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Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
Boston Scientific – Marlborough – “BSC”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 407 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

Boston Scientific President and CEO Michael F. Mahoney

Michael F. Mahoney

(81 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Overall fair work/life balance with spikes in hours around month end and annual budgeting(in 30 reviews)

  • Good benefits, average salary, well equipped with good tools(in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor management skills on the part of mid-level to upper management(in 22 reviews)

  • Although the experience and opportunities are great, work-life balance is terrible(in 11 reviews)

407 Employee Reviews
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    Great place, getting tied up in red tape

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsGreat friendly people, high performers, dedicated professional. Great products and reputation in the market. Fairly autonomous in the ability to run your own business, well it used to be anyway !

    ConsGetting tighter anf tighter everyday with my immediate manager making poor business decisions that are costing the Company. Lots of talk about employees, but payscale going backwards for the last 5 years in line with the share stock value !

    Advice to Senior ManagementDont be hypocritical. You say you want feedback, well how about you listen to it all, and not just filter out the parts you want to focus on, and put a spin on the rest.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company and great division (Neuromodulation)

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCulture, projects, opportunity, new technology, focus on the patients - what really matters.

    ConsWork-life balance can be a challenge but it is something Sr. Management recognizes and is being addressed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work if you come in a recognizable position, unless otherwise upward mobility is very limited.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsProduct, environment, people and stability.

    ConsLack of internal development of personal. Seems like most must leave and come back to get recognized or get promoted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOutside of a few really good senior managers, does not seem like many want to develop internal candidates.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Manufacturing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros10% Manufacturing, very simple and well documented

    Cons90% documentation, almost no hands on work on hardware

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company for young people starting their careers

    Senior Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Natick, MA (US)

    ProsHave lots of interest in developing new talent

    ConsAll departments are understaffed making it impossible to use some of the great benefits as the gym or taking some personal development courses

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, Good current CEO, management not so much

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Maple Grove, MN (US)

    ProsGreat flexibility to work life balance (sometimes,) beautiful campuses, talented colleagues

    ConsOverworked and no recognition, huge behavior in favoritism and promotions, not much support in HR and not encouraged enough by management to use resources.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf its not broken, don't try and fix it. Listen to your employees, especially if they know your job more than you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Repetitive work, with little room for growth or raises.

    Medical Assembler (Former Employee) Arden Hills, MN (US)

    ProsGood machine work so most departments are not manual. Pay was good especially when you got overtime. Work was usually pretty consistent.

    ConsCould not get a lot of days off. No room for growth. Managers expect a lot from you and when you meet high expectations there is very little recognition. You are a treated as a number and not a person at times. Some managers are very distant from their employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet employees have an opportunity to move up in the company. Listen to the product builders suggestions they work with the product everyday they know it just better than most managers. Get issues or bugs fixed in the machine immediately. Communicate better what issues you have with employees one on one. Give good workers who have been there for a few years better than a 30 cent raise.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to be great, but not as much anymore

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people to work with, enough challenges to make it interesting.

    ConsToo much change for change's sake. There doesn't seem to be a direction or reason to much of it. The culture has eroded in the last few years, partly from middle management and upper management changes, partly because the industry overall is changing.
    Weekend work is the norm in many departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSlow down. Allow changes that are made with the idea of improvement in mind take hold. Tweak them if need be. THere is too much change and move on without taking the time to ensure that it's change for the better.

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    Not great, not awful though

    Sourcing and Procurement Analyst (Former Employee) Natick, MA (US)

    ProsGood company with a good mission.

    ConsAwful, narrow minded senior management. Only care about cutting costs, don't care about employees or employee growth at all. Will erode vendor relations without blinking an eye as long as it saves money. Loyalty and quality means nothing to them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix the office culture.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Recruiter (Former Employee) Valencia, CA (US)

    ProsWorking on products that help improve the life of people.
    Campus like work environment.
    Location is an easy commute from Ventura County,SF Valley and Pasadena

    ConsEveryone on the interview team seamed compartmentized. Limited communication between hourly and salary employees. Didn't see ANYONE smiling INSIDE the building. ONLY person I noted that was cheerful was the Security Guard at the main entrance!

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeems like there is a type of FEAR of mangement. An US vs THEM culture. Need to open up channels of communication between the two groups and improve the work flow. It seemed that there was a disconnect between what the interview team was looking for and what the leadership team off site was asking for.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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