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Why Bosch

Balance your life

Make your job match your lifestyle. We provide you with individual support.

Balance your life

Have you ever seen a cell phone that works without recharging? Neither have we. And we have never seen people being able to give their best when all they do is work.

With us there is more to life than just work. We support you in finding a healthy balance between your job and your private life and show understanding for the things that concern you: Whether it’s time for your children or for your parents’ home care. Whether it’s a hobby, community involvement, time abroad, or further education – together we will find the perfect way that fits your life cycles. And because we believe that ideas happen anywhere and that results count more than physical presence, we offer you flexible working models including working from home, job-sharing, part-time-jobs and much more.

At the same time, we provide the possibility to find good balance within our company. That’s why we offer various leisure activities and the chance to meet other associates for a great time-out.

Balance your life

Understanding our flexible work models

We have lots of ways to make your working hours more flexible. After all, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Together we’ll tailor a schedule to suit your needs and ours.

Flexitime – fitting it all in

With flexitime, the choice is yours: you could, for instance, start later and finish later or clock in early to leave early. If you have to work overtime, you can reclaim those hours as needed. That way, personal appointments can easily be slotted into the working day.

Part time, smart time

Part-time work at Bosch comes in many guises, from reductions in daily, weekly and monthly hours to job sharing. With us, you can define your workload individually. Of course, as a part-time associate, you’re still eligible for the same opportunities and career advancement options as your full-time coworkers.

Part-time telework – working from two places

Part-time telework allows you to fulfill many of your responsibilities from home. You follow a regular schedule, dividing your time between home and office. That means you can stay in touch with business procedures but also enjoy greater flexibility.

Executives – work your way

As an executive, we give you plenty of free rein. You can apportion your contractually defined working hours as you see fit. Establishing your work-life balance is also in your hands. If a jog at lunchtime clears your head, then go for it. Perhaps being home for dinner with the family is high on your agenda. As long as you’re producing results, we’re happy.

Work and family

Solutions to slot in with your private life

For parents

There are many ways you can fit your working hours around your children’s needs. We’ll help you find suitable child supervision in addition to organizing offerings in adventure education and holiday day care at our facilities. What’s more, you are also welcome to attend our seminars and recreational activities for the whole family. Through our family@bosch forum, you can network with other parents and ensure that your common interests are represented in the company.

For a position abroad

Taking up a position abroad shouldn’t separate you from your family or interfere with your partner’s career. That’s why we try to find a suitable job for your other half in your new home – either at Bosch or one of our cooperation partners. In the past few years, we have facilitated about 40 dual-career couples’ moves abroad. Plus, your family will be supported in taking this step through reconnaissance trips, language courses or a training allowance.

For caregivers

Are you the caregiver for a family member? We have short and long-term solutions to help you cope, including part-time employment, telework or caregiver leave of up to three years. We’ll also lend a hand in arranging appropriate guidance over this period, for instance, lectures and events led by experts to empower you with useful information.

Culture, sports and leisure

A snapshot of our offerings. Our recreational offerings vary from place to place.

Culture: music and theater

With the Bosch theater troupe, big band, orchestras and choirs, you can tread the boards, play music or sing. All of these groups are led by professional artists. It’s your chance to act as a cultural ambassador for our company and perform at locations around the world.

Sports: from aerobics to volleyball

Keep fit together with coworkers by playing soccer and tennis or engaging in such activities as endurance training. A highlight on our recreational calendar is the annual sports meet. You can demonstrate your prowess in more than ten disciplines and forge friendships with coworkers from around the country.

Leisure: motorbiking, photography and more

Whether your passion is karts, motorbikes, photography or something completely different, there’s sure to be others at Bosch who have been bitten by the same bug. Many of our locations have groups that allow you to pursue your hobby in the company of coworkers.

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