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Boston Scientific CRM Saint Paul MN

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The pay is pretty good and most of the people here are really top flight. It looks like the market has bottomed out and we maybe in for a real upswing in the CRM business.

Cons

Lots of Layoffs, about one per year, typical office politics, power games and people not really taking ownership of problems. The CRM business has not done very well over the last 10 years or so--it's not just Boston CRM however, the entire pacemakers and other implantable cardiac device market has fallen on hard times.

Advice to Management

Be realistic about the projections for the future, stop tell us we are going to jump over the moon. We might and if we do, let it be a surprise. When you predict great improvements and they don't materialize, you look less than great.

Other Employee Reviews for Boston Scientific

  1. Helpful (1)

    If you want a family life, don't consider Boston Sci

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefit. In fact one of the highest matching for 401-k and a chance to earn decent bonus. Upward mobility is there for many positions. If you work in some of the business function areas, attitude is probably better.

    Cons

    Like many other corporate peers, BosSci is not immune to demand more and more of their employee pool. The problem is that even though individual contributors and managers are asked to give it all, the reward is often not there during the annual review. You will get promoted but that will be the justification to work more and longer. Even you WYAO, you might get put into Improvement Needed category. People who has the passion of balancing their lives are often labeled as non-leadership material as they don't share the passion. The IT functions has a distinct feeling of being run like Accenture - devoid of any loyalty and compassion. Most projects are often run to meet some dates which in turn result into poor solutions and myriad of problems for others to handle, after they go live. More and more interns, college grads are being asked to contribute, which in turn leading to a high turn over at a very early age group in the corporate culture. Just look at any given moment, how many positions, this company is trying to hire. Directors and up will keep on passing the buck and are not accountable for a miserable landscape and completely detached from the reality. Bottom line, if you don't mind, giving it all for few years, then probably this is the place. But don't expect a family to wait around to share the outcome.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being all about lip service.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company with great benefits but must be willing to work in a giant corporation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Arden Hills, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Arden Hills, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, products that help people

    Cons

    Very large company and typical corporate hierarchy


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