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Updated Jul 30, 2014
Boston Scientific – Marlborough – “BSC”

Boston Scientific – Marlborough – “BSC”
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 409 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

Boston Scientific President and CEO Michael F. Mahoney

Michael F. Mahoney

(83 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great place to work if you come in a recognizable position, unless otherwise upward mobility is very limited.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsProduct, environment, people and stability.

    ConsLack of internal development of personal. Seems like most must leave and come back to get recognized or get promoted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOutside of a few really good senior managers, does not seem like many want to develop internal candidates.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working at BSC

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSome really solid people. Important mission. Boss-dependent willingness to be flexible.

    ConsStill limited growth opportunities despite turning the corner on revenues. Not a risk-taking or direct culture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company and great division (Neuromodulation)

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCulture, projects, opportunity, new technology, focus on the patients - what really matters.

    ConsWork-life balance can be a challenge but it is something Sr. Management recognizes and is being addressed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Manufacturing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros10% Manufacturing, very simple and well documented

    Cons90% documentation, almost no hands on work on hardware

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company for young people starting their careers

    Senior Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Natick, MA (US)

    ProsHave lots of interest in developing new talent

    ConsAll departments are understaffed making it impossible to use some of the great benefits as the gym or taking some personal development courses

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Practices Innovation Through Acquisition

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Clemente, CA (US)

    ProsThey have a matching funds 401K program. The middle management from Ireland are down to earth people, they have serious but reasonable expectations for project completions.

    ConsSenior management has questionable veracity; they acquire a company promise to continue operations at the US site and then shortly afterward announce that they are moving the operation to Ireland.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to create a true culture of innovation within the corporation. Acquisitions are expensive; to leap frog other medical device companies stop focusing on short term payoff thereby forsaking the future. Maybe take some lessons from Apple, or Japanese management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, Good current CEO, management not so much

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Maple Grove, MN (US)

    ProsGreat flexibility to work life balance (sometimes,) beautiful campuses, talented colleagues

    ConsOverworked and no recognition, huge behavior in favoritism and promotions, not much support in HR and not encouraged enough by management to use resources.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf its not broken, don't try and fix it. Listen to your employees, especially if they know your job more than you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Repetitive work, with little room for growth or raises.

    Medical Assembler (Former Employee) Arden Hills, MN (US)

    ProsGood machine work so most departments are not manual. Pay was good especially when you got overtime. Work was usually pretty consistent.

    ConsCould not get a lot of days off. No room for growth. Managers expect a lot from you and when you meet high expectations there is very little recognition. You are a treated as a number and not a person at times. Some managers are very distant from their employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet employees have an opportunity to move up in the company. Listen to the product builders suggestions they work with the product everyday they know it just better than most managers. Get issues or bugs fixed in the machine immediately. Communicate better what issues you have with employees one on one. Give good workers who have been there for a few years better than a 30 cent raise.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not great, not awful though

    Sourcing and Procurement Analyst (Former Employee) Natick, MA (US)

    ProsGood company with a good mission.

    ConsAwful, narrow minded senior management. Only care about cutting costs, don't care about employees or employee growth at all. Will erode vendor relations without blinking an eye as long as it saves money. Loyalty and quality means nothing to them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix the office culture.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company and friendly people in Neuromodulation division

    R&D Co-Op (Current Employee) Valencia, CA (US)

    ProsInnovative R&D group willing to spend money on new ideas. Room to move up in the company. Lots of very long-term employees (10+ years).

    Conslarge company makes some processes take a long time. You can get stuck working with incompetent employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation should be more performance-based rather than relying on set standards.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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