Boston Scientific

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Boston Scientific
4.1
176 reviews
Boston Scientific, IE Ratings
4.1
Average rating of 176 reviews on Indeed
3.8Work-life balance
3.8Pay & benefits
3.6Job security & advancement
3.7Management
3.9Culture
Headquarters
300 Boston Scientific Way Marlborough, MA 01752-1234
Employees
10,000+
Revenue
More than $10B (USD)
Industry
Health Care
Salary satisfaction
55%
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay, in Ireland
Based on 429 reviews

Boston Scientific reviews

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Overall reviews at Boston Scientific

1.0
Engineering Technician | Cork, County Cork | 12 May 2020
Model Farm Road need to treat employees better.
Model Farm Road need to treat employees better if they want to retain their staff. It's really a shame because I'd heard so many good things about Boston Scientific, but it's not a good place to work, unfortunately the worst place I've worked in my career so far for a multitude of reasons. Every dept throwing every other dept under the bus, blame game culture, poor wages, crazy expectations. I was expecting more collaboration by far, it was genuinely very surprising considering the reputation. It's only a small thing but an example would be the political quota seeking by gender in fields with largely male sample leads to hugely unmeritocratic signals being sent out. Don't get me wrong it's great to work with boys and girls ( I actually hate working with only men or women) but 90% of engineering graduates are male and Management are seeking parity in management level. Most workers don't enjoy the politics that the HR management (another aysemtric gender balanced group that they have no interest in balancing) are proponents of. Their employee feedback surveys conveniently leave out all the real issues which they don't want to hear about rather than actually listening. Definitively the worst aspect is the management is they hammer people for any missing days regardless of the life circumstance, illness or any reasons. I know one individual who was extremely ill but was then brought into a formal disciplinary action when he came back, a complete waste of time and emotions
1.0
Production Associate | Cork, County Cork | 10 Apr 2015
Product Builder
THE WORST place I have ever worked!! I had the misfortune of working in Boston Scientific Cork through an agency as a product builder for 2 years. From the moment we started we were treated like second class citizens because we were agency workers. We were always pushed harder than the full time employees. We were expected,not asked, to do overtime. From the moment you got in, they would work you to the bone, and even then they still weren't happy! The daily and hourly targets were ridiculously high, and the work environment was horrible. Claustrophobic clean rooms with no natural light 8 hours a day. We had the luxury of a radio no one could ever hear. The work was incredibly monotonous, but worst of all were the senior staff. We were looked down on, and made to feel bout 2 feet tall. We weren't allowed talk to each other even as we worked. I remember thinking, I would have had a better life in prison. Discrimination is rampant in Boston Scientific Cork against agency staff. We were in there, doing the same work as the full time product builders and following the same rules and procedures. But we got no entitlements whatsoever. I have seen how they treat their full time employees and I was foolish to think they would treat agency employees better! This company are taking total advantage of peoples desperation for employment, and therefore think they can treat people whatever way they deem fit. They get agency workers in, use them, abuse them, and get rid of them without a
ProsNONE
ConsHow long do you have??
5.0
Quality Technician | Cork, County Cork | 10 Feb 2014
Learning and Training
Learning culture is really encouraging because my colleagues are supportive. We always work as team and share knowledge under the SOP, Work Instruction relevant to any responsibility assigned. The Incredible personal development plan, with facilities in identify the areas one which to develop on. I have learnt how to use SAP, CATSweb which is a document management system and PDM. Now receiving training in process validation, FAI and lean/six sigma project and related quality tools necessary to function in vendor engineering department. I was working on a global project for the supplier’s quality department and contributed to continue improvement to reduce time and waste of resources. The hardest part of the job is when I want more challenging role but this is now resolved. The most enjoyable part of the job is the flexibility in participating in other project that interest me. I am currently now working closely with the vendor engineers in VCAF protocols i.e. CMA, FAI, process verification/validation, testing, sterilisation until the change is implemented with the supply chain.
ProsFree lunches
ConsFlaxible hours
5.0
Training Coordinator | Cork, County Cork | 4 Jul 2019
Productive and an excellent place to work
My days are very proactive. Each day is different. I enjoy working in a fast pace environment. There is a fantastic culture in this company, it has invested a lot of time and money into people who wish to progress further in their career by sending those to college. I have spent the last 3 years in college and just got my degree all thanks to the help of the company. I enjoy meeting new people who start in the company. I was conducting induction programs with all new hires and monitoring their training when they worked on the production floor. I built many relationships which i really enjoyed. I also love the diversity working with different departments on different projects such as HR, Quality, Engineering, Lean and Manufacturing. I loved working in the office with my team. I would answer phone calls for any training related queries, power point presentations, Booking rooms for meetings, ordering office equipment, uploading training information onto our excel file, interviewing potential new employees for the company etc.
ProsHealthcare
Conslonger hours
4.0
Builder | Galway, County Galway | 24 Sept 2018
Good income, awfull managment
The work its easy and the conditions of work amazing. Hours may be tricky cope at night shift but manageable during morning and evening shift. Work environment its complex, there's more sociable workers, more introverted ones and the ones that try to bury you at every corner. By reporting fellow workers, you get the option of climbing the ladder of responsibility, so the person in charge its probably your worst enemy pretending to be your best friend. Also you are inserted in a random clean room with a random supervisor, so ou may be lucky... Or not, the difference its between going to work on a normal situation under a "normal/good" human being driving you forward and having 8 easy and even enjoyable hours at work, or, going into a bullying life draining 8 hour shift with negative stingy overpowered enforcer, undermining and backstabbing you every step of the way.
ProsCheap canten, good wages, good work condition, reliable income and shift/hour padron
ConsAwfull enviroment.
5.0
Machine Operator | Ballybrit, County Galway | 12 Feb 2020
great working environment
I worked on a production line that manufactured stents. The first task was to clean our working area because it was a clean room environment. This was done three times a day. The type of stent we made on our line (tracheobronchial) was for the throat and lungs. The stents were to assist cancer patients and make it more comfortable for them to eat and breath. Nearly three thousand people worked there but I worked with a team of 18 people. My job was operating a machine that attached the stent on to the deployment shaft. This required close concentration because an easy deployment by a surgeon later was essential, so this required frequent tests and inspections by us. I worked with a group of people on my line that were always helpful, professional and friendly for many years and the only reason I left was for personal reasons to move to Dublin
4.0
Builder | Cork, County Cork | 1 Jun 2012
Productive and fun workplace
There was a day which i kind of putting myself to a test to reach the required target before ten minutes earlier to time of finishing and cleaning up. I actually learned of things, firstly, working in an environment with lots of different people as a team, working in a clean environment for the first time. The place was properly managed and control by the supervisors and technicians at all tmes. I did had fun and a great time with all my co-workers especially those who were in the same production line with me.We really get on well. The hardest part of the job as any other night job was the keep-going all night. The most enjoyable part of the job was that it was so relaxing, no rush at all and lastly in a comfortable environment with nice and lovely supervisors and friends.
Proswe buy our food
Conslong hours
2.0
Builder | Galway, County Galway | 31 Jul 2016
Great co-workers and supervisor- bad management
12 years in the Galway plant.Was a great place to work not anymore respect for no one hard to get the holidays you want.They just use people now so they don't have to pay proper salary they are even trying to get the Product builders III to do supervisors job for very little extra pay.No matter how much extra work and hours you put in it's all the same outcome when they are finished with you it's back to trying to make things as hard as possible for you in the clean room.And whatever you do don't get sick.Plenty of other good employers in the Galway area now avoid if you want respect as an employee.They are constantly trying to cut costs for people at the bottom scale while management give themselves top bonuses.
ProsGreat co workers and supervisor
ConsBad management
5.0
Line Operator | Galway, County Galway | 25 Nov 2012
Productive and Friendly atmosphere
A typical day of work begins at 7.15 pm , check your roster and take up your working assignments on the production line for the first half of shift and for the second have if shift your work assignment is changed to a different area of the production line. I have learned that is possible to change your life skills at any age once you put your mind to it. Management are very helpful at all times. my co - workers were very well selected and were of good and friendly nature. I didn't find any part if this job hard as we were given very good and adequate training. The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing you were creating a product that would make and help people recover and enjoy life without having major surgery quickly.
Prossalary and benefits
4.0
Engineer | Galway, County Galway | 12 Feb 2017
Interesting, engaging work, with friendly colleagues
Working in the medical field is some of the most interesting and rewarding work I have ever done. Creating life-changing devices is both fascinating and engaging. Boston Scientific has managed to create an environment where you are aware of the importance of your work, but are able to enjoy it immensely. One of the best aspects to the company is the workplace culture. I worked with a team, and management, who cared about me, and not just the work I did. This kind of personal engagement made me want to work as hard as I could for them. If you want to make a difference to others' lives, but also enjoy day-to-day work, and enjoy being around others, I would certainly recommend a career with this company.
3.0
Assembler | Spencer, IN | 25 Apr 2019
Mixed feelings.
I’ve worked at Boston twice. Once was last year(2018) From end of May until only the end of June, but I really enjoyed working there for the most part. I ended up being pregnant and got really sick almost every single day so they kept telling me to go home, which ultimately got me put on medical leave. The lady who put me on medical had told me that i should’ve sucked it up, because she has been pregnant before and worked. To which I explained how with my first pregnancy I never got sick a single time, and with that pregnancy I was currently in, I was sick almost 24/7 for the first 4 months. She had also told me that I could’ve refused to go home each time my SUPERVISOR told me to leave, and I didn’t know I had much of a say-so in that decision. Fast forward: They called me at the end of March 2019 asking if I would like my job back. I eagerly said yes because i literally had reapplied to the company two weeks before they called. I attended last Monday’s orientation and then on that Tuesday, my car was broke down so I had no way to make it to orientation/class. Luckily they gave me the chance to make it up this Tuesday, so I had the rest of that first week off and that Monday off. Well this Tuesday, my car broke down again but this time it broke down when I was already on my way to work, I tried calling numerous of times, which was around 8-10 times and got no answer every single time and I left voicemails a few times. One of my friends ended up picking me up and they ru
ProsHours, pay rate, controlled climate, cafeteria
ConsNot understanding, won’t fix their mistakes, no one answers the phone when you call.
4.0
Senior Business Process Analyst | Arden Hills, MN | 12 Jun 2018
Boston Scientific (BSC) is a pretty good place to work
I worked at BSC's Arden Hills location for 7 years. BSC tends to hire the best people. Most of my coworkers were extremely intelligent and dedicated employees, and it was wonderful working with so many high-quality professionals. One of my managers was totally fantastic, and the other three were ok/pretty good. In a company this large, it's hard to say how good or how bad it is, across the board, because the individual employees' experiences can differ vastly, culturally, depending on who's in the chain-of-command for the different departments. BSC is a bit male-dominated and could improve their gender equity practices by promoting women into more of the senior management roles and being more transparent (internally, to current employees) re: the pay associated with each job title. I had to push hard (demand) to get my job title and pay corrected, after doing functions that were above my [then] pay grade for almost two years. It's a very large company, which comes with pros and cons, i.e. layers of rules, which is sometimes good and sometimes bad, for the employee. Like a previous huge corporation employer of mine, every job/position had an HR-official title and pay range (minimum, midpoint & maximum), but unlike that other huge corporation employer, BSC kept the pay grades/salary ranges top-secret. This was WEIRD. It was impossible for employees to know if an open position would be a step-up or down, and this secretiveness felt shady, to me. Were some emp
ProsSuper smart coworkers, they hire the best people
ConsMedical device industry is very susceptible to economic downturns, resulting in lay-offs
1.0
Assembler | Plymouth, MN | 31 Jan 2016
Be ready to work every weekend
I was hired to work thru a temp agency. In the 2 day orientation, they explained it would be mon-fti 40 hours a week with the possibility of overtime if you want it. In reality, on my first day my trainer told me they had been working every saturday as well for as long as he had been there (5 months). You will be given short notice about the over time, which is MANDATORY every weekend with few exceptions (sometimes only 1 day notice). My schedule was second shift 2-10, but most saturdays i had to work 12-8 or 10am-6pm because first shift decided to come in at 1am or 2am. I was given no choice and forced to change my schedule last minute no matter how inconvenient. Depending what area you work in production/assembly, you may be forced to work mandatory sundays as well. So you will work 6 if not 7 days a week, every week. For holidays, many areas had to work every day except Christmas Day. If you request vacation or call in sick, when you return supervisors/coworkers, ect will act like you wronged them and give you the cold shoulder. I worked at the plymouth, mn location and thought maybe the overtime was only because they were planning to move locations. But,after speaking to someone who had been there for 2 years, found out it has been this way for at least 2 YEARS. Temp service will not answer your questilns regarding if it is mandatory for temp workers to work every day, each and every week. Will give you the run around and act annoyed that you called. They want you
ProsBonuses, pay. Staright i hr shifts
ConsMandatory sat and suns, all africans, work holidays often
4.0
Sales and Marketing Manager | Tehrān | 9 Sept 2014
Productive and Progressive
As the territory sales and marketing manager of cardiology and radiology products in Boston Scientific's national distributor (TPMB), I was responsible to manage marketing and sales activities of the company in a big territory consisted of 60 centers. I alligned marketing mix of the territory with the brand equity and followed an integrated approach to marketing campaigns. My aim was promoting products and buiding brand identity and image in the way that customers would consider products and brand highly reliable with high quality and efficacy. In the sales part, I focused on both loyal and new accounts but with customised approaches. I tried to deliver quickest possible solutions to loyal accounts whilst developing the previously established relationships and enhancing mutual committment. I considered loyal accounts as strategic and highly valuable clients. In new accounts, I planned to initiate and establish a relationship based on mutual understanding, and step by step I attempted to develop relationship with them to change them to more loyal accounts. I optimsed distribution system in some provinces using local distributors to improve distribution efficiency and reduce marketing costs for the firm. I managed my staffs to present products based on the client's needs and wants, understand customer's criteria for satisfaction, evaluate brand image in the customer's mind, and do proper marketing research and surveys when they were asked to. I was also training them once
3.0
Assembler | Saint Paul, MN | 12 Jan 2022
GREAT coworkers & benefits, but BAD management.
Coworkers are great people with very few occasional bad apples. They're supportive of you most of the time and are a great way of helping you through your work days. The benefits are also exceptional, if you want benefits this is a great start. Most management are pretty horrible in my experience. They're ALL about numbers and will do absolutely anything to achieve it. And I mean ANYTHING. We have had no talking, no walking, no closing eyes, have to work multiple jobs at once, and signing paper to go to the bathroom "rules" you could say. This is all to achieve their monthly goals. They don't even give proper raises or promotions even with all of this. Some of these rules are still into effect and can change depending on your management but overall you're less likely to get a genuine good person as your management. If you have experience I suggest you try and get a position with experience required because you can have a hard time getting promoted after you're hired. There's also overtime but it's mostly mandatory with little voluntary. If you like overtime, this work has some for you. An advice for anyone is to have great attendance because they will not hesitate to fire you unless you have proven and been working here long enough for them to not want to fire you.
ProsGreat benefits, paper cups for drinking water plastic ware paper plates & bowls, great coworkers, has 1st shift Lunch catering which you can pay for, has free coffee, microwaves, cafeteria area to eat, free various otc medicine in small packets, various bandage sizes, and more food & drinks you can buy if you need.
ConsBAD management, parking may be far from where you work, opportunity for advancement is not good, you may VERY occasionally overwork yourself for nothing.
2.0
Document Specialist | Coon Rapids, MN | 9 Jul 2020
Safety is NOT their priority!
Boston Scientific was THE company I wanted to work at for years. Shortly before Covid-19 I was finally able to get in to the company and work with them through a contract. I was beyond excited to join the team and learn the ropes, I started out very eager to learn and had attended some of their employee courses. A few weeks into the company, and still going through training, I had heard about our Boston Scientific companies closing down and working from home because of Covid-19. It was spreading rapidly, and quickly took over Italy. Then it started popping up in the US and I knew what was coming. So I quickly thought ahead, being very conscious of safety, and asked my manager via Email what would happen at our location if we ended up working from home? I communicated with her that just in case I should have VPN access so I could continue with my work at home. She didn't answer until the next week, which she pulled me in my office and proceeded to wave her finger around in disgust at me and tell me "you will NEVER be working from home! We will NOT be shutting down! You are the only one that even asked me about this out of ALL my employees!" She left me feeling shamed for even asking about it. Three days later an email went out from Corporate instructing EVERYONE to work from home! I wasn't prepared because she didn't allow my to get VPN access. So I had to go in the office when nobody else was there, and finally had it added! It took my contract agency to call them up and ask
Proscafeteria for employee's, walkway
ConsBad management and attitudes
3.0
Senior Engineering Technician | Maple Grove, MN | 26 Oct 2021
Getting pretty woke.
Have to work with some people who are diversity hires and help them to understand mechanical engineering. Most come here to get their foot in the door then move up to management quickly. Some really don't have good mechanical engineering skills but they cling to the diversity and other woke talking points to stay relevant. They force vaccines (can't come to work without getting the poke). They check a lot of the diversity boxes but I think they are going to be weaker in the next few years because of it. Too many engineers can't change out a limit switch or set up a camera inspection system. Not trying to be mean but this is how it is. If your not a POC you may want to pull an Elizabeth Warren and say you are a minority or part of the LGBTQ community so you have a better chance at getting hired. They hire mostly new engineers right out of college so you constantly have to train them. Very few experienced engineers and project leads. Most project leads have less than 5 years total experience so you have to constantly answer the same questions over and over again.
ProsReasonable pay, flexible work hours, reimburse for school & training.
ConsWill overload you with work instead of hiring more employees, way too many meetings (micromanaging), do not allow you to carry over vacation time anymore, force vaccinations on employees, too many new engineers makes it difficult to get things done, becoming too WOKE almost like a university at this point, don't respect employee’s health choices/concerns, some interns are stuck doing production work instead of learning engineering skills, will overload you with work instead of hiring more employees.
4.0
Labeler | San Jose, CA | 17 Jun 2013
Workplace was difficult, but manageable
• Printing all Labels and Full knowledge on trouble shooting Of the Printer that are being used for the Labels. • Full knowledge in using Windows XP Operating System And Paradox for Windows for Printing Laser Etching Form. • Using Legi and Barney Ellis Software. Duties Include Full Inspections and Control following the Company’s Specification And Standards. Monitor Procedures and maintain Reports to Identify problem. Participating in the new Product Development And Processes. Also inspect Parts carefully so as to distinquished The good ones from the reject. And following Manufacturing Process Instruction and Good Manufacturing Practice. • Full Inspection of Catheters with Thermal Bond. • Maintain Process Building Units by following Procedures. • Preparation and Process of Thermal Bond by Trimming And Distal Tubing. • Work in Final Assembly and Final Adjustment of Catheters. • Solder Tensioning and Wire Terminal Stamping. • Final Adjustment of Units using proper Templates. • Work in Sub-Assembly area doing the Rolling, Stamping And Pretinning of Steering Wires. • Work in Packaging Area. • Work in

Questions and answers about Boston Scientific

How should you prepare for an interview at Boston Scientific?
Asked 4 Sept 2018
Be confident and trust in your own ability
Answered 22 Jan 2020
Have a complete knowledge of the field and the companies products and history.
Answered 25 Aug 2019
How long does the recruitment process take? i. e. How long should you expect to wait to receive a call after doing the dexterity exam?
Asked 11 Mar 2019
1-2 weeks
Answered 27 Aug 2022
About two or three days.
Answered 8 Aug 2020
What is the organisational culture at Boston Scientific?
Asked 4 Jul 2018
Very healthy
Answered 5 Jan 2019
Very poor. Left mid way through contract.
Answered 26 Sept 2018
What is the interview process like at Boston Scientific?
Asked 19 Sept 2017
The Interview Process is long but fast. Everything is done mostly within a week. Phone Screening, Computer test (Simple maths and reasoning), Hand Dexterity Test, Formal Interview with Recruitment Agency and Boston Scientific staff, Medical Exam
Answered 24 Apr 2022
Mainly a physical app tesy
Answered 4 Jul 2018
What days is the factory closed each year? I know a some factories close for a few weeks at Christmas, is it the same here.
Asked 2 Aug 2017
Depending on what department you are in and business needs at that time. I have worked a few days over Christmas in previous years. It is not strongly forced on you as they try to get enough people from the 3 shifts to run the line, usually on day shift hours but if you are on evenings or nights then you still receive your shift premium.
Answered 26 May 2022
Christmas week and most bank holidays. You may be required to come in on these days but it is rare.
Answered 23 Jun 2020