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Found 118 reviews

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Bosch Security CEO Volkmar Denner
Volkmar Denner
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good environment, daily contact with employees from Asia to America, nice building and easy access with the S-bahn(in 6 reviews)

  • "(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "career growth opportunities low(in 3 reviews)

  • "Having a German corporate structure can be over formal(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Moving in the right direction!"

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    Current Employee - Satisfied Employee in Fairport, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bosch Security full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people. Privately held company, owned by a charitable foundation. Recent management transitions have started moving things in the right direction culturally.

    Cons

    There are times when excessive processes and control from leadership in Germany inhibits more than helps.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing! Communicate, engage and support.

    Bosch Security2018-06-02
  2. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bosch Security full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great teams, dedicated associates. Good technology

    Cons

    Poor HR team and lack of senior leadership Reorg taking place with very little direction

    Bosch Security2018-03-07
  3. "Assembler II"

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    Current Employee - Assembler II in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bosch Security full-time for more than 19 years

    Pros

    Health insurance is o k

    Cons

    Absolutely NO opportunity for any kind of growth or advancement in this company!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Pay better!!!!! Give better raises!!!

    Bosch Security2018-02-12
  4. "Good for Lifers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bosch Security for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Egalitarian, professional, low pressure, variety of opportunities

    Cons

    Low compensation for a private company; inability to advance far in a specific field other than Automotive or appliances

    Bosch Security2018-01-07
  5. "Intern at Bosch Security Systems"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer Intern in Fairport, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bosch Security for more than a year

    Pros

    Highly technical work Hands on experience Exposure to high-level management

    Cons

    Too many meetings Lots of red tape preventing new ideas

    Bosch Security2017-11-08
  6. "Inventory supervisor/ Master scheduler"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bosch Security full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Promote within. Good processes and procedures

    Cons

    No cons. Great company to work for

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Bosch Security2017-10-02
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Avoid if you have goals of advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairport, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bosch Security full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work/life balance for most employees Generally supportive of training initiatives

    Cons

    At the Fairport office, there is little opportunity for advancement, especially in certain business units. Human Resources and management put up roadblocks for advancement, saying things like people don't have experience in some application, or that other non-skill/non-business related things demonstrate lack of leadership skills. Bosch will pay for a long-term employee to obtain certifications or advanced degrees, but...

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    Advice to Management

    Bring in the great things from the German office culture of leadership to Fairport; specifically respect for others, encouragement, and opportunity. When your associates tell you in every associate survey that people are not happy, have no influence/decision-making capacity, and that the environment is toxic, don't ask the same executives and "leaders" who cause the problem to fix the problem -- step in and actually listen....

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    Bosch Security2017-09-17
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Extremely Poor Working Culture, Weak Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bosch Security full-time

    Pros

    Nothing actually other than having a paid job

    Cons

    - Poor workplace communication, Poor working culture - No diversity thus no clue how to deal with diverse workforce - Weak leadership and leaders in North America has no decision authority - Everything controlled from Germany so extremely weak sense of responsibility - No local North America based product and technology decision making other than sales and marketing - No HR leadership and extremely non-innovative...

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    Advice to Management

    - Stop sending management positions from Germany, North America has enough leadership talent, hire local for all the leadership roles - Improve HR practices, make HR innovative, and make workplace a great place to work - Understand what diversity means and how to deal with diverse workforce - Incorporate Bosch values - Make workplace a healthy and mentally stimulating place to work and not a frustrating place to work

    Bosch Security2017-09-11
  9. "project manager"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Bosch Security full-time

      Pros

      great working environment over all

      Cons

      Having a German corporate structure can be over formal

      Bosch Security2017-08-01
    • Helpful (2)

      "Good changes happening @ Bosch Security!"

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      Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Fairport, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Bosch Security full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      - Innovation on the up-tick - Enjoyable associates to work with - Excellent boss to work for!!

      Cons

      - People that have been around for a long time show less initiative and desire to change - Some cultural paradigms are changing, sometimes too slowly

      Advice to Management

      Think about your purpose and establish a healthy long-term vision that the employees can rally around.

      Bosch Security2017-06-16
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