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Balsam Brands Overview

Redwood City, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
General Merchandise & Superstores
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Balsam Brands is a multi-brand eCommerce retailer with roots in holiday and home décor. We strive for excellence in everything we do and present a unique opportunity to those who are seeking to have a meaningful impact in a fast-paced, high-energy environment. We love ... Read more

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Balsam Brands CEO Thomas Harman
Thomas Harman
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  • "Mac is the best leader I've ever worked with"

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    I worked at Balsam Brands full-time (More than 3 years)


    Culture. The company puts a strong emphasis on friendship with your coworkers. There's a plethora of opportunities to get to know the people you work with, even with the office locations being separated.

    Everyone in the company seems to be extremely smart and driven. People work hard but at the same time are very chill and understanding.

    By far the best part of working for Balsam is Mac Harmon. He's an incredible leader and leads by example, he puts a lot of trust in his employees and genuinely cares about them. I've never met a more charismatic people person in my life.


    Part of the extremely smart and driven side is stubbornness. Because they've analyzed the situation or have a good sense of the idea, many individuals seem to not want to accept other solutions.

    Mac seems to be handing off the reins more and more; this is obviously necessary because of the size/growth of Balsam, but it seems to be hurting the company. It feels as though maybe he's focusing on the wrong parts as a leader.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more internally, promote from within, encourage training (not just conferences).

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Balsam Brands Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Balsam Brands.


    After applying online, I was contacted a few weeks later for a phone interview. Interview was quite extensive and took about 45 minutes to complete. After going through the basics about myself and what I'm looking for with my career, I was asked some practical questions with real-world applications to the position I was applying for and what my salary expectations would be (no information regarding salary was listed in the job description). It took another few weeks before I received an email response that I would not be progressing in the interview process.

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    • What could possibly cause a discrepancy between your actual receipt totals and end of the day cash report? How would you solve this?   Answer Question
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Balsam Brands Awards & Accolades

  • Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. Magazine, 2012
  • Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. Magazine, 2013
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