Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated April 22, 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. Great place to work and Grow

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer

    I have been working at Boston Scientific

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting, meaningful work
    Great people and cross functional teamwork
    Relaxed, yet busy work schedule
    Management cares about personal and professional development
    Great onsite fitness center and daycare facility

    Cons

    If you don't ask for change, may stay in one place/dept for long time

  2. drafting designer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Boston Scientific is a fun atmosphere to work in. I had a great boss. The opportunity was there for the ambitious to move up quickly.

    Cons

    I can easily see how one could get complacent in their current position and get kinda stuck if you don't have a go-get-it attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on motivating, In a big corporation money isn't always an option for motivating your employees. Find creative ways to get them involved, to make them want to be involved.

  3. Marketing

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People development, prestige and diverse culture

    Cons

    Financial discipline and worse M&A activities

    Advice to Management

    Financial disciplines

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  5. Great Company & Culture

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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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company. Great culture. Nice office space & amenities - a real campus feel.

    Cons

    Boston Scientific will always do what is best for Boston Scientific, however, even a company built on acquisition has, at some point, to take stock and focus on its talent more than the bottom line. A text book evolution that is taking the company some time to grasp.

    Advice to Management

    Life's too short. Forget trying to do what you think Boston Scientific wants you to do. Break the mold. Be yourself. That's why they hired you. Be innovative. Be transparent and communicate with one another.

  6. Process Development Engineering Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Process Development Intern in Plymouth, MN
    Former Intern - Process Development Intern in Plymouth, MN

    I worked at Boston Scientific as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Great Professional Development opportunities
    -Co-workers and managers were extremely helpful during my internship
    -401k matching was fantastic
    -Internship program was well coordinated and extremely beneficial

    Cons

    -Not all internships were created equal, mine was highly interesting, while others weren't as lucky.
    -Boston Scientifics FDA warning a number of years ago led to a large layoff

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

  7. Great benefits, but needs a culture change

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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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, career opportunity, work/life balance

    Cons

    Senior management needs to be revamped

  8. Good people and good opportunities if you're motivated.

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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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    none

  9. Nice work place with healthy work culture.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Boston Scientific

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep up the good work!

  10. Clinical specailist

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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

    Pros

    Great team in my area

    Cons

    Low pay for the hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    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!

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