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Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  • work/life balance can be a challenge in certain areas as the Company is growing and evolving itself at a fast pace (in 43 reviews)

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

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  1. "Stay for 5 years and move on"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Galway (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Manager in Galway (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, very smart engineers, just really good
    Galway is a super town to live in.
    Interesting products, lots of work in teams

    Cons

    Oppressive quality system limits innovation or change
    Has some seriously bad individuals at director/VP level

    Advice to Management

    stop hiring clones of yourselves


  2. "Cliques, Buddy-System, and Backstabbing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work, with great psychic rewards"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Valencia, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great problems to work on that matter to people's quality of life.
    Very little politics, people are mission focused
    The division really is on the cutting edge of Spinal Cord Stimulation for pain management, and Deep Brain Stimulation for movement disorders.

    Cons

    Rigid pay scheme, raises barely match inflation


  4. "finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great mission, great culture, great people

    Cons

    lack of diversity in senior leadership


  5. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Supply Chain Planner
    Current Employee - Senior Supply Chain Planner
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, development and work life balance.

    Cons

    Year end merit increases are minimal if you make above the midpoint and aren't really based upon performance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to be!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great. The mission is one to get behind - helping people around the world with life saving/quality of life technologies.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity within leadership. Old guard in leadership roles.


  7. "Culture change for the worst over last year."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Products. Private Healthcare. Boston reputation amongst customers. Good remuneration but comes at a cost. People I worked along side with, were committed, talented and caring. Very team oriented.

    Cons

    Hypocrisy rife. Favouritism allowed. Sexism the norm. No duty of care for employees. Arrogance, greed and fear, common place. Petty and little value placed on humanity. Sales at all cost. Used to be a harmonious, tough but fun place to work, sadly no longer.

    Advice to Management

    HR need a shakeup. MD lacks charisma and leadership. Investigate recent negative culture shift with resulting high staff turnover.

  8. "Just like that"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Delhi (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Products, Great Quality and great innovation.. Highly inspirational Global CEO

    Cons

    Horrible Indian Management, Cultural Shock as a MNC

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting the same bunch of people


  9. "Excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salesforce Technical Architect in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Salesforce Technical Architect in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good work environment and team

    Cons

    A little slow as an organization

    Advice to Management

    Very good work environment. Needs a little pace.


  10. "Manufacturing Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Great goal alignment throughout organisations.
    Exemplary at communication metrics.
    Great talent, believe their selection process drives this

    Cons

    Flexi-time is not as flexi as made out to be.
    Some autocratic managers.


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