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Robert Bosch Reviews

Updated March 19, 2019
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  1. "Process Engineering Co-Op Review"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineering Co-Op in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Process Engineering Co-Op in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very informative and amazing experience

    Cons

    Can be a little repetitive


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The Umbrella"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International business at its best. Great culture and tremendous opportunity to gain experience.

    Cons

    Major corporate environment not connected to the needs of the people. Policy dictates the people at not the people driving the policy.

  3. "Bureaucracy sometimes frustrating, but an excellent company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Committed to their employees, stable, honest, trustworthy, and you can feel good about what you're selling and who you're selling it for.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy of this company can be a headache, and it isn't very agile.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Working Environment"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well defined job role and organization structure

    Cons

    Can get stagnant if not smart at discovering ways to grow


  5. "Not bad company to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    work life balance, flexibility, good management

    Cons

    pay and benifit is just ok


  6. "So so"

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy fun laid back some what

    Cons

    Low pay barely hires anyone on


  7. "great! professional, corporate and friendly atmosphere!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Bosch part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved working there. Almost everyone is very professional and friendly. Bosch has a really nice culture and managers spend time with you face to face. Everyone was very easy to communicate.

    Cons

    Maybe they should be more open for new ideas to get things done faster! But not a big deal.

  8. "Amazing company, amazing leadership, slow moving"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mount Prospect, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Prior to working at Bosch, I had no idea how large the company was, or how far their reach goes into what seems like every market. Thanks to Bosch's large reach, I had the benefit of working on a wide variety of projects.

    The workforce is very diverse, too! It seemed like they sponsor a lot of visas and take in a lot of international interns. It was great to meet so many people from different backgrounds, which is something you rarely find in the suburbs.

    While working there, I had the pleasure of being paid to travel internationally for various reasons. I don't know of many jobs where software engineers are treated like anything besides code-monkeys.

    The work from home policy is very lax. The office on a Friday is more akin to a ghost-town than it is a corporate office.

    Because you have to take calls and travel internationally from time to time, Bosch gives you a company phone with unlimited data (with hotspot) and has international coverage. All your communications go through your company phone (not your personal), so work/life balance can easily be achieved by not looking at the company phone.

    All in all, Bosch is a great company. It seems like they definitely care about their associates.

    Cons

    The company, seemingly due to its wide breadth of products and locations, can feel like it is very slow moving. Perhaps it's a "German efficiency" thing, but it seemed like there were dozens of hoops (or as they call them, "Quality Gates") to go through for requests that felt like they should have been pretty straightforward and approved without difficulty.

    Although I love being treated like more than just a coder, sometimes the amount of meetings can really bog you down. Some days I would spend half the day on Skype calls with people from other countries/locations. While I certainly don't mind taking a break from coding, it can really be hard to get motivated enough to get back into programming when another meeting is looming ahead of you in the next hour.

    Due to the fact that Bosch is a global company, sometimes you'd have to take calls at 10 at night, or 7 in the morning.

    Although the pay was pretty competitive (especially for entry-level programming jobs), getting paid only once a month was kind of annoying. Although it really shouldn't matter, those that aren't the best at budgeting should really take that into consideration before applying.

    I don't know if it's still like this, but Macs don't really play nicely with their infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    I absolutely loved the managers and directors at Bosch. Despite having so many people as their subordinates, they really tried to make a personal connection with everyone. I was blown away to know that some of them knew not only my name, but had known the specific projects I had created and worked on.

    Aditi, Carlos, and Davie were my higher-ups and I couldn't possibly think of a better or more personable group of leaders.


  9. "Excellent Organisation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Bosch full-time

    Pros

    Driven by Values. Good work culture

    Cons

    I don’t see any negative about this organisation

    Advice to Management

    Going in the right direction. Keep going


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Laid off unexpectedly"

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    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not a great experienced; was let go with no warning for reasons outside my control after I had relocated for the position.

    Cons

    Bad management; no warning or training before termination