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Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated November 10, 2017
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  • Could be better at promoting work life balance (in 49 reviews)

  • Upper management was not the greatest (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Business Process Analyst II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Good culture and for the most part great people to work with. High focus on work/life balance

    Cons

    Some bad management, very competitive, very political


  2. "No longer a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Arden Hills, MN
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Arden Hills, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Non, the company changed when bought by Boston and not in a good way

    Cons

    Company no longer works as a team, rather department against department

    Advice to Management

    You are only as strong as your weakest team member, don't step on them

  3. "Surprisingly Unfortunate"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, flexible hours, paid internship, sponsor international

    Cons

    Unclear objectives, segregated from team

    Advice to Management

    Make MBA internship program separate from undergraduate intern program. Do not allow teams to ask for an intern unless they know what they want to do with it. Entire team traveled three times without me while I was there. Largely left with no guidance and told not to try to do anything outside of my one powerpoint project when I tried to get involved in other things.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Cliques, Buddy-System, and Backstabbing"

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    Current Employee - Product Builder II/III in Spencer, IN
    Current Employee - Product Builder II/III in Spencer, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've worked with some wonderful people on three different product lines. The work can be, at times, rewarding and you do feel a sense of satisfaction in making a quality medical product that will positively impact someone's life.

    Cons

    Of the three supervisors I've had, two were absolutely worthless people who served only to promote themselves and their friends. This facility is full of knowledgeable, hard-working people who are passed over for recognition and promotion in favor of the friends of the supervisor who do less but kiss-up more. Merit, integrity, and hard work will get you nowhere in this plant, it's all about who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate-think toadies and self-aggrandizing supervisors and managers on the production floor might make for interesting office chatter, but they are ruinous on the heart of BSC Spencer - your Product Builders on the production lines. I've seen average workers give their absolute all to a supervisor who treats them like a human being and shows understanding and compassion, and I've seen outstanding workers do as little as they can under a supervisor who sees them only as a metric to further their career advancement. You, the management, have stated you want people to love working here? Then show them with actions not words.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology and portfolio diversity
    Endoscopy and Spinal cord stimulation business

    Cons

    Culture
    Addicted to reductions in force to make the bottom line


  6. "maniacal pace, bully managers"

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    Current Employee - Technician
    Current Employee - Technician
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    new facility, new facility, new facility

    Cons

    management personalities and good ol boy network....all white locals, all work, all the time, little or no fun activities or motivation driven incentives....just get to work.

    Advice to Management

    lighten up...and add sufficient number of people to stop working people so hard.


  7. "Not a place for everyone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Big company with plenty of opportunities

    Cons

    Management lacking vision.
    No work like balance. You are expected to work all the time and be available all the time

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not the best place to hang your hat long term"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Arden Hills, MN
    Current Employee - Technician in Arden Hills, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Okay benefits and decent pay.

    Cons

    A lot of ineffectual middle management.

    Annual review process is a joke - a lot of backstabbing to try to get a better review by putting other people down.

    Each group has to have at least one person that requires improvement and doesn't get an annual salary increase each year.

    In most cases you don't know who you can trust.

    People with ability are seen as easily replaceable / expendable - especially non-exempt employees.

    Silly/unintuitive processes and systems that don't work well or at all.

    Most management has no clue how things work or little to no real world technical ability. Many managers are egotistical know-it-alls who really don't understand the work needed to be done.

    Details are lost on management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making bad decisions even in light of good advice not to to the stupid things you do. Come up with reasonable policies and procedures that place the impetus of management back on management. Hire managers that have technical understanding of that which they manage.


  9. "Post Go Live Support"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific as a contractor

    Pros

    Industry Vertical in the JDE space presents many opportunties

    Cons

    None, the contract was great


  10. "GREAT COMPANY IF YOU WANT TO WORK DOUBLE TIME FOR HALF PAY"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Wide range of experience to add to resume, companies will believe you are a workaholic.

    Cons

    Endless work hours, salaries are not adjusted for cost of living. If you live in San Fran, you will not be paid more than the employees in South Dakota.

    Advice to Management

    Take accountability.


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