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Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
418 Reviews

3.3
418 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 benefits, average salary, well equipped with good tools (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Although the experience and opportunities are great, work-life balance is terrible (in 12 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.  

    Turnover, Turnover, Turnover

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

    Pros

    They have education reimbursement that you can take advantage to make your time there worth while. Only stay while you are learning.

    Cons

    The company only looks out for bottom line and is always cutting corners to save a buck! There is much turnover because there is hardly any merit increases. Any company they purchase they will shut down within the year and do not retain any of the talent. No opportunity to advance or to grow your knowledge. No reward recognition unless you are at the very top level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Feudalistic environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scientist I  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Scientist I in New York, NY

    Pros

    Used to be a scientific and community minded company. Good work life balance advocated by senior management . Many locations.

    Cons

    Cronyism , hierarchical society, isolated leadership, especially in smaller groups. Leadership in ethnic groups not cultivated . No opportunities for leadership or advancement for technical experts .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultivate and cross train alternates to existing leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not a work life balance company to work for. If you have family wouldn't recommend this place.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Marlborough, MA

    Pros

    Yes to be a better place to work 10 years ago and people used to be more friendly.

    Cons

    No work life balance, they work you to death. They expect people to work late and rarely close even with a foot or more snow storm. Past 15 years only closed twice. Very hard to get promoted and they have been cutting on all perks they use to offer such as Christmas lunches, gift cards, travel, offsite meetings, water, snacks and even coffee variety has been drastically reduced. Raises are poor does not even keep up with inflation. Do not recommend to work at Boston Scientific if you want to enjoy having a life with your family. Too much politics all they care is about the numbers and no consideration or appreciation to employees anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    I will absolutely not recommend the department that I am working at

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Senior Management / Executives are great

    Cons

    Messages were not pass downwards to middle management.
    Employee retention is next to none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Company review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    one of the top companies

    Cons

    the company HR is extremely slow in getting back with response when one applies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please check the applications are not make empolyees wait too long

  7.  

    Lack of management strategy

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    Former Employee - Finance
    Former Employee - Finance

    Pros

    Great people at the individual contributor level and even some managers. Good location north of the Twin Cities, just off of 694 with access to some good restaurants for lunch. Free parking relatively close to buildings.

    Cons

    Director level and above have a lack of strategy. Made it through 4 layoffs in 3 years of employment but always worried about job security. Work/Life balance heavily leaned the wrong way. A manager told me to expect to work from 7 AM to 7 PM.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more employee appreciation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good People, terrible mgmt

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good job with good team

    Cons

    Management has no idea where this company is going

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there isn't enough space to share.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, poorly managed.

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Spencer, IN
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Spencer, IN

    Pros

    The employees at this plant really do create a sort of family.

    Cons

    Ever since the lifting of the FDA 483 and the Guidant settlement, the work environment has been more fickle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You might want to retain some of your longer term employees for a while instead of filling the place with fresh college grads in critical positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Great company but bad management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flex work, benefits, location, work, products

    Cons

    management, management, management, management, management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Uber Competitive. Consulting Firm Atmosphere.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Systems Manager  in  Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Information Systems Manager in Natick, MA

    Pros

    Favorites are rewarded with bonuses and promotions.
    Make a difference in the lives of patients
    Good Commute - not in city
    Excellent cafeteria food. Free Parking.
    Good culture for politicians.

    Cons

    Management identifies "scape goats" early in career and blames them for when projects are not set up to succeed. Management does not take accountability at all. Ultimately scape goats are put into an HR corrective action and fired.

    Even if you are identified as a good steady performer then it is a matter of time before you get laid off. They only want to keep the top 35% of the work force.

    Overtime is expected without compensation.
    You are expected to "volunteer" for extra work and if you do not then you will get a bad review.
    Favortism is the mantra of management. Not objective performance.

    No....I am not just lashing out. This is an honest review. Just ask someone who works there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company already. Stock price was at $40 ten years ago. They paid 27 billion for Guidant and now the market cap is 9 billion. Now, Stock price is $5. So you can buy BSC for 51% of the $9 Billion and you get Guidant for free!

    If you do not like the company then just wait a little while and a new CEO will get hired. They are on their 4th CEO in past 4+ years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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