Specialized Bicycle


Specialized Bicycle Reviews

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    Rewarding place to work if you can deal with ambiguity.

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    Current Employee - Industrial Designer in Morgan Hill, CA
    Current Employee - Industrial Designer in Morgan Hill, CA

    I have been working at Specialized Bicycle full-time (more than a year)


    I get to learn from the best in the industry, and move through projects quickly. I have a large amount of influence on bikes that get to consumers.


    Projects have become rather repetitive as my proficiency in various design methods has pigeon-holed me into continually taking on similar projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to promote creativity by relinquishing control of engineering details to the engineers. Allow us to focus on game-changing design work.

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Specialized Bicycle Interviews

Updated Jan 6, 2015
Updated Jan 6, 2015

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Morgan Hill, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Morgan Hill, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Specialized Bicycle.

    Interview Details

    Overall process worked as follows: initial phone screen --> multiple Skype sessions with hiring manager, a few team members, and other functional contacts --> onsite interview that lasted all day with HQ tour, lunch, lunch ride, mostly 1:1 interviews, and final 1:many interview with hiring team

    The interview process is extensive both in depth and potentially time, but it provided a fantastic opportunity for me, the candidate, to scope out a wide range of people and culture which ultimately bolstered my offer decision. Having accepted the offer, it was also reassuring to know that everyone else had gone through a similar interview process; if everyone had made it through "all that" then I ought to be surrounded with some pretty great people.

    Specialized employees are pretty direct in their communication which I loved. You can ask them tough questions and get refreshingly straight answers. They're not out to deceive or mask their unique environment. You can either deal with the directness, leverage it, and reciprocate or potentially get gobbled up; their BS detectors are strong.

    Interview Questions
    • Why should we NOT hire you? In other words, what should Specialized really expect from you including weaknesses. It's actually a great way to ask such a question. It's quite thought provoking to formulate an answer that begins with "Do not hire me if..."   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes, I was able to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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Website www.specialized.com
Headquarters Morgan Hill, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1974
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

Specialized Bicycle Components didn't set out to make a museum piece, but the company's original Stumpjumper (the first mass-produced mountain bike) is now permanently parked inside the Smithsonian Institution. The 1981 introduction of the Stumpjumper established Specialized as a top-seller in bike shops, where it ranks with other big manufacturers, such as Trek, for high-end cycles. The company also makes road bikes, hybrid bikes, BMX bikes, and children's bikes. In addition to cycles, Specialized offers branded apparel and shoes, bags, eyewear, helmets, and bike parts... More

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