Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
421 Reviews

3.4
421 Reviews
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Boston Scientific President and CEO Michael F. Mahoney
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87 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Overall fair work/life balance with spikes in hours around month end and annual budgeting (in 31 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Although the experience and opportunities are great, work-life balance is terrible (in 12 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place, getting tied up in red tape

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England

    I have been working at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    Great 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 !

    Cons

    Getting 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 ManagementAdvice

    Dont 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    Great company to work for! They treat their employees better than anywhere else I've worked. Doesn't feel like a job, feels more like family.

    Cons

    It seemed like there was quite a bit of miscommunication.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Positive experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Builder  in  Galway (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Product Builder in Galway (Ireland)

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great variety of work. Much improved focus on delivering to the bottom line over the past 4-5 years

    Cons

    Not too many cons to be honest. Culture can be very metrics driven but isn't everywhere now. Generally individuals tended to get recognised ahead of team performances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to turn around the top line. It's difficult to continue to cut costs if the growth potential is not being realised.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Medical Assembler

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Employer and Good benefits

    Cons

    Lots of contractors but they try to convert them if they work hard..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Knowledge based company full of great people

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician  in  Valencia, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Valencia, CA (US)

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly intelligent people that truly enjoy there job

    Cons

    A little low on pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    FCR

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    Great job if you enjoy working with patients and sometimes making a real difference.

    Cons

    Team culture can sometimes be negative. There is a lot of distrust amongst team members. May vary by region.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more incentive for clinical team to succeed.

  8.  

    Good stuff

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    They are so awesome yeah

    Cons

    No cons at alll none

  9.  

    good company, bad location

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Spencer, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Spencer, IN (US)

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great benefits, good upward mobility

    Cons

    not a great work life balance

    Approves of CEO
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    Long-term employment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Maple Grove, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Maple Grove, MN (US)

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity for personal growth is the employee drives it, is willing to switch jobs every 2 years, continue education, and relocate. Great for young people right out of college and young families. Excellent benefits. They treat interns really well but limit interns to "select" schools.

    Cons

    No loyalty to long-term employees. Believe in turnover of 10 % is good and only 10% are exceeding expectations (get full bonus). Believe in meeting the numbers no matter what it takes. Being with the company for 20 years, being over 50 (unless executive management), or staying in the same position for more than 5 years is the kiss of death here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of bureaucracy and excessive director and vice president positions. Every extra level of management requires an entire staff and adds non-value added reporting and time-consuming redundancy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    No professional development

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Fremont, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Fremont, CA (US)

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Team members in Capital Equipment in Fremont are great. Very enjoyable working environment. There is a lot of work, but the needed resources are easily accessible. Management does a great job at facilitating and allowing you to do a good job.

    Cons

    It's a good thing I enjoy the environment. When I asked my manager what I needed to do to get a promotion to principal level, he told me to forget it; that doesn't happen here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A financially sound investment is to invest in the resources you already have.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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