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
Nobody is safe at Bose anymore. Over the last several years I have seen people let go who I would never in a million years expect to see being shown the door. Good people who have been with the company for many years. Some of the hardest working... — read more
Management Office politics Toxic work culture Nepotism Cronyism No clear path to career progression New hires who have no idea what they're doing No transparency The list goes on and on. Now that I think about it, it'd be... — read more
I can deal with layoffs. They happen. I don't think any company with a sizable workforce can completely escape layoffs. What I can't deal with is the uncertainty that follows. The fear of more to come since we are rarely told anything is omnipresent... — read more
So, as the dust clears, how many laid-off employees? How many employees are left?
Based on the people they let go, especially in technology leadership, it’s clear that “better sound (products) though research,” still etched in the CC entry hall is all but a distant memory. Drastic times require drastic steps, but without a... — read more
How did merit increases and bonuses look for FY2021?
hi all. what do you think about the new partnerships that our ceo mentioned today? are we seeing light at the end of the tunnel?
Do you think we'll bounce back?
Hello Folks. Finally decided to leave Bose to Apple. Will be joining their wearables division. Seeing Bose selling Military and Pro divisions that generated profit, that's not a good sign. So better to leave Bose at this point. Best of luck guys on... — read more
The layoffs are inevitable when Bose decided to stop supplying resellers that had been selling Bose products for decades. They dropped almost all independent resellers, even ones that did millions in revenue. Cutting revenue streams like that is a... — read more
With the shutdown of health and more, rumor has it Boston Landing to close, take the lumps on the lease, and save money?