Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated April 2, 2015
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Boston Scientific President and CEO Michael F. Mahoney
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  1. Love my job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Packaging Engineer in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Packaging Engineer in Maple Grove, MN

    I have been working at Boston Scientific

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance it's good. There is a lot of work for the amount of staff, but overall it balances out with slow periods. The people are great and genius are also great.

    Cons

    Understaffed. Disorganized at times. Management can be disconnected at times. so much focus on cost savings bottom line it's hard to pull off a miracle every time.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people at all levels

  2. A very nice place to work at.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very clean environment and friendly co-workers. There is a huge parking lot, no worry for parking and you can easily forget where you parked. the cafeteria is good too.

    Cons

    The company has tons of temporarily employees. Most of people working there are either temp or started as temp and got hired.

  3. Good Company, Not Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Maple Grove, MN

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of opportunities to volunteer in the community, start with 3 weeks vacation. Lots of opportunities to get in front of senior leadership.

    Cons

    Very large company, not always clear what different peoples responsibilities are, which leads to a lot of miscommunication and confusion. No constant feedback on performance, leading to surprises around review time.

    Advice to Management

    Have more structured roles, and provide constant feedback to employees.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Typical, Bottom-Line Driven Corporation Only Growing Through Acquisition

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Maple Grove, MN

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun and interesting employees, good benefits (holidays, vacation, med, dental, etc.). Adequate facilities/sites. Good quality products with a few acquired outliers that make a good difference in peoples' lives.

    Cons

    Only lip-service to quality, and lack of understanding and seriousness regarding compliance with regulations. Middle-management fiddles while Rome burns, and upper-management accepts the sterilized data they're given. No room for excellent, experienced workers who understand the company and the industry, and they are systematically and periodically let go in waves of layoffs every year. Experienced workers are traded up for inexperienced workers at all professional levels/areas without the experience and history to call out their superiors' incompetence, and decision-making is based on cronyism. Business-as-usual is the mantra, and as is typical of large businesses since 2008 they are more interested in squeezing more hours and effort out of current employees to expand profits and bonuses than improving systems/processes or hiring additional workers for expansion.

    Advice to Management

    Remove all current management at the site level and bring in fresh blood with a focus on reality and the ability to prioritize to drive the business forward with innovation. This should have happened when the Warning Letter hit in 2005. Instead, the Directors that held on waited until the Warning Letter was lifted to push the company back to the brink of dangerous, non-compliant territory.

  6. Helpful (1)

    work somewhere else

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the money and benefits were good

    Cons

    the numerous layoffs, back stabbing, reviews/one on ones, doing more with less

    Advice to Management

    let the staff work, no everyone needs micro management, working from home can be more productive

  7. A solid company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    BSC is a solid company, with potential for career development and opportunities. Great people make it a fun place to work.

    Cons

    Like any big company, too much bureaucracy. Things take way too long to get done as there are too many people who feel the need to be involved in the decision making. Too much work for too little people creates a stressful work environment. Morale can be low at times.

    Advice to Management

    Work on bringing morale up. If you insist on getting more work done with fewer people, then you need to compensate accordingly.

  8. Good place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Maple Grove, MN

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of interesting work and invovation to be of interest

    Cons

    Stabile work, Company is going through alot of change

    Advice to Management

    your doing the right thing

  9. Helpful (2)

    Long-term employment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Maple Grove, MN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Good company, Good current CEO, management not so much

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Maple Grove, MN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great flexibility to work life balance (sometimes,) beautiful campuses, talented colleagues

    Cons

    Overworked 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 Management

    If its not broken, don't try and fix it. Listen to your employees, especially if they know your job more than you.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Unexciting, little diversity, slow process. Not valued as an intern.

    Former Intern - R&D Intern in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Intern - R&D Intern in Maple Grove, MN

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

    Pros

    Work on some grat produccts. Great training, including hospital visits to see products' work first-hand.

    Cons

    Did not feel very welcome by many; somewhat ignored. Technicians were very friendly and helpful, but as the only woman in the department, under 21 at the time, and not white, I felt excluded. My manager was also gone at the start and at the end of my internship, leaving me hanging with very little to do and minimal direction. Also, there was SO much time spent on training, which was wasted given that I was only there for a 2.5 month internship.

    Advice to Management

    Have a plan for an intern, if you are going to hire one!

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