Robert Bosch Tool

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Robert Bosch Tool Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
56 Reviews
2.8
56 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Good place to work

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    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for 2 years and run!

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great quality products. Diverse employees with different backgrounds. Creative people--who's ideas get squashed.

    Cons

    Slow to react to market changes. Management chases ideas down a dead end street. There is absolutely no room for growth unless you are the lucky 1%, and Trust me you are not-- they are already selected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and promote the right people instead of settling. Don't be afraid to let go or fire someone if they aren't doing there job---you are only hurting yourself and the company letting them linger around collecting a check. There is dozens of these people today! Start listening to the sales team for ideas on how to grow---instead of telling them what you think works. You have no clue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    End of many careers due to shifting work globally

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Many co-workers were great and smart people

    Cons

    Totally profit driven, no real concern for employees if you are not from Germany.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not worth discussing, they don't care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to start a career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  South Florida, FL
    Former Employee - Product Manager in South Florida, FL

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

    Pros

    Large and diversified company with a passion for delivering great service and products. Management is easy to work with and provides all necessary tools and training to be effective.

    Cons

    Advancement is slow. Opportunity for growth within the company is limited. Management fails to motivate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Marketing is very weak. Develop a new marketing strategy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall Experience

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    Diversity, career development & training. Company is not afraid to invest. Truly international conglomerate.

    Cons

    Top heavy management. Unclear direction on how to achieve corporate goals. Stuck between being a Foundation that focuses on employees & environment and trying to be competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the hard choices.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Indecisive of what direction Company wants to grow.

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    Current Employee - Engineering  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Engineering in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good. Family is important.
    Emphasis on developing new ideas. State of the art equipment; CAD, Software, electronic equipment. Modern building.

    Cons

    A center more for developing future careers than Power Tools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Part of developing a strong brand in the US is you need to develop a strong work identity in the US.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Slow and steady

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    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 for 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
  9.  

    Robert Bosch Tool Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Heber Springs, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Heber Springs, AR

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

    Pros

    Good management, great to employees, forward thinking. Train employees in important manufacturing techniques.

    Cons

    Too quick to go overseas without considering all the factors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire me back

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay away

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Robert Bosch Tool full-time

    Pros

    Wide range of work experience.

    Cons

    Little opportunity unless you are from Europe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop rewarding incompetence

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager

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    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 for 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

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