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Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
447 Reviews
3.4
447 Reviews
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Boston Scientific President and CEO Michael F. Mahoney
Michael F. Mahoney
103 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Overall fair work/life balance with spikes in hours around month end and annual budgeting (in 31 reviews)

  • Good work environment with good benefits and okay pay (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Although the experience and opportunities are great, work-life balance is terrible (in 14 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Love the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    You can ask anyone questions without worrying about the consequences

    Cons

    Compensation is a big problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation

  2.  

    Great company with tons of perks.

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

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Many perks such as dry cleaning services, bank onsite, renovated gym and cafe, ondite daycare, and clean facilities, and a great 401K plan.

    Cons

    There are not many positions you can move to internally. You're either an admin, analyst, or an engineer is what I have found. Management doesn't really encourage career growth if it means you're leaving the department you're currently in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage career growth and recognize the strengths of each employee. Also, saying "Thank you" once in awhile goes far, as we are all human and appreciate sincerity.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company/product, poor comepensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    Best product and outcomes compared to Mdt/St Jude

    Cons

    Competitive field with the big three medical device companies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    All in all, a great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I worked for Boston Scientific for more than 10 years and found the company to be a great mix of qualified employees and challenging yet rewarding work I had plenty of opportunities for varied project work and a way to move up or have an impact on projects. The culture is one of results and people work together to get those results, not against as I've seen and experiences in other companies.

    Cons

    It was a very large matrix organization when I worked there which caused inefficiencies in communication and silos where not necessary. It seemed there was a constant battle to break down these silos but which ended up making more (or different ones) and then created more inefficiencies and repetitive work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Could be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Builder II/Trainer in Spencer, IN
    Current Employee - Product Builder II/Trainer in Spencer, IN

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work environment with good benefits and okay pay. People are accepting, depending on the line and department that is.

    Cons

    Very political and cliquish. Some people, especially managers, are quick to choose favorites and make it known. Very seldom come through on promises and raises upon career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give workers the chance for advancement and better chances at a raise. The product builders do know what they work with and what works best. Don't fix what isn't broken simply because it looks good on paper. Also, standard work is crap.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    conservative, micro manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    clean nice interior, modern office, free fruits

    Cons

    super conservative, micro managers- not proper training in place, very rude

  8.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    Challenges and good VP Lots of projects to work on.

    Cons

    Managers lack integrity and promises undelivered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Natick, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in Natick, MA

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

    Pros

    There was a nice company culture

    Cons

    Not located in the city of boston

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Web Design Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    great small team effort within a large company

    Cons

    hard to design innovative work within the biomedical industry

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good employer with helpful colleagues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Valencia, CA

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

    Pros

    - Support for the entry level engineers.
    - Good and friendly environment to work

    Cons

    - Employer will pay less salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire people as a contractor and then treat them as they don't belong to this company. You are the one's who hired us as an contractor (we applied for a full time position and you decided to hire us as a contractor)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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