Cochlear culture

Making a difference in the lives of others is one of the reasons our employees enjoy working at Cochlear.

What is working at Cochlear like?

Our customers trust us to deliver, and it takes continued technical and scientific innovation, along with the best service and support, to meet that responsibility.

Working at Cochlear means striving to deliver the best possible hearing outcomes and helping to transform people's lives. It's what makes our work so interesting, challenging and rewarding. We need people with passion to drive that approach.

"Cochlear's values really line up with my values. I'm also super-passionate about music and to know that the work that I do day to day will actually give somebody the gift of hearing is a beautiful thing."

– Ivana Popovac, Systems Engineering Manager

Whether your passion is designing and developing pioneering technologies; working in agile teams to manufacture quality products; providing high-quality customer support; or working in any of our other business areas, you can make a significant and valued contribution.

Are we right for you?

Thanks to our employees, Cochlear is a world-renowned, multi-award-winning global company. You will be collaborating with talented, friendly and supportive colleagues who share Cochlear’s dedication to making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

It’s been a passion of mine for 36 years … to help people understand what a cochlear implant is and how it can really help you hear. To see the evolution of the hearing technology is just astounding, it really is.

Sue, Cochlear™ Nucleus® System recipient

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do, which leads to growth, change and opportunity in every part of the business. We run award-winning learning programs designed to help you settle in, enable you to develop and encourage you to excel.

About Cochlear

Engaged employees around the world

91% of employees are proud of working at Cochlear and 92% understand how their role contributes to customer satisfaction.

Fast growing

Our workforce has expanded. Since 2004 we have grown from 500 to more than 4000 employees. In addition, we are supported by 1500 consultants/contractors across offices in more than 20 countries.


Cochlear has a significant international footprint, selling in over 180 countries.

Acknowledged innovator

We hold more than 100 registered patent families and have won multiple industry awards. Cochlear products continue to set new benchmarks in hearing performance with the most reliable cochlear implants on the market.2


Our history of commercial innovation stretches back to 1982 with the first multichannel implants. In 2017, we launched the first and only Made for iPhone cochlear implant sound processor.3,4


Cochlear participates in research programs involving more than 100 centres and partners worldwide.


Cochlear has invested more than AUD$2 billion to date in research and development.

What does Cochlear look for in employees?

At Cochlear, we are proud of our high-performance culture. We encourage every employee to take ownership of their career development from an early stage, developing the skills they need to grow, progress and achieve the best outcomes for themselves and for our customers.

Our four HEAR behaviours are integral to this. Aligned to our mission, vision and strategic goals, they provide clear expectations about the approach and behaviours required to succeed in your role. In turn, this helps us achieve our business goals and objectives.


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  1. 2021 Cochlear Global Employee Engagement Survey
  2. Apple Inc. 'Compatible hearing devices' [Internet]. Apple support. 2017 [cited 15 February 2019]. Available from:
  3. PR Newswire "Cochlear introduces the world's first Made for iPhone cochlear implant sound processor" [cited 12 October 2018]. Available from: