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Boston Scientific Interview Questions

Updated Jan 15, 2018
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    Regulatory Affairs Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Boston Scientific (Maple Grove, MN).

    Interview

    I applied online and was emailed by a recruiter a couple months later. The interview was about 4-5 hours long with 8 different individuals - managers, Senior regulatory specialists, Director, etc. The questions were mostly about my resume and typical interview questions (weaknesses, strengths, etc.).

    Interview Questions

    • What is one fact you know about the company Boston Scientific?   Answer Question

  2.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Scientific.

    Interview

    It was a two stage interview. The first stage was a on campus interview with 3 people followed with a 30 minute phone call. The second stage was a in person interview on site. Overall very nice interview, everybody I spoke with was very down to earth and didn't follow a script. The people that interviewed me knew exactly what they wanted and were not afraid to probe people for it.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how I resolve conflict in working with a team member.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Met with recruiter first. Then joined multiple team members for a ride-along day of interviews. Finally, met with regional and area managers. All together the process took about 2 months.

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Scientific (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    First call was a phone interview. Initial screening to get to know the applicant. Second interview was a skype call highlighting my experience and what I would bring to the company.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Boston Scientific (Boston, MA) in December 2017.

    Interview

    The recruit was first to contact me. She set up a 30 min phone interview with the hiring manager. Following there was an on site 3 hour interview, (6) 1x1 30 min interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked a few questions relating to my experiences working with a team on new product introductions   1 Answer

  6. Helpful (4)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Scientific in November 2017.

    Interview

    Recruiter reached out to me via LinkedIn. Initial phone screen with the recruiter. First interview with hiring manager and sales rep. Second interview with manager of another division. Took a Challenger assessment at home. Third interview was a field ride with a rep. Had some homework assignments on product and industry knowledge including presenting a business plan. Fourth and final interview was with the National Sales Director.

    A lot of steps but a fairly painless process and everyone was fantastic.

    Interview Questions

    • What’s the thing you like least about your current job?   Answer Question

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    Senior Clinical Trials Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Scientific (Maple Grove, MN) in November 2017.

    Interview

    I met with the two Program Managers and the Director of the PI Clinical Group, each for 30 minutes. The process was quick and focused on my previous experience. They all discussed the working environment, elaborating on fostering a team-like approach. They also discussed changes in upper management that have made the entire group flexible and more hands-on, which allows for greater visibility of BSCI to our research sites. All three of the people I interviewed with stressed that respect and collaboration were among the most important things they were looking for in candidates, in addition to experience. I found the entire experience very motivating and very excited at the potential to work within the group.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to describe my experience in managing clinical trials, how to handle problem situations with colleagues and to elaborate on attributes that were most important to me when looking for a position e.g. teammates, personalities, working under stress and prioritizing.   1 Answer
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Marlborough, MA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Boston Scientific (Marlborough, MA).

    Interview

    SLOW! Took close to half a year between applying, interviewing and receiving an offer. It's like they purposly lead you on and drag their feet to see if you're in it for the long haul.

    Interview Questions

    • If you are in charge of running a meeting and no one is listening to your ideas, talking over you, or undermining your opinion, how do you move forward?   Answer Question
    • How do you handle conflicting priorities or multiple projects with competing deadlines? How do you prioritize your work and tasks? Give specific examples   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time your boss asked you to step in and run a meeting short notice, how did you captivate your audience, hold their attention and resolve the tasks/issues at hand?   Answer Question
    • Walk me through lean six sigma and kaizen quality theories and principles, how do they differ, which do you prefer? If you were working on a quality project and everyone had varying opinions and couldn't come to an agreement, how do you move forward and accomplish your end goal?   Answer Question
    • Walk me through excel deviations and how you would present a huge data set to management review?   Answer Question
    • Walk me through an FDA audit and a CAPA, tell me about a time you made an impact during an audit or how you drove a CAPA to closure?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you weren't able to make a deadline, goal, or metric? When did you know, how did you let your boss down, what was the impact on the team? How could you have improved your efforts?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a specific time that you went above and beyond or made a significant impact on a project? What was the impact, how was the value measured, how were you rewarded?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you had to agree to disagree, what was the scenario, how did you handle it? What did you learn?   Answer Question
    • If I gave you a specific failure with a product line, walk me through the steps to resolve the issue   Answer Question
    • How do you handle a difference of opinion, passionate personalities, and conflicts with colleagues that you work with globally?   Answer Question
    • If a major issue, that's a high priority and very visible presents itself at the end of the day on a Friday or before you are getting ready to leave for vacation (because this does happen, and will happen) what would you do? Walk me through your reaction and thought process?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you had to persuade a colleague on a project to do something that they didn't agree with? What was the issue, how did you present it, did they change their mind? What was the outcome?   Answer Question
    • Do you have experience working with a diverse set of people across various cultures with differing personalities? Tell me about it.....   Answer Question
    • How are your technical writing skills, show me. Can you write a new procedure, WI or product investigation? (Give writing assessment)   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you had to make an important decision with little direction or guidance?   Answer Question
    • I want you to show me how you say no......If I asked you to do something, such as a project, that you have never done before, or you were already overloaded with work, how would you tell me NO. Go!   Answer Question
    • If I told you to run data and come up with a presentation for board review how confident would you be, and how fast can you have it done?   Answer Question
    • Give me a specific example of a time of high stress, how did you handle the situation?   Answer Question
    • If I called you during Sunday night football and said you needed to be at the airport in an hour to resolve an issue first thing Monday morning at one of the other sites, how would you react?   Answer Question
    • Walk me through a design process, product launch, acquisition and quality improvement initiative that you have spearheaded?   Answer Question
    • Do you have a bachelors, masters and professional certification in your chosen field? If not, how do you to plan to accomplish such goals while working full-time? How do you improve your education and skill set outside of the workplace?   Answer Question
    • Give me 5 examples of how you would make a positive impact on our team short term and long term? (i.e. why should we hire you over the competition)   Answer Question
    • Interviewer holds up the phone, if I said I had your previous boss on the line (says the name because they do their due diligence ahead of time) what would they say about your work ethic, convictions, strengths, and weaknesses?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about ethics, compliance and regulatory commitments? Give examples of each or a time they were questioned....   Answer Question
    • In your last roles, tell me about a creative solution you had to a problem? Tell me about an idea that was impactful? Tell me about a process improvement initiative you spearheaded?   Answer Question
    • Walk me through a past experience where you had to make a difficult decision? What was the decision, how did you come to it, what was the end result/impact?   Answer Question

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    R&D Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Boston Scientific.

    Interview

    I have interviewed with several companies throughout my college career, and I can say with confidence that Boston Scientific has the worst interview process. They clearly have no respect for potential applicants. I had met an HR rep/campus recruiter at an on campus info session and handed her my resume and spoke with her about my experience. We then communicated over email for over a month and she notified me about a potential internship opportunity. I interviewed with an engineer who did not seem interested in hiring me or learning about my experiences. Over a month later I reached out to the HR rep to follow up, and she did not respond even though we had met in person, communicated over email for over a month, and I had had an interview. I thought this was extremely rude and disrespectful. Luckily, 2 months later I was offered a position at a very highly reputable company that offered me DOUBLE what I would have made at Boston Scientific so I guess I should be thanking her. Boston Scientific is a wonderful company with amazing products, but the HR department/campus reps need to show some respect for potential applicants or they will drive away talented students.

    Interview Questions


  10. Helpful (1)  

    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Scientific (Saint Paul, MN).

    Interview

    Panel interview with a lot of different managers of different disciplines. This was preceded by a lengthy phone interview by the hiring manager in which details of experience were discussed at length.

    Interview Questions

    • What gets you excited about a job?   1 Answer

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