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VINE VOICEon June 14, 2013
Every episode starts out the same way. The CEO is going to spend time with the rank and file. This will help the CEO to manage the whole organization and will serve to extend the CEO's influence.

However, the CEO soon finds out that the rank and file work much harder than anticipated or believed. Also, they are comparatively guileless. Usually, there's one worker that requires a reprimand while all the others are somewhere between lucky to have a job in this recession and flat out exploited.

What grabs me is how humble the workers are - in each episode.

The sad part for me is the ending in each episode. The CEO at the end announces what he's done and how he'll now focus on the right things, while the workers applaud. It's staged like Caesar returning to Rome after campaigns in Gaul. Only it seemed things would not get better because the macro trends are not within control of the CEO.

Warning: Sometimes the CEO going undercover isn't that plausible. For example, the White Castle CEO-owner going to work at a White Castle was not believable. He just didn't look at all like any of the employees at the store level and I doubt anybody there thought he was really interested in that sort of job. Actually, most of the time it wasn't plausible that the CEO of these companies would consider the jobs they "trained" for - and that's why the ruse of doing a documentary was doubly necessary.
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on June 1, 2014
Very heartwarming, but also repetitive. Good to see Presidents doing good and learning and finding what needs to be fixed. Very well edited and pleasant to watch. The pilot was totally worth the time. Then I watched the next two shows. While I enjoyed them, they were just like the pilot, so I stopped watching after that. Just as nice, but nothing new. I wanted to (but did not) just watch the opener and then the ending, to see what nice things the boss did for the good people - and how he corrected the one bad apple that was no doubt found. Good to see what companies they select, and probably good to watch the last 10 minutes of each episode, and also hooray for the concept. But no, I don't expect to watch any more episodes in their entirely.
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on May 9, 2014
We really do enjoy Undercover Boss. I think it's great when the CEO's of a company care enough about the welfare of their company to approach it from this method to see what is working & not working. A terrific way to gain insight into real problems that need correcting or implements techniques they find are working. I think all companies would be better if they knew there could be undercover bosses right in their midst.
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on May 29, 2014
Entertaining, however it gets tiring to see a series of privileged Boardroom Dwellers find that regular people are having a tough time making it on minimum wage. I would love to see a Walmart or McD's executive see how much their callous auctions cost society as well as their workers.
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on May 14, 2013
Some elements are on the cheesy, bad-acting side but most of this show is entertaining with a bit of humor and a lot to offer in terms of management, marketing and business operations. What could be better than working next to your CEO and not even knowing it?!
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on April 20, 2013
With all the instigation for class warfare out there today from certain groups, this is a healthy and heartwarming reminder that we are all people regardless of our station in life and we have hearts, feelings and of course, clay feet.
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on October 20, 2013
The show has some great parts but is very easy to see that it is all set up before hand. Will keep you entertained but not well produced. Many other shows out there are much better.
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on November 20, 2013
A great series. Very interesting stories and situations. Comical about how little the bosses know about some of the workings of their companies. Well worth watching.
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on December 29, 2013
I have been slowly watching seasons on & two @ work & I really am enjoing the stories behind the products we've come to love.
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on November 13, 2013
I have watched every season of undercover Boss, seems too get better each and every episode. Cant wait until next week
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