Bose Interview Questions

Updated Aug 11, 2015
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    Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Bose (Chicago, IL) in August 2015.

    Interview

    It was a brief interview that lasted about 10 minutes. I was greeted by the Store Manager, and she was the sole person to conduct the interview. There was a candidate behind me that waited until my meeting ended (so it was not a group interview).

    Interview Questions

    • The Store Manager asked why I wanted to work at Bose, and if I would be fine with standing long periods of time without much to do (which struck me as a bit strange since there's always something to do in retail).   1 Answer
    • The Store Manager called after my interview and said an internal applicant had been chosen for the position. It sounded like the decision was predetermined and the job had to be posted for HR reasons. Sadly, I would sum it up by saying the experience was a waste of time.   Answer Question
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    Acoustics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Bose.

    Interview

    I had submitted a resume and cover letter to someone who circulated my profile throughout the company. One by one, I received three phone interviews over the course of one week; all of them reviewed my experience and tested me with technical questions about acoustics and circuits knowledge. Out of those managers, two of them gave me offers by the end of the week.

    Interview Questions

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Bose.

    Interview

    Ask some basic questions on some simple concepts and projects I have done. Some information about the position. Requirement of the position and ... ask me about my background and a new software that he never used before

    Interview Questions

    • something about hardware part?   1 Answer
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Bose (Boston, MA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Was contacted by a recruiter. Took over 4 months for the entire process. First step: One hour phone interview with hiring manager. Second Step: write a 2 page mini research paper making a recommendation on entering a new line of business. Third step: on-site interviews with 7 people, one hour each. Case studies at almost every stage of the process, on the phone and in person. Very analytical people. Looking for a culture fit in a group of mostly engineers.

    Interview Questions

    • Case Study: How would you analyze whether to enter a new line of business?   Answer Question
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    a little long, phone screen & two rounds of in-person interviews; people very friendly and passionate about Dr. Bose - lots of long-tenured folks - many different groups and acronyms used

    Interview Questions

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    Team Administration Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jeffersonville, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7+ weeks. I interviewed at Bose (Jeffersonville, IN) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was for there new plant opening in Jeffersonville Indiana.I received calls from 3 different randstand recruiters under Bose after they got my resume on career builder and indeed .First was a phone interview where they ask about my previous job and salary .They had a lot of different opening .

    Interview Questions

    • The main interview questions : 1. What do you know about Bose products   1 Answer
    • What is your greatest strength?   1 Answer
    • What is your greatest weakness?   1 Answer
    • What challenges you have encountered?   Answer Question
    • Then know about Bose values they will ask you how you have dealt with them in the past .these are normal values   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Yes you can but I was content with what l was offered.

  8. Helpful (2)  

    Market Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Bose (Framingham, MA).

    Interview

    Eight hours of back to back one on one interviews with potential co-workers and managers from various departments I would potentially interact with or do work for if hired. The recruiter walked me between interviews and sat with me for lunch. Some of the interviewers had a good understanding of market research methodology and some did not.

    Interview Questions

    • A sample research project was assigned that required ~10-20 hours of unpaid time before the interview took place Which methodology would you use to answer this research question? What are weaknesses and strengths?   Answer Question
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Bose in April 2015.

    Interview

    Initial phone screening with HR Recruiter (15 minutes), phone interview with hiring team member (1 hour), in-person interviews with 5 people in one day (1 hour each). The 5 hour epic interview day was overboard. It went fine, but just felt unnecessary. On the positive side, I did get a good sense of the work environment, which ultimately wasn't a good fit for me.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Commute too long, but also, vacation time only starts at 2 weeks(!), workspace is dated and nearly windowless, "meeting-centric" day-to-day work environment. I wasn't convinced when people told me they liked working there.

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    Radio Frequency Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bose in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied via LinkedIn, got contact by HR in about a week, set up a phone interview with hiring manager, and the conversation last about 30 mins. I was asked about the projects list on my resume and was asked about how to estimate a dipole antenna's length.

    Interview Questions

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Bose.

    Interview

    Interview took a very long time. Met with 3-4 people over course of 4 hours. Had to bring in examples of work. Took a mathematics/business acumen quiz.

    Interview Questions

    • What did you learn from the most in your previous role?   Answer Question
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