Policy scope & purpose
Our company paid time off (PTO) policy includes sick days, vacation days, and personal/mental health days and applies to Samsara’s full time U.S. employees. We encourage you to maintain a positive life-work balance, taking regular and sufficient time to refresh as-needed, and sharing your travel experiences with co-workers. While there is no specified limit on the amount of vacation you can take, taking a week off per quarter is generally acceptable, provided that you follow these policy guidelines and manage your work responsibilities appropriately.
Time off must be requested and approved by your manager before finalizing your plans including purchasing travel.
Time off should generally be requested and approved as PTO in Workday at least two weeks in advance to allow for sufficient coverage plans, where possible.
Consecutive time off should not exceed 3 weeks.
Time off requests longer than 2 weeks require VP approval.
When requesting time off, please be mindful of your department’s specific PTO guidelines, coverage needs and historically busy periods. Once you have approval for PTO, please notify your team members and update your calendar to reflect any days you are scheduled to be away from work. Please note that vacation time at Samsara does not accrue and therefore cannot be paid out upon completion of your employment.
Employees should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information or questions on this policy. Please remember that this policy is separate from policies for leaves of absence for any of the following reasons, exceeding 7 calendar days, which you can review here. Please note that your department may also have separate policies addressing leaves of absence.
Parental Pregnancy or Bonding
Military, Military Exigency or Caregiver
If for any reason you do not show up for work, and fail to contact your manager, Samsara will take measures to contact you. If you are absent for 1 day and do not reach out to your manager or People Ops, your People Partner will reach out to your emergency contact on file. If your absence exceeds 3 consecutive business days without contact, this could be considered job abandonment and may be subject to further disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
Final Note/Reminder: All PTO requests are subject to your manager’s approval as well as team or department staffing needs. PTO should be scheduled and approved in advance in accordance with this policy; however we understand that unscheduled absences may happen in rare instances, in which case reasonable notice must still be provided to management. If the frequency of unscheduled absences becomes excessive, corrective action may be taken, up to and including termination.
U.S. Paid Holidays
2023 United States Holidays
New Year's Day- January 2, 2023
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- January 16, 2023
Memorial Day- May 29, 2023
Juneteenth (recognized)- June 19, 2023
Independence Day- July 4, 2023
Labor Day- September 4, 2023
Thanksgiving Day- November 23, 2023
Day after Thanksgiving - November 24, 2023
Christmas Eve- December 22, 2023
Christmas Day- December 25, 2023
New Year's Day- January 1, 2024
Additional Time Off
Samsara Mental Health Day- February 20, 2023
Samsara Mental Health Day- September 1, 2023
Holiday Break*- December 26-29, 2023
*We intend to have the holiday break in FY24. As with all benefits, we reserve the right to change if necessary, but do not anticipate that at this time.
Note: This is a list of our current benefits. Samsara reserves the right to modify or discontinue any and all plans or benefits in its sole discretion, unless prohibited by applicable law