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Bose CEO Bob Maresca
Bob Maresca
330 Ratings
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  • "Hard to make time for work/life balance(in 15 reviews)

  • "Lower pay than average for this position, upper management is focused on being as lean as possible rather than on employee welfare(in 23 reviews)

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  1. Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Assistant General Counsel in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bose full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Bose is a great company, with innovative products that have the potential to change the world. They care for their employees and do their best to help everyone succeed.

    Cons

    The strategic directly has not been as clear the last few years, with constant reorganization of major functions within the company.

  2. Challenging work in privately held company

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Bose

      Pros

      The team environment at Bose is strong

      Cons

      The company is moving away from internal manufacturing.

    • Typical Retail

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      Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Brea, CA
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Bose full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great learning enviroment and if you work hard as a team the bonuses are very generous. Team commission makes it so that nobody is fighting over sales.

      Cons

      They don't always promote from within and often hire mangers from outside of the company which makes for difficult transition and requires a period of time for the new employee to understand the culture of the store. In the mean time it is left to the rest of the team to unofficially train the new manager, or suffer while they try to impliment thier own ideas...that may or may not work.

      Advice to Management

      Have faith in your employees that move up the chain. If they know thier store well reward them with a promotion.

    • Company that is true to its values

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Bose full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        stable, owned by MIT, solid foundation, employees are valued, customers are valued, not the highest paying but not the lowest either.

        Cons

        not the highest paying (but also not the lowest).

      • Helpful (1)

        Good stable position

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Bose full-time

        Pros

        Stable company if you are full time

        Cons

        Low salary compared to other Boston companies. Very political if you want to get promoted

      • Great company with prestigious past and promising future

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        Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Bose full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Great products and marketing with strong emphasis on research. Dr. Bose lives on within the cadre of staff that carry forward. Good compensation, benefits, and work - life balance. This company is more than great headphones.

        Cons

        I’m new to the company and quite proud to be a part of a growing, diverse team. However, I’ve witnessed serious lapses in respect for one another even with the core values that the company promotes. Borderline tantrums from individual contributors as more senior staff openly disrespected them, for example. I’ve been around for awhile but this really surprised me and I hope it is isolated. It seems that, for some, speaking...

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        Advice to Management

        Keep holding town halls and try to be accessible to what is mostly a flat organization. This company needs ideas to succeed and some of the behaviors I’ve observed in terms of respect, or lack of, may diminish creativity and breakthroughs.

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        Great for the most part

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          Current Employee - Sales Specialist 

          I have been working at Bose part-time

          Pros

          easy going environment, fun manager

          Cons

          some team members were passive aggressive/accusatory

        • Helpful (1)

          Great people, culture, benefits

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            Former Employee - Market Research Analyst 

            I worked at Bose full-time

            Pros

            People, culture, benefits and general work environment. Mentor ship and growth opportunities

            Cons

            Company was struggling to adapt to changing tech environment and it showed- management was not transparent at the time

          • Company is going downhill

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            Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
            Doesn't Recommend
            Negative Outlook
            No opinion of CEO

            I have been working at Bose full-time for more than 4 years

            Pros

            Great and fun products to work on Great people

            Cons

            Executives do not have a good plan for the future. Company is outsourcing most of their engineering.

          • Helpful (1)

            ok

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              Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

              I have been working at Bose full-time for more than 2 years

              Pros

              A good place to retire

              Cons

              I don't recommend this for women, it's a boys club, and an old boys club at that

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