Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated July 6, 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)

    Good employer with helpful colleagues

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Valencia, CA
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Valencia, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Support for the entry level engineers. - Good and friendly environment to work

    Cons

    - Employer will pay less salary

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire people as a contractor and then treat them as they don't belong to this company. You are the one's who hired us as an contractor (we applied for a full time position and you decided to hire us as a contractor)


  2. Management needs some work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patient Care Representative in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Patient Care Representative in Valencia, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and the company are really nice

    Cons

    Lack of promotion from within

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within


  3. Good Company and good benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager II, Program Management in Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Manager II, Program Management in Valencia, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good quality culture. Patients are put first when developing and manufacturing products. Company provides flexible working hours.

    Cons

    IT systems and infrastructure is lagging behind a million years. Innovation is also lagging behind. This casts some doubt about the future.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t make short term decisions when it comes to investing for future.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good stability, no career growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Valencia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are good to work with, except for one key marketing leader.

    Cons

    No career growth. Culture is disjointed depending on which dept you work for.


  6. Knowledge based company full of great people

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Valencia, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly intelligent people that truly enjoy there job

    Cons

    A little low on pay


  7. Good company and friendly people in Neuromodulation division

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - R&D Co-Op in Valencia, CA
    Current Intern - R&D Co-Op in Valencia, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Scientific as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative R&D group willing to spend money on new ideas. Room to move up in the company. Lots of very long-term employees (10+ years).

    Cons

    large company makes some processes take a long time. You can get stuck working with incompetent employees.

    Advice to Management

    Compensation should be more performance-based rather than relying on set standards.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Sr.Recruiter Interview

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Recruiter in Valencia, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Recruiter in Valencia, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working on products that help improve the life of people. Campus like work environment. Location is an easy commute from Ventura County,SF Valley and Pasadena

    Cons

    Everyone on the interview team seamed compartmentized. Limited communication between hourly and salary employees. Didn't see ANYONE smiling INSIDE the building. ONLY person I noted that was cheerful was the Security Guard at the main entrance!

    Advice to Management

    Seems like there is a type of FEAR of mangement. An US vs THEM culture. Need to open up channels of communication between the two groups and improve the work flow. It seemed that there was a disconnect between what the interview team was looking for and what the leadership team off site was asking for.


  9. Not cool

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Valencia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Techincal knowledge and experience of team members is great. Learned a lot from them.

    Cons

    Very poor salary Work not distributed equally among all team members Very poor career growth. Not many promotion and recognition


  10. Management in turmoil

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer in Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer in Valencia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to design class 3 medical devices, good training program.

    Cons

    Unsupportive management, and impossible to get people to sign documents.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the R&D to Mfg development to make supporting release of new products more efficient.


  11. Potential to becoming an employer of choice if they aggressive change process and culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Valencia, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible work schedule, many divisions

    Cons

    Poor management, org structure constantly changing, limited career ladder, limited positions to move up to

    Advice to Management

    Follow through on what you tell your employees



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