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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Maple Grove, MN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN

I have been working at Boston Scientific

Pros

Very competitive benefits, onsite learning opportunities, certain departments hire from within, they take chances on new college graduates, great education reimbursement, some flexible working schedules (depends on what department you are in)

Cons

In less than 3 years of my career there have been multiple layoffs and rumors of future layoffs and outsourcing. Typical corporate atmosphere where their best solution to the political and economic climate is to layoff and/or outsource while senior leadership makes millions in compensation (CEO compensation is a matter of public record. Look it up). There was a major discrepancy in workload for my department, and noticeable favoritism. People who continued to slack off experienced no apparent repercussions while those who worked efficiently were rewarded with more work. Those who carry the workload do so to the point of exhaustion and frustration, with no end in site. The culture is reactive versus proactive. Due to the size of the company, any changes made have to go through so much bureaucratic red tape that by the time the changes comes, nobody can remember the point. Collectively, this all has resulted in a loss of top talent to other companies.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Gather employee input when making changes to processes. The people "on the ground" have the most knowledge on the actual ins and outs of their department. Leaving the planning of major changes to "corporate" where they have no idea of how their changes actually impact the employees will only serve to further decrease morale.

Get with the times and get creative. Don't be such a typical corporation. Do something different. There are so many other ways to cut costs. Just ask your employees and I'm sure they could give you an earful. Allowing more telecommuting and flexible work schedules would be a good start.

Don't continue to ask the employees to make due with less, while there is no apparent suffering at the top. If we make due with less, than so should our leadership.

Do more to retain talent within the company. Reward those who consistently excel in their role. Don't continue to push along those who continue to be a drain to departments.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer  in  Doral, FL
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Doral, FL

    I worked at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    Good place to work and develop
    Good systems in place to drive lean production
    Good Quality Systems and principle based manufacturing

    Cons

    Looking to shrink on cost structure far more than increasing sales
    Divesting Miami site to Costa Rica
    Laid off all Miami employees effective 2012

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In general management was very engaged in the day to day and operated professionally. There are always sour grapes with a particular manager but we all have those -- its important to keep perspective; if the plant were still open many people would have worked there for a long time, even for life.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    It's been a roller coaster of building and improving followed by focus on cost reductions, RIFs, and outsourcing.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    The corporate makes a lot of good products that make an important difference in the quality of patient lives. The simple mission statement: " I improve the quality of patient care and all things Boston Scientific."

    Cons

    Debt maintenance from past acquisitions (purchasing of Guidant at all costs) with its long term impact on business performance as well as the resulting preoccupation with cost reductions. Willingness to eliminate/outsource QA jobs after the FDA Corporate warning letter was lifted. Increased outsourcing of US jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget that the patient comes first in the mission statement as you concentrate on cost cutting by eliminating and outsourcing US jobs to improve margins.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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