Bowers & Wilkins - Bad management. No leadership. Lost their way. | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (5)

    "Bad management. No leadership. Lost their way."

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

    I worked at Bowers & Wilkins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Had great potential to make game-changing products. Nice office. Free lunch + snacks / drinks. Unlimited PTO.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership. Just titles. Most in leadership have never held such high-level roles before resulting in lack of direction and strategy. Too many inexperienced and incompetent employees causing inefficiency. 2 to 3 B to C players hired to fill the role of one A player. Products lack vision. Company is no longer willing to take risks. More expensive ’me too’ products. No one will want to buy products that are twice...

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    Advice to Management

    Let go of the dead weight who aren’t leading, especially many at the top. Stop micro-managing and empower your people. Re-develop a clear vision, strategy, and roadmap that isn’t just safe.

    Bowers & Wilkins2019-01-18

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Bowers & Wilkins full-time

    Pros

    Good for you career start

    Cons

    Bad for your career end

    Bowers & Wilkins2019-01-04
  2. "Interesting work, brilliant engineers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Always challenging work to be done - Room for growth if you're a self starter - Ability to drive products from start to finish

    Cons

    - Management can be opaque - Compensation not valley best - Won't always get the best fruits for your labor

    Advice to Management

    Recognize those who matter to the company and those who care about the company

    Bowers & Wilkins2019-05-06

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