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Updated 18 January 2019
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  • "Hard to make time for work/life balance" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Lower pay than average for this position, upper management is focused on being as lean as possible rather than on employee welfare" (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bose full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exceptional company to work for , focused on their employees and customers

    Cons

    Pay , company going through change in direction


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bose full-time

    Pros

    Continuous training meant you were never left behind, meant that products were understood before launch and could be demonstrated to the best of the ability

    Cons

    Week days could get tedious with low footfall

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bose full-time

    Pros

    Great culture
    Team environment
    Respect for all staff
    Decent pay
    Team based bonus

    Cons

    Not many store so not much progression unless you move.

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Ok for low responsibility, boring and bad for everything else"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bose (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Low responsibility
    Relaxing
    Watch films and listen to music

    Cons

    Boring, monotonous,
    Low pay and no bonus towards the end
    Nepotism and corruption as you go up the ladder

    Advice to Management

    Less favouritism would produce more respect amongst staff


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Inspirational people, incredible products and a job to remember!

    Cons

    Apart from the communte, nothing springs to mind as a negative


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bose full-time

    Pros

    Progressive, modern and with true commitment to values that we can aspire to

    Cons

    A pursuit of 'one size fits all' - which it doesn't


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Wasn't what I expected"

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bose part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good discount on products, great sales training at high end is good preparation for a career in high end sales elswhere

    Cons

    Bad pay, not recognising talent from within, general poor recruitment of managers, clear and blatant nepotism, lack of company vision. It is not run in accordance with the 'essence and values'

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, they are the advocates of your products and deal with customers face to face on a daily basis. Recognise talent and good ideas when you spot them.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Bose"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good discount
    Nice people & offices

    Cons

    Low pay &
    Tight deadlines


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Sales and Technical Support"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Technical Support in Gillingham, England
    Former Employee - Sales and Technical Support in Gillingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bose full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discounts aren't too bad, good Christmas discount, one or two nice people, free parking, hours are 9-5 or 10-30-6:30 so not bad.

    Cons

    Little to no training, they'll purposely miss out training you on vital devices just to get you on to the phones quicker.
    Every second you're there will be literally timed- even going to the toilet.
    Management have never done the job and get angry when you ask questions because they don't even know the answers themselves.
    There are clear management favourites and those people will get away with anything and get the most time off of the phone.
    No team atmosphere- everyone gets away with doing as little as they can.

    I urge anyone thinking of taking this job not too. There's no progression and for such a well known company it's disappointing how poorly the place is run.

    Very very stressful environment.

    Advice to Management

    Employ managers who have previously done the job and actually know what they're talking about.


  10. "Sales and Technical Support Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bose full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable Hours, Nice offices, Not too highly pressured, Good discount on Bose purchases

    Cons

    Pay isn't amazing, The job can get very repetitive, Not amazing pay.