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Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and work life balance (in 66 reviews)

  • Very good benefits and a fun place to work (in 62 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. "Heading in a good direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IT with Boston Scientific is good - if you are in the favor of the right leaders. The new CIO has a good vision to move IT from "order takers" to "strategic partners" with the business.

    It is a good place to start and have a mid-range career in IT. Pretty good benefits (vacation starts at 15 days), and in IT after a while most people have a standing work from home day on Friday. Work-life balance is OK depending on what team you are on.

    Cons

    To get on good projects and promoted at an ideal rate, must be in favor with IT leadership. There is too much emphasis on internal networking, sometimes gets in the way of actual work.

    The idea of moving towards doing more Agile methodology is poorly planned. Only one big project is doing Agile right now; the worst part - they have a Manager I put in charge of leading the change. This needs to be championed higher from the top, and not just by throwing out buzz words in IT Town Halls.

    The company has to cut down on SG&A costs a lot - IT is one of the top areas this spending has to be reduced.

    Advice to Management

    Back up your communicated vision- taking about "doing Agile" and "learning from failure" is all just buzz right now.
    Make promotions more consistent - especially the lower level analysts.


  2. "Accountant"

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

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Good Culture and good employees

    Cons

    Slow moving and bureaucratic at times


  3. "Great company and great culture"

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

    Pros

    I was always helped if I had any questions. Everyone was so nice and genuine.

    Cons

    No cons, I had a great experience


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  5. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful managers dedicated to your professional growth

    Cons

    Can have long work hours depending on team and function.


  6. "Tenured employee"

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

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

    Pros

    Culture of continuous improvement. Great benefits and work life balance. Leadership communication is frequent and transparent. Overall great place to work.

    Cons

    No major complaints. The new CEO has really set this company in the right direction. Only problem now is unforeseen space constraints, but that's because we're doing so well!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Great job!


  7. "Clinical Specialist"

    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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outcomes for patients was life changing with the device I supported

    Cons

    Reduction in sales force was completely unexpected.

    Advice to Management

    More open communication line with salesforce


  8. "Good Environment; Could Be Made Great"

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

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Emphasis on Cross-Functional Cooperation, Ease of Approach to Decision Makers

    Cons

    Lack of skill-based selectivity during Task Assignment, Excessive emphasis on legacy procedures and interpersonal relationships,

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified people with right backgrounds to jobs at the right time and give them the authority to execute. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance. Understand that re-training may be a noble goal, but not always a smart business choice.


  9. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Lot of opportunity to grow. Management is very supportive.

    Cons

    High employee turn over. It was a revolving door where good managers and coworkers kept leaving.


  10. "Great place"

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

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

    Pros

    Pride team fun win

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  11. "Great management team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong share price. Good growth in 2016. Great strategic focus and plan.

    Cons

    Slow to innovate in services and digital health.



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