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Bang & Olufsen Overview

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Struer (Denmark)
1001 to 5000 employees
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Company - Public (BOB)
Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
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Bang & Olufsen was founded in 1925 in Struer, a small town in the north western part of Denmark, by two enterprising young engineers, Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen. They created the business that was to become an international design icon and a global symbol of ... Read more

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    I worked at Bang & Olufsen full-time

    Pros

    Working with great people and amazing products

    Cons

    None, know what your role.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the stores.

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Bang & Olufsen Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Bang & Olufsen.

    Interview

    The manager literally didn't seem to know what he was doing. He actually said "I've never done this really before, do you have any questions for me?" I then proceeded to rule the interview for over 30 minutes. Based on this experience I wasn't sure I even wanted the position, but the job market was tough and I took it. Three years later I look back on that interview as an ideal example of why I should have stayed away. There are no HR "rulebooks" at B&O, everything is run by a single overburdened and single-minded HR "assistant" who also helps the National sales manager out. If you worked for Apple or were a DJ, or perhaps pushed paper at Office Depot you'll be hired on as management with no background or drug checks. Within months these individuals seem to become overwhelmed and either sue the company or disappear.

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    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation. you take their base salary and start off as a "play specialist". If you do well after 6 months they send you to training so you can sell larger solution products and become a "real salesperson". The kick is you don't really get paid more, you just get more responsibility.

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