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Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated January 30, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and work life balance (in 65 reviews)

  • Very good benefits and a fun place to work (in 61 reviews)

Cons
  • The proverbial work life balance is lacking (in 40 reviews)

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

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  1. "Not a career, but a job!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company is very well know and every hospital is familiar with the products. On every GPo

    Cons

    Good 'Ol boys community. If you are not part of this group and you would know it if you were, you won't last. Management can't hang onto good talent and does not provide growth for reps. You will be treated like a number and as always replaceable. It is every person for their self and managers do not want to help and are not knowledgeable enough. Be aware of what you are getting into

    Advice to Management

    Where to begin? The managers do not support the sales force. Very little knowledge outside of where they have been ventured in product and clinical. The managers and area directors are only looking out for themselves and a very select few. The sales reps obviously see it and think it is a shame. Women's health reps and promoted reps turned managers are not the solution to growing this company. It seems to be a toxic environment of where good talent stays only for a short term.


  2. "Not an employer of choice if you value your personal time"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Organizations mission to save lives with minimally invasive medical devises. The work is meaninful and a lot of very smart people to work with/learn from.

    Cons

    Cut throat culture, people will do anything to get ahead. Flat organization structure provides little opportunity for growth and career development, there is a strong push for lateral moves but the organization does nothign to incentivize these moves. Many rules around titles, levels and how long you need to be in a role to be promoted rather than just hiring and promoting the right people and paying them fairly. Zero focus on work/life balance, to get ahead you need to be willing to put your home life to the side, expected to be "on" 24/7 regardless of level.

    Advice to Management

    Provide opportunities to grow and develop. What management says is different from how they act, people are not put first, they are just words on a wall.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Interventional Management Problems"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Manager in Maple Grove, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits good. CEO has positive impact.

    Cons

    Bad first line and horrible second line management. Poor direction. Bad communication. Good old boy club. Managers only look out for personal career advancement vs. employee development. No career path plan in company.

    Advice to Management

    Provide proper direction to and support of your direct report instead of being a puppet for your manager's impression of employee. This develops unfair and unsuccessful working relationships needed to succeed. Second line management shouldn't manage with a threatening motivation.


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  5. "Family"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Valencia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health Benefits, 401 k, paid vacation

    Cons

    Need permission to take vacation. Expected to work OT and take work home

    Advice to Management

    Promote. Typical to go outside company rather than promoting within.


  6. "Corporate preclinical research, Boston location"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Preclinical Scientist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Preclinical Scientist in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is competitive although highly unequal comps between peers. Some hardworking individuals are scattered across the division. A huge group of people were let go.

    Cons

    Insensitive to people of other cultures. Poor development of individuals especially other ethnicities and petty unprofessional abusive behavior from management. Many qualified individuals leave, there is high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Senior pre clinical management should be trained to be culturally sensitive


  7. "Toxic organization (Production)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great pay, good benefits
    -Good quality of products

    Cons

    -Management is unorganized and fickle minded. Lacks mission and direction.
    -Hire and fire culture makes all employees feel like they are walking on egg shells
    -Promotions are based on personal preferences as opposed to merrit
    -Management is outright racist and enjoys an "old boys club mentality"
    -HR department is non-existant and exists to undermine employee rights

    Advice to Management

    Implement the Company's philosophy and do away with your racism.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing technologies with awful management at the top"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in India, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in India, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Great technologies, decent perks. Nice future Product pipeline. Global leader in many spheres with a great CEO. Still in growth phase.

    Cons

    Runs on whims and fancies of very few sitting in the HO.
    No respect for personal life.
    No clear discussions on career plans. Perceptions rather than processes defines careers.
    Highly skewed job loads- performers get dumped the maximum work without tangible appreciation, nay sayers NOT wanted. If you know yes sir, this is the place.
    Too many flip flops. No customer focus. Handful of minions run the management perception.
    Completely impractical strategies with no concern for people. Top speaks a lot about people development and then kills behind the closed doors.
    Diplomatic to the core. Many free riders.
    Rather than appreciating 99% positive work, always crib for their own flip flops. Absolute mess!

    Absolute ZERO HR function.
    Marketing team doesnt even know products well.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to one strategy and make people be a part of the same.
    Take the front line in confidence.
    Bring some parity in work loads and compensations.
    Make it a sales driven company rather than finance.
    DEVELOP PEOPLE. INVEST ON THEM. APPRECIATE THEM.
    WALK THE TALK.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "quality engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    if you are experienced and willing to work for low pay or you are between jobs, it is an ok place to spend a few months as temporary worker.

    Cons

    I have worked for a few big device companies and been around for a while; worked for these guys a few times in the past as well. This place is by far the least progressive and employee oriented of all. Nearly one out of every three employees are contractors; and they only hire and retain junior employees to keep wages down or if they can, they hire experienced ones with junior pay.


  10. "Territory Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to assist patients with life changing medical technology. Technology of company is well researched and manufactured.

    Cons

    The sales environment is not patient driven. There sole concern is for the sales person to sell as many medical devices possible using any means necessary. On a good day I would rate there executive sales management team to be less than ethical.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Territory Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Marlborough, MA

    I worked at Boston Scientific (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    wide variety of products to sell

    Cons

    Not supportive of employees efforts



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