Assembly line worker (Former Employee), New Bern, NC – May 16, 2013
Pros: paycheck, benefits, and clock out time
Cons: long hours, not guranteed as a long term job
I personally don't like a job when I have to stand on my feet for more than twelve hours because of a lot of mandatory overtime but you do what you have to in order to be able to survive. I had pretty decent managers at Bosch but sometimes they could be a little difficult to work with because they would expect just a little to much when you are already – more... tired from the long hours of standing when they are able to sit down and relax if they wanted to. My co workers weren't always the easiest to work with because if one person didn't pull their share of work then it made it harder on the rest of us and could sometimes cause problems on our line. The hardest part to me was assembling certain parts in the inside of the ovens because they were so tiny. What I enjoyed the most about Bosch was clock out time and my pay check other than that it wasn't the job for me but I had to do what I had to. – less
Financial Analyst (Current Employee), Farmington Hills, MI – March 21, 2013
Pros: pay, subsidized healthy lunches
Cons: no flexibility, no work life balance, no training, poor health insurance
Bosch is not a company that values work life balance. It may be true for certain functions of the organization but certainly is not true for their finance departments. They believe you should work 24/7. No one speaks to each other on a regular basis and my impression is that no one in my group enjoys working there. The benefits are ok. Health insurance – more... is the option of two high deductible plans or an HMO that not many good Dr's are in. Pay is the only positive I can think of. Management is either not involved or they are micro-managers. If you want to work a lot and not have time for the things you enjoy outside of work, this is the company for you. If you want flexibility and work-life balance, find another company! – less
Merchandising Represenative (Former Employee), Denver, CO – February 28, 2013
Pros: get to run your own office.
Cons: you are it for support for the entire regional account.
There is a lot of travel involved in this position. I was told I would cover two states when I started, and by the end I was covering six. It was a great way to learn about creating power point presentations, training and educating staff, and learning basic marketing and visual merchandising techniques. In addition to that there is some inventory tracking – more... and time management skills needed as well. You work on your own with the exception of the occasional management visit. For me training new employees how to use and sell every product was exciting for me, and very enjoyable. The hardest part of the job was trying to service 120 retail stores and all of its employees over six states on your own. You really have to be organized and prioritize key visits. – less
Manufacturing Associate (Former Employee), Charleston, SC – February 28, 2013
The lazier you are the better job you get. The management and they're lean manufacturing has them running out of parts during the week and then forcing to work weekends. Learned here that the more you do for the company never goes recognized unless its kissing managements rear. No job there is hard, hardest part is making it look like your busy.
Applications / Controls Engineer (Former Employee), Fort Lauderdale, FL – February 20, 2013
Cons: poorly run
they start projects, then change direction and leave them unfinished. management likes to hire people who know less than the managers do, which is difficult because they understand very little about there products. Bosch is a respected name in Germany. the people who run the Bosch divisions in the US expect to flourish because of their reputation. the – more... products they build are poor quality and they send as much work as possible overseas. – less
Excellent place to learn manufacturing and design standards
Mechanical Design Intern (Current Employee), New Richmond, WI – December 28, 2012
A typical day consisted of updating and fixing mechanical drawings in our business system. I did a lot of drafting for mechanical parts and learned a lot about the documentation and how the shop prefers the drawings. I learned so much about the little things pertaining to manufacturing, ie screw/bolt necessities, general tolerances, hole tolerances, – more... knowledge of metals and bearings etc..
Was managed with a very hands off style which at times was difficult because of lack of feedback but great when it came down to the results-oriented expectations. – less
IT Business Consultant (Former Employee), Mt. P IL – December 26, 2012
Pros: discount on tools.
Cons: it policies are over the top. weak management. office work place was very poor.
Proceed with caution. Worked in Mt. P for a short time. Manager was from Germany and knew nothing about how to manage an experienced professional in the USA. So many policies to follow that you will go crazy. Worst place I have ever worked and glad to be out of there. The position I interviewed for was nothing like the work I was expected to do. Bizarre – more... place. Be careful! – less
Product Manager (Former Employee), IRAN – November 12, 2012
Product Manager Report to: Managing Director My responsibilities were as follow- - In charge of annual sales plan and target of brands, across the country (DREMEL-HENKEL ADHESIVE) - To perform proper esquires plan of logistic based on items sales - To plan and carry out direct marketing activity include printing materials-promotions-customer easy shop – more... guide notes - To follow up sales esquires by personal visit & correspondences - To take care of corporate sales of company - To maintain and develop with computerize suppliers and prospect data base. – less
Relaxed work environment with good work life balance
Design Engineer (Former Employee), Bangalore, KA – November 1, 2012
Pros: work life balance, subsidized food & transportation
Cons: poor compensation structure
A typical day would start at 9 and would include a team meeting to review the day's schedule. I was responsible for developing concepts for a product and then create a prototype of the product which would be used by the Sales and Marketing team to showcase our expertise in new automotive domains.
I liked the concept of work life balance stressed at – more... Bosch, which allowed us to enjoy work and also participate in several extra curricular activities. – less