Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Boston Scientific President and CEO 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. Progressive company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Spencer, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Spencer, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company with great benefits. Offers a lot of employee resource groups.

    Cons

    Employees are tasked with many jobs

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the track. Follow your statements that employees make a difference.


  2. Helpful (1)

    This Job Sucks!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Production Line in Spencer, IN
    Current Contractor - Production Line in Spencer, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Scientific as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pros, honestly there aren't any! When you look at in the past year alone they have been through 62,145 employees, the turn over rate should tell you something right there. People only stay because they have to until something else better comes along! Working retail at a mass merchant is better than working here!

    Cons

    Cons, oh how do I list the cons here? Mandatory overtime, they don't care if you have a family outside of the place, you are forced to work 6 to 7 days a week 10 to 12 hours a day! The turn over rate for the company has been 62,145 employees from June 2014 to June 2015. The divorce rate for the company is at 98%! Yes, 98% of marriages fail due to a lack of work/life balance. Know what supervisors and management says "deal with it, it is a job right?". No job is worth losing a marriage over! The company does NOT care one single bit if you have obligations, either you work or you don't have a job. So serious medical conditions have to go untreated due to the fact that time off is NOT possible if you want to keep your job! You have to be on your feet for 10 to 12 hours a day, which creates serious health issues with blood flow to your extremities. You are treated as if you are a commodity, they don't care if you are happy working there or not, it is all about the almighty dollar and if you die during the process they don't care! There are no safety procedures in place either! Except for hazardous spills, so if you get hurt on the job or something serious would happen there, don't expect to know what to do! It is a cult mentality. You are a drone! You are under their control! You have to live and breathe their company! Take it or leave it. Those are the only 2 options! Offered a position there, realize what that means for having a life! You won't have one! Then to top it off, now get censored for leaving a review!

    Advice to Management

    Knock off the forced mandatory overtime! It isn't working for your company! Wake up and smell the roses from the statistics that are out there about the company! The divorce rate, the number of employees lost over the course of a year! All public record information! You can't expect to keep going with this! This is a huge reason for so many recalls! When you don't have workers that are happy and you have so much turn over you don't have consistency! You can't have consistency when workers won't stay because they don't have a life and you have ruined what life they had!


  3. Overall, great place to work / develop

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering in Spencer, IN
    Former Employee - Engineering in Spencer, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid values, good people, work/life balance, patient first

    Cons

    Inconsistent management styles / performance review tactics depending on function


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    Could be better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Builder II/Trainer in Spencer, IN
    Current Employee - Product Builder II/Trainer in Spencer, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment with good benefits and okay pay. People are accepting, depending on the line and department that is.

    Cons

    Very political and cliquish. Some people, especially managers, are quick to choose favorites and make it known. Very seldom come through on promises and raises upon career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Give workers the chance for advancement and better chances at a raise. The product builders do know what they work with and what works best. Don't fix what isn't broken simply because it looks good on paper. Also, standard work is crap.


  6. good company, bad location

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Spencer, IN
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Spencer, IN
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, good upward mobility

    Cons

    not a great work life balance


  7. Helpful (2)

    Co-Ops, learn as much as you can and move on

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Co-Op in Spencer, IN
    Former Intern - Co-Op in Spencer, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good hourly salary and chances to work overtime to even make more money - Many opportunities to learn about how the healthcare industry operates - Constant exposure to Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing - Flexible hours - Close to college town - Friendly co-workers

    Cons

    - Most of the time you will be doing validation testing for the engineers, which can get boring after a while - No benefits offered (health insurance, 401k, etc.) - No mentoring programs - Rural location

    Advice to Management

    Give co-ops and interns chances to participate in real engineering projects as members, not as peons that do the work that no one wants to. You will make them feel more excited about their job and convince them that this is the place to come when it's time for full-time job searching.


  8. Lots of change, lack of stability

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Spencer, IN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Spencer, IN
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people ar nice. They have good benefits. There is a great link to pateint care and the difference the company makes in minimaly invasive medicine.

    Cons

    There is a lack of core competencies and depth of knowledge in leaders/managers; It is difficult to work in a very corporate ruled organization that is slow moving

    Advice to Management

    Limit required programs sites must implement; Managment should realize the amount of work required to make small changes and properly resource.


  9. Engage your workforce

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Production Supervisor in Spencer, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Production Supervisor in Spencer, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers Good Benefits including short time required to become fully vested for 401k Decent Salary

    Cons

    Morale of employees Upper Management disengagement "Lean Team" which did not understand the concept of lean or the flow of the areas. Forcing mandatory OT on short notice which ended up happening on holiday weekends and over holiday break.

    Advice to Management

    Add resources, treat people fairly and actually listen to their subordinates.


  10. Great people, poorly managed.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Spencer, IN
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Spencer, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time (More than 3 years)

    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 Management

    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.


  11. senior supplier quality engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Supplier Quality in Spencer, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Supplier Quality in Spencer, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good salary, and good coworkers

    Cons

    remote location, and high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Improve conditions



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