Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated July 14, 2015
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Boston Scientific President and CEO Michael F. Mahoney
Michael F. Mahoney
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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. Helpful (1)

    Medical Device Sales Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Device Sales Representative in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Medical Device Sales Representative in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I love to travel, meet knew people, and engage with my client on a daily basis. It is very competitive which is right up my alley.

    Cons

    Sometimes you don't get to see your family for extended periods of time. Also, it can be daunting from time to time.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is that you should lead. Managers tend to sit back and crack the whip while the leaders are leading the charge. Those are the ones that gain respect.


  2. Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Growth mode ... so lots of energy. Common goals.

    Cons

    Some aspects still in slow old-fashioned mode of taking things slowly.


  3. Helpful (1)

    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. R&D Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    well established company and processes; good work life balance

    Cons

    too corporate; takes too long to get things done

    Advice to Management

    inspire employees, boost morale


  6. Boston is a Great Place to Work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regulatory in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Regulatory in San Jose, CA

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

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

    Pros

    The people are fantastic. There is high integrity in people, project management and processes - it's not just talk - it's the culture.

    Cons

    Due to expansion and growth of the company, there have been necessary layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Top Management has done a great job keeping employees informed of changes. Top management in San Jose might benefit from walking around and talking to employees 1:1. Regulatory Management has undergone great change and stability/ team dynamics does not appear healthy at this time. That may change as the team norms.


  7. Intelligent, driven employees despite approaching change.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is attractive, fun people, smart coworkers, and hard workers. Management seems to care about the present and future of the employees, especially the young, inexperienced ones. Rapid changes mean plenty of opportunity for individual advancement.

    Cons

    Have been hiring exclusively 'defined term' employees for about a year. Defined term cuts out some benefits, including tuition assistance, annual bonuses, and severance packages. The approaching change/move is on people's minds.


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Management in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - QA Management in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Exceptionally 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 Management

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


  9. Good experience at an established firm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Procurement in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    leader in the medical device industry. world wide operations; global footprint. strong processes and focus on quality.

    Cons

    bureaucratic organization. not agile.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retaining good talent.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Loved it, hated to leave but I had to move to another city

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great company, friendly employees, flexible schedules, fairly decent pay

    Cons

    HR is overseas and they are totally useless, pay is lower compared to other medical device companies. Sr. Mgmt doesn't always make the best decisions or in a timely manner

    Advice to Management

    Make the best decisions when comes to R&D projects and in a timely manner. Consider raising pay levels


  11. Company going through turnaround

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Company is in a turnaround phase. It seems that it is coming out strong. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    No or very low pay raises. Good people are quitting.

    Advice to Management

    They need to focus on retaining good talent while getting rid of fat - people who pretend that they are contributing but are making others work harder for them.



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