Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Boston Scientific President and CEO Michael F. Mahoney
Michael F. Mahoney
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Pros
  • Good work life balance advocated by senior management (in 31 reviews)

  • Good benefits, nice working place (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • It is challenging to manage work life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Poor management skills on the part of mid-level to upper management (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Happy Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Maple Grove, MN

    I have been working at Boston Scientific as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fellow employees are great, internship benefits include subsidized housing and free shuttle to and from work, easy to talk to upper management

    Cons

    Minnesota is not an ideal location, average pay, slightly unclear what internship will entail upon application and offer

    Advice to Management

    Hire more from outside of the University of Minnesota, reward higher education better, encourage unique thought and collaboration better


  2. Supplier Quality Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Travel - Summer Hours - Profit Sharing

    Cons

    Currently (2015) poor management in Supplier Quality. Management does a poor job at employee recognition in Supplier Quality.

    Advice to Management

    Engineers should stick to being engineers not make them bad managers.


  3. Boston Scientific IT

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Boston Scientific (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people, meaningful work, a lot of different opportunities

    Cons

    When teams shrink workload doesn't, and pressure to cut costs is ongoing

    Advice to Management

    Don't jump immediately to offshore, take a real look at what key skills and capabilities need to be maintained internally


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  5. Good company, but doesn't pay very good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Pros

    Maple Grove location has a fitness center with free fitness classes, as well as fitness equipment.

    Cons

    They don't pay all that well. You would be considered lucky to get a 3% raise and with that you have to be over expectations on all of your goals. The IS department leaves much to be desired. You have to call the Call Center, which is in India and there is a huge communication barrier with that.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees better and also invest in IS.


  6. Decent company, too much politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Shoreview, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Shoreview, MN

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good people, flexible work culture

    Cons

    Management too rigid, lack of growth internally

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within


  7. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time

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

    Pros

    Very friendly people. Company takes the time to hire new employees. So many opportunities to take classes sponsored by the company.

    Cons

    There are a lot of longtime workers, so career progression can be slow; however the benefits make up for the time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job of valuing your employees. Each meeting we are told how appreciated we are and how the business succeeds because of us.


  8. Entered in to BSCI as an acquisition--lots of work to transition to new systems

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Production Supervisor in Coon Rapids, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Production Supervisor in Coon Rapids, MN

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great production metrics, and detailed rules (contrasted with other companies vague rules). State of the art technology and facilities. Well-planned facilities.

    Cons

    Lack of clarity from upper management on what exactly is the purpose/goal at times. Lack of "heart" in managing production staff.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to give to the production workers at a better-than-market rate, instead of trimming back to what the market averages.


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    Bad Company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN

    I worked at Boston Scientific

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

    Pros

    Benefits and some of the co-workers were great and talented

    Cons

    An awful place to work. Money was meek and the workload of general individuals depends on whether you are connected to lead ops and managers. Social exclusion and a disregard for regulatory obligation via the policy of cutting corners throughout their front end assembly operations in the name of efficiency and a further blacklisting of employees who attempted to question this policy was prevalent throughout Boston during my time there.


  10. Director of R&D Design Systems

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Anoka, MN
    Former Employee - Director in Anoka, MN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very dynamic company with exciting products.

    Cons

    Sometimes poor communication between divisions.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your people are in the loop on what they need to know.


  11. Customer Service Representative

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Customer Service Representative in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Contractor - Customer Service Representative in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at Boston Scientific as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great environment, the people are enthusiastic and seem to love their jobs. I have been made to feel welcome and important since day one.

    Cons

    The downside to being a contract employee is that there are no benefits, no PTO. And the contracts tend to be extended, rather than simply moving employees into a permanent position at the end of their contract. It depends upon availability.



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