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Updated 23 May 2018
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  • Sometimes difficult to maintain work/life balance (in 54 reviews)

  • Expectations by upper management not shared until the last minute (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Good Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to get involved in projects and product innovation

    Cons

    Fast Paced environment isn't for everyone


  2. "Customer Service Representative"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in South Sydney Municipality
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in South Sydney Municipality
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people great place to work

    Cons

    Nothing yet only early days

    Advice to Management

    Great place to work, great people and a great team in customer service

  3. "Bad decisions. Toxic environment. Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic innovative products. Sadly they do not reach their potential due to poor management.

    Cons

    Bullying, favouritism, toxic managers. It is an environment where toxic individuals are rewarded and hard working team members are expected to just get on with it. Very poor work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    You have been told by numerous employees about your culture and issues with managers. Rather than sweeping under carpet or dismissing individuals as trouble makers if suggest listening and acting


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Worst experience working in the ANZ office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mascot
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mascot

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very few select individuals who are genuine and good to work with.

    Cons

    There are some individuals who have a high sense of entitlement and show this negative attitude towards new employees.

    Management generally has no clue- they're usually specialists in product knowledge, but have very little people management skills. Expect very little (almost none), professional and personal development from management as an employee in this organization.

    Far far too much office politics in the ANZ office- which is ironically mostly driven by HR leadership. There is a general sense of fear and distrust within the office which is quite unfortunate.

    If you want to succeed, you have to suck up to a handful of managers, otherwise you are considered an outcast.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue.


  5. "Australian review"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Products are second to none. Reputation is good. My colleagues, whilst most are currently very unhappy with management, they were supportive and fun. Used to be a wonderful company. If you enjoy process and paperwork though then this company is for you.

    Cons

    Toxic environment. Bullying common at all levels. Not a fun place to work currently so I would advise very careful consideration before accepting a position. See comment above. Management fearful and are merely puppets, performing shamefully. Disgustingly abusive atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for your teams. Grow spines. Grow up. Grow standards.


  6. "Good innovation run by small clique of "old boys that get along" at the top. If you're not one of the gang ... no hope."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good R&D team delivering strong pipeline of innovation

    Cons

    Old boys club at the top. All senior positions filled based on tenure and who you know and get along with.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in fresh leaders from outside and break up management clique at the top.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "BSC - Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, great offices, great staff to work with!

    Cons

    I was made redundant at BSC.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your best people who continually challenge the status quo. The best ideas often come from your creative thinkers.

  8. "Good people but no promotions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Interesting, good colleagues, technical work

    Cons

    Little opportunity for promotion due to flat structure


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Market leader, great products, great training, great market profile. Culture fluctuates depending on CEO, very driven by USA agenda.

    Cons

    Australia - Disgusting abuse of power, horrible Senior management. Incompetent and self obsessed. My way or the highway approach. Controlling, flat structure promotions based on "corporate sucking and gender" rather than actual ability.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff. Put your own arrogance to one side, and stop being two faced. Stop profiling for "suitability" and give the limited promotional opportunities to those who deserve them, rather than favourites. HR need to look at their job description again from top to bottom, as they subscribe to side with the MD and not look after the interests of the staff.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing. Over the top. Vain."

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    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Boston Scientific full-time

    Pros

    Go get 'em polished professional attitude. All about sales and make no excuses for it. Marginalised and made to feel irrelevant if your not sales. Dismal finance department. Stiff and haughty.

    Cons

    Unable to identify and reward effort. Expert in the art of promising everything and delivering nothing. Poor decision making process. Over engineered. Not interlinked with customer supply chains. Poor readiness and flexibility. Poorly defined process and policy. HR dragons.


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