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Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
492 Reviews
3.6
492 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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  1.  

    Great place to work, highly recommend it if you have the opportunity.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Office culture is professional, but welcoming. The company takes good care of their employees and their resources, which means flexible hours and top of the line equipment. The companies motto is 'continuous improvement' and they live by these words in every action they take.

    Cons

    Can be tough to implement changes due to the size of the company. Training for taking on a new role is lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More company activities would help to make coworkers a tight knit community. Formalized documents should be implemented for new role training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Machine Operator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    Great company, great training, excellent work enviroment

    Cons

    they outsource to Costa Rica

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience, learned a lot and acquired many skills

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Mission is centered around patient, helping people is a satisfying job

    Cons

    Very poor people development, difficult to develop a career, lack of talent retention policy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Long term vision

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Boston scientific corporation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    The best company I have ever worked for

    Cons

    it's hard to move up in the company without education

  6.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden Hills, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden Hills, MN

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

    Pros

    Good benefits including tuition reimbursement
    Upper management is accessible

    Cons

    Advancement can be difficult
    Slow to make changes which is probably tyou so of a large organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I appreciate the additional communication when compared to precious CEOs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I have worked at Boston Scientific for a little over 6 months.

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    Current Employee - Medical Device Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Medical Device Sales Representative

    I have been working at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people, and a fast paced enviroment.

    Cons

    none, really nothing at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Summer Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Boston Scientific as an intern

    Pros

    People were incredibly nice and pay was very good for an internship. Facilities were top notch. I was not stuck behind a desk all day and was able to improve my communication skills by interacting with people on the production floor.

    Cons

    It did not appear they had a plan for their interns when they hired them. I had many small projects that came up throughout the summer but nothing that was really going to stand out on my resume. Not much guidance on what was expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great technology, not so good at segmenting, communicating and marketing to its customers

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    Strong technology... Product is better than the competition and 1:1 discussions with customers will prove that.
    Diverse skill sets... People move from discipline to discipline more than other Fortune 500s I've worked at and they seem to hire people with broad backgrounds

    Cons

    Poor marketing... Reserved about clearly communicating product benefits more so than competitors even tho the data shows stronger product performance; struggles to focus resources on specific products or offerings and customer segments...spread thin trying to be all to all
    Recognition... Few promotions and pay increases... Not comfortable allowing people to love departments every two years as in many other marketing departments I've worked... Too many people get too comfortable in 'old ways'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus strategy! Both in product offering/solution services and customer targets. This will provide a stronger equity externally and buld internal pride

    Take some steps that may feel 'bold' to be competitive...they should mirror the focused strategy

    Mix it up a little...don't 'reorg'. Assign people new responsibilities ever 18-24 months and build and foster an environment to embrace this change allowing broader perspective and valuing people who think outside the box for more effective strategy execution

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Classic corporate america.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    Good salary, good 401K plan.

    Cons

    Upper management seems out of touch with production line operations.

  11.  

    Good Company, Not Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in Maple Grove, MN

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of opportunities to volunteer in the community, start with 3 weeks vacation. Lots of opportunities to get in front of senior leadership.

    Cons

    Very large company, not always clear what different peoples responsibilities are, which leads to a lot of miscommunication and confusion. No constant feedback on performance, leading to surprises around review time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more structured roles, and provide constant feedback to employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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