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Boston Scientific Interview Questions in Marlborough, MA

Updated Oct 1, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)  

    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

  2. Helpful (1)  

    R&D Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Marlborough, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Scientific (Marlborough, MA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    First, phone screened by in-house recruiter. Approx 1 week later, received an email to confirm a second phone interview with a manager in the department. Each call was a positive experience with questions focusing on going through details on my resume. A couple days later, received an email to schedule an on-site interview.

    Next, went to on-site interview. I was taken to a conference room where multiple engineers/managers/HR reps rotated through the room(one person at a time) to ask questions. Most questions focused on resume details, giving examples of work experience and competency type questions. One person asked detailed, technical questions about one of my work experiences as well. Also, each person always left time for the applicant to ask questions. Everyone was polite and up beat. Overall a very positive experience.

    Interview Questions

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Marlborough, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Scientific (Marlborough, MA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    The entire process was run very professionally and overall it was a very positive experience. The entire team from ranging from HR to the individual divisions were helpful every step of the way. There were no surprises in the face to face interviews and the follow up was relatively quick. Based on this process, I believe the culture here is very balanced and would be a great place to work.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself fitting in.   1 Answer

  4.  

    IT Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Marlborough, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Boston Scientific (Marlborough, MA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Initial phone screen with recruiter followed by a phone interview with the hiring manager. Next round was in person with 6 people either on site or via video conference. Followed up multiple times with recruiter who kept saying they will get back to me by the end of the week. I stopped following up after a few weeks. Very unprofessional to not close the loop.

    Interview Questions

    • Common questions about my background and qualifications   Answer Question

  5.  

    R&D Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Marlborough, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Scientific (Marlborough, MA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    The process began with a 30min phone interview with a senior fellow. Then a face to face was scheduled for two weeks later. It was a series of 1 on 1 with Managers, PM, fellow, senior engineers, and peers. There were standard questions about my resume, white space thought experiment, and a product show and tell/design innovation on the fly. Great people and 2-way conversations overall. Although no offer was made due to mismatched skill set/experience, HR was nice enough to call and inform of the reason.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were asked to make a product now, any product, where would you start and how? (Simply a way of gauging your under standing of their PDP)   Answer Question

  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Marlborough, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Boston Scientific (Marlborough, MA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Super easy- resume drop, was contacted by recruiter ~1 week later with interview times, one round of phone interview with 2 hiring managers - all very easy Q's, behavioral and "why do you want to work here" and Q's about my background.

    Interview Questions


  7.  

    Engineer II Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Boston Scientific (Marlborough, MA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Interview consisted of three 30 minute interviews with Senior R&D Engineers within the division I'd be working. One interviewer brought in a product and told me to identify which mechanical parameters were important. One just wanted to know about my background, things listed on my resume. One was more interested in my personality, how I prioritized things and how I worked in teams

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Senior R&D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Marlborough, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Scientific (Marlborough, MA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Quick interview (~30 mins) with PM off site, after about 2 weeks asked to come in for more interviews on site. Had 6 interviews at the site visit with managers and more senior engineers. Offer extended about 2 weeks later. Every person I interviewed with cared a lot about the work they do and the company.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me at least 4 ways to stick something to that wall.   1 Answer
    • Why does my face feel hot when I go outside (many follow-up Q's leading to a lengthy discussion on electromagnetic radiation and matter interactions which ended up being no part of my job)   1 Answer
    • How many ways can I manufacture this pen? How would marketing describe this pen to and engineer? How would an engineer describe it to his team?   1 Answer

  9.  

    Human Resources Communications Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Marlborough, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Boston Scientific (Marlborough, MA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Phone screen with recruiter followed by a phone screen with the hiring manager, then in person interview with 4 people. At the in-person interview, I asked what hiring manager would consider success in this position and I got a lecture about how Boston Scientific expects people to hard work and doesn't post superfluous positions. With more than 20 years of experience, I was surprised by that answer. Not surprisingly, I have not heard back from them. That was at least 2 months ago.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your process for developing communications plans   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (2)  

    Senior Medical Writer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Boston Scientific (Marlborough, MA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I applied for this position online. About 5 days later, the (awesome) HR representative contacted me by email to schedule a 30 minute phone screen, which happened a few days later. After that, they scheduled a phone interview with the hiring manager, which went really well. During the chat with the hiring manager, I was also asked to perform a short medical writing "test" to check out my skills and to return it within 2 weeks. I returned it in just a few days and was then scheduled for an in-person interview on the Marlborough campus with several different people, including the VP of Global Clinical Trials. I had a great time at the interview, but I tend to like interviews where we get down and dirty - basically, they had a lot of questions about my experience, previous projects, how I would handle certain work situations (both scientific situations and interpersonal ones), and what I was looking for in a position. The people I spoke to really knew their stuff, and as a result, there was not much chance to "fake" your way into this position and YOU really needed to know YOUR stuff. They called the next day with the offer, and I accepted. Background check/drug test steps took about 2 weeks, so don't panic if you don't hear anything about them within 2-3 days - it's normal for it to take some time.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were working with some medical doctors preparing a scientific manuscript and the doctors were not being responsive to you, how would you handle it?   Answer Question

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