Bose
3.7 of 5 216 reviews
www.bose.com Framingham, MA 5000+ Employees

Bose Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
Bose – Framingham – “R&D building on "the Mountain"”

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3.7 216 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Bose Chairman and CEO Amar G. Bose

Amar G. Bose

(159 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good work/life balance most of the time"
    in 19 reviews
  • "The work environment is such that everyone puts in a 110% effort at work"
    in 17 reviews
Cons:
  • "Unfortunately, not all middle management takes that to heart"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Goals are sometimes unrealistic, but the upper management owns up to it when it happens"
    in 7 reviews
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    Great experience at the Bose store. They really stand behind their product and provide a wealth of benefits

    Sales Specialist (Former Employee)
    Columbia, MD

    ProsNo prior knowledge of speaker systems needed, they will train.
    Very easy to bonus in the company
    Great healthcare and dental opportunities provided even to part-time associates.
    weekly pay

    ConsThe training process can be a bit dull because everything is automated

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good

    Statistical Engineering (Former Employee)
    Framingham, MA

    ProsGood place to work and to learn.

    ConsNothing bad about this job. You get to do a lot of work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Slow moving, good if you want to retire

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    Framingham, MA

    ProsStable, good brand, good reputation

    ConsNo career path, no incentives to work hard or try hard

    Advice to Senior Managementhire and promote from within. every major new opening goes to outsiders, and then no one moves up!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    store manager

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosflexability to run your store the way you want. Great job security

    ConsWith any retail you have to make sure you have the right associates at all times

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    lots of smart people !

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Framingham, MA

    Proshighly educated people and friendly environment

    Constoo research oriented? Staying relevant?

    Advice to Senior Managementlook for product vision !

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou get to be associated with a good brand name

    ConsIt doesn't seem to be very organized

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    Not a good company to work for unless you are part of the good old boy network

    Engineering Manager (Former Employee)
    Framingham, MA

    ProsGood benefits and if you are an engineer, you get to work on some cool stuff. Nice facility and cafeteria. Co-workers are generally nice and look out for each other.

    ConsMid-level management is pretty bad; very bulky and inefficient. Lots of red tape. Lots of time wasted spinning wheels. Takes a long time to get things done. Management culture is outdated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut the red tapes and trim down those good old boy networks. The company can be a lot more profitable if managed better.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company to work for mid to late career!

    Statistical Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
    Framingham, MA

    ProsWork life balance. Very Innovative! Working on products that won't come out for 10 yrs.

    ConsNot much movement for promotions. Most employees stay for life so until they retire positions don't really open.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more career advancement opportunities for young employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Average

    Mechanical Technician (Current Employee)
    Framingham, MA

    ProsGood mix of technical people

    ConsToo many engineers who are not worth their titles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of most of the middle management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat company! A very unique company that plays for the long-run with strong principles and solid employee focus.

    ConsA bit slow in decision-making and sometimes inward focused on new product development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to focus on improving middle management leadership and drive more entrepreneurial empowerment (return to its early culture).

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