Bose Reviews

Updated 5 Aug 2020

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3.5
56%
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45%
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Bose President and COO Jim Scammon (no image)
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19 Ratings
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Team"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bose full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly Staff and opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Pay is ordinary. Change is slow.

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  2. Helpful (4)

    "Pay is great, product is pretty great, Upper Management need to be able to listen to feedback about themselves."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bose full-time

    Pros

    Very good pay and monthly bonus (If you do well in sales) Great staff discount Easy to sell product (for the most part)

    Cons

    Inability to work autonomously as per upper managements style of doing things. Despite the company fostering a culture of giving feedback, said feedback falls on deaf ears if it conflicts with the agenda of Upper Management. Used to be much better before the "global realignment" Limited progression opportunities Very fast turnover of staff in many stores

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  3. Helpful (5)

    "It was a good place to work until it wasn't"

    2.0
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    Senior Product and Technical Support Specialist in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bose for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team to work with. Team building exercises were fun. Rewarding job with access to beta testing of new products.

    Cons

    Entire department was let go without notice. Customer satisfaction has since dropped which reflects poorly on the company. Poor communication from management.

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  4. Helpful (6)

    "ASM"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - ASM in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bose full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Interesting products, interesting history and science behind the product.

    Cons

    Terrible culture, terrible upper level management, terrible place to work. Bullying and backstabbing seems to be common. To structured in delivery of scripting and doesnt allow for people to be genuine. Great product, terrible business.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "full time"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Miranda
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bose full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent commissions and comprehensive training.

    Cons

    Feedback for every engagement, products are too expensive (i felt i was ripping customers off) , lack of flexibility, low hourly rate, Bose knows best attitude.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "aa"

    3.0
     

    I worked at Bose

    Pros

    Great casual pay. Alot of hours.

    Cons

    Managers are hard. American culture

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Trust Issues"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bose part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great "face" of organisational culture. Great compensation scheme for RDG Store employees

    Cons

    Horrible Management, lying, sly and untrusting. Unwilling to admit/ take ownership of mistakes.

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  8. "Sales Manager"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Store In Charge in Dubai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bose full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work environment, benefits, growth

    Cons

    better process, communication, timely execution

  9. "A sound place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bose part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for, had a great product to showcase to people and got to work with ,many great people

    Cons

    Unfortunately the store had slow traffic and had to close

  10. "Mostly fine"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Lead Demonstration Specialist in London, England

    I worked at Bose full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Monthly/Annual Bonuses and Product loan schemeS

    Cons

    Hard to get anything changed Mediocre base pay

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