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Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
458 Reviews
3.5
458 Reviews
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Boston Scientific President and CEO Michael F. Mahoney
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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 15 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.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working with some of the friendliest, most helpful people. Employees are talented and passionate about their work.

    Cons

    Unrealistic deadlines that are ultimately all for naught

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Excellent quality systems

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

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    State of the art electronic based systems are very streamline compared to some other companies in med device and make your life easier when you're trying find or execute day-to-day business. ERP, CAPA, NC, change control, doc archive and record retention, quality system req's and processes were all very established and mature. Heavy innovation at the process level reduces human error for engineering and production staff.

    Production culture that focuses on bad systems as opposed to bad people whenever the system could be improved within acceptable value.

    Cons

    All the innovation takes effort and time which can cut into your personal life. Sometimes it felt like you were on 20 projects simultaneously with 5 managers.

    Trial by fire initially but compensated for later with actual skill set and tool development with peers and mentors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Manufacturing Engineer

    • 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

    There is a great cafeteria

    Cons

    too much time
    no work life balance
    shallow
    need exposure
    never enter on transfer projects

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    good

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

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    benefits, vacation, work from home, education reimbursement

    Cons

    promotional opportunity is limited, company has a political climate that can be difficult to work in, people who survive the layoffs are expected to pick up the extra work of those who were let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is still really top heavy and there are lack of opportunities.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Boston Scientific Summer internship

    • 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

    On campus interview, 2 interviewers
    - want to know more about operations relevant experience
    - talk about leadership

    Cons

    Tricky question: what is something you have done and were able to influence others?

  7.  

    Benefits are okay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Has a good vacation policy

    Cons

    health insurance not as good.

  8.  

    Great environment to work

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

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits Positive atmosphere Community service opportunities

    Cons

    Regular lay offs Lack of career advancement

    Recommends
  9.  

    Change Management Lead

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Marlborough, MA

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

    Pros

    Great people, pleasant working environment

    Cons

    Too cold in Boston area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    turn up the heat

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    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

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