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Found 1,621 of over 2K reviews
3.8
67% Recommend to a Friend
Bose CEO Lila Snyder
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Found 1,532 of over 2K reviews

3.8
67%
Recommend to a Friend
78%
Approve of CEO
Bose CEO Lila Snyder
Lila Snyder
165 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Great people and products!(in 176 reviews)
  • "Good benefits which starts immediately!(in 94 reviews)
  • "Work life balance is good(in 85 reviews)
  • "Great culture of respect and a fun place to work with other like(in 74 reviews)
  • "Good pay and hours.(in 54 reviews)
Cons
  • "The hardest part of working for this specific store was the inadequate management and poor organization my managers seemed to lack.(in 63 reviews)
  • "4 leardership changes in the past 4 years and many layoffs(in 44 reviews)
  • "Terrible upper management (Director up to President).(in 35 reviews)
  • "Low salaries as compared to other retailers(in 28 reviews)
  • "Account managers and senior leadership have a drink the kool aid and head in the sand approach.(in 26 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great company Great company

    Oct 2, 2022 -  in Framingham, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You get to work on and experience great products. Managers, technical leads and coworkers are all competent and you can learn from them. The pay is pretty good.

    Cons

    Code for the wearable products is written in C so not a lot of opportunity to develop skills with an object oriented language. Speaker code is written in C++ so better opportunity there.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Very Good

    Jan 28, 2023 - Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I liked their work-life balance.

    Cons

    I did not like their campus.

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Poor Middle Management

    Jan 17, 2023 - Product Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Strong engineers with tons of experience

    Cons

    There are a number of people, especially within engineering that have climbed the ladder due to tenure rather than skills. These folks were put in charge of programs and responsible for decisions they were unqualified to make. Bose has a great lifestyle with work/life balance, but it’s age has shown for a while. There’s a clear lack of diversity, people are hanging on to what it used to be in the 90s, and management is so-so. There are still some incredible engineers there, but talent from other functions have clearly found opportunities elsewhere and left.

    1 person found this review helpful
  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good corporate culture, but can't promise bright future

    Jan 20, 2023 - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good company culture, and good people. Employee discount program You can learn about 'sound'

    Cons

    Becoming legacy Remaining in the old days

    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Fun place to work

    Jan 17, 2023 - Engineer in Framingham, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome campus and company run events. Really emphasize individuals to be creative

    Cons

    Normal corporate politics annoying to maneuver

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Wonderful culture and teams

    Jan 16, 2023 - Marketing Manager in Framingham, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work with excellent work life balance.

    Cons

    Big corporate machine so lots of red tape.

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  8. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Clown fiesta management spitting on the legacy of Dr Bose

    Aug 3, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer in Framingham, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    respectful, actually very nice people in general. I've never encountered drama or back stabbing behavior like at other companies. Free audio hardware. Smart people (in the past).

    Cons

    Bad engineering. Seniority is the only thing that matters for advancement. I've seen jr engineers picking up the slack for their lvl 3 or 4 peers. It makes jrs very salty to make half of their incompetent peers and the bad seniors very with no motivation to improve. Until the mass layoffs the past few years, it seemed nobody was let go for being bad at their job. They would always figure something out or rotate you to another dept. Bose engineering was basically one big works program. Good if you were bad, terrible if you were competent. Non-sensical decisions seemed to be everywhere, with no repurcussions for the idea's originators. IE not knowing how to evaluate good talent, leading to not having engineers on hand to execute pretty straightforward apps and services, hiring contractors for 700k a head to do the work, then halting all work and firing contractors, as the budget predictably runs out. The saddest thing is that a lot of decent people loved the company and tried to do everything in their power to keep the legacy alive. I knew of engineers and managers who took a lot of flack for pushing back against absolutely non-sensical decisions. People slowly trickled out after realizing it was a futile effort until eventually there was nobody left to keep the torrent of bad decisions back.

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    7 people found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Bose Corp

    Jan 10, 2023 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Company culture, exciting work, lots to learn

    Cons

    Many changes in the company direction

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  10. 2.0
    Former Employee

    One of the worst working environment

    Jan 11, 2023 - Sensior Systems Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Some of the technologies used are cool

    Cons

    The management style and attitude toward people is the worst by far

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    1 person found this review helpful
  11. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Bose

    Dec 19, 2022 - Sales Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great team to work with, fun atmosphere, competitive

    Cons

    Do not have any cons about this company

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Bose has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 1,829 reviews left anonymously by employees. 67% of employees would recommend working at Bose to a friend and 39% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% 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 been stable over the past 12 months.

67% of Bose employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Bose 4.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Bose to be benefits, culture, 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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