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Boston Scientific San Jose Reviews

Updated January 24, 2017
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Boston Scientific President and CEO Michael F. Mahoney
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Pros
  • Great benefits and work life balance (in 65 reviews)

  • Very good benefits and a fun place to work (in 61 reviews)

Cons
  • The proverbial work life balance is lacking (in 40 reviews)

  • Politics, Lower management is pathetic, Upper management does not care if an employee leaves (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Great management team"

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    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.


  2. "Great company to work for..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, flexible hours, interesting work

    Cons

    very matrixed organization, so sometimes challenging to navigate

    Advice to Management

    I know they are working on this but streamlining processes so they are not so cumbersome


  3. "Layoff in San Jose"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Retention and Severance were fair. Work/Life balance was great. Traveling to Costa Rica was fun. 40 hour weeks, cannot complain.

    Cons

    Large corporate atmosphere, bureaucratic, and department silos difficult to breakthrough. No opportunity for advancement. No consistent management team, rotating door.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer I in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really great atmosphere, pretty flexible and lots of support

    Cons

    There were a few managers at one of the other locations that should not be managers and are protected

    Advice to Management

    Clean out the bad eggs of managers


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    "Politics as Usual"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits match up to other companies in bio-tech industry. Employees are always busy with work.

    Cons

    Lack of mobility, growth due to mid-level jobs being outsourced. Politics with management worse due to reporting structure changes-Directors and above for some functions are in MN, MASS or another part of the globe. People are always busy...work-life balance weighted more for work.

    Advice to Management

    None. The corporate office makes all the decisions and they are too far removed to actually see what is going on.


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    "Machinist VI"

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    Former Employee - Machinist VI in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Machinist VI in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great employees and very good benefits plus daily challenges to improve the devices produced to improve the quality of life for patients.

    Cons

    Too many "Knee Jerk" decisions that caused problems downstream for the product builders. Also the work was very labor intensive which caused elevated costs.

    Advice to Management

    Due diligence in all aspects of new products added to the company.


  8. "Line Trainer, Packaging and Labeling operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Line Trainer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Line Trainer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Boston Scientific (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A good place to work and grow and learn some knowledge.

    Cons

    When they moved the production to other country.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "quality engineering"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    if you are experienced and willing to work for low pay or you are between jobs, it is an ok place to spend a few months as temporary worker.

    Cons

    I have worked for a few big device companies and been around for a while; worked for these guys a few times in the past as well. This place is by far the least progressive and employee oriented of all. Nearly one out of every three employees are contractors; and they only hire and retain junior employees to keep wages down or if they can, they hire experienced ones with junior pay.


  10. "Quality systems manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Systems Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Systems Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Sr. Leadership is real and recognizes success in their team. Company has aggressive goals to be better and aggressively grown the business.

    Cons

    Mistakes and risks are not encouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Sr. management needs to recognize and do better job to develop plans in order to retain top talent.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Boston Scientific"

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    Former Employee - Senior Production Supervisor in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Production Supervisor in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Some of the greatest product builders, and support groups, that make devices to repair the heart. Great benefits, and work life experience.

    Cons

    Some of the directors and managers have little training or experience in how to motivate, or handle the workers. They seem to feel that respect is automatically expected, and not earned.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote your managers and above, on longevity with the company, but advance people on the skills needed to manage a large group of diverse people.



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