Boston Scientific Interview Questions

Updated Sep 17, 2014
Updated Sep 17, 2014
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    Executive Assistant to President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Valencia, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Valencia, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Boston Scientific in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    The recruiter was very vague and uninterested in the candidate. Also, the recruiter did not do her research to whom she was speaking to. In other words, while interviewing someone, you should do research on the companies the candidate has worked for, so that you have an understanding of what corporate level they are at. This recruiter for Boston Scientific instead made quick judgment on the candidate and the types of companies listed on the resume. Terrible... they need to clean up their HR Dept, because they are unable to screen and spot talent. She also did not describe the position in full detail, instead refered me to read the posting and did not want to elaborate on the position at hand.

    Interview Questions
    • Recruiter at Boston Scientific did not ask relevant questions at all.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    R&D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    The process took 1 week - interviewed at Boston Scientific in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    First was a 1:1 Interview with a R&D engineer. We went through my resume and he asked me technical questions regarding the various positions that I held. For example, I did lab work pertaining to signal processing so he asked me "What is the difference between a Fourier Transform and a Laplace Transform?" I'm also doing a concentration in statistics so he asked me "Name some different statistical tests and a real world application for them?" and "Name the different probability distributions that you know and real world application for them?"

    Second was a phone interview. It was very short (approx. 5 minutes) and were all basic questions like "Why Boston Scientific?" and "You are obviously applying to other companies besides Boston Scientific, what qualifications are you using to decide which company you would want to work for?"

    Interview Questions
    • Describe what you would like to do if you got an internship this summer. (Make sure you have an answer ready, why you want to work on that project, and what you have done that relates to it.)   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Marlborough, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Marlborough, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Boston Scientific in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    It was a long interview process, including a simultaneous background screening and referral check due to their time frame. I was annoyed to have to give referrals and do the background check, especially since it used social capital for a job offer I didnt even get.

    The interview in person was 7 people over a whole day, but at least they bought me lunch.

    Interview Questions
    • Example of bringing a product to market, and how to deal with difficult people. This was a multi-part case that was confusing and hard.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Arden Hills, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arden Hills, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Boston Scientific in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    All male interview panel, mostly military

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Industrial Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fremont, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fremont, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Boston Scientific in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with someone from the San Jose site when applying for Fremont site. Standard interview asking behavioral but also technical questions regarding my major. Did not include an on-site visit which might or might not have swayed my opinion away from the job. I would have gotten a better understanding of the location at least...

    Interview Questions
    • Please describe the types of Inventory in a manufacturing facility.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Interactive Strategist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Boston Scientific in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview process for setting up was typical of a large company, detailed and painstaking application process to submit resume, went through phone interview and then 2 in person interviews. Would have had to fly to Boston for a full day of interviews if the process would have gone any further, but it ended for me after the first in person interview. Seemed to have a very limited understanding of how to fit mobile into their strategy and our opinions didn't mesh - that was where the process ended for me.

    Interview Questions
    • Wanted to have examples of mobile possibilities in marketing for physicians (specifically SMS)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Quality Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Maple Grove, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maple Grove, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Boston Scientific in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview of shorter then expected. Make sure to review website and product divisions and be ready to discuss. The more you know about the devices the better! I thought the phone interview was more challenges then the panel interview as the questions asked in the phone interview were very specific to the posting whereas the face-to-face interview was more general.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about the different divisions of BSC? How familiar are you with the device produced by each?   Answer Question
    • Why are you interesting in a career in the medical device industry? Be specific.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They would not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Engineering Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Spencer, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spencer, IN
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Boston Scientific in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied to the position through my university's online co-op placement program. I was initially contacted via phone and then contacted again for an interview. The interview was difficult because the interviewer was very quiet and murmured so sometimes she was difficult to understand. I personally hate phone interviews because of the lack of non-verbal cues, so this just made the whole interview process difficult. I was mostly asked about previous jobs and all of your standard interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    • How comfortable are you with writing technical papers?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Senior ELearning Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Boston Scientific in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    HR lined up the interview, stacking one right after the other.
    Interviewed with Department Heads (2 Managers) + 2 co-workers/peers.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    IS Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Boston Scientific in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was a great experience interviewing with Boston Scientific. From application to the end of the interview, the whole process was very organized. People from their company were nice. During my interview, besides some behavior questions like "tell me about a good and a bad decision you have made and compare them", he also asked about how I utilized my technique skills in my previous experience. So apparently they want people with IS background and knowledge.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell be about an experience that you had a person on your team that made the team challenging, and how you overcame it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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