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Robert Bosch Tool Corporation Reviews

Updated July 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "Benefits, Lateral Movement, People, Work-Life Balance, Flexible Hours" (in 12 reviews)

  • "good work environment, people are good" (in 8 reviews)

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

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

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  1. Featured Review

    "Sales"

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

    I have been working at Robert Bosch Tool Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great company who looks after their employees. Bosch simply does the right things and is a trustworthy employer and partner. Feels great to be a part of.

    Cons

    Very few. The organization changes frequently. Also, certain NA divisions do not enjoy the brand recognition as the ROW.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trusting and empowering your people.


  2. "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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "The ship is sinking"

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

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

    Pros

    Easy jobs
    Lots of training opportunities
    Recognizable brand

    Cons

    German control doesn’t translate to North American success. Changes and restructures every year if not multiple times a year. Flattening organization so there are less levels for high performers to grow. Promotion opportunities are not fair or equal to all, it is truly based on who you know and how much you pat your own back. The level of incompetence at all bands is why the ship is sinking. There are no true leaders, everyone is an order taker and every business unit only cares about their own interests. HR is a joke who keeps people’s salaries low and prevents you from growing. Work life balance is a joke. The culture here is extremely toxic. The ladder climbing politics will wear your down if you are uninterested in sucking up and being part of a good ol boys club. This company does not care about employees, they will give you more work with no raise and say “that’s Bosch”. Products are not good and action is not being taken to improve. Overall, the company is too slow to make improvements and will become irrelevant in the next few years due to lack of budget and investments.

    Advice to Management

    This was the worst company in terms of culture that I have ever worked at. Stop screwing your employees and only rewarding those who are SL1 and above. Lastly, JMP/PDTs are entitled self centered coworkers who think they are above regular employees.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "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 (4)

    "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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    • Senior Management
    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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