If you are a bad CEO who is lying to and undermining her employees, an anonymous bi--hing blog is your best friend. Everyone employee who is venting his or her stress here is that much less likely to be building networks of coworkers to undermine bad... — read more
How’s everyone holding up?
Employees are now treated like dirt. This is a completely different company from what it was ten years ago.
From a people and revenue perspective, is it true that Bose is now less than 1/2 of what it was at its peak? Has it seen the bottom yet? Without significant new product introductions, the only thing seemingly keeping it alive is automotive and the... — read more
Is there a way to know how big was this round?
Hearing of a layoff coming next week, Nov 5, 6th - any news?
What’s the acceptance rate for the current VERO? And how did the offer compare to previous rounds? It seems like the numbers are high.
Hello! Can someone share the deadline for COBRA acceptance and the termination date of our benefits?
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/bose-ceo-customers-dont-want-222148639.html https://www.bloomberg.com/news/audio/2023-09-14/bose-ceo-lila-snyder-talks-headphone-hype-podcast Being a private company, there is no requirement to prove these claims via... — read more
Given recent internal company messaging, big cuts will likely be required in the future. Early retirement is step 1, and oddly specific/rigid return to office mandates are step 2. Once everyone has retired or quit, then the landscape will be assessed... — read more
Was not expecting this news today! Who else got an email? I wonder what the offer will be… and if this is a precursor to another layoff?!
More messy middle? Whats the scuttle? Has the bottom been confidently found?
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
*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?
https://www.theverge.com/23482627/bose-ceo-lila-snyder-interview-headphones-noise-control-apple-airpods-bluetooth-cars Interesting thoughts?
After Dr. Bose passed away the essences and values went into the toilet. "Me too" bose is just another audio company now. Yawn.
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
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
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
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
I noticed the Bose name used a few times today in relation to the over the counter hearing aids. Well done!
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.
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
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?
Does anybody know when we can expect it to start?
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
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?
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
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
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
The atmosphere is very tense. Just checking if layoffs are already happening somewhere?
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