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Bose Overview

Framingham, MA
5001 to 10000 employees
1964
Company - Private
Consumer Products 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

  • In 2017, more than 225 Bose Consumer Electronics employees took time to volunteer at 35 different project sites throughout the Town of Framingham and our partnership with the United Way in Framingham and surrounding towns. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQgf0

  • Long before we made headsets for NFL coaches on the sidelines, we made headsets for our troops on the front lines. Watch the full story:
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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?


Life @ Bose

Bose exists to develop innovations that positively impact people's lives, that help them reach their fullest human potential. That spirit of exploration and discovery infuses everything we do, and everyone who works here is expected to challenge 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 explore different types of work, challenge ourselves to take on a variety of projects, work with an assortment of teams, or even switch to an entirely different kind of job. Our Dream and Reach film helps sum it all up.

People and Culture

It’s our people that make Bose unique, and a culture that values open communication and active engagement that makes Bose so special. We connect through the music and events we play in together, professional groups, and community service.

Pursuit of Perfection

At Bose, we are obsessed with performance — on what matters most: The little details that make a big difference, and the big details that astonish. We’re always looking for people with the talent and drive to bring that healthy obsession to life, here at Bose.

Passion and Collaboration

We don't value the pursuit of learning, we value learning that comes from a relentless effort to solve problems. Whether we succeed or fail does not deter us from trying to find the best solution.

Bose Careers


People + Innovation

At Bose we have a simple mission: think of better solutions, create better products, help people enjoy the things they love. We’ve asked a few of our colleagues to describe what that looks like for them.

“There are flags for a good engineering culture. You’ll find fact-based decision making. People will collect data in order to answer questions. The structure is relatively horizontal with engineers that are stronger and easier to work with. These are the things that I looked for and found at Bose.”

What else drives Rebecca? Diversity.

Her passion for engineering is rivaled only by her dedication to diversity in the workplace, which is immediately apparent in conversation with her. While the industry as a whole has a way to go, she’s thankful that Bose is committed to leading the way to change.

“I wasn’t looking to work at Bose. After finishing my master’s I looked for internships and found a Bose co-op position. Being a lifelong musician, the idea of marrying my professional and music passions attracted me.

For me, the Bose way – the essence and values – resonates in a real way, every day. It’s the caliber of the people, from all around the world, that I work with that makes me so proud to be a part of Bose. Even beyond my current L&D role, I feel enabled to grow and empowered to hone in on what I’m passionate about in my career.”

We’re a company built on disruptive innovation—having the courage to challenge the status quo, an unwavering commitment to our customers, and the fundamental belief that anything is possible. We never settle; we have a passion for discovering better ways to help people enjoy the things they love. We need people like you, people with better solutions.

If you join us, you’ll find the opportunity to do your best work and the freedom to enjoy it. Here, every employee has the opportunity to build their own success and contribute to ours. It’s an atmosphere of trust, collaboration, high expectations, and great reward.

At Bose, we’ve spent more than 50 years finding new ways to bring quality products to people—in their homes, in automobiles, in airplanes, and just about anywhere else that there is a possibility to enjoy music. Now we’re creating new experiences for connecting people to what they love the most. We are imagining new data-driven experiences, designing new services, building software architecture and infrastructure and scaling our solutions to serve millions of users.

 

User Experience

For years, UX professionals at Bose have been designing simple to use and compelling product experiences ranging from headsets to home theater systems. Focusing on details, the team is passionate about making every engagement faster, simpler, and clearer for our customers so they can focus on what really matters - their music. Our work includes mobile applications, desktop applications, screen-based remote controls, on-screen TV UI’s, and both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth ecosystem designs.

The User-Centered Design group is made up of world-class interaction designers creating the next generation of easy to use, elegant, high-performing personal and home entertainment products. We create desirable and practical design solutions through a process of user research, user modeling, concept synthesis, and detail refinement.

Of course, we work closely with engineering, program management, marketing, and user research to ensure a superior user experience. We look for professionals with experience developing designs for integrated systems including hardware, software, and mobile applications—designers who believe that human goals and desires should be the driving force behind technological and design innovation, but who can at the same time work pragmatically within real-world constraints and solve complex interface problems.

Diversity

At Bose, we believe that a more open and connected culture means a better company, a better product, and a bigger impact on experiences that can change people’s lives. A diverse collection of viewpoints and dynamic blend of expertise, experience, and backgrounds are at the core of our success.

We look for and hire the top talent from around the world — passionate engineers, designers, marketers, researchers, and retailers working together to to create products and experiences our customers simply can't get anywhere else.

We’re also beekeepers, DJ’s, beer-brewers, wanderlusters, cyclists, guitarists, drummers, runners, band mates, and the largest collection of left-handed musicians in the world...

Bose Reviews

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    Pros

    This is an organization full of people with great values who really care about what they do and how the products the organization delivers can make a difference in peoples lives. Strong values-based culture. Excellent learning and development opportunities. Far from a perfect organization, yet leadership owns up to opportunities escalated from employees and do their best to fix issues.

    Cons

    Communication is often a challenge and can be a bit muddled. Many different channels and vehicles to get important updates. Senior management seems to be working on this, though.

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Bose Photos

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Bose Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Bose (Framingham, MA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Process took ~3 months. I had a 30 minute phone interview going over my professional experience. Didn't hear back for over a month, but was invited onsite. I prepared and gave a presentation to the team and interviewed for about 4 hours. I was asked a lot of EE fundamental questions: control theory, frequency-response of different circuits, RF stuff, DAC, voltage regulators, DSP, etc. Brush up on your EE fundamentals and you will be good to go. I received a verbal offer the day after my interview. Very happy as this I got my dream job!

    Interview Questions

    • What's the difference between an IIR and FIR filter?   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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