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Robert Bosch Tool Reviews in Mount Prospect, IL

Updated February 10, 2015
Updated February 10, 2015
22 Reviews
3.6
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Pros
  • Bosch power tools is a great place to get experience in working for a large multi national company (in 6 reviews)

  • Good products, good benefits, decent salary (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is more concerned with making their individual bonus than growing the company and it's people (in 3 reviews)

  • Do not understand the market, way too much internal approval to do your job (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL

    I worked at Robert Bosch Tool full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Business Unit organization encourages entrepreneurial mindset, the right level of autonomy & influence, and provides various leadership opportunities. Bosch has become significantly more flexible regarding work/life balance over the last few years (additional vacation, telecommuting, "summer hours"). Promotes diversity.

    Cons

    Complex worldwide organization and corporate policies make some tasks/projects more challenging to execute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce turnover at mid & higher levels.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    NA

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Mount Prospect, IL
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Mount Prospect, IL

    I have been working at Robert Bosch Tool part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent Pay , good work environment

    Cons

    Could add more benefit for intern

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    System support

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL

    I worked at Robert Bosch Tool full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Can not think of one

    Cons

    Not sure there are any, politics so thick you can cut it with a knife. My first day I was advised not to trust my manager.
    They will tell you what you want to hear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to think beyond 1960 with the way you treat people and its still a boys club and the women are just as bad.
    If you good at politics then this is your place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL

    I worked at Robert Bosch Tool full-time

    Pros

    The company is dedicated to quality and will invest in the right resources to achieve high quality products. The company offers good training opportunities. Good chance to work globally.

    Cons

    Opportunity for promotion is limited. The company is strictly process driven, which sometimes makes it challenging to adapt to unique conditions in other parts of the world.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slow and steady

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Mount Prospect, IL
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Mount Prospect, IL

    I have been working at Robert Bosch Tool full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good products. Great people. Opportunities to work and travel in many other countries. Working hours are reasonable. Benefits are not too bad.

    Cons

    Enormous Bureaucracy, yielding an organization that can never be described as agile. Company prides itself on innovation and social responsibility, yet neither is evident. Culture is such that process is more important that the bottom line. If you are not German, you will eventually be made to feel like a second class employee. Company prides itself on diversity, yet staffs most executives in all global offices with German nationals, making it very difficult to reach that level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Mount Prospect, IL
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Mount Prospect, IL

    I have been working at Robert Bosch Tool full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting products to work on. Lots if international influence. Opportunities to travel. Some of the best managers I've had are here.

    Cons

    Weak HR group. Lack of any real training. Little to no pay increases

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent company for women

    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Mount Prospect, IL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Mount Prospect, IL

    I have been working at Robert Bosch Tool full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Senior management is supportive of employees. The CFO is a great mentor, helpful to my career and a good example for launching a career

    Cons

    Long hours, not enough people for some of the projects

    Recommends
  9.  

    Good place to start a career and work for a global company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Mount Prospect, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Mount Prospect, IL

    I have been working at Robert Bosch Tool full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You get exposed to great learning very early, small teams so you work on various processes. My team is nice, fun and help each other. My management is understanding, flexible and responsive

    Cons

    Small team so we always have lot of work. Sometimes all the business units are not on the same page and it take long to come to agreement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All Business Unit presidents have to work with the sales organization to drive sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Mount Prospect, IL
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Mount Prospect, IL

    I have been working at Robert Bosch Tool full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Job responsibility and opportunities

    Cons

    No compensation for high performers, bad work culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to appreciate your employees a little more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    A Literal Hell - If You've Ever Wondered What An Eternity In Hell Feels Like Just Work Here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Mount Prospect, IL

    I worked at Robert Bosch Tool full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - A stable income
    - Established parent company
    - Company Has Strong Brand Recognition Throughout Europe

    Cons

    - Dysfunctional Abusive Work Environment
    - Nepotism Runs Wild
    - Below Market Salary
    - Poor Dishonest Management Team
    - HR/ Management Turns Blind Eye to Bullying/ Abuse/ Unethical Operations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take Employee Feedback To Heart

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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