Most of the time, preparing for an interview means trying to figure out what personality, skills, and background a company wants from its employees—and then, well, making yourself appear as close to that model as you can.
At Balsam Brands, you can skip that whole process.
“My biggest advice for someone who wants to join the company is to be yourself. We really care about you being you,” says Pablo Diaz-Barriga.
(Of course, if you’re smart, creative, and collaborative, those characteristics don’t hurt!)
Once you get the job, you’ll be naturally incorporated into the home décor retailer’s culture. CEO Thomas Harman doesn’t believe in artificially creating a team environment; he believes in letting culture develop organically.
So what’s taken form at Balsam Brands?
First, employees love hanging out together. Foosball games, coffee runs, birthday parties, office-wide lunches, puzzles, daily outings, and more keep them having fun and energized for work.
The office has even created an index of the best coffee shops in the area, which leads to lots of friendly debates about where to go next.
“At Balsam Brands, we are encouraged to have a work-life balance and not burn ourselves out,” explains Muhammad Talha.
Mandy Herrmann, performance marketing manager, agrees, “It’s really great to foster our relationships outside of the workplace and bond as a team.”
Another awesome aspect of life at Balsam Brands is its commitment to individual success.
“What I really love about this company is that they really take the time to figure out what you are looking for and try to match the arc of your career to those goals,” says Carl Winter, senior manager of UX and design.
Ready to join Talha, Herrmann, and Winter on their quest to find the best coffee in the city? Check out Balsam Brand’s offices, then go get your next job!