Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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Boston Scientific President and CEO Michael F. Mahoney
Michael F. Mahoney
136 Ratings

Pros
  • Good work life balance advocated by senior management (in 31 reviews)

  • Good benefits, nice working place (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • It is challenging to manage work life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Poor management skills on the part of mid-level to upper management (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Information Systems Department Review

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time

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

    Pros

    They get the job done, no matter what obstacles.
    People are talented and strive to make a difference.
    Management desires collaboration and innovation. They recognize teams/individuals for good work.
    Most giving organization ever experienced. Always a humanitarian effort underway.
    Promote flexibility with time schedules and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Organization so big there is much bureaucracy; no facility to make quick decisions.
    Company does not invest in IS, focusing attention instead on products, while IS does not have enough people to do their job without overtime and stress at all levels.
    People do not have time for collaboration or innovation. Solutions are keeping fires out not leapfrogging global peers.
    People hopeful when they arrive but leave when they find they can not make a real difference.
    Too much outsourcing to India for support. Teams frustrated, internal customers hate service quality. They look to SaaS solutions so they do not have to deal with internal support system.

    Advice to Management

    CEO: take IS seriously. Let them hire more people. Pay them well so they stay. All the good things IS tries to promote can not happen unless overarching leadership supports them. IS should be a partner, not an ugly step-child. They want to be strategic-they have the talent but need your financial backing to stop treading water.


  2. Machine Design Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Scientific

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

    Pros

    Nice working environment, senior staffs were willing to teach and answer any questions.

    Cons

    Have to turn the contract position to permanent


  3. AP Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AP Coordinator in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - AP Coordinator in Natick, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Constant consistent work. Good coworkers.

    Cons

    While I was there there were several layoffs which I was a victim of to end my employment.

    Advice to Management

    I would have tightened up the staff. They didn't need as many employees as they had.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    This company is on a downward spiral.

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Boston, KY
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Boston, KY

    I worked at Boston Scientific

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is not bad as long as you don't have a need to be valued as a human being.

    Cons

    The company has made it clear that employees are dispensable. Ask about turnover and length of service. The founders have gone against everything they held dear in the beginning. They became billionaires and turned the company over to the incompetent Jim Tobin..

    Advice to Management

    People got you there. Treat everyone kindly. Remember Pete's no red tape philosophy? What happened?


  6. Decent company, too much politics

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Shoreview, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Shoreview, MN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, flexible work culture

    Cons

    Management too rigid, lack of growth internally

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within


  7. On the Upswing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Companies is on track and finally rebounding from the economic slump. CEO is bringing great new ideas and pushing for growth.

    Cons

    Like most large corporate organizations....making decisions and getting things done can be slow because you have to bring everyone along with you.


  8. finance

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Financial Analyst in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Financial Analyst in Marlborough, MA

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

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

    Pros

    intelligent employees who are eager to perform well and contribute to a noble cause, overall a very innovative company, pays well, has great school reimbursement program

    Cons

    unfortunately it is a large company with slow decision making, still a very bureaucratic organization with ineffective systems that can waste time


  9. your results may vary

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Marlborough, MA

    I have been working at Boston Scientific

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

    Pros

    Great peers to work with, flexible hours, company gym, work life balance

    Cons

    management disengaged from front line staff, lots of cognitive dissonance in the annual review process. i.e. have achieved highest performance rating, yet 0% raise, year after year, with new policy,. have been told it is not possible to achieve highest rating. have been told there is no possibility of promotion. managers have no real authority

    Advice to Management

    get over yourselves, you put your pants on one leg at a time, just like the rest of us.


  10. Company with great culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Scientific

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

    Pros

    People are extremely friendly and are always willing to help you. The company has a lot of potentials in the future as they're recovering from the expensive acquisition.

    Cons

    Some employees might be a little bit lay back but it's a good thing if you want to retire with the company. Decision making takes a little bit longer as the same case in every large companies.

    Advice to Management

    Try to improve efficiency of the organization. Have more focus on the future market dynamics to maintain its competitive advantage.


  11. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Training in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Training in Marlborough, MA

    I have been working at Boston Scientific

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

    Pros

    I have worked at BSC for 12 years. As I continue my tenure at the company, it keeps getting better under the leadership of Mike Mahoney.

    Cons

    In the past the executive management has not been as good as it is now.

    Advice to Management

    None.



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