Boston Scientific
3.1 of 5 377 reviews
www.bostonscientific.com Natick, MA 5000+ Employees

Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
Boston Scientific – Marlborough – “BSC”

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3.1 377 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

Boston Scientific President and CEO Michael F. Mahoney

Michael F. Mahoney

(69 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Overall fair work/life balance with spikes in hours around month end and annual budgeting"
    in 27 reviews
  • "Good benefits, average salary, well equipped with good tools"
    in 31 reviews
Cons:
  • "It is challenging to manage work life balance"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Poor management skills on the part of mid-level to upper management"
    in 19 reviews
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Fantastic Company to Work For!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsSome of the nicest people I've ever worked with or for. Never worked for a company where senior leadership was so down to earth.

ConsCan't really think of any worth posting. Our CEO is turning things around and I see nothing but good things for this company!

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep us moving forward with new technologies!

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

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Good medical devices company

Quality Engineer II (Current Employee)
Maple Grove, MN

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

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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Good company that lost its direction while trying to change its future

QA Management (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsCompetitive compensation. Innovative technology through organic growth and acquisition. Commitment to operational excellence.

ConsExceptionally political environment at the VP level and higher. Decisions made that are not necessarily in the best interest of the company as a whole, and in many instances only benefit an individual, or a specific clique.

Advice to Senior ManagementToo many individuals have been in positions of power for too long without demonstrated value. Time to clean house.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Numbers, numbers, numbers

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThis was a company created to help people, co-workers. Good benefits, 401(k) match is good. New products make you feel like this place makes a difference.

ConsNumbers, numbers, numbers. Too busy trying to squeeze blood out of turnips. Plans to offshore more jobs. Near zero promotions except for select favorites. Mid-management tier in-experienced and refuses to admit to errors or they lack knowledge. Old - boys network/old fashioned management practices.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop outsourcing to other countries, follow your own code of conduct.

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

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It was a better place to work when it was Symbiosis

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Doral, FL

I worked at Boston Scientific full-time for more than 3 years

ProsChallenging and intellectual environment with freedom to suggest new ideas

ConsPoor management skills on the part of mid-level to upper management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Turning into a sweat shop. People are great but highly overworked.

Specialist (Current Employee)
Natick, MA

I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe people are very smart and great to work with. Everyone works hard and is focused on the company vision. Salary is OK but not great. Benefits are pretty standard. The new CEO is moving things in the right direction but sacrificing morale and culture to meet targets.

ConsLayoffs and acquisitions haven't helped the culture. Company culture remains an issue. Everyone is under resourced, working long hours, and getting burned out. There is no work life balance.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop cutting resources. Focus on sales growth.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Constant restructuring

Quality Specialist (Current Employee)
Marlborough, MA

I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFlexibility to work from home, kind managers

ConsConstant restructuring and layoffs, bucket of crabs mentality

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more than lip service to valued employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for

Supply Chain Analyst (Former Employee)
Miami, FL

I worked at Boston Scientific full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat work environment and lots of growth potential

ConsDont have one at the moment

Advice to Senior ManagementDont have one at the moment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Consulting working at BSCI for +2 years

Sharepoint Consultant (Current Employee)
Boca Raton, FL

I have been working at Boston Scientific as a contractor for more than a year

ProsVery nice experience overall. They tend to be hands off once the trust is gained. The job was executed with minimum politics. good balance of high and low risk tasks to allow for a solid product development

ConsLike many large organizations decisions could be done a bit more promptly. The mix environment MS - SAP - Oracle will increase complexity.

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider to use cloud computing to gain more agility.

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

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Great company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time

ProsValues employees in the sales force. Still has a smaller company feel even if it is a Fortune 500. Promotes movement within the company.

ConsTypical sales attitude " what have you done for the company and team lately? "

Advice to Senior ManagementManaging strong personalities on a team often gets avoided so the team as a whole suffers

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