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Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  1. "benefits is so so compare to others like Abbott and Medtronic."

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    it offers all the regular perks like 401k, no pension, health care, ok time off, and little othe r perks.

    Cons

    few choices for health care, nothing really stands out. Just regular standards offers so not really enticing to current employees.


  2. "Employee Culture - Production"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly on a personal note. Lots of opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Employees of the bottom tier in the Company can be better recognized and valued more.

    Most Employees feels that they are being over worked, especially when there's overtime not only for Saturday but Sunday too.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize Employees on a personal level and make a better impact to an enjoyable work environment. Like say reward with something nontangible- ex. goals are met. Have appropriate rewards list on popsicle sticks, (choices say 10 mins- 15 mins off early, extra 5-10 mins lunch, treats, etc.) Then have team members pick out from the popsicle sticks what they end up getting as a reward.

    You get to control what they are rewarded with and you give them the power to pick.

    I personally think tangible rewards are always met with open ended questions and it does not gain the trust level and loyalty of an employee. Like say, you buy them lunch every Friday as a reward but they respond by saying "This is a billion dollar Company, why can't they afford something better..." or like say you give them a blue token that's worth a $12.50 and responses are " $12.50...what can you buy with $12.50! "

    Or by celebrating birthdays and anniversaries within Depts are a much more joyful event for Employee recognition.

  3. "Innovative company but depends on department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Doing innovative work and one of the leading companies in the industry

    Cons

    Communication between departments can be poor


  4. "Buyer II"

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

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time

    Pros

    3 weeks vacation.
    Annual bonus can be up to 10% * base salary based on plant performance and personal performance.

    Cons

    Bad work life balance
    No structured training/professional development opportunities
    Hierarchical org structure. If you're not an Engineer then your opinion doesn't matter.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing your employees and providing them with the resources for them to succeed. Management needs to be an advocate for their direct reports and receptive to the feedback they receive.


  5. "Great Company, Not Without Its Faults"

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    Current Employee - Field Clinical Specialist
    Current Employee - Field Clinical Specialist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Product portfolio is solid. Clinical data and research are cutting edge. Best SCS device available. Field sales support is top notch, branding and marketing of device is consistent and always forward thinking.

    Cons

    TM/CS roles not clearly defined enough, making it easy for TM's to take advantage of CS's. CS's monetary compensation is way out of line compared to TM when compared to the day in day out activities of each person.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly define roles of sales people better, pay CS's a higher percentage on overall sales/revenue. Find ways to minimize TM/CS conflict based on clearer job responsibilities.


  6. "Sr Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time

    Pros

    good company with long history

    Cons

    too many cut backs to options, bonuses and raises over 10 years


  7. "Clinical specialist"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, i.e. Stock purchase, car reimbursement, 401k

    Cons

    Not a team atmosphere, double standards for sales vs clinical.

  8. "Nice culture"

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    Current Contractor - Product Builder in Dorado, PR
    Current Contractor - Product Builder in Dorado, PR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Scientific as a contractor

    Pros

    People often help new personnel to achieve their goals.

    Cons

    Pay rate is under average for medical device industry. Not a company to stay longterm.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate more on employees needs, not inexperienced professionals such as engineers or technicians.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Was a niche market and hard to sell in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good culture with a great company. Great for the resume

    Cons

    Upper management was not the greatest


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Performance driven P&L global marketing director"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy earned by high performance. Winning is fun. Documented high performance and continuous YoY growth is rewarded. Therein is a safe harbor and enduring independence.

    Cons

    S-L-O-W to hold ineffective and corrupt executives accountable. Many are protected and coddled too long. Official org chart does not show who actually performs and does the work. "Title" wave of new big fluffy inflated titles that are in fact only lateral moves.

    Advice to Management

    Police weak and corrupt leadership at all levels and quickly prosecute unethical and illegal behavior with and conspicuous sexual harassment by both female and male employees. All was reported and documented and led to reassignment when immediate dismissal was the responsible choice.


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