Bosch Sicherheitssysteme Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2020

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Bosch Sicherheitssysteme CEO Volkmar Denner
Volkmar Denner
36 Ratings
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  • "The conditions I was exposed to was nothing short of the German concentration camps(in 8 reviews)

  • "No local North America based product and technology decision making other than sales and marketing(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great people"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly 

    I have been working at Bosch Sicherheitssysteme full-time

    Pros

    Good experience, good people all around

    Cons

    Not the highest pay, necessarily

  2. "Negative Hotspot"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Burnsville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    EV promotes engineers and has a stable and healthy environment. Good place to join if you are 50+ and just want to draw a paycheck. Stable environment.

    Cons

    Unless you are working for the EV guys (electrovoice), this place is pretty negative and discouraging. The negativity of the management, the sheer number of middle managers, the lack of market level compensation and lack of work-life balance makes this a very undesirable place to work. For young engineers mentoring is almost non existent and blame game is in full flow. CYA and red tapes all over the place. There is very little from a career track standpoint.

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  3. "Is ok but limited opportunities to grow"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech Support Agent 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bosch Sicherheitssysteme full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is a good place, good environment

    Cons

    since it is a very small dept the growing opportunities are very limited

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Toxicity Levels"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Ready Trainer in Burnsville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bosch Sicherheitssysteme full-time

    Pros

    The people were awesome. I worked for a small division within Bosch Security Systems.

    Cons

    Very racist management. The board of directors are as white as the eye can see. The conditions I was exposed to was nothing short of the German concentration camps.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "The old boys club"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security & benefits would be the only pros for working at a Bosch business unit

    Cons

    Incredibly dull workplace. Feels like a place where careers go to fizzle off/die. A huge disappointment is that Bosch rarely looks within their own walls for management roles, they would rather bring in most management from their home base in Germany or other outside sources. Although it is interesting to work with many foreigners on a day-to-day basis, Bosch's close minded technique with filling open roles from outside candidates makes it nearly impossible to advance in any way. And if you are female, your odds of advancing are exponentially reduced as the Bosch atmosphere is sometimes referred to as the "old boys club" and they definitely hold true to this. A very high majority of management are male. And the females I saw in management usually were not respected or listened to in the same way as their male counterparts. Pay is very low with no yearly bonus'. Before leaving I had looked around at other companies and found I was being compensated around 10-15% below industry average for my position. Management has almost no control over employee pay raises. Every penny spent needs to be approved by certain levels of controlling management. These levels of red tape frequently interfere with other aspects of everyday business as well.

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    "Moving in the right direction!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Satisfied Employee in Fairport, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bosch Sicherheitssysteme 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.

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  7. "Sales"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bosch Sicherheitssysteme 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

  8. "Assembler II"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembler II in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health insurance is o k

    Cons

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

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  9. "Good for Lifers"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bosch Sicherheitssysteme 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

  10. "Intern at Bosch Security Systems"

    4.0
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    Electrical Engineer Intern in Fairport, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bosch Sicherheitssysteme 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

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