10. Boston Scientific
Number of employees: 27,000
Big 100 revenue ranking: 13
Glassdoor rating: 3.9/5
83% 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: Awesome company; great culture; worked for several pharma and medical device companies, hands down, [Boston Scientific] is moving in the right direction. Cons: A little skimpy on ancillary perks, i.e. internet, car allowance and budget spending.” —Current device sales employee
“Pros: Great culture with a flexible work environment; the leaders at the company have a strategic mindset and are great at developing you into the career path you want to get into. Cons: I have nothing negative to say about working here.” —Current employee
“Pros: Paid for most of my education; continually grew within the company; enjoyed the people I worked with; free gym, basketball leagues and occasional free food; overall a great place to work in. Cons: Like any places, politics still plays a key role on your growth opportunity; lots of tenured people which can make it difficult to grow in different departments; I hated layoff time and [seeing] some really good people go – it seems like a yearly occurrence. I always tried to be on my A-game so that my name did not end up on that list; when promoting people to leadership roles, management team tends to promote people who are technically sound but not necessarily great leaders.” —Former employee
“Pros: It is fulfilling to know the job you do helps to save lives and improve patients lives. That’s one of the reasons to be excited coming into work each day. The ideas and products are top notch. Benefits are good and constantly changing to meet the needs of a diverse workforce. The CEO is refreshing and one of us. He doesn’t keep to the ivory tower, but instead is approachable and visible. He has a vision, and for the past 5+ years it has worked. The company stock has grown well beyond market norms during that time. Cons: The company operates in several business units, which doesn’t allow for best practices to make it through the ranks. Collaboration is kept inside the BU’s when it should be shared company wide. Personnel seem to be split between the old Boston Scientific and the new.” —Current senior operations manager
“Pros: Good benefits; nice people to work with. Cons: Very difficult to obtain a decent raise even with good reviews; still has too much ‘good ole boys’ environment.'” —Former employee
“Pros: No micro-managing; flexible culture; autonomous work style; management very hands-off; remote work flexible; lots of social activities. Cons: Some politics that have to be played; industry downsizes often (not just this company); heavy workload with not enough resources.” —Current employee