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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. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "Old company with lots of legacy, but changing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bang & Olufsen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There's a lot of legacy in the company preventing it from moving very fast.
    Although there's a growing feeling that it needs to turn into a modern company, so lots of opportunities to take ownership.

    Cons

    Slow moving company and victories are not celebrated as often.
    Benefits are being cut for the most part.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some new talent that can overturn the legacy issues. So many decisions that hinge on the legacy issues are being taken from an internal political view rather than from a customer centric view.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful Products, but held back by questionable decision making at the top level."

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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

    Fantastic Products. Tight Knit group.

    Cons

    WAY lean forward environment. Little to no help with exposure from corporate in NEW ways for products.

    Advice to Management

    What works for other parts of the world may not necessarily work in the States. You need to think of new, corporate supported strategies to reach out to NEW consumers, not just "call list" old clients every single time a new product comes out or a sale is going on. Despite what you think, it is not effective. There's a reason top people continue to leave.


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Swan Song for Bang & Olufsen"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Amazing product and legacy
    -Opportunity to own some incredible product
    -Day-to-day work is not excessively challenging
    -Very good compensation for retail

    Cons

    -Major company-wide restructuring, no idea if you will still have a job tomorrow
    -Denmark makes all the decisions for the America's... very much "hands tied" when you try to get something done.
    -The best people tend to leave, indicative of a company on its way out


  7. "Alles sehr angenehm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dresden (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dresden (Germany)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bang & Olufsen (More than a year)

    Pros

    Bezahlung, abwechslungsreiche Aufgaben und tolles Klima unter den Kollegen

    Cons

    Arbeitszeit & Aufstiegschancen, Sozialleistungen verbesserungsfähig, auf Grund von Verfehlungen der Vergangenheit sind immer Schwierigkeiten mit den Produkten zu bewältigen

  8. "It was a great job, but ..."

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It can be a great work environment and a lot of the people in the company are fantastic. The salary for a retail job is also very competitive but not for the audio video business.

    Cons

    There is a lot of uncertainty with the future of the company. It takes the fun out of going to work when you don't know if you'll have a job tomorrow.

    Advice to Management

    This used to be a great place to work but it became pretty frustrating. Try to listen to your employees.


  9. "Regional Director of Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bang & Olufsen full-time

    Pros

    Great products and working environment

    Cons

    Online discounting, management autocratic, supply chain poor

    Advice to Management

    Listen to front end employees and Business Partners - they know more about the customer than you


  10. "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


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