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Updated December 7, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Industrial Designer"

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    Former Employee - Industrial Designer in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Industrial Designer in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bose full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is an incredible design team at Bose. They continue to push each other to create better products and better experiences for the consumers. Great financial benefits and a great understanding of work life balance. Short on vacation days, though you do get a good amount of sick and personal time on top of vacation.

    Cons

    There really isn't too much to complain about. They are a bit behind on vacation time, starting at 10 days and adding one day a year.

    Advice to Management

    I believe management should work hard to help mentor and understand the career goals of the younger designers. The younger staff is often times left to fend for themselves when a mentor would help them develop quicker with potentially fewer mistakes.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Contract Administrator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bose full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are the best and I love the culture

    Cons

    none. I really like working here but am ready for a change.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work."

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

    I have been working at Bose full-time

    Pros

    Great teams of people to work with. Great products. Cares about customers.

    Cons

    Old method of looking to retail business model.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Manager"

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

    I worked at Bose full-time

    Pros

    Training, Being recognized for acheivements

    Cons

    Late in modernizing sales techniques and products, Little room for promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on being the example for your team. Watching my manager as a sales associate and learning from him lead to my passion in sales and achievements.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Business Development Representative in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Sales and Business Development Representative in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bose full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very bright people. Comfortable environment.

    Cons

    Strategic direction and political jostling from under performing employees was frustrating.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Logistics analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    stagnation of career and no career opportunities


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Bose at the Crossroads"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bose full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great sounding and looking products and nice fringe benefits

    Cons

    Organization and business practices not current with current business models. Jobs are pretty much siloed.

    Advice to Management

    Benchmark companies that you wish to be an adopt their business practices and structure

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Going down hill fast....."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bose full-time

    Pros

    There is flexibility in the hours for some departments

    Cons

    Recent changes to the company structure has made most corporate based positions a 24/7 job. The work/life balance is way off and is causing burn out. Program deliverables and expectations are unrealistic due to the changes in company structure and the recent announcement of Bob Maresca's retirement.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the values that Dr. Bose built the company on. The employee value is no longer a priority and the chaos that has been created has just resulted in total burn out of employees


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Was great, now ok, future ???"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bose full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The products are fun and useful. The brand name is respected by most people. The culture is based on mutual respect, open communication and striving for excellence. Work/life balance is fair.

    Cons

    Company is in a period of significant transformation. Major changes are underway and with that comes uncertainty and insecurity for many employees.

    Advice to Management

    The current lack of security is prompting many employees to investigate other options.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Good paycheck but not career"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bose full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Framingham office does fun stuff and us contractors were usually invited
    - Good hours with no overtime
    - Cafe on site
    - Weekly pay with direct deposit

    Cons

    - Contract Rep (Randstad not Bose) was not responsive and was usually a different person every six months
    - No pay raises after being onsite for several years
    - Coffee talks cancelled or where not planned every quarter as advertised (I like them to learn who my current rep is)
    - Lack of HR support
    - Payroll and time extension delays
    - Just not organized

    Advice to Management

    - Bose should spend more time learning how Randstad treats their workers and how their processes work and don't work


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