Overview

The Grommet is the place to discover innovative products by Makers and small businesses and learn the stories behind each one. We launch intriguing new products that have been carefully selected by our team.
 
Our goal is to improve how the public learns about innovative consumer products and to help the best ones win. We’re changing the status quo, letting everyday people determine which products succeed rather than letting a few big retailers (e.g., Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Toys “R” Us, Walmart,) set the entire retail landscape.
 
We’re also changing the way people buy (both online and in brick and mortar stores) by helping them find products that align with their personal values so they can support principles with their purchases.
 
We discover unique products from around the world, vetting each one to ensure the business behind it is trustworthy. We get the story behind the business and provide our audience the full picture of each product, via a written story, video, and/or photography.

The Grommet’s headquarters are located in Somerville, Massachusetts outside of Davis Square. As part of making its new headquarters a home, The Grommet brought in multiple galleries of the products it has launched, workstations made of shipping pallets (like those used to ship the kinds of products we sell), antiques, and tools and technologies from various eras of manufacturing.

With a dynamic and lively work environment, The Grommet offers a culture of collaboration, mentorship, and learning, with exposure to the startup industry in Boston and an opportunity to learn through frequent information and expertise sharing, event-attendance, and presentations by our team members.

 

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Our Mission

The Grommet’s mission is to level the playing field to help the best products win—and help innovative small businesses to succeed.

Our Values

Make a Difference
We’re pioneers, so we welcome the risk and ambiguity that comes with discovering new territory. Our sense of ownership translates into earnestness both internally and externally. Sure, we value wins, but we also value valiant recoveries.

Make It Excellent
We expect excellence from others and one-up ourselves constantly, leaving spaces, conversations, and roles better than when we entered them. We strive for quality because people trust us, our vetting process, and our storytelling.

Make Room
We foster a creativity-breeding environment where everyone has a comfy seat at the table. We look for people who can add to our culture rather than simply “fit in.” Having a variety of experiences and perspectives helps us arrive at unexpected and effective solutions.

Make for Others
We’re idealists (but we’re not naive). We tackle challenges with a positive outlook. Our mission of helping the little guy fuels and colors interactions with teammates, Makers, and customers every single day. We remember the small when we do the big.

Culture & Workspace

With a dynamic, creative, and high-energy work environment, The Grommet offers a culture of collaboration, mentorship, and learning along with financial transparency from company leadership.

Because of our mission, you’ll work side by side with people passionate about helping small businesses and entrepreneurs succeed in bringing their consumer products to market.

As a fast-paced and growing tech company, team members have many opportunities to improve their skills, knowledge, and experience within our highly-collaborative team.

Our office is a quick walk to the Davis Square MBTA station as well as a variety of eateries in Davis Square, Teele Square, and along Massachusetts Avenue.

Benefits & Perks

  • Yearly bonus incentive plan

  • Medical and dental coverage through Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • 401(k) savings plan

  • Twenty days of PTO 

  • Education Reimbursement Program

  • Maternity and paternity leave

  • Flexible schedule/WFH 

  • Commuter benefits

  • Free coffee, tea, and snacks

  • Casual dress code

  • Rewards and recognition for team members

  • Monthly events including Lunch and Learns, social gatherings, and

    company parties

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