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Updated August 19, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "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)

    "Fantastic Organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best job I have ever had! Lots of great people with tons of passion and great work ethics.

    Cons

    As with all organizations, Bose goes through continuous change. One opportunity to improve is to tighten up communications.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Valued my time at Bose"

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

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

    Pros

    Worked with incredibly smart people.
    Had a good amount of autonomy. Always encouraged to pursue new ideas.
    Loved my team - collaborative, encouraging and fun.

    Cons

    My commute was little long and the cafeteria food isn't great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on the mission.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Grow & Develop"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    During my time there, I was able to take on roles that played to my strengths but also stretched me. I always felt supported and that my input was valued.

    Cons

    Like any organization, Bose is not for everyone. If you like to have a clear career path, you're not likely to find it here. Bose is for people who take initiative and don't care who gets the credit. The culture is very relationship oriented (a pro for most) but I put it here in case readers don't value a highly collaborative culture (some have called it too inclusive).


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Transducer Engineer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience, with a lot of helpful people in the company to help you grow.

    Cons

    Things can be slow if you don't ask for more responsibility.


  6. "Bose and lack of leadership qualities these days"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bose full-time

    Pros

    Great teams, good lower level management

    Cons

    Upper level management and overall direction is sadly heading downward.
    Used to lead bit now leadership follows whichever way the wind blows.

    There is no respect for the company from the new employees. Can be seen in the shabby way people dress. Some look like they just rolled out of bed and came into work late.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction and be bold. Show respect for what and who you were and start leading again. This current path will end in disappointment for everyone.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Retail Manager"

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    Current Employee - Retail Manager in Jordan, NY
    Current Employee - Retail Manager in Jordan, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bose full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company number 1 worldwide in music quality , clearity and performance

    Cons

    retial commercial and precruitmnt management

    Advice to Management

    passionate and active 24 hours

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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

    I worked at Bose full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, treats employees well, provides great incentive

    Cons

    Limited growth options, ideas fall on deaf ears

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to employee suggestions


  9. Helpful (4)

    "What happen"

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

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

    Pros

    Good people
    New Gym in Corporate center

    Cons

    Upper level management squandering mature talent with voluntary retirements and layoffs.
    Rumors running rampant causing motivation issues with employee's.
    Changes in culture of corporation no longer value employees.

    Advice to Management

    Since the Bain audit this company has taken a drastic turn for the worse. You've lost focus on whats important.
    Dr. Bose was innovative and valued his employee's and would treat them all equally with respect and dignity. Stability and the feeling of being valued was important in the old Bose culture. The feeling now in the company is we're all expendable. Upper level management is more concerned with money, less concerned with the company culture and its people.
    It really is sad to see what happened to this corporation.
    What ever happened to Better sound through Engineering?
    Now its all about the almighty buck.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Purchasing Manager"

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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

    At a peer level, Bose has great people to work with. Good benefits and at a high level, care about their employees

    Cons

    Executives are clueless, the company has lost its soul since the passing of D. Bose.


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