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Boston Scientific Reviews in Maple Grove, MN

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

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 42 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Boston Scientific President and CEO Michael F. Mahoney

Michael F. Mahoney

(10 ratings)

75% 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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    Pretty good place, good people

    Marketing Communications (Former Employee) Maple Grove, MN

    ProsWork-life balance was pretty good - if you let it be.

    ConsA little clicky in the marketing departments

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate! Overall however, you all do a good job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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

     

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

    R&D Intern (Former Employee) Maple Grove, MN

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

    ConsDid 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 Senior ManagementHave a plan for an intern, if you are going to hire one!

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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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    Sr. Statistician at Boston Scientific for 7 years

    Statistician (Current Employee) Maple Grove, MN

    ProsGood career development opportunity. Health benefit is very good.

    ConsA little bit bureaucracy. The location is not very competitive as being in Minnesota.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sr QE, Sr Scientist

    Senior QE, Senior Scientist (Current Employee) Maple Grove, MN

    ProsGood benefits, Nice Facilities and amenities. Midwest values in the MN plants.

    ConsToo many layers. Never ending RIFs. Job security issues need to be addressed every few years as new RIFs occur.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote people willing to take action and get things done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hopeful

    Manager (Current Employee) Maple Grove, MN

    ProsMikeMahoney has a great strategy for the organization. He is really driving to change the direction of the company and will be sucessful with the right changes in his team.

    ConsThe politics at this company are the biggest challenge. There are a lot of old school people here who try to "lead" by instilling fear into people rather than leading by example, ecouragment and support.

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep working with the current VP leaders to change their style of leadership to be the true support system they should be for their teams.

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

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    Mixed bag... tide may be changing.

    Senior R&D Engineer (Current Employee) Maple Grove, MN

    ProsCEO Mike Mahoney has the right mentality and appears to be making some positive change. Best-in-class products across the board. Some great talent and capabilities in the new product development arena. Great facilities and campuses. Recent acquisitions are very promising. Good 401k match (6%) and tuition reimbursement ($8k/annual). Work/life balance is above average for the industry.

    ConsCronyism runs rampant throughout this company from the days of Schneider and Scimed. Few new people and fewer new ideas. Top heavy organization and middle to upper management is stagnant. Working-leveling employees are not trusted or empowered to make decisions. Projects are generally are poorly managed, micro-managed, and timelines are unrealistic. Business model is shifting to acquisition based growth instead of organic development which is a waste of the talent the company does have. Significant benefit erosion and unwillingness/lack of effort to retain top talent. 2012 annual merit increase for average employee was 0%, second time since 2007. Top talent has been leaving in droves and layoffs seem to be an annual occurrence since 2007. Far too risk averse in the process of deciding and funding new product development puts the company in a constant catch-up mode with the competition. Sales force and marketing strategy are poor at best. Company does not execute on its proclaimed values.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house of the squatters in middle-upper management and lean out the organization. Empower your employees and "walk the talk." Take some risk and take a chance on some potential game changing technologies without expecting/needing a payoff. Promote organic development, the talent is there. Bring in some new, 'hungry' talent into the sale force because the current staff isn't cutting it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Constantly driving for improvement

    Process Technician (Current Employee) Maple Grove, MN

    ProsGreat culture of knowledge sharing and improvement. Good opportunities for career growth, both within a department as well as inter-departmental moves. Good vacation policy.

    ConsHealthcare benefits are not very good.
    Production operators not treated well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaintain the knowledge sharing culture. Try to keep management more stable. Managers moving up is good, but swapping managers every 1-2 years makes it difficult to have consistent and measurable progress, as goals are also shifting that fast.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice Company to Work for

    Manufacturing Engineer II (Current Employee) Maple Grove, MN

    ProsGreat working environment
    lots of perks
    good work/life balance
    flexible schedule

    Constoo many layoffs
    salary freezes
    turnover
    moving up slow

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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