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Boston Scientific Reviews

Updated 13 October, 2014
Updated 13 October, 2014
444 Reviews
3.4
444 Reviews
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Boston Scientific President and CEO Michael F. Mahoney
Michael F. Mahoney
102 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Good work environment with good benefits and okay pay (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Although the experience and opportunities are great, work-life balance is terrible (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Good company/product, poor comepensation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    Best product and outcomes compared to Mdt/St Jude

    Cons

    Competitive field with the big three medical device companies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Web Design Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    great small team effort within a large company

    Cons

    hard to design innovative work within the biomedical industry

  3.  

    All in all, a great place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    I worked for Boston Scientific for more than 10 years and found the company to be a great mix of qualified employees and challenging yet rewarding work I had plenty of opportunities for varied project work and a way to move up or have an impact on projects. The culture is one of results and people work together to get those results, not against as I've seen and experiences in other companies.

    Cons

    It was a very large matrix organization when I worked there which caused inefficiencies in communication and silos where not necessary. It seemed there was a constant battle to break down these silos but which ended up making more (or different ones) and then created more inefficiencies and repetitive work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Corporate environment with nice people.

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    Current Employee - Product Builder in Arden Hills, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Product Builder in Arden Hills, MN (US)

    I have been working at Boston Scientific as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working on the assembly line for medical devices, the job pays well for only requiring a high school diploma. Paid breaks and training paid at regular hourly rates. One of the nicest things about a job like this: you don't bring work and stress home with you. The people that work here are generally kind and willing to help out.

    Cons

    You need to start out working as a contract worker through a temp agency. The attendance policy is strict. Very corporate environment with middle managers and corporate policies galore.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    conservative, micro manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Scientific as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    clean nice interior, modern office, free fruits

    Cons

    super conservative, micro managers- not proper training in place, very rude

  7.  

    Could be better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Builder II/Trainer in Spencer, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Product Builder II/Trainer in Spencer, IN (US)

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work environment with good benefits and okay pay. People are accepting, depending on the line and department that is.

    Cons

    Very political and cliquish. Some people, especially managers, are quick to choose favorites and make it known. Very seldom come through on promises and raises upon career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give workers the chance for advancement and better chances at a raise. The product builders do know what they work with and what works best. Don't fix what isn't broken simply because it looks good on paper. Also, standard work is crap.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern in Natick, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Natick, MA (US)

    I have been working at Boston Scientific as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    There was a nice company culture

    Cons

    Not located in the city of boston

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Boston Scientific

    Pros

    Challenges and good VP Lots of projects to work on.

    Cons

    Managers lack integrity and promises undelivered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Maple Grove, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Maple Grove, MN (US)

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Lots of interesting work and invovation to be of interest

    Cons

    Stabile work, Company is going through alot of change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    your doing the right thing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Poor senior leadership

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    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Location, cost of living, quality of personal life

    Cons

    Poor communication, little collaboration, no challenge to status quo, office culture poor, like an old boys club, no freedom to speak up,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate and collaborate strategy and long-term plan, start looking more closely at activities of senior "leaders"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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