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a year ago
I'm about to have my first ACD copy interview for in house at Bose. Currently senior copy with only about 2.5 years of experience in the industry plus about 6 years of other writing/creative experience plus a marketing masters. Any advice? Any watchouts? Any reality checks?
a year ago
Hey everyone! Can anyone share thoughts/insights about MediaCom NYC (perhaps more candid/recent than on Glassdoor)? Specifically the Bose account for media planning (supervisor/manager role) if anyone here has opinions on it (also Coca Cola, Adidas, Lacoste, Duracell, Walgreens or Indeed too)? But in general, thoughts on "team vibes" (culture but hybrid i guess), salary progression, PTO (only 10-15 days?), any green OR red flags that might not be well known? TIA!!
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
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- "The hardest part of working for this specific store was the inadequate management and poor organization my managers seemed to lack." (in 66 reviews)
- "4 leardership changes in the past 4 years and many layoffs" (in 52 reviews)
- "Terrible upper management (Director up to President)." (in 34 reviews)
- "Many middle managers have been with the company for over 15 years making it hard to move up from entry level positions." (in 29 reviews)
- "Account managers and senior leadership have a drink the kool aid and head in the sand approach." (in 25 reviews)
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- 4.0May 20, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
401(k), medical/dental/vision benefits, good wages, sales commission.
Not much to complain about. Upper management could be a little more receptive to advice from and criticism from those working in the stores.
- 3.0Sep 6, 2009Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeFramingham, MA
Some VERY smart people but NOT all. Looks good on your resume and summer sale gives great discount to employees. If you are a real Engineer at heart and a local white boy its perfect for you - there are generation of people working here, dad, son, daughter all employeed at Bose.
IF you are not a citizen OR don't have a green card ... THIS COMPANY IS NOT FOR YOU. HR will give you tough time and is quite dominant in Bose (your manager doesn't have much say). Plus if you are not white chances are you won't go UP much esp NOT in upper management. Minority turnover is HUGE!!!4
- 2.0May 17, 2014Store ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
Work-life can be great unless you really want to advance, then your free time gets eaten up Good discount on product 30-50% off sticker Decent pay for management (not competitive, but good.) Mostly downtime unless you want to get a promotion Used to give lots of free product - this will come around again once the retail side shakes off poor upper management Company has a huge focus on culture and values
Loads of work to get promotions/1-2% raises yearly if your boss is feeling like they like you No promotions to be had unless someone dies/leaves No competitive pay for retail associates $10.50/hr management starts at $11.50/hr, store managers are paid $40k+, with exceptionally slow raises Upper management is concerned with profit over people - normally not a terrible concern, but a complete 180 from 10+ years ago Upper management is consistently showing a disconnect between what's going on in stores and what they are dictating Recent changes to bonus payouts gave most people a pay cut - which is what management wanted, but smaller volume stores are still benefiting from larger volume stores (a store that is slated to do $4m in a year could receive no bonus, but a store that does ~$1m could garner $10k+ in bonuses) Top performing 'acting' managers are kept in 'acting' positions with lesser pay than their counterparts, leading to exhaustion and overwork, not to mention hurting morale (Store manager given 'acting' District Manager status, not paid as much, after extended periods of time and asked to remain in 'acting' role Promotions seem to come from tenure rather than work - hit or miss with this one2
- 4.0May 28, 2020Sales SpecialistCurrent Employee, more than 5 years
Great work environment, tuition reimbursement, easy and laid back managers.
Upper management has gone through so many changes no one knows who works there anymore.2
- 4.0Jan 14, 2010Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeStow, MA
The people I work with are great, the products are generally well perceived, and generally people are well treated. Bose, being a privately held company, has been fairly stable.
The upper management at Bose makes a real effort to walk the talk of respect and fairness. Unfortunately, not all middle management takes that to heart. There is more political intrigue then the should be, or needs to be. There is a management practice duJour mentality that permeates this company. If six sigma is good, seven should be better. I don't know, maybe that's in every company.1
- 2.0Jun 3, 2011AV EngineerFormer EmployeeTongeren
The people I work with are great, the products are generally well perceived, and generally people are well treated. Bose, being a privately held company, has been fairly stable
The upper management at Bose makes a real effort to walk the talk of respect and fairness. Unfortunately, not all middle management takes that to heart. There is more political intrigue and nepotisim then there should be, or needs to be. There is a management practice duJour mentality that permeates this company. If six sigma is good, seven should be better. I don't know, maybe that's in every company3
- 1.0Jun 28, 2009Current EmployeeFramingham, MA
Good discounts. Good benefits. Decent vacation benefits. Not a lot of great things to say other than this.
Very clicky atmosphere, your success is only partly based on performance. The pay is quite poor. At the beginning the pay is decent, however, the lack of salary growth means you are making much less in the long-term. Upper management is not at all honest with employees and tries to maintain a cheerleader mentality no matter what. Education does not matter. Many managers had no degree and no clue; they made up for lack of knowledge by being very controlling and unethical.7
- 4.0Nov 18, 2016Mechanical EngineerFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsFramingham, MA
The upper management is in it for the long term and plans conservatively for the future and wants the company to stick around.
There is a lot of competition in the consumer electronics sector. There are challenges ahead as they move away from manufacturing their own product transitioning to using more CMs.2
- 1.0Apr 13, 2016Sales SpecialistFormer Employee, more than 3 years
The good thing is you kinda have a job but not really.
Run away please just as I am. I started here 3 years ago and it is CHANGING like cray cray. The customers are becoming more and more rude due to upper management relaying the message customers can literally get what they want. Management is getting cut, products never come out, hours are getting cut. The company cannot figure out what's up and down. Spiralling out of control until we are no more. Don't expect much from this job seriously. There is no room for growth, there only room for you to be fired/let go soon.6
- 3.0Feb 5, 2014Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Great benefits. Great products. Upper management is very helpful and want to see you grow and learn more.
Opportunities for growth are few and far between so when they come up, It is best that you jump on them. Some staff are old and set in the old ways of business and technology.