Location: Wedemark, Germany

Founded: 1945


When originally formed as Laboratorium Wennebostel by Dr. Fritz Sennheiser, his staff of seven scientists began by making millivolt meters for Siemens. Later the Siemens company would ask Sennheiser to start producing microphones, and in 1947 the small shop housed in an abandoned lab at Hannover Technical University debuted the MD 2 dynamic mic.

Notable Products

  • Consumer and professional headphones
  • Professional wired and wireless microphone systems
  • Conference systems
  • Assistive listening systems


What to Expect

Sennheiser operates the wholly owned subsidiary of Sennheiser Electronic Corporation, based in Old Lyme, Conn. Despite the fact that the audio technology company is a global presence with more than 2,000 employees in 90 countries, the privately held enterprise maintains a family-run sensibility that sees employee satisfaction as an important indicator of success. The managerial structure is relatively flat, and the company upholds the philosophy that a person’s ideas are more important than his or her title.

Positions within the global company include entry-level positions in sales and operations, as well as mid-level and senior roles in product engineering, marketing, finance, and sound technology design. As one of the world’s leading manufactures of pro audio gear for artists like Beyoncé, Perry Farrell, and 311, Sennheiser seeks talent with a sincere passion for music and recording or live event production experience. Field technicians should not only be experts in the equipment, but also understand how the front of house or monitor engineer uses the gear. Entry-level jobs require at least a high school diploma, but HR prefers some college. A bachelor’s degree and at least two years of experience in your desired field is necessary for mid-level and specialized technical roles. You’ll have to land an interview to find out about the company’s full range of benefits, but perks do include profit sharing, significant discounts on Sennheiser products, invitations to company-sponsored entertainment industry events, and free tickets to concerts when available. 


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