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Bose Overview

Framingham, MA
10000+ employees
1964
Company - Private
Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
You could say we’re best known for our audio products. But our true passion? Discovering new and better solutions than anything that’s come before. At Bose, we always dream of things that are better, and think of ways to reach those things. Better sound is ... Read more

Mission: To think of better solutions, create better products, help people enjoy the things they love.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2015 (#46)

Company Updates

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    Front Lines

    Long before Bose made headsets for the NFL, we made headsets for the military - where clear communication and noise cancellation is even more important. See how we've taken the technology from the front lines to the sidelines.

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Bose – Why Work For Us?


Our culture

Sound is everywhere—and so is Bose. Join a company that operates on six continents, with a culture that embraces new ideas. Your contributions can help us develop products that make lasting impressions on millions of people around the world.

Sound profiles

It's part of our DNA—Bose is first and foremost a research company. That spirit of exploration and discovery infuses everything we do, and everyone who works here is expected to question conventional thinking in the relentless quest to create products and experiences that change people's lives. Our culture is as distinctive as our products. We expect you to explore different types of work. You'll be challenged to take on a variety of projects, work with an assortment of teams—or even switch to an entirely different kind of job.

Benefits

At Bose, employees are our most valued resource. That's why our benefits offer you flexibility, security and long-term value, as well as choices to meet your needs and those of your family. Here is a sampling of the types of benefits currently offered by Bose to eligible employees.*

Health and welfare

Our health plan includes medical, dental and vision insurance options. The medical plan offers both HMO and PPO options, as well as an HDHP with HSA option. We also give you the option to participate in both healthcare and dependent care spending accounts. You can choose from a comprehensive selection of disability benefits, including paid sick time, short-term disability and long-term disability. Our life insurance program includes a full range of options that will enable you to cover yourself and your family.

401(k) and retirement

Bose offers a competitive retirement program that, like many companies, includes a 401(k) plan. We also offer a traditional defined benefit retirement plan, which allows you to earn a valuable lifetime benefit based on your years of service. The full cost of this plan is paid by the company.

The 401(k) plan includes an employer matching contribution that lets you accumulate additional savings for your retirement. These plans combine to provide you with the opportunity to plan and save for retirement.

Please note that retirement benefits are subject to plan provisions and federal regulation.

Additional benefits

Bose provides a number of other exciting benefits, including:

  • Discounts on Bose® products
  • Tuition assistance
  • Adoption assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Long-term care
  • Supplier discount programs including computers, cell phones, electronics, cars and trucks from vendors

* Bose provides employee benefits to eligible employees in accordance with the terms and limitations of its benefit plans and policies, which Bose may end or change from time to time, in its sole discretion.

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Guiding principles

These are the enduring principles we think about every day, to make decisions both big and small.

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Essence and values

These are the qualities that each and every employee knows is expected of them, and the qualities that make up the foundation of Bose culture.

At Bose, we have a passion for doing things that are better. We apply the highest level of scientific inquiry and invention to the discovery of new concepts and the development of new products. We create experiences for our customers that are enlightening, unique and delightful. We seek to develop an environment that challenges us to pursue excellence and to reach our fullest human potential.

INTEGRITY

We conduct business with integrity.
We must demonstrate the highest standard of business ethics in our dealings with our customers, suppliers and each other. We must gain the support and trust of others and build our reputation through individual integrity and respect. Bose employees are expected to be open and honest in all business matters and to act consistently with the values we share as a company.

EXCELLENCE

We pursue excellence in everything we do.
Excellence is our way of life. It has always been integral to our business. We expect our products, people, practices and leadership to exemplify it. Our attitude is to always challenge ourselves and each other to be better.

INNOVATION

We encourage innovation in all aspects of our work.
Research, innovation and invention are the essence of our company. Our success results from exploring new methods and ideas beyond conventional boundaries. Innovation must be driven across the company into every aspect of our work. We must foster an environment that encourages individuals to stretch their imaginations and abilities and gives them the freedom to pursue their ideas.

PASSION

We have a passion for what we do and what Bose stands for.
Our passion and enthusiasm for what we do enable us to achieve the high standards of performance and innovation we have set for ourselves. We believe that people who are focused, internally motivated, and energized by what they do spread their enthusiasm to others. We derive great benefits from individuals who champion their ideas and from leaders who inspire us to higher levels of achievement.

RESPECT

We treat others with respect.
Mutual respect and trust form the foundation for effective working relationships. We recognize that cooperation with each other and between groups is vital to our success. This means that each and every one of us must communicate openly, value different opinions and treat each other with fairness and respect.

VALUE

Together, we create value for our customers.
We must work in concert with our colleagues to ensure that all our contributions add value for the customer. We have a customer perspective; we always try to understand their needs; we create products and services of lasting quality that delight them in unexpected ways.

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    I worked at Bose full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is an incredible design team at Bose. They continue to push each other to create better products and better experiences for the consumers. Great financial benefits and a great understanding of work life balance. Short on vacation days, though you do get a good amount of sick and personal time on top of vacation.

    Cons

    There really isn't too much to complain about. They are a bit behind on vacation time, starting at 10 days and adding one day a year.

    Advice to Management

    I believe management should work hard to help mentor and understand the career goals of the younger designers. The younger staff is often times left to fend for themselves when a mentor would help them develop quicker with potentially fewer mistakes.

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Bose Photos

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Bose Interviews

Experience

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63%
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Getting an Interview

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    Wireless Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Framingham, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Bose (Framingham, MA) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Techincal phone interview followed by On-site Interview.
    Answered every wireless question. took hints and some time to solve analog questions which I wasn't prepared for.
    Please review your circuit theory and analog circuits basics for the on-site interview.
    Overall, even though I didn't get the offer, It was a very positive experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Current gain, Feedback network related problems   1 Answer
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Bose Awards & Accolades

  • Top Intern Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
  • America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008
  • Top Intern Employers, CollegeGrad, 2008
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