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Updated February 12, 2019
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Bosch President Robert Bosch LLC Mike Mansuetti
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Pros
  • "Work life balance, good to learn from system level" (in 44 reviews)

  • "Friendly work environment, really great company to have on your resume" (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/life balance could be better" (in 13 reviews)

  • "very limited decision-making on site: everything has to be approved in Germany by multiple stakeholders" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Flexible working conditions with forward thinking colleagues!"

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    Current Employee - Digital Business Consultant in Mount Prospect, IL
    Current Employee - Digital Business Consultant in Mount Prospect, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bosch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work hard play hard mentality, great benefits – 401k, large stipends for pursuing higher education, variety of backgrounds and cultures, flexibility to work from home or off site, management actively tries to improve, several opportunities to work abroad or move positions within the organization

    Cons

    Sometimes there is red tape because of the size of the company, German laws


  2. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Internship in Albion, MI
    Former Employee - Internship in Albion, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bosch (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Better wage than Bosch China

    Cons

    Don't have much challenge work

  3. Helpful (1)

    "DONT WASTE YOUR TIME!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Tech Support in Londonderry, NH
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Londonderry, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bosch full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits but working here is not worth this Headache

    Cons

    Management! and even there manager is all in it together. You have one manager who has her favorites and once you on her bad side she will make life hell for you. The other manager has a mirror on his desk so he can see who is behind him. Who does that. I have never ever worked for a company who would allow that specially when you have people walking through the building for tours.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your workers. the ones who are on the frontlines. leave your manager out of it because people would be to afraid to be retaliated on and your management in tech support will do it I have seen it many many times!


  4. "Overall, pretty good company."

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    Current Employee - LG7 Operator in North Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - LG7 Operator in North Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bosch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is competitive, climate controlled plant, not too physically demanding, a lot of automation

    Cons

    A lot of policies that are always changing and hard to keep up with, escalation process could be improved

    Advice to Management

    Take more suggestions from floor associates


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Best Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI

    I have been working at Bosch full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Awesome Place to learn the technology. Good work environment.

    Cons

    Less Pay but its not a big disadvantage.


  6. "Diverse Products Ethical Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bosch full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Philanthropy/giving back to the community is a core value.

    Cons

    Overly complex processes hamper execution.


  7. "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Assembly Operator in Florence, KY
    Current Employee - Assembly Operator in Florence, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bosch full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay, close to home.

    Cons

    I have been employed there for over 6 years. Management says they care but they don’t.
    High turnover, not enough people to run a line. Hence, loads of mandatory overtime, all the time.
    Benefits have been cut to hourly employees, I can see more cuts coming.

    Advice to Management

    Actually care, it cost nothing to smile, talk to your employees.
    The hourly employees are the backbone of the company.
    They are so impressed by the way the Japanese do things. They don’t understand that studying their way of management is a big part of that.

  8. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bosch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wealth of knowledge among colleagues. Employees are treated very well and with respect.

    Cons

    Always treated as secondary to Germany, especially in development.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, lesser pay"

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    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Plymouth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bosch full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible work environment, room to grow, many divisions/functions to move to if needed

    Cons

    Lesser pay - I currently make 10k below the national average for my position and experience


  10. "Engineering Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owatonna, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owatonna, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bosch full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great variety of work, excellent benefits

    Cons

    A lot of processes and policy to be followed that are not efficient, or value added.