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Robert Bosch Tool Corporation Reviews

Updated December 5, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brand portfolio of high quality products to sell.

    Cons

    Recent change in sales culture from experienced relationship driven salespeople to turn and burn salespeople. Older experienced salespeople are being driven out and replaced with younger salespeople hired through an outside employment agency.

    Advice to Management

    Be more conservative in your decision making. This recent sales force changes are very risky to the growth of Bosch.

  3. "Bosch Tools District Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great field support, reputable company, great benefits, best 401K I've seen, not micro-managed, fabulous people to work with. I loved it!

    Cons

    The only downside is the compensation plan; I simply could not afford to work here.


  4. 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.


  5. "Product Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great company to work for!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance
    Former Employee - Finance
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Robert Bosch Took Corp is a great company. One of their greatest strengths is their associates. They value and provide for the associates in countless way - great benefits, training, health and wellness awareness, opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    I can't say anything negative about this company. I feel that Bosch as a whole is a great place to work. They value their employees, which is turn creates a great work environment and employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    I would say to keep doing what you're doing. You are forwarding thinking and success driven. You have continued the solid foundation upon which the company was founded. It is rare to find this kind of dedication to a company that is embodied in the management of Bosch.

  8. "Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Zurich, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Zurich, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company
    Good benefits
    Learn best practices

    Cons

    Large company
    Over-processed / Slow to change


  9. "H R Generalist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resource Generalist in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Human Resource Generalist in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bosch is an exciting and innovative company. It is fun to watch the cutting edge innovation across the multinational company.

    Cons

    Not too many options at the local level for career advancement.
    Overall, a great company.

    Advice to Management

    Need more employee engagement initiatives.


  10. "Credit & Collections Representative"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They do great with innovation.

    Cons

    I saw none that I would care to list.

    Advice to Management

    To keep up the good work,


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