9. Boston Scientific
Number of employees: 32,000
Big 100 revenue ranking: 14
Glassdoor rating: 4/5
84% would recommend to a friend.
Boston Scientific prides itself on being committed to solving the challenges that matter most and having a deep caring for human life, according to its employment page. The company suggests that if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, courage and spirit to make a meaningful difference, then Boston Scientific is where you should work.
Here’s what current and former employees have to say on Glassdoor:
“Pros: A lot of talented people and plenty of resources available to help you succeed; a large organization with a lot of career opportunity. Good management that strives to do the right thing. Cons: Expectations for career level seem to differ among different functions; operations can seem more metric focused and less people-focused at times.” —Current manufacturing engineer
“Pros: Strong communication from the top; many internal promotions at the lower ranks; annual bonus; year-round programs/activities attempting to bring the organization together; attempts to create diversity and inclusion culture. Cons: Base salary; benefits (pricey health plan options, 15 vacation days, 10 holidays); work hour flexibility, professional growth and development is manager-dependent; promotions highly value extroverts and younger workers.” —Current senior business analyst
“Pros: Market leader; vast resources; lots of opportunities to advance. Cons: Products are slow to market; most innovations occur as acquisitions.” —Former senior R&D manager
“Pros: Most people are friendly and easy to work with; many opportunities to take on responsibility and learn new skills; culture is open to flexible working hours, working from home, etc. Cons: Not a lot of formalized processes to get work done; a lot of things are done ad hoc which can make product management frustrating; dealing with constant resource conflicts; staffing is lean.” —Current project manager
“Pros: The company is solid and the people there are top-notch; I found the integrity of the company to be very high and the caliber of work being performed very engaging. Cons: It’s a large company with a number of divisions; as with all large companies, there is a bit of bureaucracy and decisions can sometimes take longer than necessary.” —Former senior manager
“Pros: The culture at different divisions of Boston Scientific vary, but overall it is an exciting space for new product development; there are some really experienced and knowledgeable people on the project teams; the organization is well-built with a proper PMO group and dedicated R&D resources. Cons: A lot of regulatory weight that seems to slow down product development due to cost reasons or documentation requirements.” —Former employee