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"Great company to work for but little opportunities for advancement at mature sites"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Arden Hills, MN
Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Arden Hills, MN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Tuition reimbursement, great training, good work/life balance

Cons

Not many opportunities for career advancement, slow moving, moral isn't great

Advice to Management

Pay more attention to the career goals of your employees

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Mixed bag... tide may be changing."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Maple Grove, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CEO Mike Mahoney has the right mentality and appears to be making some positive change. Best-in-class products across the board. Some great talent and capabilities in the new product development arena. Great facilities and campuses. Recent acquisitions are very promising. Good 401k match (6%) and tuition reimbursement ($8k/annual). Work/life balance is above average for the industry.

    Cons

    Cronyism runs rampant throughout this company from the days of Schneider and Scimed. Few new people and fewer new ideas. Top heavy organization and middle to upper management is stagnant. Working-leveling employees are not trusted or empowered to make decisions. Projects are generally are poorly managed, micro-managed, and timelines are unrealistic. Business model is shifting to acquisition based growth instead of organic development which is a waste of the talent the company does have. Significant benefit erosion and unwillingness/lack of effort to retain top talent. 2012 annual merit increase for average employee was 0%, second time since 2007. Top talent has been leaving in droves and layoffs seem to be an annual occurrence since 2007. Far too risk averse in the process of deciding and funding new product development puts the company in a constant catch-up mode with the competition. Sales force and marketing strategy are poor at best. Company does not execute on its proclaimed values.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house of the squatters in middle-upper management and lean out the organization. Empower your employees and "walk the talk." Take some risk and take a chance on some potential game changing technologies without expecting/needing a payoff. Promote organic development, the talent is there. Bring in some new, 'hungry' talent into the sale force because the current staff isn't cutting it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A Well Organized Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well organized
    Good emphasis on documentation

    Cons

    The management is short-sighted. Frequently laying off people

    Advice to Management

    Should have more and better products instead of laying off people to achieve profitability.

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