Boston Scientific

  www.bostonscientific.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Boston Scientific Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 7, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

33%
27%
16%

Interview Experience  

73%
22%
3%

Interview Difficulty  

Average Difficulty
62 candidate interviews Back to all interview questions
Relevance Date Difficulty
in

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Product Analyst I Interview

Product Analyst I
Valencia, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Boston Scientific in July 2014.

Interview Details – The hiring process took about 2 months from the schedule of the 1st phone interview to the offer letter. I had a phone interview with the recruiter and hiring manager, basically went over the job description and asked pretty direct questions about my experience for the job in which I applied for. 3 weeks later I was invited to do face to face interviews with 5 people from the team. They were all given 30 minutes for one on one time with me. I enjoyed this part because you get to meet the team and get a feel of what your getting yourself into. Overall the team was welcoming and intelligent. I had a brief excel test that one of the analyst made. I felt good about the interviews, unfortunately the director of the department wanted to meet with me as well since he was traveling, we couldn't meet for another 3 weeks. I think the process is normally faster.

Interview Question – What is your biggest weakness?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – The salary offer was set in stone, but they offered a higher signing bonus to offset the gap plus higher annual bonus payout.


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Quality Engineer Interview

Quality Engineer

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Boston Scientific.

Interview Details – The hiring process is very long and the recruiter did not seem to know the interviewing steps or the process well. You interview with many people and they make changes to the interview times with no regard to the interviewee. The recruiter never seems to be available or answers calls in a timely matter.

Interview Question – Not difficult but personal. It seems they try to find out if you will be a type of person who does not have outside responsibilities to insure you will work long days. The questions I found odd were more on the personal side like what your hobbies are and family life.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – There does not seem to be a life/work balance.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Manufacturing Engineer I Interview

Manufacturing Engineer I
San Jose, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Boston Scientific.

Interview Details – One phone interview: Thirty minutes, very business-like, purely about factual knowledge and previous experience.
One in-house interview: 4+ hour interview with 5 different people, one at a time for ~45 min each. Final person was director level for 1.5 hours. Interviewers were Senior Engineer level and above. Some factual questions, but mostly personality and experience questions. It was important to them to find an employee that would fit with company culture. Interview was relaxed and not stressful. Conversation with director was about career goals and company culture.

The company moved very quickly from the phone interview forward. An offer letter was sent within two days of the in person interview.

Interview Question – Several technical questions about statistics. Meaning and significance of mean, median, mode, standard deviation, etc.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiated a signing bonus. The company was immovable on salary, but a signing bonus was settled on due to another competing offer.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Quality Engineer II Interview

Quality Engineer II
Maple Grove, MN

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Boston Scientific in April 2010.

Interview Details – Interviews were panel interviews with each panel ocmprised of either Engineers or Managers. Good questioning that focused on the resume.

Interview Question – Mostly routine questions. Nothing extraordinary   View Answer

Negotiation Details – You had to accept the initial offer. Not much berth for negotiation


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

SharePoint Consultant Interview

SharePoint Consultant

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Boston Scientific.

Interview Details – Generic questions about CMS, SharePoint.

Interview Question – NA   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Product Manager Interview

Senior Product Manager
Saint Paul, MN

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Boston Scientific.

Interview Details – phone interviews, then 14 in person 30 minute interviews. some of the people who interviewed me I never met with again.

Interview Question – really nothing I couldn't handle. seemed like it was all from a standard interview guide.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I took a pay cut to join the team, and there was no wiggle room on the salary. signing bonus helped somewhat offset the pay gap.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Manager Interview

Senior Manager
Natick, MA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Boston Scientific in September 2012.

Interview Details – BSC actively recruited me. Interview process was pretty laid back until the end when it was time to negotiate start date. First interview was screening with HR, then had phone call with hiring manager, then trip to Natick. I was leaving from a competitor and there was an issue with comp owed to me from my former employer. I was constantly reminded that there was a raise in pay, and that I should be happy joining such a great company for the right reasons. They also reminded me there were layoffs at my current company. I didn't budge and stalled two months. When they realized I hadn't been laid off and I wouldn't leave unless they sweetened the pot, they caved. HR was very pushy, asked some questions that were borderline inappropriate. Seemed like there was a lot of unnecessary red tape around title, comp, etc.

Interview Question – Do you think you will like working for your boss? Do you think you will like the culture here- we don't want to make a mistake?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I took my time and stalled. They ended up giving me what I asked for.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Senior Manager Interview

Senior Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Boston Scientific.

Interview Details – Very thorough, had to speak to a number of people for them to get consensus

Interview Question – How to deal with existing business case that was very challenging for the company   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I actually had two different job offers so I was able to get each of the departments to 'bid' against each other. Unique situation that probably won't happen again.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Technician II Interview

Technician II
Minneapolis, MN

I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Boston Scientific in October 2009.

Interview Details – Informal and low pressure. Mice people.

Interview Question – Tell us a time when you were wrong and had to correct it.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I told them what I wanted, they accepted.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Finance Intern Interview

Finance Intern

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Boston Scientific.

Interview Details – Simple and straightforward. The interviewing process took about 3-4 weeks. One phone interview and one in-person interview.

Interview Question – Mostly behavioral questions...nothing too difficult.   Answer Question

Worked for Boston Scientific? Contribute to the Community!

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.