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Boston Scientific Overview

Marlborough, MA
10000+ employees
1979
Company - Public (BSX)
Health Care Products Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
At Boston Scientific, we work collaboratively to solve healthcare’s toughest challenges by developing solutions that matter most to those suffering from debilitating and life-threatening conditions and the healthcare professionals who provide their care. We go beyond ... Read more

Mission: Boston Scientific is dedicated to transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#35)

Top CEOs: 2017 (#3), 2018 (#2)

Company Updates

  • At Boston Scientific, we work hard to create a culture where all employees feel included and supported. That's why we're proud to have been recognized by the USBLN as a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion for the third year in a row.

  • “Discovering that I was the one who started the stent…and it went through our other departments, it truly touched me because we tend to thank the doctors that save our lives, but forget about the people behind the scenes.” - Ian, Boston Scientific employee and the recipient of one of our life-saving devices.

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Boston Scientific – Why Work For Us?


Choosing the right place to work is an important decision. It’s not just about the company, it’s about the people, finding your purpose and a place to grow.

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose -- improving lives through your life’s work.

Advancing science for life. from Boston Scientific on Vimeo.


Caring

We act with integrity and compassion to support patients, customers, our communities and each other.

Meaningful Innovation

We foster an environment of creativity to transform new ideas into breakthrough services and solutions that create value for patients, customers and employees.

High Performance

We strive for high performance to benefit our patients, clinicians and shareholders.

Global Collaboration

We work collaboratively to pursue global opportunities that extend the reach of our medical solutions.

Diversity

We embrace diversity and value the unique talents, ideas and experiences of our employees

Winning Spirit

We adapt to change and act with speed, agility and accountability to further improve patient care.

Collaborating with global thought leaders gives my work purpose.

Our mission is to transform the lives of patients worldwide by advancing science. With determination, imagination and a deep passion for human life, we’re exceeding the boundaries of what was previously thought possible. When you join us you’ll see that reflected in everything you do, so if you’re ready to make a difference to people from all walks of life, there’s no better place to make it happen.   

Work that matters

Incredible discoveries start with rewarding work, so wherever you join us you can expect to be part of something meaningful. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and your career. Whether you’re joining us in a Sales, Manufacturing or R&D position, you’re likely to collaborate with scientists, technical experts and business leaders from around the world. So you’ll have plenty of opportunities to develop a diverse network of colleagues, right from the start.  

Fresh ideas through collaboration 

We’re fueled by innovation – and that doesn’t stop with our R&D team. We encourage our people across the business to fulfil their true creative potential by contributing their ideas and solutions to problems that matter. That means promoting a culture where people are ready to take measured risks and unafraid to learn from failure. Most importantly, we truly listen and evolve based on the diverse views of our colleagues worldwide.   

Developing your career 

With more than 27,000 dedicated colleagues tirelessly working toward medical breakthroughs, we’re changing millions of lives. But that doesn’t mean we won’t focus on you as an individual. We’re building a culture that thrives on the collaboration and unique perspectives of individuals. Where highly engaged leaders empower their teams to grow and invest in their potential. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.   

AdvaMed Lifetime Achievement Award: John Abele & Pete Nicholas from Boston Scientific on Vimeo.

Founding Story

In 1978 John Abele and Pete Nicholas were both looking for solutions. Abele wanted an investor for Medi-Tech, a company he joined in 1969 that was pioneering the field of interventional medicine, who would see his vision-to create new markets for less-invasive medicine and spread the word about Medi-Tech's products. Nicholas wanted to build an enterprise. The result was Boston Scientific, founded on June 29, 1979, as a holding company to purchase Medi-Tech.

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Pete Nicholas and John Abele, ca. 1980s

Abele and Nicholas founded Boston Scientific with a clear purpose-to benefit public health by bringing more accessible, lower-cost and lower-trauma medical options to patients, and to become a leader in all aspects of the industry. And they created a culture in which employees shared and believed in that purpose.

Today

Mike Mahoney became President and Chief Executive Officer on November 1, 2012.

Mahoney is one of the most inspiring leaders in the medical technology industry, having established a track record building market leading global businesses in medical devices, capital equipment, and healthcare IT service at best-in-class companies.

Boston Scientific's headquarters since June 2014 in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Our vision is to build a culture that attracts, develops, and retains passionate and dedicated people from all walks of life.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

Our commitment to embracing and exemplifying inclusiveness extends throughout our business. We believe in maximizing the individual contributions of every employee - and encouraging the teamwork that enhances our high performing culture. By nurturing a culture of collaboration, with a rich and diverse range of perspectives, we’ve created a more rewarding place to work. And by uniting in our shared vision to improve lives by advancing science, we’re seeing extraordinary results.

Supporting success

We’re dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment and sponsor a number of organizations and programs that reinforce our high performance culture. Some examples include:

  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Training & Professional Development
  • Mentoring & Networking Opportunities
  • Career & Succession Planning
  • Community Outreach

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    Excellent mission. Thoughtful orientation and onboarding process. Always thinking about improving the quality of life and saving lives of patients. Good Work/life balance. You can get involved in as much or as little extra projects for your development as you want.

    Cons

    Can't think of any true negatives. Maple Grove cafeteria needs an upgrade - add vegetarian/vegan options, more fresh vegetables, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Keep stressing the importance of working hard and sharing knowledge. Never stop innovating.

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Boston Scientific Photos

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Boston Scientific photo of: Mike Mahoney, One of Glassdoor's Top CEOs in 2018
Boston Scientific photo of: A bird's eye view of the entryway of our Maple Grove, Minnesota facility.
Boston Scientific photo of: Another collaboratory, another big idea waiting to happen.
Boston Scientific photo of: Our collaboratory - where conversations about our next innovation start.
Boston Scientific photo of: Employees hard at work in one of our research and design labs.
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Boston Scientific Interviews

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

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    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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Boston Scientific Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Place to Work, Working Mother Magazine, 2017
  • Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, U.S. Secretary of Defense, 2017
  • Best Places To Work, Disability Equality Index (DEI), 2017
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2017
  • Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2016
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