Undercover Boss : Season 1

  • Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 7, 2010
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 23
  2. Negative: 6 out of 23

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  1. May 26, 2015
    5
    It can be fun watching what they do. But sometimes it is stupid and it is unreal like talking about personal life and about the changes at the end of it it is just to unreal.
  2. Nov 30, 2013
    1
    although its a good show its fully scripted.

    So lets start which guy is going to the job for the first day with the whole camera crew and then (TO ALL EPISODES they seat down with the manager and they talked about their DIFFICULTIES in personal life ?which manager will talk about personal life with a TRAINEE average worker? does that sound like a reality for you? and at the end the
    although its a good show its fully scripted.

    So lets start which guy is going to the job for the first day with the whole camera crew and then (TO ALL EPISODES they seat down with the manager and they talked about their DIFFICULTIES in personal life ?which manager will talk about personal life with a TRAINEE average worker? does that sound like a reality for you? and at the end the boss ALWAYS rewards those managers who had difficulties and they always promoted them.

    what kind of average employee goes around to the whole areas of the company to work with the whole camera crew? in business YOU DONT get to choose where to work, u get a job in the area/major that there is a need for an extra worker.

    its the same procedure and scripted of the show and they follow it all over the time. even the managers and the whole staff they know it that its scripted.
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  3. Dec 10, 2012
    1
    Empty posturing of millionaires...
  4. Apr 10, 2011
    10
    Hair Cuttery should be on the show!!!!at Lot of people think it's easy doing hair. It's hard work.... The show is great! And really shows appreciation for the hard workers.
  5. johnjohn
    Feb 8, 2010
    10
    Amazing show! I was very touched by the stories and I can't wait till next week!
  6. BrettR.
    Feb 8, 2010
    0
    How condescending! And what happens in the end. The workers get a "taskforce" and the boss goes back to his millions a year because he forgot that working is hard. So contrived I couldn't believe it. Odd that not a single one of the workers he was strategically placed with was terrible at their job. Also, shouldn't you be working instead of talking to neighbors all day? What How condescending! And what happens in the end. The workers get a "taskforce" and the boss goes back to his millions a year because he forgot that working is hard. So contrived I couldn't believe it. Odd that not a single one of the workers he was strategically placed with was terrible at their job. Also, shouldn't you be working instead of talking to neighbors all day? What kind of policy will you implement to let me socialize whenever I want? Expand
  7. KayeB.
    Feb 8, 2010
    10
    Undercover Boss feature the hard-working American woman and man, who do the grunt jobs and then are not recognized by the upper management as being the ones who make the company successful. It makes a great point that every person in society can feel good about themselves if they are being productive.
  8. KevinC.
    Feb 8, 2010
    10
    Was a great show, not overly intense but refreshing change from current reality shows.
  9. BenC
    Feb 7, 2010
    9
    Outstanding!
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Undercover presents a wonderful tribute to the working man and woman. Middle managers are the villains here, sitting at desks and docking workers for clocking in late at lunch. The hour ends with the predictable reveal.
  2. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    88
    The personalities are so appealing, and the jobs are so humbling, that this would have been a great one-shot documentary. Can they keep up the impact week after week? Or will we suffer from empathy fatigue sooner rather than later?
  3. 80
    It'll bring a smile to your face and, yes, warm your heart a bit.