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Bang & Olufsen Reviews

Updated January 3, 2017
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Bang & Olufsen President, CEO, and Director Tue Mantoni
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  1. "Specialized and Versatile"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Mind blowing visuals and acoustics within their own product line, immensely gratifying when integrating third party electronics

    Cons

    Lots of time on site and on road


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bang & Olufsen full-time

    Pros

    Laid back office, good co-workers, family co. spirit

    Cons

    Dependence of Corporate European decisions


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company and products"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bang & Olufsen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great head office and training facilities along with the most beautiful products in the world. Iconic brand that is a joy to be part of.

    Cons

    Can be a bit all encompassing and takes over your life at the expense of family and friends. It is all about Bang & Olufsen and not what other competitors do which can be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    People always come first


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  5. 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
    Recommends

    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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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.


  8. "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!


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "National Account Manager"

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

    I worked at Bang & Olufsen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cool brand, cool products and good people work there. There should be some more opportunity for current employees with the growth in automotive OEM business they do. There is also a nice culture of drinking with co-workers after work at the local bar.

    Cons

    Poor communication from management on the status of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are part of the family, be more open with them.


  11. "Stimulating, challenging, instructive"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in Milan (Italy)
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Milan (Italy)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bang & Olufsen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture, company values, brand involvement

    Cons

    Not open to change, conservative management, centralization

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to markets feedbacks



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