Bose Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Working Bose retail sales: a dynamic and upbeat workplace with friendly and hardworking staff

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bose part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Allowed for lots of training and reviews. Great people to work with -- the environment was both hardworking and very friendly team. Everyone was very knowledgeable about the products and the team-based commission encouraged the team working together, not working against each other to steal sales. Overall great company to work for! Great culture and lots of benefits.

    Cons

    During busy seasons, time-off was hard to come by and trying to manage some of the store goals set often were far too high to be achieved.

    Advice to Management

    Consider, during the holiday seasons, allowing for more staff to join the team -- even if it is temporary -- to help out with workload and time commitments

  2. Vision: Performance Simplicity and Excellence

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Trainer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Trainer in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Bose highly encourages innovation, being passionate and willing to drive excellence within the customer and product experience.

    Cons

    Lack of mobility in certain roles

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good, all the way until just before the end

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    Current Employee - Americas Sales in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Americas Sales in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Bose

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

    Pros

    Quality of life. Supportive direct manager.

    Cons

    Don't believe them when they say they promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    Life the philosophy of being a great employer, don't just make it a tag line.

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  5. If you love to learn, this is the place for you!

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    Current Employee - Trainer in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Trainer in Framingham, MA

    I have been working at Bose

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is one of the smartest company's I have ever worked at. My colleagues (in all departments) are intelligent, passionate and highly engaged in their work. People here believe in the brand, advocate for the company and take their role as stewards of the brand seriously. If you are an engineer, you could not ask for a better place to work. The company is founded on the principle of being a research company first and foremost. Work-life balance is easier to strike here than at other large companies. I love working here because people take their continuous education very seriously and it is a culture of learning.

    Cons

    The company is going through a lot of transition and transformation. Bose is needing to change many legacy practices to be more competitive in the market and become more nimble and agile. There is a lot of tenure throughout the company and this causes tension with long-term employees trying to preserve some legacy practices that need to be retired. Example of this is that the company is very conservative in putting new technologies into their products and that hinders our ability to attract, younger, more tech savvy customers. It is a time of much change here and if you are uncomfortable with uncertainty, this is not the place for you right now.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to challenge legacy practices and look for ways to bring together departments to cut down on waste and remove silos.

  6. Spent 2 years here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bose

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, friendly, casual employees

    Cons

    Slow to change, process improvement takes long time to execute

  7. Helpful (2)

    No longer the Bose Dr Bose built.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bose

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits & employee discount.

    Cons

    Poor change management, lacking transparency from mgmt, knee-jerky org and process changes, increasing political angst x-dept/function, no longer leading the market but following, slowly.

    The radically changed culture of the last year or so is driving many good people away.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to basics and truly focus on innovation.

  8. Very good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bose

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/personal life balance, very good vacation package, tuition reimbursement, the company promotes working as part of a team rather than individually.

    Cons

    Willingness to relocate for most promotions, a traditional company that can take time to adjust to new trends.

    Advice to Management

    Consider more employees opinions and advices in regards to new products.

  9. Love the company, love the people!

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    Former Employee - Materials Engineering Intern in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Materials Engineering Intern in Framingham, MA

    I worked at Bose full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They give interns much freedom to try things out. People are very nice to work with. Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Benefits are not as good as I expected. I relocated to MA but there wass no compensation at least for interns.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Learned a lot in one week and had many responsibilities. Dynamic environment in a large company.

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Bose as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I was assigned challenging work and everyone was passionate about delivering a great product. It's a private company so much of their motivation came from designing a better experience for the customer.

    Cons

    It's an established company with a great work life balance, but it meant working with people in a stage of their life where they are ready to settle down.

  11. Lead Sales Specialist

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    Current Employee - Lead Sales Specialist in Garden City, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Specialist in Garden City, NY

    I have been working at Bose

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

    Pros

    Absolutely love working with the team!

    Cons

    Not really too many cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

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