Balsam Brands Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
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  1. Great company to work for. Great culture, smart and devoted coworkers.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Balsam Brands full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly and very sharp coworkers, caring leadership, interesting work, no micromanagement, great location in Downtown Redwood City.

    Cons

    Not much to complain about - normal growing company issues that create interesting problems to solve. Doesn't have some perks of the tech giants in the area, but the enjoyment of working for a small caring company compensate for this.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Balsam Brands

    Pros

    Intelligent, caring, and all around great people to work with. Wonderful culture. Great opportunities to try new things and explore e-commerce.

    Cons

    Sometimes unrealistic expectations, particularly with revenue projections. Culture can be 'too nice' but make it difficult to have transparent conversations about issues.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about expectations and performance. Too much emphasis on revenue growth can hurt culture.

  3. Great culture, great people!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Balsam Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I love the culture of the company. Everyone is very friendly and caring, but at the same time everyone is a hard worker. It's difficult to see this balance, and the company has managed to achieve it!

    Cons

    Still small/medium company, so growing pains are common. No profit sharing or equity for employees.

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  5. Wonderfully fulfilling company culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Balsam Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    no stress atmosphere, autonomy, fostering employee happiness

    Cons

    no stock options or profit sharing

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for. Long hours and hard work involved, but fun company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design/User Experience in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Design/User Experience in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Balsam Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people in a fun environment
    Challenging
    Get to know colleagues due to smaller company environment

    Cons

    Growing pains
    Lack of resources for key projects
    Environment is becoming political

  7. Absolutely inspiring company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Balsam Brands full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fast-growing company led by incredibly smart business people. The focus is on the employees, who in turn work very hard but love showing up to work each day. There is a refreshing level of intellectual honesty and empathy promoted through everyone's work and attitude.

    Cons

    The expected growing pains of a maturing start-up.

  8. A fantastic place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Balsam Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Wonderful team
     - Inspiring leadership

    Cons

    - None that I can think of

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