More messy middle? Whats the scuttle? Has the bottom been confidently found?
(C)2023 Transom Post OpCo, LLC - done deal, Pro no longer Bose owned
Sold to Transom Capital Group - see bottom of https://pro.bose.com/en_us/index.html https://www.bizapedia.com/ma/transom-post-opco-llc.html - " The company's principal address is 145 Pennsylvania Ave, Framingham, MA 01701", aka the (previously) Bose... — read more
The white-on blue "BOSE" sign on route 117 in Stow hasn't been removed, and it was decaying. Somebody removed the "O" from both sides of the sign. Today, I drove by, and there's a brand new BOSE sign, in standard Bose Corporation white-on-black. As a... — read more
Transom (Firtel) likes to buy companies in trouble, gut them, downsize them, and wring as much capital out of them as possible. Goodbye Pro. After decades of being considered a bad joke in the Pro Audio world, Bose finally gained some respect in the... — read more
Cuts can’t fix this mess
*Cutting lifeboats, each cut is a lifeboat leaving. Pro, PTS, retail, all of these cuts are never coming back. If the root cause is bad business all the cuts in the world can’t make this move. Eventually the assets will be gone and nothing else... — read more
Not sure how Bose is going to make it into the next few years without more cuts. Growing from where things are will take more time/patience and money… all dwindling over the last 5 years. I would predict more sales and marketing cuts… engineering is... — read more
Has anyone heard if there will be layoffs coming? Usually this time of year is when the rumblings start.
How many people will be dismissed when the sad holiday sales numbers are released?
Interview with Lila
https://www.theverge.com/23482627/bose-ceo-lila-snyder-interview-headphones-noise-control-apple-airpods-bluetooth-cars Interesting thoughts?
How's that new 'equity' doing for bose?
After Dr. Bose passed away the essences and values went into the toilet. "Me too" bose is just another audio company now. Yawn.
Bose ki---d sports open earbuds
Software development is an afterthought
Software development has not been a happy place at Bose. For decades, it's been an afterthought and considered a burden by management. Very talented people leave, in dismay, as they are prevented from developing high-quality software. This is 100%... — read more
Layoffs are a good thing
Bose has not been a good company to work for years. Things have been deteriorating in every aspect, particularly the company culture. Now we have to deal with toxicity and abuse every day and nobody cares and nobody is doing anything about it. If I... — read more
Is Bose doing poorly and layoffs are said to be coming?
I was contacted last week 10/19/22 by a Bose corporate recruiter for embedded software development. I was not told salary range but was told the process is 1 hour with the hiring manager and if that goes ok then its a 5 hour interview panel. Have... — read more
Employees in Bose doing two jobs
I recently came across one of my colleagues in Bose as a mutual friend in Facebook profile with one of my friends in another company. Upon asking my friend on how he knew my colleague, my friend said my colleague works with him in that company and I... — read more
Some positive news!
I noticed the Bose name used a few times today in relation to the over the counter hearing aids. Well done!
Signs that Bose is stuck in the past?
Only a few people will say that Bose is not stuck in the past. I've become ashamed to tell someone that I still work here.
Uncertainty is the worst
Honestly, I would rather hear that tomorrow is my last day here, than to keep waiting for a long time to find out when that will happen. It is simply impossible to be productive and do your job professionally in this much uncertainty... — read more
Layoffs around the corner
Rumors about upcoming layoffs have started to circulate, but I hope that it will remain rumors only. However, perhaps someone here has some convincing arguments that layoffs indeed are around the corner?
Still no layoffs
Does anybody know when we can expect it to start?
Why are you still at Bose?
For me, it was fear of starting something new at my age. I got over it and left a few months ago and my new job is so much better in every way. It makes me wonder why the rest of you are still there when the company these days has no redeeming... — read more
Con te partirò …
What was once a vibrant workplace became a little depressing. Every week, there is someone leaving the company. LinkedIn has been all about good-byes. Is it time to say goodbye?
Just a quick hypothetical question
I don't have any insights, I'm just referring to one of the threads below where it was mentioned that Pro/Install are being sold. I hypothetically discussed with my colleagues what they think about it purely as a business move, so I am interested... — read more
Bose plans to close Boston office
https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2022/07/15/bose-plans-to-move-out-of-boston-office.html The Framingham-based company has listed its Boston Landing space for sublease. The amount of office space available for sublease in Boston is on the... — read more
Cuts don't sound reasonable
I've also heard some rumors about possible cuts, but I really refuse to believe that it is true. Many people have left and are still leaving. Who would be the target this time? Who will remain here if there are cuts again? New cuts could cause even... — read more
Any news on layoffs?
The atmosphere is very tense. Just checking if layoffs are already happening somewhere?
I thought that was impossible
When others told me that after leaving this miserable place they got jobs where they are paid 30% more, I couldn't believe it.. until I got a job where I got an even bigger increase. How much more do you get paid since you left this place? Also... — read more
Bose is now more focused on woke stupidity - all why it's dying.
VP of diversity - whatever the phock that means - nothing to do with making great products and hiring the best of course...just feel good woke B.S to fatten the pockets of the new snowflake ceo.
Women at Bose
While nearly all other major players in the tech space have put out a statement on how they plan to support their employees with Roe v Wade being overturned, Bose has stayed silent. Sad to say that I am not shocked considering they refuse to match... — read more
I still miss it.
I’ll always look back with fond memories of the years I worked at Bose, especially those early days before plant closings and layoffs.. In spite of all the negativity and talk of sinking ships, nothing compares. I even still have an old jelly jar... — read more
Will things ever improve?
I know these are some bad times for the company and even more for the employees, but I have been here for a long time and I know that things always settle down and improve to a certain degree. I figure the easiest thing at this point is to leave, as... — read more
I don’t know why people are not leaving while the job market is hot.
I understand that there is fear and a lot of dilemmas, but maybe now is a good period of time to leave the company. I did exactly that at the beginning of the year and I’m already a couple of months into a new job. Why do so many obviously unhappy... — read more
After the company shuts down for good, what are the chances of the pension fund remaining strong enough to service all pension commitments?
Wow - Bose Ventures https://bose.ventures/ still siphoning off $millions?
Frankly assumed this was shut down after the abject failure of Bose AR, which was the stated basis for Bose Ventures - https://www.finsmes.com/2018/03/bose-launches-bose-ventures-to-invest-up-to-50m.html. Looking further online, it appears Ventures... — read more
Is selling off Pro the final nail in the coffin?
Dropped the ball on Pro. One of the oldest product divisions, and together with ASD, one of the divisions that has historically bailed the company out in years when home entertainment, headsets, and other divisions lost. Selling off Pro is huge. Pro... — read more
Really sad to see the current state of the company
Morale is down Very heavy workload with recent layoff. 3. No career growth at all 4. Poor management Have lost the sense of belonging to Bose and sadly work... — read more
This is what happens when you stop innovating
When you stop innovating and rely on your name and past glory to carry you forward, you can't be surprised when the results are disappointing. This will continue to happen as long as we have management that thinks that innovation is too expensive and... — read more
Is Maresca still chairman of the board? If so, why? Hasn't he done enough damage already? Repeatedly pushing for unrealistic growth, leading to big layoffs. After one time, he should have reconsidered the growth fantasy. Second time, he should have... — read more
Layoffs hit Bose as the company focuses on its ‘most popular’ products - By Anissa Gardizy, Globe Staff
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/05/03/business/layoffs-hit-bose-company-focuses-its-most-popular-products/ Evolving comment section interesting too