Bose Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
305 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
3.8
305 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Bose CEO Bob Maresca
Bob Maresca
23 Ratings

Pros
  • There is a good work-life balance, rarely a call for more than 40 hrs (in 25 reviews)

  • People are nice and there is an overall collaborative work environment (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Unfortunately, not all middle management takes that to heart (in 9 reviews)

  • Currently work-life balance off kilter but management is responsive and starting to focus on priorities (in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Marketing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bose full-time

    Pros

    Marketing activities in the past few years have become more diverse and now include major sporting sponsorships.

    Cons

    There is a lack of clarity in the objective/direction of the marketing programs.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Store Manager

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

    I worked at Bose

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is an occasional opportunity for a monthly bonus

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities past the store level. Pay is very low considering the amount of product knowledge and selling skills you must possess. Terrible marketing that does nothing to drive in customers. No effort to challenge competitors or modernize the stores. Products are not attracting a new generation of customers.

    Advice to Management

    Value your veteran employees by paying a wage above the national average. You are losing your most loyal and knowledgeable.

  3. Line Operator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blythewood, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blythewood, SC

    I have been working at Bose (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Training program is excellent. I have always been treated fairly by management. Bose's 5s system encourages employee involvement and improvement suggestions. It has been a pleasure to work at Bose. This has been the best job I have ever had. It is sad that it must end.

    Cons

    The compensation program has made it impossible to reach the top of a pay grade. Their merit increases average @ $.35 a year. Even though our work at the facility has been exemplary, the plant will be closing later this year.

    Advice to Management

    none.

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Software analyst

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

    I worked at Bose

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative technology Great company Love the employee discount and a new track that they just put in for employees to walk

    Cons

    Over 50% of nepotism bad managementI think if they cut down the nepotism will be a wonderful place to work so hard to communicate because most of most of management related to one another and someways

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring relatives and friend and promoting them to management levels

  6. Together A Better Bose

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bose

    Pros

    Respect, Opportunities, talent retainer, high on employee motivation, Innovative work culture, employees given high priority, has a strong middle and senior management team working with average age experience in same company of over 9 yrs

    Cons

    Need to look at benchmarking with market standards for pay scale and Hiring, Has a narrow approach towards increments to employees, infrastructure can be improved

    Advice to Management

    Pay More and will scale amazing heights

  7. You must be a self motivator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Foley, AL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Foley, AL

    I worked at Bose

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Although the pay wasn't great, there was an opportunity to make bonuses and earn free merchandise.

    Cons

    You have to present demonstrations on the product, learning new scripts often. There is a lot to learn about all of the electronics.

    Advice to Management

    It is never a good idea to give associates too much free time. This can create an atmosphere for some employees to find inappropriate ways to occupy themselves.

  8. Wonderful job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bose

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The products and the people

    Cons

    due to loss in sales over the past few years, Bise had to offer packages

  9. Lead Sales Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bose full-time

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The company does pay well

    Cons

    Bad management and poor marketing

  10. Great company to work for. I'd work there again.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist

    I worked at Bose full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, very family friendly. Good people with great attitudes. Pay scale pretty good compared to other retail positions available. Decent bonus money available.

    Cons

    Extreme micro management. Too many policies imply mistrust. Like any retail environment holiday work schedules are brutal. New product release meetings are not always necessary but are mandatory attendance. Bose stores are becoming a service drop off center.

    Advice to Management

    Return to a focus on technology and less on fashionable trends. Give actual Bose Stores some sales tools to compete against your own marketing department, perhaps unmatched specials and service offerings. Don't make The Bose Store a drop off center for a product bought at Target, Best Buy, on TV or Amazon. Make sales goals for bonus more realistic rather than by the backward math method now used. I once saw Bose QC headphones in a Best Buy vending machine across the parking lot from a Bose Store. And get your phone tech/service people on the same page as the stores. For a "hi-tech" company the intra-company systems are archaic.

  11. Low pressure

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

    I worked at Bose

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Low pay and not a feeling of greatness

Bose Photos

R&D building on "the Mountain"

+ Add Photo

Work at Bose? Share Your Experiences

Bose

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.