretty decent tenure these days. Unfortunately most companies have made moving the only way to significantly increase earnings, more so when it comes to base.

Have you had a history of bouncing around previous to this role?
PIPr
Fire Starter
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Account Executive
2.5yr at current6mo at previous (hated it)2yr at previous previous
the base would remain the same but on Repvue reps are attaining 66% and at my Co they are attaining 25%
The gamble would be, gamble comfort and stability + tenure for the possibility of commissions and being remote + being at a recognizable tech Co
jefe
Arsonist
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🍁
I wouldn't worry about that label then, you should be fine.

You need to weigh the pros and cons, but sounds like it would be a useful move to make, ESPECIALLY remote
SalesBeast
Politicker
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Sales Director
In a chill role making good money and you want to leave why? That’s a no from me
PIPr
Fire Starter
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Account Executive
for a better "title" and opportunity to make more in commissionsbeen at current role 2.5yrBut also dont want to be seen as a job hopper
SalesBeast
Politicker
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Sales Director
Ever heard the phrase ‘the grass isn’t always greener on the other side’. I don’t like risk and have to keep steady income. But if you are willing to risk it, go for it. Good luck sir.
PIPr
Fire Starter
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Account Executive
AgreedIm FOMO prone, always buying topsAppreciate it
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
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☕️
Samsara seems pretty cool, but high growth stage companies is nowhere to sit and hide.
PIPr
Fire Starter
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Account Executive
agree
SPT
Valued Contributor
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Director, Channel Sales & Partner Alliances
Samsara is a hard to get company! I can't even get a first interview. Just wanted to say Congrats - you are a talented Dude, no matter what you decide.
PIPr
Fire Starter
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Account Executive
Thank you!
Diablo
Politicker
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Sr. AE
Set up sometime with some of their reps to get internal temperature check.
I have experienced the closed business to be on the lower side during Q2/Q3 due to various reasons. Not sure if this would be same with Samsara. All the best !!
PIPr
Fire Starter
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Account Executive
Thanks!
Beans
Big Shot
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Enterprise Account Executive
Take the freedom, Samsara is also a very recognizable name for the ol res.
PIPr
Fire Starter
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Account Executive
tempting forsureremote can get boring af tho
Beans
Big Shot
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Enterprise Account Executive
Agree, you need to be able to keep the energy up solo, it isn't as easy as most think, I'm remote but we have a coworking space leased at any time and I usually hit it 1-2x a week.
vet
Catalyst
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Senior SDR
Interview, but consider its easy to fire remote people ATM
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Mortgage Loan Originator
Had 2 interviews for an AE MM role there. Both the recruiter and the sales manager seriously raved about the place. The recruiter said she's brought 2 family members to work for Samsara and she's been with the company 4+ years. sales mgr said he doesn’t see himself leaving, but he has been there since 2018 and experienced ($) the rise of the company. Seems like a great product and fun to sell because it both reduces damages and increases efficiency.
Saaspoggers69
Contributor
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Enterprise Account Executive
Little late to this post but used to sell telematics about 4 years ago against Samsara. They definitely have the best product (or at least they did at the time), and they were also the most expensive - their reps also got paid way more. I was the public sector guy so I won a lot up in Canada because I could play the local boy card and save them money.
Point is, in the space I think they're the most competitive - but I'm not sure how saturated that market is yet. That said, all those companies replace trucks and get new trucks so it's not like they're one-and-done deals. Good luck!
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