Yet again, Bose is out of step with the times, industry, and competitive reality, and those employees that brought it through the last 2 years. It's a booming hiring market out there, moving on.
Somebody told me he thinks the reason there hasn't been a major layoff lately is that people are being let go in small batches all the time. So instead of one big round, we get hundreds of micro-rounds with the same result in the end. Is this true? I... — read more
So many people are leaving, it’s becoming a dizzying exodus. Hard to tell if it’s strictly voluntary? And now Lila want to force people, people who’ve been highly effective working from home, back into the office 3 days per week? It almost feels as... — read more
Apple recently announced “new bi- directional hearing aids” operable via MFi I can’t wait for Bose leadership to convince themselves that it’s no big deal and not a threat. I guess many in that group will be axed by the young, fresh-faced... — read more
With FY20 Q4 closing, has anyone heard any updates on how we performed especially during Christmas selling season? Also, anyone heard any new layoff rumors or are we in the clear for now?
An earlier post mentioned possible layoffs in Q1 - Anyone have additional info on this? Any thoughts on the outlook for the next year or so?
If you are still a Bose employee you should be looking for something new. Layoffs won’t be stopping anytime soon. If you are looking for a sign HERE IT IS. This company will not survive. 2021, new year, new you. Time to get uncomfortable before Bose... — read more
Some people here are so negative, it's like you want Bose to fail. What would that achieve other than all of us - including you - losing our jobs? If you look around, you might see that things are not as bad as they seem. There has been no... — read more
Has there been any new info? It's been a bit too quiet for my taste...
Someone made a good observation, Bose now only has old products on the market and no hot products, which in my personal opinion we need now more than ever. How did we come to not have any great innovations? It might be that capable people have... — read more
With Apple dropping their AirPods Max, it is easy to imagine Apple eating into the noise cancelling market share. Is this the end of the road for Bose in a segment they have historically dominated? How is the leadership reacting?
I spent almost 20 years at Bose. In particular, those 2002-2009 NRT years were magic. I’ve never felt more energized, respected, and proud. We had a great team, largely due to the great foundation laid by Bob M. Sadly, that is a distant memory... — read more
If LS approached you and sincerely asked for your opinion on what was a detriment within the company what would you say? If you were to give your input on how to improve the company within any or all areas what would be your reply? I am curious to... — read more
Layoffs twice a year are bound to keep us anxious, stressed and unfocused not just when they happen, but also in the weeks immediately before and after. This has caused such a huge loss in morale in my team over time that all but one person are... — read more
Somebody mentioned this in another post and I think they've hit the nail on the head. We might not be having any more layoffs right now but come January, I'm betting you we'll be looking at another major round - depending on how holiday sales go. And... — read more
There are a few people in upper management as well as executives that need to be removed from the company. They need to be replaced with competent leadership or Bose won’t survive. For change to happen it should have started at the top - then worked... — read more
I was laid off earlier this year. My advice is to be easy on yourself. It’s like a death. I gave myself a few days to grieve and feel bad without beating myself up, then focused on moving forward. Didn’t think of big picture but just tried to... — read more
I know there were some layoffs last week, can we expect more in the next few days or have they wrapped it up by now?
I am really curious to know whats the formula used for selecting the individuals for lay off.... I don't this it includes the hard work I did, the time I spent to meet deadlines, and did everything that was asked or expected from me even went... — read more
Let’s get some good old Bose “essence and values” to show us to the door today! Are ya with me?! Send me my email announcement, baby!!!
From a logistical point of view, can MIT sell Bose, even if doesn't have any seats on the board? Typically, a struggling company either files for Chapter 7 or 11, or find a buyer for more investment right? What can Bose do, if it continues to lose... — read more
October 21 2020 is the D-Day. Stay tuned. Affected employees will get email on October 20, 2020 from their Manager and HR for a meeting on October 21st
It's not the best job but it's not the worst one either and considering the state of the economy... I'm genuinely curious, why are so many people quitting? Are there better jobs out there available? I highly doubt it, but that seems to be the only... — read more
Market conditions cause challenges. And, you know, the axe could fall on my tenure. Have faith. I believe the company will do the best that it can to keep everyone it can. And, on the up side, I have a massive number of job inquiries from... — read more
This week? Next week? Days?
Is there anything behind the rumor that the Stow property is slated for sale?
Not sure if layoffs are happening this or week but it’a sure to be tense until week the day it happens.
I was impacted last October 2019, guys and gals wish you good luck if you are impacted now or survived. Go and market yourself. It took me a while to get back to the workforce, but you too will get to work. Hang in there and look out for... — read more
told to stand by for coming impact in CED, PRO, MGSC
This is old news by now. Every single employee should already be hunting for a new job. This company is determined to outsource what can be outsourced and replace everybody else with younger and cheaper employees. Staying here just means waiting for... — read more
Has anyone else heard this?
Get the announcement?
Bose has started paying retention bonus to "key" employees. If you are still at Bose and haven't been payed retention bonus, you might be next to go.
I was let go in 2018 after 20+ years. I keep up with some former co-workers, most who were let go but had under 10 years in. They told me they had received letters about taking a lump sum in their pension and all of them had done it. I did not... — read more
Just heard from a former co-worker who has a relative still working at Mass. Our old department is completely gone from management down. I joined in 1995 and have watched what was once a great company slowly dissolve. Sadly the glory days are... — read more
Rumors of reorgs, guess it’s to be expected after so many teams were left decimated. Meetings are already being scheduled for next week. I am bracing for the next shoe to fall. What a way to live!
Get your resume and skill set in order. I'm a software engineer with 30+ years behind me, and I always was working on cutting edge/current technologies - but still 30 years from college meant a lot of my algorithms - 'computer science' knowledge was... — read more
I was laid off two years ago due to the truck seating program being shut down/ sold off. At 15 years tenure I’m eligible for a pension. However, given the current problems, will the pension plan survive? Any thoughts? Interestingly, as a side... — read more