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  • 32 employees say

    Excellent (23)
    Good (2)
    Satisfactory (1)
    Subpar (6)
  • 5 applicants say

    Excellent (3)
    Good (1)
    Satisfactory (0)
    Subpar (1)

Company summary

Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs some 32,500 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2016. According to preliminary figures, in 2016 Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.7 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.


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Company info

Who we are

Products, services

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016). The company generated sales of 73.1 billion euros in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 59,000 associates in research and development.


Bosch compensation – competitive and equitable 

Our compensation for your work is both competitive and fair. Pay structures at Bosch are tied to external job market data and reevaluated annually. We also ensure internal equity by following the principle that associates should be paid fairly for the work they do.

Supplementing base pay for eligible employees is our annual performance-based incentive program, which provides significant additional compensation opportunities tied to your personal performance and the company's financial health. We enhance your compensation package with an attractive benefits program focused on your health and well-being; after all, we want to build a long-term, mutually beneficial, healthy relationship with you.

Comprehensive benefits – helping to build your future 

Healthcare, retirement income, and vacation programs are key structures that comprise our comprehensive and flexible benefits programs. Bosch’s industry-leading wellness programs, along with effective and affordable healthcare plans, will consistently provide the support you need to protect you and your family.

Our generous contributions to your 401(k) and retirement account provide you with freedom of choice and help set you on a path to a secure future. You’ll also be able to reenergize and relax using our competitive and attractive vacation and holiday benefits.

At Bosch, we take pride in providing our associates with a healthy, safe, secure, and people-oriented work environment.


For applicants


Bosch Brand U.S.

What we offer

What is special about working for us?

For more than 125 years, we have offered our associates around the world the opportunity to shape the future with a leading global provider of technology and services. Beneficial innovations that improve the quality of people’s lives drive our work. Our areas of activity are every bit as diverse as our locations around the world. Be part of Bosch, too!

When you work at Bosch, you are part of a leading technology and services company. We operate in over 60 countries around the globe. In fiscal 2015, our approximately 375,000 associates generated sales of $78.3B.

Your mandate: contribute to technology "Invented for life"?

In line with our "Invented for life" leitmotiv, we are committed to developing innovative, beneficial, 
and forward-looking products that improve people’s lives.

Do you want to work for a start-up, a large company, or both?

From new companies in promising fields to established areas of business, Bosch has it all: a range 
of businesses and corporate structures at 360 locations in more than 50 countries around the world.

Are you looking for more than a job?

We not only offer you a job, we also give you something to identify with: more than 80 percent of all Bosch associates are proud to be part of the company.

Are you a good fit for Bosch?

You are a unique human being. We appreciate your individuality and believe that diversity is an asset for our company.

Do you think the future starts today?

So do we. In the spirit of our company founder Robert Bosch, we have actively shaped the future for more than 125 years by developing innovative solutions for future generations.

Are you looking for balance?

We understand that there is more to life than work. To help our associates give their best, we actively support them in striking a healthy balance between their professional and personal lives.

Do you want to have a change of scenery sometimes?

Gaining different perspectives can promote new ideas that you and our company benefit from. When associates want a change, we help them make it happen.

Is social responsibility more important to you than short-term gain?

Our corporate structure means that we are independent of stock markets. With the Robert Bosch Stiftung, a portion of our profits goes toward social and environmental projects, and toward supporting future generations.


How would we describe the company culture?

Our corporate culture makes us unique. 

It is part of why our associates are proud to work for Bosch. It creates a special bond. And it guides our actions and our interactions with one another. That’s how we are building a successful future together.

We created “We are Bosch” as a frame of reference for all associates that sets forth explicitly what our goals are, how we work together and what we as a company stand for.

What guides us:

Our objective – What we want to achieve

In the spirit of Robert Bosch, we aim to secure our company’s future by ensuring its strong and meaningful development and preserving its financial independence.

Our strategic focal points – What will help us succeed

We understand our customers’ requirements and tailor our products to them. We shape change and seize the opportunities it brings – with efficient processes, lean structures, and high productivity.

Our motivation – What drives us

Invented for life: we want our products to spark enthusiasm, improve quality of life, and help conserve natural resources.

Our strengths – What we do well

Worldwide, our distinctive corporate culture is a common bond. We are innovation leaders and deliver products that offer the best quality and reliability. While constantly extending our global presence, we strengthen local responsibility.

Statement of Volkmar Denner Chairman, Board of Management

"We are Bosch" explains what drives us, what we have in common, and what we stand for. We want to leave a lasting trace in the world – achieved by a unique outstanding team.


What else should applicants know about us?

In our global business environment, flexibility is a must. That’s why Bosch promotes many aspects of a work-life fit, including flexible schedules, telecommuting, transitional support for those who work abroad, and plenty of opportunity to attend sponsored events both on and off the clock.

Flexible work models

Need more time for night school classes, or maybe you’d like to work part-time or telecommute? At Bosch, we recognize that our associates have personal interests that may require flexible working models, and will establish a work-life fit that works for you and for us.

International Support

We understand that working abroad may pose unique challenges for you and your family. Bosch has transitional measures in place to ensure that your position abroad won’t separate you from them. Our measures offer flexibility to identify a solution that is right for you and the company. In the past few years, we have facilitated many dual-career couples’ moves abroad. Plus, your family will be supported in taking this step through house hunting trips, language/cultural courses, and other activities.

Getting Involved

Interested in networking with other Bosch associates? Several Bosch locations offer a variety of sport and leisure activities, personal and professional development opportunities, and community-related events and activities. All associates are welcome to participate.

Our guiding principle 

Bosch is a global leader in technology and innovation. We place great importance on self-reflection, respect for differences, and responsible lateral thinking. We recognize that each associate is an integral part of the Bosch community and a reflection of our Bosch culture. Our diversity is our greatest strength. We view it as a driver for the innovations of tomorrow – and as a fundamental asset that forges bonds among our associates all over the world.

 Diversity is our advantage

Bosch understands diversity as the potential of a group of individuals shaped by their personal background and attributes, lifetime experiences, and beliefs. By working and collaborating together, our associates have unlimited potential to achieve a much greater effect than a single individual or perspective. Celebrating and embracing diversity is the only way to channel essential know-how to where it can work best. So we can stay strong together – now, and in the future.


What are the key areas in which Bosch needs experienced associates?

It’s impossible to generalize. The areas where we need associates depend on corporate strategy. To get an idea of our current needs, take a look at our online job board.

What are my chances at Bosch if I’m considering a career change?

That depends entirely on your qualifications, your previous experience and your goals for the future. We do have people on board from completely offbeat career backgrounds. But we are primarily interested in people with engineering backgrounds.

Does Bosch need executives?

As a rule, we try to promote executives from within our own ranks. There are, of course, always positions which we are happy to also fill with individuals from outside Bosch.

Which method of application does Bosch prefer?

Please use our online application form, which you will find with every advertised positions. All your documents can be included as file attachments (cover letter, resume, references, etc.).

What can I expect from an interview?

When we invite you to an interview, you have already cleared the first hurdle. We liked your profile and would like to get to know you better. Be sincere and don’t try to be something you are not. This is also your chance to find out whether you would feel at home in the position and at Bosch. That’s our aim, too.

Reviews for Bosch

Reviews - What employees say

3.83 Employees say
3.53 Applicants say

Overall compensation for your work

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Review averages

  • 32 employees say

    Excellent (23)
    Good (2)
    Satisfactory (1)
    Subpar (6)
  • 5 applicants say

    Excellent (3)
    Good (1)
    Satisfactory (0)
    Subpar (1)

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