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Bowers & Wilkins Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2019

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Bowers & Wilkins CEO Gregory Lee
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, great sound"

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bowers & Wilkins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Great Benefits -Good culture -Quickly growing company with room for advancement -Engaging projects and technologies to work on -Great sounding speakers everywhere -Engineering and QA work really well together

    Cons

    -Upper management has been less visible this year than previous years -Currently growing from a startup into a larger company, so there are some growing pains that most companies go through at this point as more process is added

    Advice to Management

    Invest in infrastructure and process early.

    Bowers & Wilkins2018-06-15
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bowers & Wilkins full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Interesting projects. Friendly casual atmosphere. Great perks. Fully paid medical, dental. Easy access to management.

    Cons

    So far did not see any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

    Bowers & Wilkins2018-05-23
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bowers & Wilkins full-time

    Pros

    Work/Life balance Very slow planning and development. You can relax

    Cons

    - Salary is very low comparing to other companies same position - Lack of engineering sense in engineering management

    Advice to Management

    Hire good manager who knows software engineering development

    Bowers & Wilkins2018-06-10
  4. "A dying audiophile company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Bowers & Wilkins full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Expert in audiophile technology, i.e., acoustic material science. Well recognised global audiophile brand from UK. Produced two of the top 25 all-time audiophile loudspeakers.

      Cons

      In 2016, B&W was acquired by a US tech-fund who is a total stranger to the audio industry, not to mention audiophile. Totally lost direction is inevitable. The whole company is in intensive care unit but may not be so to newly joined staffs.

      Advice to Management

      For the sake of all employee, sell the company ASAP.

      Bowers & Wilkins2019-06-11
    • "Amazing Experience, learnt loads about Speaker Technology."

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      Former Employee - New Media Support in Worthing, South East England, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Bowers & Wilkins full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great Hours, weekends off, great discount.

      Cons

      Not much room for progression.

      Advice to Management

      Create a feedback culture and learn from each other

      Bowers & Wilkins2019-01-25
    • "Great Product, Great people, Great external perception."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Bowers & Wilkins full-time

      Pros

      What B&W make is superb. Best of breed. People with it know they have bought a reassuringly expensive product.

      Cons

      Modernization is needed, at a busy time as the next beautiful thing is about to be launched.

      Advice to Management

      Allow people the time , resource and control to make the necessary changes. This would only make a good thing even better.

      Bowers & Wilkins2019-01-17
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great company to work for. Peak in my career in audio."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worthing, South East England, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Bowers & Wilkins full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Cutting edge technology and innovative products. Always learning new things and no two days are the same. Unfortunately I had to leave due to personal commitments (I do miss working there), however I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking to delve into hifi manufacturing. High staff morale, friendly management and always investing in their staff and technology to help contribute to their high quality products.

      Cons

      No cons for this company.

      Advice to Management

      Keep going, you're doing great!

      Bowers & Wilkins2017-12-03
    • Helpful (1)

      "Product Manager"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Bowers & Wilkins full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Challenging and cutting edge developments. True market leaders

      Cons

      High levels of workloads at the moment

      Advice to Management

      Keeping it going

      Bowers & Wilkins2017-05-14
    • Helpful (2)

      "Relaxed environment, but culture was lacking"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Bowers & Wilkins full-time

      Pros

      Relatively relaxed working environment. R&D of genuine importance to the company. Good opportunities for training. Decent company benefits. Only very occasionally required to work out of hours.

      Cons

      Upper management seemed invisible to most employees, they did not mix together. Not enough attention paid to company culture. Salary not particularly high. Too cautious, not willing to take enough risk with new product development. Hiring process far too slow.

      Advice to Management

      Focus on improving the company culture, improve visibility of upper management to lower level employees and speed up the hiring process when a need for more staff is highlighted.

      Bowers & Wilkins2015-10-13
    • "Great sound, good company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Bowers & Wilkins full-time

      Pros

      Excellent company core values Great products Excellent reputation in the industry Real marketing focus, i.e., won't sacrifice brand image for more sales Truly regional focus

      Cons

      NPI delay Focus too much on Apple

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good work

      Bowers & Wilkins2012-07-16
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