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Unable to hire Director level staff to save their lives

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Former Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Cambridge, MA

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

Pros

Excellent Individual Contributors with whom to work. Some of the best UX, and the technical expertise in networking and sound is impressive.

Cons

Senior management has a few over-promoted techies who are ruining the show.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Come on guys.. get your act together for hiring Sr. Directors! Choosing a director from an industry segment (like gaming) with completely different business requirements is folly. Your collection of Directors kept around but 'out to pasture' will eventually be noticed by investors.

Recommends
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    Having great experience working here

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Sonos part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture, growing company, perks are good as per location..Excellent opportunity to learn new things from senior persons.

    Cons

    Till now enjoying working here

  2. 12 people found this helpful  

    Amazing technology, cool brand, high quality product, unethical and ineffective management.

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    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    I worked for Sonos during the serious growth years. It was a cool place to work with some great folks always striving to grow the business. The culture at that time was one of hard work, fun working environment and one of great rewards. The products launching at that time were industry changing products that began to shape the audio industry.

    Cons

    Over the past 2 years Sonos has undergone many drastic changes. The culture has shifted to more of a large company full of obstacles. The culture is now one of great mistrust among people internally and has spread to many of the functional areas of the company including; sales, marketing and even product management. It's become a very challenging environment to work in. People's general lack of trust, rumors and generally negative feelings along with the all the changes in management have really taken a toll on morale and the people who have been at Sonos for more than a few months or even 1-2 years. The levels of frustration have risen across disciplines causing many people to question their reasons to continue working at Sonos. Many feel that they need to stay because they need the stock option payout because they have been paid such low base salaries. Overall it's become a very tough culture and difficult place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some advice for management both upper and mid-level management is to work feverishly to fix this culture of mistrust among employees and departments. Management must address; trust, employee morale and they also absolutely have to deliver on their promise to building great products and getting them to market. In addition to the all the internal improvements that need to be made, they also must engage with their customers and the market in a positive and honest way.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
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