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Boston Scientific Minneapolis Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and work life balance (in 66 reviews)

  • Very good benefits and a fun place to work (in 62 reviews)

Cons
  • The proverbial work life balance is lacking (in 42 reviews)

  • Politics, Lower management is pathetic, Upper management does not care if an employee leaves (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Clinical in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent leadership and top notch training program!

    Cons

    Spontaneous schedule but rewarding position


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture, spirit of innovation, focus on industry ethics.

    Cons

    Management seems stuck in the last century and seems scared of having too much talent. Advancement was more related with time at the company and networking than with results.

    Advice to Management

    It seemed like virtually everyone at the company was from the midwest, so management might look to bring in more young talent from other areas of the united states.


  3. "Heading in a good direction"

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    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IT with Boston Scientific is good - if you are in the favor of the right leaders. The new CIO has a good vision to move IT from "order takers" to "strategic partners" with the business.

    It is a good place to start and have a mid-range career in IT. Pretty good benefits (vacation starts at 15 days), and in IT after a while most people have a standing work from home day on Friday. Work-life balance is OK depending on what team you are on.

    Cons

    To get on good projects and promoted at an ideal rate, must be in favor with IT leadership. There is too much emphasis on internal networking, sometimes gets in the way of actual work.

    The idea of moving towards doing more Agile methodology is poorly planned. Only one big project is doing Agile right now; the worst part - they have a Manager I put in charge of leading the change. This needs to be championed higher from the top, and not just by throwing out buzz words in IT Town Halls.

    The company has to cut down on SG&A costs a lot - IT is one of the top areas this spending has to be reduced.

    Advice to Management

    Back up your communicated vision- taking about "doing Agile" and "learning from failure" is all just buzz right now.
    Make promotions more consistent - especially the lower level analysts.


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  5. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful managers dedicated to your professional growth

    Cons

    Can have long work hours depending on team and function.


  6. "Manufacturing"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician III in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician III in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, passionate team and awesome culture.

    Cons

    None at the moment.


  7. "Interesting technical work"

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    Current Employee - Fellow in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Fellow in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People listen, easily work together and a very interesting set of products are being made.

    Cons

    Living in MN, trying to harmonize too many processes across the company.


  8. "Principal R&D Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden Hills, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden Hills, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Always new things to work on. Lots of interesting new things happening.

    Cons

    The proverbial work life balance is lacking. Management says right words about it, but actions don't seem to be in alignment.


  9. "Supplier Quality Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden Hills, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arden Hills, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good, there are a lot of peculiar perks, and there seems to be plenty of freedom to move within the company. Generally a very positive group to work with, as well.

    Cons

    Lots of travel, which also means others are out of the office. Some people seem to take advantage of the system more than others; hard to track people down. Horrible meeting etiquette runs rampant, and I have no clue why. There is a decent amount of segmentation between groups that seems to be superfluous: more mid-level managers than I was used to seeing.

    Advice to Management

    Make your engineers do their jobs. The managers seem to be less about personnel management and more about high-level work that their employees should be doing.


  10. "Solid place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management is understanding the importance of IT resources, and people retention was key to their strategy. Refreshing.

    Cons

    Complexity and detailed information to delivery quality systems is overwhelming with several out-dated systems. Insufficient resource planning.


  11. "Best Company that I had the honor of wroking for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Manufacturing Engineer in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Contractor - Manufacturing Engineer in Maple Grove, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great inclusive culture! I had the best 1st and 2nd line managers. The team was very patient with me. I recommend BSC for any engineer who looks to thrive in their career.

    Cons

    My con was me having to go due to external reasons for I do miss the people and the company.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you!



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