Robert Bosch LLC Interview Questions in Plymouth, MI

Updated Mar 18, 2015
Updated Mar 18, 2015
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plymouth, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plymouth, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Robert Bosch LLC.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication was via phone by an HR person. The interview was with my boss, his colleague, and their boss. Also two senior hardware engineers from another division.

    They asked a bunch of softball questions to see if I lied on my resume: what are good resistor values for a automotive battery voltage divider, draw the basic parts of a 3 terminal voltage regulator, what does this resistor do, what does this diode do, etc. took almost 3 hours. It was fun, though :) they gave me a quick tour, too.

    Second interview they brought me around to show me to everybody they could think of and bragged that they found somebody with a masters degree :)

    First day of work they repeated the rounds and told everybody I was hired.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They offered me much more than I expected so there was no need to negotiate. I Was severely underpaid at my previous job and didn't realize it. Raises came each year, but were always depressing.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plymouth, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plymouth, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Robert Bosch LLC.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process is a little slow, but due diligence must be done by the company so it's understandable. Interview process was actually a joy. It was panel style. The questions were position based and resume based. They also did a great job in thoroughly explaining the position, what I'd be doing, and how I could progress in my career afterwards.

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    Negotiation Details
    Turns out their initial offer was firm and final, but it was good enough for me to start. Bosch's total compensation package is very competitive and fair. I was very pleased with it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Bosch Energy Research Network (BERN) Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plymouth, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plymouth, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Robert Bosch LLC in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I got called in March of 2012 for an interview at the Plymouth, MI office. Went and did the interview and was told straight up that they were impressed with my knowledge but that they had one or two more candidates left to interview and they wanted to go through everybody before reaching a decision. I got a call a week later notifying me that they wanted to extend an offer. Got an offer not too long after.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were highly technical: Do you know the operation of a Boost Converter? Do you know about Switching losses? Do you know how a PID controller operates.

      I had to stand on a whiteboard and explain with diagrams, equations, etc. I knew everything except the switching losses question.
       
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plymouth, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plymouth, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Robert Bosch LLC in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    It was smooth but HR did not negotiate at all....They are very shrewd when it comes to money

    Interview Questions
    • Atomic structure of the tire and how it generates its braking/tractive forces   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Salary was non-negotiable at the time because of falling auto industry
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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