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
Topics regarding layoffs at Bose
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
even if you're a great worker, even if you've never had a complaint filed against you, if your manager doesn't like you you can consider yourself gone. merit plays no role at bose, and everybody who's considering this place for employment should know... — read more
The company has gone from bad to worse and most of the people I liked that made this place bearable are now gone. I'll have to stick it out until I can find a new job, but as soon as I do I'm out of here. At my age it won't be easy, but I believe... — 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
A coworker is annoyingly unaffected by the news of coming layoffs because he's certain he is safe. He thinks because he's been with the company for about two decades there is nobody who can do his job better and in his mind that makes him... — read more
Nobody is safe at Bose, everybody should know that by now. There is no end in sight to these layoffs and there'll be very few left standing once it's all done. Right now, there are still available jobs since a lot of people are milking the extra... — read more
Any ideas on how many people have been laid off so far? And how many are still left to go?
Joined in 1996 and was so glad to be part of a company with a well known name. I met Dr. Bose several times in the cafeteria and got to see him speak many times. He was a true visionary and loved his employees, he just wanted everyone to have a... — read more
"The week" is here. Encouraging us all to take ownership of our energies, our emotions, our engagements, our situations and ultimately, our futures in a positive direction. Starting today. There is a bright future beyond Bose. Seek it! Embrace it!... — read more
The company is a sinking ship people. Everyone should be prepping resumes and getting tf out ASAP. Lots of lifers that have a hard time seeing the writing on a wall. It’s been sinking for years and is NOT going to turnaround. Even if you are one of... — read more
ASD is being done today CED on Wednesday DO on Thursday 30% reductions
People have been mentioning Thursday as possible D-day, do we know if this is true?
Would be even more interesting if this website was shared with all at the company.
I got let go 2 years ago after 25 years with the company. I was told my position was "no longer needed" even though they wound up hiring two people to do my job. I had great reviews, never had a single incident involving HR and no blemishes on my... — read more
Best wishes for all impacted.
What are the chances the company will use the pandemic as an excuse to not provide severance packages in the coming layoffs round? I know they said they would, but they might change their mind. It's not as if severance is required by law, and they... — read more
Lost two coworkers today so far...
https://www.thelayoff.com/t/15Bp7pds or click "Sonos" in the list near the top of the Bose Layoffs page
If something is happening this week, it’s hard to tell.
I left Bose last year and while I know this is scary for a lot of people I couldn’t be happier with my new role and company. I’m with a much larger company that doesn’t go through seasonal layoffs like Bose. Very safe. I wanted to add some... — read more
This is going to be a strange and startling ending to a career. Most left the office to work from home in a hurry, leaving behind personal belongings and much more. How will we have closure, it’s hard to fathom. The Bose culture and pride had been a... — read more
i get it - you have no information except you do every email i check, i think it's "the one" scheduling a 1:1 with my director or my manager to announce my layoff please for the love of god just give me a date so i can stop living like this
I am p-ss-d off. Why tell us there are layoffs coming in the next few weeks without saying when or who? We are going to be stressed out and demotivated to work. So f—ing stupid. Just don't say anything at all until it happens.
Looks like more layoffs due to COVID-19 impending according to Jim Scammon video.
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
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
This company won't be afloat much longer. They have massive layoffs every year and they are not making money. STAY AWAY.
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.
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.
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 year so many people complaining about it. Oh well, cannot add anything here.
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