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Bose Reviews

Updated 13 Nov 2019

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3.5
54%
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Bose CEO Phil Hess
Phil Hess
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "I worked for Bose part time"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bose part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There was good staff discounts.

    Cons

    Very little else in the way of Perks. Career opportunities where extremely limited,

    Bose2019-01-11
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great environment, questionable future"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bose full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment, friendly coworkers, very flexible personal time

    Cons

    The executive leadership does not inspire confidence.

    Bose2019-11-13
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Nice company, but nicer when founder Dr. Bose was there"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Framingham Center, MA
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bose full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Dr. Bose for Bose is the Steve Jobs for Apple. It was an honor working for and learning from him. Nice company, nice products, relaxed yet innovative and hardworking environment, excellent colleagues...

    Cons

    Became another consumer electronics company after Dr. Bose death

    Bose2019-11-07
  4. "Demonstrator"

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    Former Employee - Demonstration Specialist in Dubai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bose full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful Culture. Amazing Work Ethics

    Cons

    I was in UAE so they experience was amazing. Dont know about India opertaions.

    Bose2019-11-07
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - IOS Engineer Intern 

    I have been working at Bose full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome place to work with good benefits, and career development. Constantly surrounded by smart/intelligent people.

    Cons

    A little outdated with management and culture.

    Bose2019-11-06
  6. Helpful (14)

    "No clear direction, chaotic management and (const === changes)."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bose full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employee discount, many good and talented people.

    Cons

    Too many and too frequent re-orgs and out-sourcings. Spend lots of money in new areas without revenue, but stopped investing in some audio products. The sleepbud has to be recalled due to defects. That's not the Bose way. Some products were canceled in the middle of development. 4 leardership changes in the past 4 years and many layoffs even the economy is pretty good. Another round of layoff is on the way.... Every leader propose different slogans but little actions. No more Q&A during tall hall meeting. Leaders are not listening to employees. Too many favoritism in management. It is very chaotic.

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and talk to people to know their concerns and suggestions. Follow the "Essence and Values" the founder Dr. Bose had established.

    Bose2019-10-19
  7. Helpful (10)

    "Good company, bad management."

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bose full-time

    Pros

    Respected brand, cool products. Coworkers are amazing and work hard. Good benefits and work/life balance. High job security, though that is starting to change.

    Cons

    Success at this company has more to do with your social game than anything else. Senior Management is very top heavy and resembles the Trump White House. Old, white, and male with a country club vibe. They waste most of their time in meetings while the underlings do the actual work. If half of the managers were fired at random it would be a net gain for the company. Competition has caught up in audio. The brand... is beginning to lose its power and management has no idea how to deal with it. Now everyone including the janitor is expected to have a "vision". Being good at your job isn't enough anymore.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop expecting lightning to strike twice. Just focus on protecting the brand and making existing products as good as possible. We wasted so much time on failed experiments that we are now playing catch up. Fix the culture in Senior Management and add more diversity. It will make everyone feel better and hopefully reduce the confirmation bias that is behind so many bad decisions.

    Bose2019-11-01
  8. Helpful (1)

    "A great company for which to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bose full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Live their stated values every day, fun, recognizes teams and individuals for great work.

    Cons

    New leadership is less communicative than the n the past. Internal visibility to corporate decisions somewhat diminished.

    Bose2019-10-26
  9. Helpful (4)

    "A great culture, tarnished by rapid change and compensation that isn't keeping pace with the market."

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bose

    Pros

    -Great work/life balance -Good overall culture -Benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    -Compensation is not competative for the area -Too much emphasis on senior engineers and not enough junior or entry level positions -Vision from company leaders is often unclear and forever changing -Company priorities are stuck in the past and not keeping pace with modern trends

    Advice to Management

    Your engineers are your most valuable asset, stop cutting down on key engineering roles and pay them for the jobs they are doing. Also, listen to your junior engineers when it comes to modern trends and where to invest. They are more knowledgeable of current market trends than the older generations and current senior management.

    Bose2019-11-03
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Getting by on it's Name"

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    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bose full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company name recognition, Bonus, product discount

    Cons

    Experienced management leaving in droves.

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to be the next Apple or Amazon.

    Bose2019-11-01
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