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Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated April 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is really very good (in 68 reviews)

  • Very good benefits and a fun place to work (in 65 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. "Vice President"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Did not keep busy"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Intern in Maple Grove, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Working on interesting projects.
    -Lots of opportunities to move around within the company.
    -Great industry to be in.

    Cons

    -Management was not effective at communicating expectations
    -Work was slow, did not get enough to do even when asking for work
    -Too much bureaucracy. It's the medical device industry, but they make it impossible to get even the simplest projects done.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire an intern unless you have specific projects for them to work on. Don't waste his or her time.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Boston Scientific Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand and Content Marketing Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Brand and Content Marketing Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, leadership and risk opportunities, great benefits, community service oppportunties, constant change

    Cons

    Immature attitudes within select groups making it a "click" based enviornment, leadership tends to make global changes without detailed plans leaving the day to day tough to navigate

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate leadership who encourages playing favorites, be more thoughtful for the folks who have to do the day to day work when making significant changes to the team structure, workflow and plans for the future - a "vision" is not enough.


  6. "Nice campus but get a job with a company who cares"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Nice perks, great campus, many young people

    Cons

    Work life balance is tough.
    Politics are terrible. Interned there. Didn't get the full time job because it was given to an EVP's kid last minute. Disappointing.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with your teams.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "No balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Manager in Minnetonka, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are some fantastic people at all sites. Benefits are okay but not great. Nice bonus compensation.

    Cons

    One word - arrogance. The individuals that have worked at BSC for a number of years and have not seen other examples of systems, processes, etc. struggle with change during acquisitions, etc. There is an demonstrated arrogance that borderlines hostile at times, in that their system is the best and they are not willing to adapt and change.

    Advice to Management

    Listen


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Double Standard"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Marlborough, MA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Marlborough, MA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology and products.

    Cons

    Unlike their top industry competition, Boston Scientific offers no bonus compensation for hourly employees. As if hourly employees don't contribute to the company's bottom line success. Performance Review Process is inconsistent in implementation across the company.

    Advice to Management

    Every employee matters and contributes to the success of the company. Bonus paid to exempts only, sends a very clear message: they're the only ones that matter. Mike Mahoney, why not give every employee even just 1% of their annual for the company meeting their numbers?


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Difficult to progress as a project manager"

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

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

    Pros

    BSC products are great and I love working in the medical device industry with so much positive impact to patients.

    Cons

    It is difficult to navigate career progression. Seems like some people (usually white men with similar loud personalities) get promoted rapidly, while others with great performance reviews get stuck.


  10. "Clean Room"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Valencia, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Valencia, CA

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

    Pros

    Overtime, great benefits. Nice facility.

    Cons

    Nepotism, lots of it. Managers don't have degrees.

    Advice to Management

    Many of the managers don't even have degrees.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Quality Inspector"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in South Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in South Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There weren't any with this company

    Cons

    No room for advancement with company


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