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Robert Bosch Tool Corporation Reviews

Updated September 18, 2018
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  • "e, wenig gelebte Work-life-Balance in der spezifischen Abteilung (in anderen jedoch durchaus gelebt), teilweise nicht wertsch" (in 6 reviews)

  • "There’s more internal debate to get simple things done since no one works as a team" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Core Values"

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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 Tool Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and benefits

    Cons

    More opportunities for flexible schedules would help improve work life balance


  2. "Top heavy organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and fair pay. Talented individuals throughout the organization.

    Cons

    Very poor leadership. The top level execs are very out of touch with the operations of their business, the workload of their employees, and do nothing to improve the culture. “Those who can not do, lead” is the secret motto among employees, because the lowest performers get promoted. Management is often someone who delegates their work and provides the least value, yet is rewarded with promotion.

    Advice to Management

    When you stop centering a culture around the bottom line, the bottom line tends to grow with the improvement of culture. The amount of turn around is costing the business a great deal in the loss of knowledge and morale. You can say you promote work-life balance, but if you do nothing to ensure management upholds that value, then it’s just words. Talented people are leaving due to high stress and declining culture and that’s what’s damaging to the bottom line.

  3. "Get Out While You Can"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    1 work from home day
    On site cafeteria
    Free coffee

    Cons

    Way to many to list. This place is going downhill and fast. The constant reorganization shows how terrible leadership is and how they have no understanding of what consumers want. There’s more internal debate to get simple things done since no one works as a team. Coworkers are the most political and backstabbing I’ve ever worked with. There is no team culture. The workload balance is unreasonable, someone people do absolutely nothing in made up roles while others have to do two jobs. If you know how to suck up and buddy up to the right people you can get a cushy job not having to add any value to a team. There is a lot of dead weight and it starts at the executive level. No real diversity in the ranks if you take out the IT team. Turnover is high in all teams. Bosch will be dead in a few years due to their failure to gain brand awareness and slow to market cordless products.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Everything is about connection not merit"

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

    I worked at Robert Bosch Tool Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of training available
    Advanced Technology to work with
    Structured
    Great place to do internship for new graduates

    Cons

    Corporate Politics
    Nepotism
    No oportinity to grow
    Low pay
    No transparency
    JMP program

    Advice to Management

    I’ve worked there for over 5 years and I realized in this company no matter how qualified you are you won’t get anywhere if you’re not connected to the CFO/CEO and their gang. Merit, intelligence and hardworking plays no role. There are so many under qualified people in management positions that you’ll be shocked how they got their jobs until you find out about those backing them off. If you’re ambitious to grow and go up, if you care about fairness and merits in promotions and compensations, if you think your voice should be heard regardless of your relationship with higher management, and if you are looking for a leader who doesn’t bail on you and your team for their own benefits, do not go work for Robert Bosch Tool Corporation. It is a dark place to work for in many aspects. Germany wants to control everything and they’re not very open to different ideas. Plus, they do not have very good understanding of US market when they make developement and operational decisions.
    Get rid of JMP/PDT program they are mostly so much full of themselves when the know nothing about nothing they come and take all of the best positions although they’re mostly useless


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Bosch"

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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 Tool Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Lateral Movement, People, Work-Life Balance, Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Lacking in upward mobility, not paid market value


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not good-not bad"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Lincolnton, NC
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Lincolnton, NC
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay is good. Hours are good.

    Cons

    Some of the machines should be higher paid. Thier difficulty is is unrecognized by management. They probably have never touched the machine and yet they determine what the pay grade should be. The point system is whack! If you need to be out for anything ever (with the exception of a death in the family) you get at least 1 point. Even with a doctors excuse! I wrecked my car about 6 months ago and had to take a point because I literally had no way to work. Then if you acquire too many points they won't consider you for any other jobs. They baby the people who have been there 4000 years. I have been there 3 years and was trying to get on first shift to be with my husband (work/life balance is supposed to be a big thing there) They told me I would have to apply for jobs and wait to get something else. Ok, I get that. Well, another lady who has been there 10+ years decided that she didn't like being in the part of the building she was in and started whining to hr about it. Next thing you know, she's moved to the other side of the plant. No need to apply and wait for another position, even though her job had to be posted and filled. It seems a little unfair to me.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate the point system!!!! Stop with the favoritism.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Mount Prospect, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaboration among staff is good. Most groups are cooperative. Many dedicated associates that believe in the potential of the brands. Work life balance was good.

    Cons

    German parent believes that they understand the market better than the Americans and largely drive decision-making. This leaves local management little authority to drive strategy and planning. They are largely relegated to executing orders.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your local team to contribute to strategy and product planning.

  8. Helpful (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.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Abusive Environment, Lies, No Scope to grow"

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

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

    Pros

    You have option to Travel a lot, Learn if in right team, rich cultural History, Brand Value.
    Tuition fees

    Cons

    Sickening policies, blood sucking Manager. You get abused and threatened to be fired for no reason. And i saw few colleagues being fired on a Friday post Lunch. Reason was unknown. you are not allowed to work or add value to the company, rather follow Germany.
    Follow Timesheet for every hour of work ( justify every hour of work ).
    Promises are not kept. No compensation for working on holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Managers. too many Managers to manage employees, you would save some money there. Hire people who get the work done. Done get Managers who have no idea of technology and just get to position because of being German or they were some VP's assistant. Teach the Managers not to abuse the resources here in US which they can't do in Germany.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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