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- "Great culture and work environment" (in 13 reviews)
- "People are friendly." (in 10 reviews)
- "great benefits and in season perks" (in 8 reviews)
- "Work life balance is good and encouraged (except during the holiday season)." (in 5 reviews)
- "Everyone here truly enjoys working with each other." (in 3 reviews)
- "Low pay relative to market makes it hard to stay here." (in 7 reviews)
- "The salary is below average" (in 3 reviews)
- "Performance review feedback was mostly personality" (in 2 reviews)
- "Managers don't listen much to regular employee opinion." (in 2 reviews)
- "driven management" (in 2 reviews)
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- 5.0Nov 13, 2023Technical Project CoordinatorCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
- They're honest and transparent. (There was never a time where I sensed a lack of genuineness with management) - There seems to be a lot of room for growth- though I haven't really investigated where. - The company seems family oriented. There's a lot of understanding for work -life balance - The company is global, so depending on your team it's mostly flex hours that you'll be working - A lot of diversity and amazing benefits package.
- Working across multiple geos can be tedious because of the varying time zones. - High visibility to upper management can be a good or bad thing.Balsam Brands Response3w
Thank you for sharing your experience at Balsam Brands! We're delighted that our commitment to transparency, growth, diversity, and a supportive work environment aligns with your experience. We recognize the challenges presented by different time zones and the importance of getting timely feedback. If you feel comfortable, please consider talking to your People Partner or manager about this. We're always seeking ways to improve and provide better support tailored to our team's needs.
- 5.0Jun 1, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearRedwood City, CA
Working at Balsam Brands has been an exceptional and unique experience so far. From day one, I felt welcomed, valued and encouraged to share my ideas. Balsam Brands does a great job at creating a supportive work environment where I have felt safe and empowered to contribute to the success of my team and the company. I love Balsam Brands culture. Our purpose is to Create Joy Together. We are encouraged to explore new technology like generative AI. It's a place where collaboration, innovation, and creativity thrive. The leadership team fosters a culture of transparency and open communication, which encourages employees to bring their best selves to work every day. One thing that impresses me about Balsam Brands is the emphasis on professional development. Balsam Brands invests in its employees' growth and provides ample opportunities for learning and advancement. From training programs and continuous learning benefits to internal mobility and opportunities to transfer to different departments, Balsam Brands actively encourages continuous growth and supports career progression. This commitment to development is refreshing and has helped me broaden my skill set and stay at the forefront of industry trends. The company's dedication to work-life balance is commendable. Balsam Brands understands that happy and fulfilled employees contribute to a positive work environment and overall success. The flexible work arrangements, supportive policies, and emphasis on personal well-being have allowed me to maintain an overall healthy work-life integration, enabling me to perform at my best while also taking care of my personal commitments.
While it's a plus that Balsam Brands is committed to staying privately run, it means there are no stock options or RSU's. Therefore, total compensation may be considered to be on the lower side by some, especially those individuals who index primarily on cash in overall compensation. While Balsam Brands offers a range of excellent benefits and fulfillment, it's worth noting that the compensation package may be comparatively lower than some other companies in the industry. Additionally, the absence of stock options may be a consideration for individuals who prioritize equity participation as part of their overall compensation. It's important to highlight that the company's compensation philosophy is consistent across all levels. It is also worth noting that Balsam Brands has recently hired a Director of Compensation. To me, this addition shows a strong commitment to being more competitive in terms of total compensation and to ensure fair, equitable, compelling pay for all Brandits.1
- 5.0Jun 1, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearBoise, ID
Very supportive of life outside of work. Accounts for inflation/cost of living in each year's comp increases. Most teams are very supportive and care for cross-functional projects.
Growing pains with internal processes.1
- 5.0Jun 1, 2023Sr ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 5 years
In general, I genuinely like working at Balsam. The vast majority of people that I work with are fun and incredibly competent. Even during pretty stressful and time dependent deployments, most people are rowing to the same beat and are pretty flexible. Even when there are pretty strong disagreements, people are quick to recognize the root cause and try to find a middle ground that can work. I can't speak for every role, but from my experience there is still has been and continues to be a lot of upper-wards mobility. People are generally recognized for hard work both softly through shoutouts and firmly through raises and promotions. Additionally there is a lot of opportunities to learn and grow with Balsam directly funding a large selection of technical and non-technical trainings. The payscale also has improved quite a bit, with the people team being very transparent on where each individual is in their industry.
Not every team and department are in the same boat for the pros. Some teams seem to struggle a lot more and receive more turnover than others, and some managers seem more people focused than others.1
- 5.0Nov 23, 2021Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
I've enjoyed working for Balsam Brands for the last few years. Great benefits and nice people across the globe, and I've been able to grow my career. There have been lots of good perks as well recently, including mental health days and some unexpected money every month to spend on personal needs during the pandemic.
None really. There have been some challenges as the company has gotten bigger, but that's a normal thing to happen.3
- 5.0Feb 23, 2021StrategistCurrent Employee
Company walks the talk - has defined values and follows them, starting to put emphasis on ensuring processes and systems are efficient
Silos, Communication struggles, technology is having to catch up1
- 5.0Jan 2, 2021AnalystFormer Employee, more than 1 yearBoise, ID
I worked at Balsam Brands for over a year. Among the great things at BB were my co-workers, in-season perks, WFH Wednesdays (before COVID), opportunities to grow and build the company. The Learning and Development team also did a fantastic job with regards to training team members as it relates to management, and personal development and understanding. I can't stress enough how great most of my collogues were to work with. I worked primarily with our Boise, Dublin, and Manilla teams, and it was wonderful to have an opportunity to work with them. I genuinely miss having the opportunity to work at the office and having lunch with my teammates. Despite the limited PTO, the work life balance was great and I was always able to take time that I needed.
Among the biggest "cons" would be the disconnected teams and long term vision. All companies have issues and looking back I think these could easily be solved with focus from leadership. With regards to disconnected teams this could have been solved with a better overall understanding across functions/teams of an individual's role, assigned projects, and workload. While there is a PMO, there isn't the coordination or project visibility that I would expect to see when people are juggling operational issues and feature/horizon projects across the enterprise. This leads to ambiguity and self prioritization of work that seems like it may or may not have a place in the value stream. PM's and coordinators do a great job, but having project charters/visions/kickoffs would add some guard rails. As far as the long term vision, the company does a good job of having town halls to communicate what's going on across the company. However, the goals and vision are more abstract than I would have liked to see. This causes ambiguity and leads to interpretation of what is important for the company to move forward.3
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Balsam Brands has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 94 reviews left anonymously by employees. 71% of employees would recommend working at Balsam Brands to a friend and 59% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.
71% of Balsam Brands employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Balsam Brands 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.