Bang & Olufsen Reviews

Updated 14 July, 2014
Updated 14 July, 2014
8 Reviews

3.3
8 Reviews
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    Equipment sales, creating system designs and executing system installations while consulting on marketing matters.

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    Former Employee - Installation Specialist  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Installation Specialist in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Bang & Olufsen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working with superior technology, understanding the cost and logistics of installing electronic components within many different types of structures, both residential and commercial.

    Cons

    Working with Bang and Olufsen America to coordinate product orders, delivery, product defects, marketing material and event planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make changes to personnel at Bang and Olufsen America, the new president is a great start. Keep going.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Stimulating, challenging, instructive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Director  in  Milan (Italy)
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Milan (Italy)

    I worked at Bang & Olufsen full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Culture, company values, brand involvement

    Cons

    Not open to change, conservative management, centralization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to markets feedbacks

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Totally out of touch with their customers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bang & Olufsen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The product developers have high ideals.

    Cons

    Total arrogance with regards to customer concerns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and listen to your clients, you do certain things so well.
    If you do not listen to your customers you WILL go bust.
    Forget BeoPlay and concentrate on your core values and please look after your franchisees, as at the moment they seem so de-motivated when I visited them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company and products

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager  in  Reading, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Reading, England (UK)

    I worked at Bang & Olufsen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great head office and training facilities along with the most beautiful products in the world. Iconic brand that is a joy to be part of.

    Cons

    Can be a bit all encompassing and takes over your life at the expense of family and friends. It is all about Bang & Olufsen and not what other competitors do which can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People always come first

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    National Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bang & Olufsen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cool brand, cool products and good people work there. There should be some more opportunity for current employees with the growth in automotive OEM business they do. There is also a nice culture of drinking with co-workers after work at the local bar.

    Cons

    Poor communication from management on the status of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are part of the family, be more open with them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Steady

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bang & Olufsen full-time

    Pros

    Great product, and you meet some of the most amazing people in NYC and beyond. You also get to see ridiculous homes in the NY area. If you're on the technical side of things, you can get involved with top-tier integration of high end audio video products in people's homes

    Cons

    Typical corporate problems. All the crap flows down river, no one listens, blah blah blah. It's a big company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your senior sales people, who make up the majority of the sales numbers you post, like they were brand new employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Casablanca (Morocco)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Casablanca (Morocco)

    I have been working at Bang & Olufsen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    acquiring commercial skills.
    a client portfolio.

    Cons

    No evolution in terms of skills acquired,nor of salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place of opportunity, community, and professional advancement within the field.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Specialist  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Product Specialist in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Bang & Olufsen

    Pros

    Excellent support from higher-ups, and pretty good health benefits.

    Cons

    In order to really see money in this company from a commission pov, you need to be be here at least 2-3+ years before the money really begins to come in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more one on one product tutorial rather than just relying on computer training and reading material as the manuals can seem overwhelming and/or boring and there is a lot of useless knowledge in the online training program.

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