Looks like more layoffs due to COVID-19 impending according to Jim Scammon video.
Topics regarding layoffs at Bose
Many other companies have closed their stores in an effort to protect both their employees and their customers. Are headphone sales really worth my health? Shame on you Bose; Absolutely zero communication or plan for your retail employees... — read more
Bose has stopped developing wifi speakers (Soundtouch and smart Home speaker). Its market share of wifi speaker is very small because it is too expensive. It cannot compete with Google or Amazon or Sonos. Lots of engineers will either switch to... — read more
Following the announcement to close all global retail stores a round of layoffs happened in January. But these were hardly related to retail. Likely this was another round that each department had to cut staff by x-percent without any vision or... — read more
Bose closes all locations in North America - Japan - Europe and Australia by Boston Business Journal Bose Corp. will close all of its 119 stores in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia "in the coming months", as the Framingham-based... — read more
This company won't be afloat much longer. They have massive layoffs every year and they are not making money. STAY AWAY.
I worked there when they were closing and i remember the managers saying "Anything in your cubicle on your last day - you can take home!" Apparently they were trying to cut down on moving expenses, people moved lots of the product into their cubicle... — read more
I'm one of the ones who lost his job when they closed the Blythewood plant. I have no hard feelings, Bose was good while it lasted the 19 years I worked at the plant but it's a shame what happened to them. Ironically they would probably be weathering... — read more
Layoffs coming soon in early 2019. No specifics yet, but everyone in GDE has been "suggested" to look for work elsewhere in the company, which points to a massive reduction if not total elimination of that department.
I year so many people complaining about it. Oh well, cannot add anything here.
Bought v35 some years ago. Called several times with questions on set up and later when I added outdoor speakers. Tech guys were great and made it very clear how to install devices I had bought. Fast forward today with some new questions on my system... — read more
I had 5 more years to go. Restructure is what they call it. Basically they found a way to clean house of people close to retirement to reduce paying high salaries and benefits. Offered a buyout of 3 years retirement. I took it because I feared my job... — read more
I have never worked and will never again work for a sleazier company than Bose. I'd love to see the brand drift and die. Greed is the #1 for them. I have been away from this job for four years and it still haunts me every single day of my life. Worst... — read more
This is a shame #Outsourcing
So much for good #AmericanValues
Yet another lay off at Bose, not surprised at all. Thank you Bose management for doing such a poor job managing the company! Bose tends to keep very incompetent people and now the company has gone so far downhill due to poor decision making and lack... — read more
Word on the street is that there will be an involuntary reduction in early January. Dust off those resumes, people.
I wish if he can come over for an hour or so to see what kind of mess the current management lineup is causing
Bose went from products made in the US, to products made in Asia. Layoffs happen, but Bose likes secret layoffs and layoffs disguised as voluntary retirement, where those who don't "volunteer" are told "you need to take the deal". Those who have the... — read more
Many others were below me in the category that they were using to hold accountability to let people go if they did not hold up to the goal. Those that were below are still there. DM was bad and more than likely wanted me gone so found anyway... — read more
So just to be Lear Jody, you are saying you planned to steal as much as you can while you had the chance?
Layoffs are in progress, good luck to all of you at Bose - I left in 2011 but still have many friends over there
Start getting your 5 finger discount before it's too late. I'm going to get mine as much as I have put in to this crap hole.
In 2009 we cut 1000 people and last year we shipped 200 jobs from Blythewood to Malaysia - Bose will continue to do this, good paying US based jobs will continue to be sent overseas - we can all see it, it's a pity, this used to be a great company...