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Specialized Bicycle Components Overview

Morgan Hill, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1974
Company - Private
Consumer Products Manufacturing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Headquartered in Morgan Hill, CA, the passionate and creative teammates at Specialized have designed and manufactured the world's most innovative bikes and gear since 1974.

Founded on the principle of performance and fueled by innovation ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is simple—to be the brand of choice for discerning riders. And as we accomplish this, our promise to the world is to innovate and inspire to improve riders’ lives. We believe bikes have the power to change lives. And that truth is what drives us ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Meet Justin! Justin has been with Specialized since 2014 and is a Quality Engineer on our road team, working to bring you our Venge and Shiv bikes. Justin was recently promoted into the role of Quality Manager in Southeast Asia and will be moving to Vietnam. Go Justin!

    Aside from traveling to Asia 6 times a year for work, he loves to seek new international destinations to adventure in. While traveling, Justin loves to explore unique international cuisines - what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right? So far Justin has gone to 6 out of 7 continents. Well, 7 out of 8 if Zealandia ever makes it on the list...Justin and his wife love to travel so much that they even created their own blog.

    Want to work with rad people like Justin? Come join our team!

  • Meet Taylor - Taylor is the Managing Director for China market. Taylor is originally from the US, but now works out of the Shanghai office. Taylor recently competed in Alibi, France at the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships for the first time. The level of competition was very high, with riders all trying to get the world champion's rainbow jersey! Taylor was successful in Albi with a top 20 finish in the ITT. Go Taylor!

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Specialized Bicycle Components – Why Work For Us?


Our Team

1,500 Teammates | 130 Languages | 100 Countries | 1 Team | 43 Years

Since it's inception in 1974, Specialized has been headquartered in Morgan Hill, CA...and we've been growing ever since! To make the worlds best bicycles, it takes a team of talented more than 1,500 teammates across 25 locations around the world.


Working Here

Life at the Office

Our culture is defined by a fun and vibrant environment. Specialized is dog friendly, boasts an in-house Service Course for repairs and instructive, friendly wrenching, and provides a game room for those ‘time-out’ restorative breaks. Our connections with one another make us truly one Specialized family.


Benefits

Specialized offers a variety of affordable and competitive medical, dental and vision plans, in addition to a wealth of other rewards. We offer many programs including: employer-matched 401k, tuition reimbursement and donation matching...not to mention a rad teammate discount program!

We're an open book, so feel free to head over to the Specialized Benefits Hub to learn about all of our offerings.


Wellness

Health comes first at Specialized. It's at the heart of what we do, and we've got the programs to make sure every teammate has the opportunity to be well. 

We love to break away at lunch to mentally reset and get some endorphines going. Whether it's joining the famous lunch ride or just spinning down the street to grab a burrito, it's your ride, your rules. The Coyote Valley Preserve is also just a quick drive down the road if you're in the mood to hit the dirt! 

If you're not feeling up for a ride, there's plenty more for you to do. From an on-site gym to instructor-led yoga and pilates classes, we've got you covered. Once you're through, we've got locker rooms complete with showers and amenities for freshening up.

After you get your sweat on, enjoy and subsidized lunch in our health-conscious cafeteria - lovinginly known as the Feedzone. We also serve as a CSA (community supported agriculture) Drop-Off point, so you can keep the wellness going at home.

 
 
Doing Good

The causes you believe in are important to us. From reducing your carbon footprint and volunteering for a charity of your choice, to matching charitable contributions, we’ll help you stay inspired and make an impact for the causes you care about.

Founded on performance and fueled by innovation, our focus on the rider and their needs is our constant. From seasoned pros and weekend warriors, to kids and commuters—if you ride, we’re for you.

We believe bikes have the power to change lives. This simple truth drives us to be—and do—better. The passion we have for sharing our love of bikes with the world can be seen in those who choose to work here.


Our Vision:  Innovate and inspire to improve riders’ lives

Our Mission:  Earn the position as the rider’s brand of choice.

Our Cause: See how we’re endeavoring to improve the lives of kids with ADHD through cycling, with the Specialized Foundation.



Retül

Since 2012 Specialized has partnered with Retül, located in Boulder, CO. Together, we've been able to take Retül technology to new heights, and along the way, we've also elevated the precision of Specialized's Body Geometry products. Now, we can take what we've learned from working with the world's most demanding riders and apply this knowledge directly riders of all experience levels and motivations. 

If there’s one thing that unites the people who work here, it’s this: we believe that bicycles change lives.

We’re always looking for passionate people—in all disciplines, from engineers and designers to sales and administration roles—who share in this belief and are looking to play an active role in inspiring and getting more people on bikes.

In 1974 we set out to make great bikes, and we recognize that in order to make those bikes we need to also make Specialized a phenomenal place to work for all of our teammates. Our culture is one that fosters greatness, rewards fearlessness and encourages working with wild creativity, whatever your role here may be. We're chock full of ultra-talented people who are empowered to elevate the world around us by putting their work in the hands of millions of people around the globe. We relish solving the unsolvable and we don't let anything get in our way.


Are you ready to make a difference and move your career forward?



Doing the Right Thing

  • Fair treatment, fair pay and respect for the local environment in the communities that build our products
  • Designing for the smallest footprint in the highest performance products
  • Identifying opportunities to minimize waste by maximizing material efficiencies and finding the best outcome for the materials we can’t use
  • Responsible and efficient water use
  • Sourcing the best materials for each application and banning the use of materials known to be harmful
  • Ongoing collaboration with other brands and suppliers towards more sustainable practices for people and products

Initiating change across suppliers, materials, and design takes time & teamwork. At Specialized we are fiercely committed to constantly improving while also sharing our learnings with other brands. When we’re all working towards a better world, be it manufacturers, parts suppliers or riders, we all win. Through the creation of the Higg Index, the Outdoor Industry Association and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition are working to create standards for sustainable practices across the entire product lifecycle from raw material to end of life.

We are equally as dedicated to applying the principles of collaboration both at home and to the communities where are products are produced. As founding members of the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry Bicycle Labor Pilot, we are collaborating with a coalition of leading brands and suppliers to create shared standards, tools and a shared supplier database via the Fair Factories Clearing House. We are also working with the Bicycle Products Supplier Association to help make recommendations to the industry on best practices in sustainability and fair labor practices.

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    Passionate employees about being active, not only bicycles. The dedication is magnetic.

    Cons

    Quick turnover, and communication was poor

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Specialized Bicycle Components Photos

Specialized Bicycle Components photo of: Specialized Headquarters
Specialized Bicycle Components photo of: Here's Rita spending some time teaching the Little Bellas how to work on their bikes during an on-site event.
Specialized Bicycle Components photo of: Ask anyone, it's the people that make this place so special!
Specialized Bicycle Components photo of: We're proud to change lives through cycling every day.
Specialized Bicycle Components photo of: We're not afraid to get silly here at Specialized!
Specialized Bicycle Components photo of: The lunch ride never disappoints - it's your ride, your rules!
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Specialized Bicycle Components Interviews

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    In-depth. All encompassing. Over the phone mostly. Conversational. Requires in-depth knowledge about the bike-industry. Requires some sort of internal connection. People are welcoming and friendly. Forty five minutes to an hour of conversation.

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