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
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.
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’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
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 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?
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
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
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
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
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/05/03/business/layoffs-hit-bose-company-focuses-its-most-popular-products/ Evolving comment section interesting too
So who's buying the Professional Products Division?
Bose became a very depressing place. It's unbearable to be in any Bose Building these days. The memories of how it used to be in past; that’s all that is left when you are inside R&D. I am sure there are more layoffs coming and a lot of people will... — read more
The harder we work the more they abuse us and take advantage of us. No matter how hard we work and how much we do, we're always expected to do more. When will it be enough? I think most of us are on the verge of complete burnout. I know I'm not the... — read more
Heard this from some bose guys. Another round in July. Good Luck to the remaining ones in bose.
I stopped by to see if things have changed since I left a year ago, and it's rather obvious that everything is exactly the same. Too bad, I was hoping things would change for the better for my former coworkers. I hated a lot of things while working... — read more
the title says it all