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Bang & Olufsen Reviews

Updated July 7, 2017
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Bang & Olufsen President, CEO, and Director Tue Mantoni
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  1. "Product Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing sound and design. Passionate about quality.

    Cons

    Somewhat proprietary in nature, needs more compatibility.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify!


  2. "Sales Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bang & Olufsen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get paid to play with some of the most beautiful and well made products in the world. Selling a product the customer not only wants, but in many cases lusts for. Most days I would look forward to going to work.

    Cons

    Working on weekends and holidays. Very hard to earn more without fully giving up your life. If you don't work weekends and holidays, the times your target customer is in the showroom, you can't expect to maximize your sales potential. Hard to spend any significant quality time with your family.

    Advice to Management

    I cultivated many leads doing a fair amount of outside prospecting. There were quite a few instances where a customer would ask for me on my day off, yet the salesman helping them would take the entire commission for themselves. I repeatedly brought this to the attention of management. In most cases the offending salesman would be chastised yet the behavior kept persisting. Worse yet, the commission was rarely ever reversed. "Its too complicated, we'll make it up to you" The lost commissions were never "made up to me" Protect those who do those extra things to succeed.

  3. "Equipment sales, creating system designs and executing system installations while consulting on marketing matters."

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    Former Employee - Installation Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Installation Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bang & Olufsen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with superior technology, understanding the cost and logistics of installing electronic components within many different types of structures, both residential and commercial.

    Cons

    Working with Bang and Olufsen America to coordinate product orders, delivery, product defects, marketing material and event planning.

    Advice to Management

    Make changes to personnel at Bang and Olufsen America, the new president is a great start. Keep going.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A place of opportunity, community, and professional advancement within the field."

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    Current Employee - Product Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Excellent support from higher-ups, and pretty good health benefits.

    Cons

    In order to really see money in this company from a commission pov, you need to be be here at least 2-3+ years before the money really begins to come in.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more one on one product tutorial rather than just relying on computer training and reading material as the manuals can seem overwhelming and/or boring and there is a lot of useless knowledge in the online training program.


  5. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  6. "Product Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bang & Olufsen full-time

    Pros

    Working with really cool technology, Competitive wage,

    Cons

    Archaic POS system, Some items take forever to order which can really put you in a jam for delivering a sale.

    Advice to Management

    Work on lead times. update pos system.


  7. "Great opportunity for people willing to work for it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great money making opportunity for self motivated sales driven people with a passion for solving client problems and designing creative solutions to challenges presented by clients

    Cons

    Have to be self motivated in a lean-forward environment

  8. "N/A"

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    Current Intern - Intern in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Current Intern - Intern in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bang & Olufsen as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Work/Life balance and Culture.

    Cons

    Few positions for entry levels.


  9. "good company for mucis lovers"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good team work, good for people who love music

    Cons

    have to work during public holidays, dont have so much career oppotunity


  10. "accountant"

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    Current Employee - Accountant
    Current Employee - Accountant
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bang & Olufsen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    love-brand company
    colleagues are committed
    good person evaluation

    Cons

    company has seen red figures too often
    market placement has to be more luxury-oriented

    Advice to Management

    focus on core systems
    improve supply chain


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