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Bose Reviews

Updated 21 Jun 2019

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Bose CEO Phil Hess
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Team"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Think outside the Box to be more efficient. Pay your skilled staff appropriately so they stay at Bose.

    Bose2018-08-22
  2. Helpful (4)

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

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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

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and act on feedback given to you and practice what you and the policy preaches.

    Bose2019-02-24
  3. Helpful (5)

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

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    Current Employee - 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.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees. Keeping people in the dark breeds mistrust and employee dissatisfaction. Live up to the essence and values.

    Bose2018-12-05
  4. Helpful (6)

    "ASM"

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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.

    Advice to Management

    Change your approach and actually care about your coworkers.

    Bose2018-03-05
  5. Helpful (4)

    "full time"

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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.

    Advice to Management

    To regional managers: If you want long term employees, you are going to have to change. All the staff members complained about how the company was run; your out of touch.

    Bose2018-01-27
  6. Helpful (1)

    "aa"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Bose

      Pros

      Great casual pay. Alot of hours.

      Cons

      Managers are hard. American culture

      Bose2017-12-07
    • Helpful (3)

      "Trust Issues"

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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.

      Advice to Management

      Sort out your ethics! Horrible ex-pat from the U.S. didn't understand how Aus. organisations work and how Aussies work ethic is extremely different to that of the U.S.

      Bose2015-11-08
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great Company"

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      Former Employee - Supervisor in Oak Brook, IL
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Environment, Employees, and Flexible scheduling

      Cons

      Retail stores are closing every year,

      Bose2019-06-21
    • Helpful (2)

      "Marketing"

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      Former Employee - Program Manager in Framingham, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Bose full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Great company with innovative products and campaigns. Great people and great work/life balance.

      Cons

      Top heavy making it hard to move quickly. Which leads to lack of empowerment and indecision.

      Bose2019-06-13
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good company"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Bose full-time

        Pros

        Good work life balance and culture

        Cons

        Nothing that I can think of

        Bose2019-06-03
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