Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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Boston Scientific President and CEO Michael F. Mahoney
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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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  1. Good people and good opportunities if you're motivated.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    There are a lot of career paths available.

    Cons

    It's a large company so it may be hard to get noticed if you don't have some people working to help you advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Nice work place with healthy work culture.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    Management is very knowledgeable and helpful. Has a Gym, Full service Cafe and you can walk a mile within the building on a cold day. People are encouraged to be healthy, Marker on the walls, tell you, how far have you walked.

    Cons

    City is ARCTIC cold in winter!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Clinical specailist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    Great team in my area

    Cons

    Low pay for the hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

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  5. Great cross functional opportunities, lost focus on people development over time.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Paul, MN

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

    Pros

    Fantastic cross functional opportunities in the early part of my career.

    Cons

    Focus on people development and career development dwindled as the Guidant / BSC acquisition happened.
    Culture was focused on results only, people were not the focus. Maintaining a healthy work life balance became very hard in many parts of the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are your asset, without them, the company does thrive. Invest in and focus on career development and developing your star talent. Also, helping your people manage a healthy work life balance is the key to satisfied, engaged, productive and creative employees!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Good Work Life Balance

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Marketing in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    The company has a good work/life balance. The people who work for the company are smart, professional and personable.

    Cons

    At the time I worked at the company there was a number of organizational changes. These changes cause some anxiety simply because employees are trying to figure out how they fit into the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. I grew up with this company over an extended multi-decade career working at multiple locations.

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Exceptional Quality System and emphasis on producing the best quality product on the market. This company's systems and processes have been refined and forged by hard work and extensive scrutiny that is highly compliant, and more and more lean, resulting in a best in class medical device power house.

    Cons

    Found it hard to advance. Opportunity seemed limited. Often left on your own to find your way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a limit to the notion of "doing more with less". Eventually you loose your best people when this principal is over emphasized for too long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. If you are not in sales don't expected much growth.

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    Former Employee - Meeting Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Meeting Specialist in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel and network with many.

    Cons

    Management doesn't find time to connect enough for effective planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage your employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. An exciting and challenging place to work with great opportunities for growth.

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager
    Current Employee - Finance Manager

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

    Pros

    -Great turnaround story. The company has been investing for growth and people are excited to work here.
    -The new executive management team has helped to create a great work environment.
    -It's nice to work for a company that helps people and saves lives. The underlying company mission is one to be proud of.

    Cons

    -Depending on your role/function it may be necessary to relocate for career opportunities.
    -The have recently moved some offices away from larger cities (for example the corporate HQ is now an hour from downtown Boston).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits compared to other companies in the same industry. Recognition for hard work. Growing company. Fast pace and professional environment.

    Cons

    Since the company is a FDA controlled environment, there is a lot of "no value added work". The pace is sometimes so fast that employees are burnt-out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to minimize red-tape. Please eliminate "no value added work". Employees will be much more productive and much more content.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Good place to work, with good benefits.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    Their product really help people, and save lives. As an employee, it feels good that you are part of the team that help people in life-death situations.

    Cons

    Large company with overlapping duties and responsibilities. Not recognized at individual level. Too much politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline organizations. Consolidate functional groups

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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