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Robert Bosch Tool Reviews

Updated January 17, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015
62 Reviews
3.4
62 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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    Overall Experience

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Robert Bosch Tool full-time (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
  2.  

    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 (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
  3. 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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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    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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    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.  

    Best years of my life.

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    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager

    I worked at Robert Bosch Tool full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic Field Sales personnel. High quality products. Sometimes very innovative products.

    Cons

    Too top heavy with way too much invested in Headquarters personnel. No money to Market the product in a very competitive landscape. Many times last to market. New items have to be paid for (money calculated in the cost) to refund Germany for R&D. Many times competition allowed to use proprietary innovative product before North America could sell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower Field Sales to drive growth with LPF.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lousy place to work in, CFO lacks ethics, a nightmare to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Robert Bosch Tool

    Pros

    Global company provides stability
    Good brand values
    Multiple divisions provide flexibility and different options that can support career opportunities.
    Financially secure

    Cons

    Nepotism, favoritism and complete lack of leadership
    CFO has ethics issues
    Weak HR department
    Growth based on who you know versus what you are capable of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very toxic environment, it is about time the ethics issues of the CFO need to be addressed. Don't shoot the messenger, instead take heed and act.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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