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Updated May 19, 2022

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3.8
67%
Recommend to a Friend
74%
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Bose CEO Lila Snyder
Lila Snyder
124 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great people to work with and Good products(in 170 reviews)
  • "good benefits for full time employees(in 89 reviews)
  • "Work life balance is good(in 79 reviews)
  • "Base Company Culture is good(in 64 reviews)
  • "Great Start for the beginner at the start up pay is good compared to same industry in market.job(in 52 reviews)
Cons
  • "The hardest part of working for this specific store was the inadequate management and poor organization my managers seemed to lack.(in 68 reviews)
  • "4 leardership changes in the past 4 years and many layoffs(in 40 reviews)
  • "Terrible upper management (Director up to President).(in 32 reviews)
  • "Low salaries as compared to other retailers(in 26 reviews)
  • "Account managers and senior leadership have a drink the kool aid and head in the sand approach.(in 24 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great Company to work for

    Aug 20, 2021 - Student in Boston, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    learned a lot during my internship, everyone i met was helpful and kind and willing to go the extra mile

    Cons

    Was online due to the pandemic

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Be aware - Large annual reductions, Work environment variable

    Apr 24, 2022 - Principal R&D Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Some good people are still around; -Some creative products are still in play; -Remains a decent short term training ground; -Okay work & life balance

    Cons

    When considering Bose, be aware and be sure to dig into: -Working environment, work/life balance, and value system are highly dependent on the group you are in; -In today's market, total compensation and benefits lag the industry; -DEI&B tremendously lags the industry; -Large annual reductions continue, now 6 years running ; -Many creative products could not make the needed profit, shut down; -Selling off and shutting BUs; -Long view research being binned, among others, many research engineers and scientists fired; -Brand and opportunity seems to be fading as a long term career choice

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    3 people found this review helpful
  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place, great people

    May 17, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The people that work at Bose are great!

    Cons

    The company has been through multiple transitions in the past few years.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Salary

    May 17, 2022 - Senior Engineering Manager in Framingham, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Employees are the best to work with

    Cons

    Leadership has difficulty executing and delivering

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good

    May 16, 2022 - Mechanical Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people and innovative tech

    Cons

    Lots of management and restructuring

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Best Company I have worked for but perspective is key

    Mar 28, 2022 - Quality Engineer IV 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Not a Cut Throat company, everyone works as a team to get to the finish line on projects or to solves issues. It does sound cliché but it does truly feel like family and I have met and have been able to grow with some of the smartest and authentic people at this company. If it wasn't for the people I would not have been here as long as I have.

    Cons

    Unclear company direction, strategy, and zero structure around work flow processes. But if things were a bit more structured I think the company would be even better.

    2 people found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Sr level

    May 10, 2022 - Account Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great People to work with.

    Cons

    Going in the wrong direction.

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  8. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Once Great but Lost Their Way

    Jan 25, 2022 - Senior Program Manager in Framingham, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Used to be hands down the greatest place to work. - The roots. Dr. Bose was a very insightful and innovative leader. He encouraged understanding the cusomers and not the competitor offerings. Used to be a great place to work. - Still some very smart people there.

    Cons

    - Unstable. Seemed to forget how to come up with great innovative products. Charter has unofficially Shifted from innovative products to "me too" product designs. - Top Heavy Management creates too much burocracy making it difficult to focus on what matters. When layoffs come around Management protects themselves and use the staff that actually does the work and understands what it involves as scapegoats. - Contract Manufacturing but "oversight" makes this model ineffective at saving cost. - What Management now views as "Oversight" is actually more aligned with micro-management which is often redundant, inefficient, and costly. - Lost connection with products and customers. Lost genuine passion for the products they create. Seem out of touch with what customers are looking for. - No clear/realistic plan for the future. What they do have are plans outside of their core competency (software) which they are reluctant to admit is a problem or correct.

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    8 people found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great

    May 1, 2022 - Concept R&D Engineer in Framingham, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome knowledge and resources available

    Cons

    Company model is built on conserving tradition and isn't optimized for the current ever changing market

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Bose

    May 19, 2022 - Analyst 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work at.

    Cons

    Longevity of colleagues limit growth

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Bose has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 1,714 reviews left anonymously by employees. 67% of employees would recommend working at Bose to a friend and 37% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Bose employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Bose. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

67% of Bose employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Bose 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Bose to be culture, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, career development, management.

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We recently celebrated the start of a new fiscal year- and so we chose to celebrate in style! At our corporate headquarters in Framingham, as well as at events around the world, we paused to convene and enjoy time with friends, food, and fun. Spending an afternoon at work with free food, beverages, live music, product demonstrations and giveaways, games.... not a bad way to start the year! Thanks to all the employees who came together to make this event series great.
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Black History Month is an annual reminder to reflect on the impact Black people and Black culture have had on the world. This year, we celebrate Black musicians who used their art to give a glimpse into the Black experience. When speeches don’t say enough and snapshots don’t capture the full picture, music has the power to connect us as humans so we can shape our future together. As part of our internal Black History Month celebration, we were thrilled to have two music scholars — Kyle Brooks, PhD. from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio and Deborah Smith Pollard, Ph.D. from the University of Michigan-Dearborn — lead us in conversation about the important role Black protest music plays in uniting all who care about racial equity.
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