Robert Bosch Tool Corporation Reviews

Updated Jun 23, 2020

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Robert Bosch Tool Corporation President and CEO Roger Amrol
Roger Amrol
21 Ratings
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  • "very bureaucratic German style structure(in 8 reviews)

  • "Unless you know someone in upper management or you’ve to be a YES Sir/Mam guy(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Bosch Tool Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Career advancement comes if you know what you want. The people here are great and the team spirit/culture makes coming to work a joy.

    Cons

    For me none. There are no handouts here. It's not enough to work hard- you need to work hard in front of the right people and make sure you get noticed for the right reasons, then success comes easy.

  2. "Good company to work for"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Belt Joining Specialist in Lincolnton, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Bosch Tool Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Full time, great benefits, opportunity for overtime

    Cons

    Depending on your point of view, overtime which is sometimes mandatory

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  3. "Good Company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Contractor in Mount Prospect, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Bosch Tool Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people, international exposure, interesting products, potential for long term employment.

    Cons

    Be patient, deliver results and opportunities will be available.

  4. "Great company to work for. Must take the initiative to improve."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Engineering in Anderson, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Bosch Tool Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, high visibility, meaningful work

    Cons

    Inconsistent hours, sometimes unpredictable, very demanding

  5. Helpful (3)

    "Bosch is sinking."

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Bosch Tool Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent tools—that’s it. 401k is nice.

    Cons

    They have no staying power and this company will be gone in a few years in regard to power tools selling in retail stores. They will be a niche player only—not a complete power tool player. Management is a joke. They are horrible. Never take blame but Damon good at giving it. That’s the reason all management is leaving as they see the light at the end of the tunnel. Bosch won’t play the “promo” game but Dewalt and Milwaukee will and they keep growing and owning the market. Bosch is too stuck on “were #1 brand globally” line of nonsense because in Germany/Europe they are 80% market share but in the US ( where we all work) you aren’t even top 3—Not even close. In all honesty you are irrelevant.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Daily let down"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Lincolnton, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Bosch Tool Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Here to pay the bills.

    Cons

    One shift supervisor with a big head trying to tell other shifts what to do. Upper management not doing their job, but taking orders from this supervisor. Seems that what is good for one shift, somehow doesn't work for another shift. The rules and things we are supposed to go by is not applying to this shift because of the partiallality of upper management to this supervisor. His people get overtime, when others are told no overtime is allowed. Please wake up and dig deep into this problem in our plant. The biggest con in my book, and others, as well; is the lack of consistency in treating all shifts the same!

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  7. Helpful (5)

    "Good Parent Company"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Mount Prospect, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Bosch Tool Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Large organization with great mission and ethics of original founder. Diverse organization with many types of products and services. Invests heavily in product innovation.

    Cons

    Advancement is not based on competency but social networking which leave many not knowing how to instruct/mentor their teams. Drives leaders to be self focused instead focusing on driving success in everyone.

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "Shame on BOSCH"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Bosch Tool Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Truck, phone, iPad, benefits and laptop

    Cons

    Drastically overworked and tremendously underpaid according to industry trends. Moody regional managers with control issues. Corporate gives orders and regional manager draws play in the sand. Lack of integrity and will cheat you out of every bonus! Lack of structure and obviously a automotive company trying to sell tools. This would have to possibly be the worst ran company in the country.

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "Not a software development company"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Software Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Robert Bosch Tool Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Travel, stability and work life balance

    Cons

    Bad pay master. Upward mobility is very tough. Unless you know someone in upper management or you’ve to be a YES Sir/Mam guy. The common excuse you will hear when you ask about promotion you’re not social. So social here means listen all the nonsense and keep smiling. Go for team lunches with your money. As there is no budget for team lunch or team building. Important point working with Europe team is tough. Bureaucracy is at its best here. You will find architects everywhere and managers who can’t write code. Yet they call themselves “Software Company” lol To top it up they apply processes of manufacturing to software development. So clearly the leadership doesn’t care about software development or they don’t know software development. Either way by far they are not a software development company. This is because IT is not their core business. This clearly reflects in the way the leadership team and the way promotion happens. If you’re a software developer you’re the least important person in the organization. Especially Digital Business. Please stay away from this group or team if you’re coming from a software company. If you’re a software developer they don’t know what career track is for you or career path is for you. They will ask you to come up with one. God knows what is the role of HR and manager is for. You will hear all rosy stories from the leadership team during town hall meetings. Unfortunately it stays right there. It’s all talk not walk the talk. They don’t mean what they say. Leadership team evades and gets defensive if you ask critical questions.

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  10. "cool"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Architectural Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Bosch Tool Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    nice team and cool environment. understanding people

    Cons

    I have no comments about this company.

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