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Robert Bosch Tool Corporation Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  • Poor work-life balance, too may processes make doing simple tasks difficult (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. "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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sales in the field is asking to be fired ASAP."

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Robert Bosch Tool Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pros don't exist but they love to tell you how great they are and how changes are coming. Changes?!?? Yeah cutting jobs and budgets but still expect 15% growth. Get real!

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals
    Management blames their sales force vs upper management admitting they were wrong.
    Horrible pay
    Bonus structure is at a high school level pay grade.
    Develop and make products without advice from a well respected and senior sales force. So products are wrong!!!
    Reason why is they do not want to hear the truth.
    They can't handle the truth. I mean it.

    Dozen more cons but won't keep going.

    Advice to Management

    When we quit you finally ask us what we can do better to improve the company and role--/we lie to you because if we told you the truth you would think we were disgruntled and as I stated before---you can't handle or accept the truth. Seen it a thousand times. You will never admit the plans and people in place are wrong and it must be a lazy sales force. Pull your head outta your back side.

  3. 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.


  4. "No pros!"

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

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

    Pros

    No pros. Was good place to work years ago. Hard to describe. Human resource used to be easy to talk to.

    Cons

    Air quality very bad . Considered calling environmental agency about this. Manager doesn't care. No life/ work balance. Too much Saturday work. Expect family life to come last.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out every saturday. Maybe every other saturday. That way something could be planned with family. Need more family time. Office doesn't work on Saturdays. Why should employees every saturday? Help us! Please!!!


  5. "No Direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owatonna, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owatonna, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back team
    Good team working in database
    Some people care about you

    Cons

    Micro-management
    No help when you need it
    Managers always in meetings
    Favoritism towards certain employees
    Broken and non-functioning field tools.
    Not enough OEM tools.
    "Good" vans are always taken by the same people everyday, the others break down weekly on you (happened twice).

    Advice to Management

    Give new people orientation on your expectations instead of a van key on day 1.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "A Literal Hell - If You've Ever Wondered What An Eternity In Hell Feels Like Just Work Here"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Mount Prospect, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - A stable income
    - Established parent company
    - Company Has Strong Brand Recognition Throughout Europe

    Cons

    - Dysfunctional Abusive Work Environment
    - Nepotism Runs Wild
    - Below Market Salary
    - Poor Dishonest Management Team
    - HR/ Management Turns Blind Eye to Bullying/ Abuse/ Unethical Operations

    Advice to Management

    Take Employee Feedback To Heart


  7. Helpful (4)

    "A company which used to be good but now is not"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They like to train people, and every year you will have two or three classes as part of your development strategy. Benefits are good, but not sure how much better than other companies.

    Cons

    Definite limited upward mobility, also they will eliminate people and departments and replace them with temporary people, all while acting concerned about it. Constant reduction in time to accomplish tasks but each time a new task is created it seems there are new procedures in place which you have to navigate through. Germany rules the roost and it's a one way street as far as help and who has priority.

    Overall, I wouldn't recommend this company to anyone, was a pretty decent company, but this was in the early stages of Bosch's takeover from Emerson Electric. Since then it has gotten worse every year. They are great at buying companies, and basically destroying them in an attempt to build the Bosch brand.

    They're big on drinking the koolaid, and the big thing now is "SQJ" which is more or less what any good parent instilled into you as a child. They will ask that people come up with ideas, but once you do, any ideas of changing the culture are dismissed. Not exactly sure why you would ask for input then dismiss it, but it happens to everyone there. Very big on procedures and conformity, if you are an original thinker, this is not the place for you, they want people who follow protocol and don't ask any questions.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Very stressful"

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    Current Employee - Production in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Production in Peoria, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros that I can see.

    Cons

    Bad management, bad team leaders, bad hours, bad training, slow process on getting answers and getting things done. Constant changes with holidays, hours, rules, policies. Very, very stressful, no overtime if you don't have 40 hours in, no holiday pay for Sunday work or work on a holiday, manger lies very often, the temp workers run the place and are treated better than the full time employees who have 15 years plus.

    Advice to Management

    You don't care and it changes way too often to even give advice.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Be careful!"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Mount Prospect, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Robert Bosch Tool Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Discounts on tools
    Nice people to work with and know

    Cons

    You could be laid off at any moment. I felt the way layoffs were done were unfair. Many people worked there for 20+ years, got laid off and also didn't get the retirement benefits, since they were laid off prior to retiring. I was laid off twice, but lucky to get a position the first time. If you are prepared to be laid off at any moment, then this place is for u.

    Advice to Management

    Demonstrate social responsibility and don't gain savings by laying off people when cost savings on other items could yield much better gains. It's so easy to make people pawns, instead of tackling difficult business problems.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Running a company on the back's of temporary employees for low pay should be illegal!!"

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    Former Employee - General Labor in West Memphis, AR
    Former Employee - General Labor in West Memphis, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Break times, scheduling, shifts, and nice break room

    Cons

    This company is 90% temp employees. They can run their business paying low wages to these folks and not have to offer them benefits. Getting hired on permanent is based solely on how fast and hard you work. You basically have to work your butt off for low pay to get noticed. There are folks out there working a year and still a temporary. It's a shame that companies can do this. The work I was doing was hard labor. The pay made me sick.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more opportunities for permanent hire. Check your management, team leads for experience and professionalism. Appreciate the work that is being done by those in the actual warehouse, instead of just recognizing those that work behind a desk wearing comfortable shoes.


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