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Great company, limited opportunites

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Current Employee - Corporate Procurement in Framingham, MA
Current Employee - Corporate Procurement in Framingham, MA

I have been working at Bose full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

A great company in regards to products, discounts, and company bonus payouts. The work/life balance is superb as almost all managers treat you professionally and allow you the freedom to come and go as needed with no looking over your shoulder.

Cons

The lack of opportunities for advancement can be demoralizing. It seems a select few are tapped for promotions or offered the opportunity to try something new, which leads to advancement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Too many layers of management!!! That, and the friends of friends who have been put in positions they don't deserve. If this were a public company many middle managers would be gone, and there is too much wasted spending through nepotism and no watchdog ...the company could be that much more profitable.

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Neutral Outlook
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    Part-time Seasonal Temp to Assistant Store Manager in 5 years

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Jackson, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Jackson, NJ

    I worked at Bose full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great products, great team, great pay for a relatively easy job. Team-sales culture. Very attentive to detail (if you are into that, I am). Generous pay, benefits, tuition reimbursement, free product, contests, employee wellness programs. Lots of care and concern are paid to their employees.

    Cons

    Mission remains the same but the business-drivers change yearly. I was with the company from 06-12 and took the brunt of the economic downturn on the nose. Lack of new competitive products at the time, but they have since modernized their image and product line. District managers can be picky during their visits to otherwise pristine stores ("make sure all the thumb-tacks on the cork boards are the same color"). Scripted presentations can be difficult and monotonous to learn and deliver verbatim for some. It's retail so you will work when your friends are enjoying holidays off but that goes for any retail job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't knit-pick dumb things that don't drive sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Product and technical specialist

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    Current Employee - Product and Technical Support Specialist in Westborough, MA
    Current Employee - Product and Technical Support Specialist in Westborough, MA

    I have been working at Bose full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company reputation. Happy co-workers.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide employees with more oppertunities to grow with the company.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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