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Bang & Olufsen Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
13 Reviews
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13 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company and products

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Reading, England (UK)

    I worked at Bang & Olufsen full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great head office and training facilities along with the most beautiful products in the world. Iconic brand that is a joy to be part of.

    Cons

    Can be a bit all encompassing and takes over your life at the expense of family and friends. It is all about Bang & Olufsen and not what other competitors do which can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People always come first

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I have 9 years experience with B&O repairs & installation.

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    Current Employee - Senior Service Engineer in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Service Engineer in New Delhi (India)

    I have been working at Bang & Olufsen full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked for B&O. Cos B &O Has technology & innovation, which other company does not have

    Cons

    When I start work,i don't see the hurdles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Equipment sales, creating system designs and executing system installations while consulting on marketing matters.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Installation Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Installation Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Bang & Olufsen full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with superior technology, understanding the cost and logistics of installing electronic components within many different types of structures, both residential and commercial.

    Cons

    Working with Bang and Olufsen America to coordinate product orders, delivery, product defects, marketing material and event planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make changes to personnel at Bang and Olufsen America, the new president is a great start. Keep going.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Stimulating, challenging, instructive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Milan (Italy)
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Milan (Italy)

    I worked at Bang & Olufsen full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture, company values, brand involvement

    Cons

    Not open to change, conservative management, centralization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to markets feedbacks

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    National Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bang & Olufsen full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Cool brand, cool products and good people work there. There should be some more opportunity for current employees with the growth in automotive OEM business they do. There is also a nice culture of drinking with co-workers after work at the local bar.

    Cons

    Poor communication from management on the status of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are part of the family, be more open with them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place of opportunity, community, and professional advancement within the field.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bang & Olufsen

    Pros

    Excellent support from higher-ups, and pretty good health benefits.

    Cons

    In order to really see money in this company from a commission pov, you need to be be here at least 2-3+ years before the money really begins to come in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more one on one product tutorial rather than just relying on computer training and reading material as the manuals can seem overwhelming and/or boring and there is a lot of useless knowledge in the online training program.

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Steady

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bang & Olufsen full-time

    Pros

    Great product, and you meet some of the most amazing people in NYC and beyond. You also get to see ridiculous homes in the NY area. If you're on the technical side of things, you can get involved with top-tier integration of high end audio video products in people's homes

    Cons

    Typical corporate problems. All the crap flows down river, no one listens, blah blah blah. It's a big company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your senior sales people, who make up the majority of the sales numbers you post, like they were brand new employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fun, but with no possibility to get education

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Consulent in Struer (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Test Consulent in Struer (Denmark)

    I have been working at Bang & Olufsen full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well. You have free hands a lot of the way, to form your work situation like you wan't it. There is a lot of new tech. so you are always facing cool products

    Cons

    You can't "grow" in B&O, I've been working there for 7 years, without opportunity to go develop my education, due to cost.
    Projects are starting as "great" but goes to "okay" because off budget cuts.
    The last years I've had to "deffend" B&O, every time i talk with someone and they find out I'm from B&O
    Firering rounds 1-2 times every year (for the last 7 years)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend money in your staff. invest in HR, people working for B&O Struer are getting mad, because they work like hell for the company, but is never thanked, and doesn't evolve

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Store Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Casablanca (Morocco)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Casablanca (Morocco)

    I have been working at Bang & Olufsen full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    acquiring commercial skills.
    a client portfolio.

    Cons

    No evolution in terms of skills acquired,nor of salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Modern Age Slavery

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bang & Olufsen (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free beer and bagels at the corporate office

    Cons

    Abysmal company morale, oppressively stressful working environment and nightmarishly complicated procedures for what should be basic everyday tasks. Constantly at the receiving end of complaints and insults from pretentious and obnoxiously materialistic customers with no grasp or concern for the other 99.99% of the world.
    Frivolously wasteful, offensively self aggrandizing and needlessly exclusive company culture focused on generally unattainable products and overly complex methods and procedures that ultimately do not matter to anyone anywhere outside of the ultra weathy clients that more often than not get treated with disrespect from store employees.
    With the exception of several people in this company I have never experienced such a terrible culture or uncomfortable working environment. This job made me so irritable, negative and unapproachable that my family hates the fact that I worked there for so long.
    Additionally, the overpriced, supposedly cutting edge top-of-the-line products are literally garbage. It is shocking how many materials get wasted, how un-user-friendly the equipment is and how many clients have negative experiences with B&O.
    Avoid, avoid, avoid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Terminate the staff. Seriously. Fire everyone to liberate the countless emotionally trapped and mentally shackled employees from this modern age slavery.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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