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Robert Bosch Tool Corporation Mount Prospect Reviews

Updated December 5, 2017
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Mount Prospect, IL

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  • Management blames their sales force vs upper management admitting they were wrong (in 4 reviews)

  • It is not a very exciting work environment and there are not a lot of company perks (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Change is constant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonus program for all. Work from home days. Activities at work. CEO pushes for work life balance.

    Cons

    Products are stale. Too many lifers who don’t know to take chances. Company keeps doing the same things, but expect different results. Salaries are low. Management gets huge bonuses but hardly do anything. Promotions are a joke since they don’t come with pay increases. Very low morale on a departmental level. No company picnics or holiday parties. Promises are never kept. Too much internal politics. Sucking up to the right person gets you up the ladder. Lack of diversity in upper ranks. Too much red tape/approvals to get anything done quickly. Very CYA environment. Boys club... all about who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the SL1s who add no value. Promote people who deserve it and PAY them instead of making them wait a year!!!! Completely unethical. Get with the times, flexible hours, more wfh days (including Monday and Fridays). You pride yourself on being a non-profit, but take care of your workers first!


  2. "Needs work but has potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to move around different roles
    Tuition Reimbursement
    Great Benefits

    Cons

    Limited growth options
    Leadership is not diverse
    Very silo focused, non-collaborative
    Lack of team development

    Advice to Management

    Focus on true talent not just the ones constantly talking about themselves. Include diversity in leadership. Improve the work environment to be more positive and collaborative.

  3. "Business Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Bosch Tool Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, excited company to work for.

    Cons

    Communication from executives could be more open, but overall management give flexibility to associates.


  4. "Purchasing"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in Mount Prospect, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexible schedule, superior company.

    Cons

    Nothing worth mentioning as cons.


  5. "Very Disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Finance in Mount Prospect, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Privately held global company with nice fully embodied benefits including actively giving back to community.

    Cons

    People treated like objects. Scapegoating fear based culture. Does not walk the talk in regards to doing the right thing, active listening. Conformity, not diversity nor humanity, rules.

    Advice to Management

    Speak with, not at, your employees.


  6. "Robert Bosch Tool Corporation"

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    Former Intern - Channel Marketing Intern in Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Intern - Channel Marketing Intern in Mount Prospect, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Bosch Tool Corporation as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Robert Bosch Tool Corporation is a great company to work for. One aspect of the company that I admired was the associates and the diversity within the company. Also, the ability to grow and develop as an associate.

    Cons

    I truly cannot say anything negative about this company.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Marketing manager"

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    Former Employee - Channel Marketing Manager in Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Channel Marketing Manager in Mount Prospect, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company for those trying to get jobs from us to europe

    Cons

    Bosch power tools is only interested in retaining employees in milinneum age. Management actually had meetings to ask how they can retain them. Major discrimination against older employees. No one was in attendance that was older and they thought it didn't get out. Have teams to get rid of people. Pay bonuses 4 months after year end. Numbers are not shared. Percentages change. They find someone to blame. Got rid of older sales force. See a pattern?

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your North American employees. Stop trying to only reward the people who give you some kind of excuse and don't do their job just because they are milinneums. Stop blaming the older workforce.

  8. "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Robert Bosch Tool Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Products and Great people to work with.

    Cons

    No Cons, just not enough time to master my new role.


  9. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Bosch Tool Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work colleagues are intelligent, driven, and work well in teams. Everyone works for common goals and this is a credit to the senior leadership team. Working there is like getting an advanced degree in your subject matter and in management/leadership. Great opportunity to work with a large international company and with colleagues from all over the world.

    Cons

    Like all large global companies with an international headquarter, NA does not lead all initiatives but there are still many opportunities to contribute on a global basis.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on implementing great changes to advance the local culture.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Could have been a great job..."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mount Prospect, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My team was great.
    Opportunity to use my German language skills.
    Company has a very rich history.
    This would have been a dream job if I had a different manager.

    Cons

    Lots of processes that aren't necessary and managers will not help you get people to respond to you!
    Very political environment. Your manager is not looking out for your interests.
    My manager was rather abusive to my team and me. I was yelled at because I was crying during my lunch - my father had passed away. I don't show emotion like that at work very often but come on! My father died!! (My manager was not German btw.)

    Advice to Management

    I was raised by Germans. The problem is not German culture. I think Mt Prospect needs to be MORE German. The culture at Mt Prospect is very abusive and the abuse is permitted.


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