Robert Bosch Tool Corporation Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 23 Jun 2020

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Pros
  • "work / Life balance and young team(in 15 reviews)

  • "Great company to work, where employees are well taken care of(in 11 reviews)

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

  • "German parent believes that they understand the market better than the Americans and largely drive decision-making(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      heavily politized company. Mechanical mindset of department heads

      23 Jun 2020 - Project Manager in Braga
      Recommend
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      Pros

      work / Life balance and young team

      Cons

      lack of autonomy for performing your job. authorization from Germany for every task

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    2. 4.0
      Current Intern, less than 1 year

      A great place to work and develop!

      3 Sep 2019 - Business Unit Controlling in Leinfelden-Echterdingen
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      Pros

      A great place to learn and develop, meet people from different places and a great work-life balance.

      Cons

      Not so many career opportunities for interns or junior.

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not a software development company

      16 Aug 2019 - Software Developer 
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      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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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Not good-not bad

      11 Jan 2018 - Machine Operator in Lincolnton, NC
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      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.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Don't joke about nazis

      18 Mar 2015 -  in Mount Prospect, IL
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      Pros

      Bosch is a fairly stable company. GREAT benefits. Work/life balance was good. Most everyone is very nice, and people look at each other as a family away from home.

      Cons

      Very structured when it comes to advancement. Old world attitude of being in the same position for 3 years for no apparent reason other than it is a rule.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Great company to work for

      10 Feb 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Mount Prospect, IL
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      Pros

      Business Unit organization encourages entrepreneurial mindset, the right level of autonomy & influence, and provides various leadership opportunities. Bosch has become significantly more flexible regarding work/life balance over the last few years (additional vacation, telecommuting, "summer hours"). Promotes diversity.

      Cons

      Complex worldwide organization and corporate policies make some tasks/projects more challenging to execute.

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      The human resources department recruitment of employees, need to avoid nepotism in Taipei office

      29 Nov 2017 - Project Coordinator in Taipei
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      Pros

      It is a company where work and life can be balanced and Is a very famous company in the world

      Cons

      The human resources department to recruit staff, must be fair and transparent, with the ability to recruit staff, replaced by nepotism. No one wants your colleagues is the boss's sister or relatives, if the human resources department also allow this phenomenon without any treatment in Taipei office

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Slow pace and process oriented

      7 Apr 2012 - Project Engineer in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, Zhejiang
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      Pros

      Good working environment. All the other co workers are friendly to each other. Respect people, great work and life balance.

      Cons

      The project is slow and have too much process to follow. The pay is not good. Needs more innoviate leadership.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

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      20 Jul 2015 - Software Engineer Intern in Mooresville, NC
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      Pros

      Probably the best place I have worked till date. I miss the in - work basketball and coffee sessions. Perfect work and life balance.

      Cons

      The manager was kind of non friendly with all of the interns. Besides that everything was alright.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Contractor

      Great Company!

      21 Apr 2017 - Anonymous Contractor 
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      Pros

      - Fantastic environment! - Friendly colleagues who were incredibly intelligent - Very innovative - Ability to learn a lot - Work-life balance - Great support and resources

      Cons

      - As with all multinational organizations, there can be a delay in getting projects or initiatives moving.

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