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Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
429 Reviews
3.4
429 Reviews
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Boston Scientific President and CEO Michael F. Mahoney
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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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  1.  

    Good Company and good benefits

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    Current Employee - Manager II, Program Management  in  Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Manager II, Program Management in Valencia, CA

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good quality culture. Patients are put first when developing and manufacturing products. Company provides flexible working hours.

    Cons

    IT systems and infrastructure is lagging behind a million years. Innovation is also lagging behind. This casts some doubt about the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don’t make short term decisions when it comes to investing for future.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Worked as an intern over the summer

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    Former Employee - Quality Intern
    Former Employee - Quality Intern

    I worked at Boston Scientific as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The teamwork aspect was phenomenal; Everyone seemed willing to help out each other on various different projects even if it didn't benefit them significantly. Also a lack of hierarchical structure made it easy to communicate to others above or below you.

    Cons

    The organization was lacking a bit at times. I was left out of the loop on a few occasions when the information was relevant to me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Always evolving to be better- I admire that about Boston Scientific.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    My experience with BSC is certainly positive. As a whole organization, BSC tries to change with the times to ensure their employees', customers' and stakeholders' satisfaction. One of the best things about working for BSC, is the fact that it is a big company with many resources; this helps to make big projects a little less frustrating and sometime, more efficient.

    Cons

    Like many companies, BSC continues to cut costs, thus people are laid off every year. But, for someone who understands business (even-though, I'm a working mom), this doesn't bother me as much. I always try to plan for the worse. My advice for those who are scared by this risk, the government sector maybe more of a safer bet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the people with whom I've worked, are great! However, the leadership needs a little work. The only thing that I ask for in management is for them to have the ability to be supportive, to be encouraging and to be friendly, all at the same time. I'd like to be excited about my leadership, and not run the other way when I see them. I will note that leadership within the PI division seems pretty solid when compared to IC.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Working at BSC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    Some really solid people. Important mission. Boss-dependent willingness to be flexible.

    Cons

    Still limited growth opportunities despite turning the corner on revenues. Not a risk-taking or direct culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    Product, environment, people and stability.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Manufacturing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Scientific as a contractor

    Pros

    10% Manufacturing, very simple and well documented

    Cons

    90% documentation, almost no hands on work on hardware

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company for young people starting their careers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst  in  Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Natick, MA

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Have lots of interest in developing new talent

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company and friendly people in Neuromodulation division

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    Current Employee - R&D Co-Op  in  Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - R&D Co-Op in Valencia, CA

    I have been working at Boston Scientific as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Innovative R&D group willing to spend money on new ideas. Room to move up in the company. Lots of very long-term employees (10+ years).

    Cons

    large company makes some processes take a long time. You can get stuck working with incompetent employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation should be more performance-based rather than relying on set standards.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Boston is a Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regulatory  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Regulatory in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The people are fantastic. There is high integrity in people, project management and processes - it's not just talk - it's the culture.

    Cons

    Due to expansion and growth of the company, there have been necessary layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top Management has done a great job keeping employees informed of changes. Top management in San Jose might benefit from walking around and talking to employees 1:1. Regulatory Management has undergone great change and stability/ team dynamics does not appear healthy at this time. That may change as the team norms.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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