Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated 20 August, 2014
Updated 20 August, 2014
420 Reviews

3.4
420 Reviews
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Boston Scientific President and CEO Michael F. Mahoney
Michael F. Mahoney
86 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Overall fair work/life balance with spikes in hours around month end and annual budgeting (in 31 reviews)

  • Good benefits, average salary, well equipped with good tools (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Although the experience and opportunities are great, work-life balance is terrible (in 12 reviews)

  • Poor management skills on the part of mid-level to upper management (in 22 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    Great company to work for! They treat their employees better than anywhere else I've worked. Doesn't feel like a job, feels more like family.

    Cons

    It seemed like there was quite a bit of miscommunication.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Medical Assembler

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Employer and Good benefits

    Cons

    Lots of contractors but they try to convert them if they work hard..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Positive experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Builder  in  Galway (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Product Builder in Galway (Ireland)

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great variety of work. Much improved focus on delivering to the bottom line over the past 4-5 years

    Cons

    Not too many cons to be honest. Culture can be very metrics driven but isn't everywhere now. Generally individuals tended to get recognised ahead of team performances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to turn around the top line. It's difficult to continue to cut costs if the growth potential is not being realised.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Knowledge based company full of great people

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician  in  Valencia, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Valencia, CA (US)

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly intelligent people that truly enjoy there job

    Cons

    A little low on pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    FCR

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    Great job if you enjoy working with patients and sometimes making a real difference.

    Cons

    Team culture can sometimes be negative. There is a lot of distrust amongst team members. May vary by region.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more incentive for clinical team to succeed.

  7.  

    Good stuff

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    They are so awesome yeah

    Cons

    No cons at alll none

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Long-term employment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Maple Grove, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Maple Grove, MN (US)

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity for personal growth is the employee drives it, is willing to switch jobs every 2 years, continue education, and relocate. Great for young people right out of college and young families. Excellent benefits. They treat interns really well but limit interns to "select" schools.

    Cons

    No loyalty to long-term employees. Believe in turnover of 10 % is good and only 10% are exceeding expectations (get full bonus). Believe in meeting the numbers no matter what it takes. Being with the company for 20 years, being over 50 (unless executive management), or staying in the same position for more than 5 years is the kiss of death here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of bureaucracy and excessive director and vice president positions. Every extra level of management requires an entire staff and adds non-value added reporting and time-consuming redundancy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    No professional development

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Fremont, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Fremont, CA (US)

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Team members in Capital Equipment in Fremont are great. Very enjoyable working environment. There is a lot of work, but the needed resources are easily accessible. Management does a great job at facilitating and allowing you to do a good job.

    Cons

    It's a good thing I enjoy the environment. When I asked my manager what I needed to do to get a promotion to principal level, he told me to forget it; that doesn't happen here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A financially sound investment is to invest in the resources you already have.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Corporate needs to realize how differnt negative some site cultures are to fix it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent bonus. Some interesting work.

    Cons

    corporate has hr programs in place and try to treat employees well but enviornment varies greatly among sites based on senior management. Management does not promote teamwork and sharing ideas. It is all about what gets them further and makes them look good. There is no one really seeking to do the best thing from a business stanpoint. Lots of waste.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good luck buying your way out of debt!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    Talented workforce
    Guidant and Scimed had innovative histories
    Broadly based, but overly dependent on aging market segments (commodities)

    Cons

    Risk adverse senior management playing only for their personal gain
    Don't understand current marketplace
    Short-term focus means survival by layoffs
    Ancient board needs to go

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask Mahoney to read the Credo to you and think about following it, since J&J will own you soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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