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Updated December 12, 2018
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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 22 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (9)

    "Excellent Organization"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bose full-time

    Pros

    This is an organization full of people with great values who really care about what they do and how the products the organization delivers can make a difference in peoples lives. Strong values-based culture. Excellent learning and development opportunities. Far from a perfect organization, yet leadership owns up to opportunities escalated from employees and do their best to fix issues.

    Cons

    Communication is often a challenge and can be a bit muddled. Many different channels and vehicles to get important updates. Senior management seems to be working on this, though.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bose part-time

    Pros

    I really liked the people you work with. As long as you have the proper knowledge (which they will train you in) you will suceed

    Cons

    it's a small staff at each bose store so sometimes hours can we lower than you want. However, holiday hours are crazy!

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Politics == current WH administration"

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    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - employee discount on products
    - Dr. Bose’s legacy and philosophy
    - diversification of product ecosystem

    Cons

    - FULL of politics, especially in the CIS and Data Science division
    - constant re-orgs and poor people management
    - lack of clear understanding and leadership on software development lifecycle
    - huge cycle between concept to production and lack of clarity around product ownership
    - always playing catch-up on UX features with competition
    - Engineering Research teams are very inexperienced and deliver toy concepts as candidates for production deployments

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Racist Company"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Associate in Jeffersonville, IN
    Former Employee - Inventory Associate in Jeffersonville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bose full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work if you can handle the racist management harassing you while you work..

    Cons

    They lower your pay after peak season

    Advice to Management

    Stop being racist creeps


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company to start your Career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bose full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Personality development, Communication skills, Brand name in your CV

    Cons

    You won't get leaves easily as stores have understaffing

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bose full-time

    Pros

    Fun products and great customers and colleagues

    Cons

    Hidden manager missing director. ?? Your voice mail is full

    Advice to Management

    Where are you???? Hellooooo. (Chirp) (chirp)


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Barely Bose Today"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bose full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Still has some interesting products. Good employee discount. Good benefits and outstanding retirement package

    Cons

    With the departure of Dr. Bose came the entree of consultants and the company lost its soul. Teamwork, lifetime loyalty, creativity, and passion have gone by the wayside in favor of quick returns, one up manship, lack of diversity and leaders who really only care about their bonus. Very sad to see the core culture that made this company truly great vaporize.

    Advice to Management

    If you believe you are innovating, taking risks, and creating a culture of innovation, inspiration, and diversity then listen to what your employees (not directors) are telling you in their feedback, 360 reviews, and employee surveys.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Program 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

    very good work life balance

    Cons

    Company has lost focus playing catchup

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the original mission statement


  9. Helpful (6)

    "a mixed experience"

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

    I worked at Bose full-time

    Pros

    good culture, but used to be great

    Cons

    no longer about employees and research, only focus is the dollars
    chase low profit margins instead of focusing on big profit products


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Stow, MA
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Stow, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bose full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good respectful professional environment
    Great people
    amazing products
    culture of learning

    Cons

    Hard ship to move with times

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the market