Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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  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

  2. R&D Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  3. Boston is a Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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  5. Intelligent, driven employees despite approaching change.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  7. Good experience at an established firm

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

  8. Helpful (1)

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

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

  9. Company going through turnaround

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  10. Good products, but way too much bureaucracy

    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 a year)

    Pros

    BS had many good products and good people who were working on innovative ideas.

    Cons

    The company was so bureaucratic that it was almost preventing the innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Working closer with the teams to see their challenges

  11. Stressful in day-to-day activity

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

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

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

    Pros

    Nice building to work in.

    Cons

    Negativity towards certain individuals by management

    Advice to Management

    Measure what counts including employee satisfaction.

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