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

Boston Scientific – Marlborough – “BSC”
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3.1 409 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

Boston Scientific President and CEO Michael F. Mahoney

Michael F. Mahoney

(83 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 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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    Good company, Good current CEO, management not so much

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Maple Grove, MN

    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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    Senior Recruiter (Former Employee) Valencia, CA

    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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    Boston Scientific is a rollercoaster ride.

    Senior Product Manager (Current Employee) Marlborough, MA

    ProsMost of the people here are good people looking to do good things. Overall it's a respectful environment. Also, the company offers some good benefits such as a matching 401K, life insurance, onsite gym and cafeteria.

    ConsLife at BSC is very hierarchical and revolves around pay grade, job title, and do you get an office or a cube; this goes on to dictate what duties you can perform and not perform and what meetings you can attend and not attend. This would be frustrating in its own right but to add to the frustration hierarchical rules (written and unwritten) are not enforced with any uniformity.

    Additionally, very little opportunity for career advancement and management often attempts to pacify employees with lateral moves with the justification it is broadening your skillset.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate transparent career tracks; reduce hierarchical red tape.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good medical devices company

    Quality Engineer II (Current Employee) Maple Grove, MN

    ProsLots of indepedance to work on your own projects

    ConsYou are not given much direction by upper management. Too much focus on cost cutting and not enough of developing new technologies or markets.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to align the company objectives to employee responsibilities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company that lost its direction while trying to change its future

    QA Management (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsCompetitive compensation. Innovative technology through organic growth and acquisition. Commitment to operational excellence.

    ConsExceptionally political environment at the VP level and higher. Decisions made that are not necessarily in the best interest of the company as a whole, and in many instances only benefit an individual, or a specific clique.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many individuals have been in positions of power for too long without demonstrated value. Time to clean house.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Constant restructuring

    Quality Specialist (Current Employee) Marlborough, MA

    ProsFlexibility to work from home, kind managers

    ConsConstant restructuring and layoffs, bucket of crabs mentality

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more than lip service to valued employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a better place to work when it was Symbiosis

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Doral, FL

    ProsChallenging and intellectual environment with freedom to suggest new ideas

    ConsPoor management skills on the part of mid-level to upper management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great benefits, Flexible Telework

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros-Solid benefits package
    -Flexible workplace policies (telework, flex hours, etc)
    -Travel Opportunities

    Cons-HUGE middle management bloat, overwhelms IC workforce with non-value added activities
    -Low pay scales compared to similar companies in industry

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    High expectations without the reward

    IT Manager (Former Employee) Natick, MA

    ProsThe people. Lots of legacy people that were groomed and trained well. Although there has been high attrition

    ConsUnder paid, no path for success or growth, challenging industry

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more honest and transparent

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good experience at an established firm

    Procurement (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    Prosleader in the medical device industry. world wide operations; global footprint. strong processes and focus on quality.

    Consbureaucratic organization. not agile.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on retaining good talent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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