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Senior Buyers at Boston Scientific give their company a 2.9 out of 5.0, while the average rating for Boston Scientific is 4.0, making them 32% less happy than every other employee at Boston Scientific and 29% less happy than every other Senior Buyer on CareerBliss - the happiest Senior Buyers work for Arrow Electronics.

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Senior Buyer
in California, MD

"The specific site is fantastic, corporate is leading us to failure."

What do you like about working at Boston Scientific?

"Truly enjoy working for this specific site, people are self disciplined; hard workers; bright; the site overall is very well managed. For the most part, they care about their employees. Patients are the priority and so is doing the right thing. Local management has provided as much buffer between the employees and corporate as they can. This company has helped an uncountable number of people, not just patients and employees. They are a charitable company to many communities."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Have a clearly defined job outline and management structure. Know what's expected of you. Have patience-they move slow at some things."

What don't you like about working at Boston Scientific?

"BSC has undergone much change with different CEO's, corporate appears to be in a panic about keeping their jobs with this new one. Too heavy in corporate management and drive each site too lean. Corporate forgot the sites contribute to pay their salaries; and the patient should come first. (sounds like congress). Corporate produces reports, not product, and many of them try to justify their existence. They seem to easily hire more people to make more reports instead of making sure the sites have the necessary support to get profit producing work done. Corporate chews up anyone with a management title with pressure and demand beyond what a person should endure. This includes while they're on vacation. A great deal of people have multiple bosses and multiple reporting structures. This is not a reporting structure that makes the company efficient or successful. In an effort to maintain their jobs, corporate has over burdened processes with the pretense to add value but it caused an increase in cost to do business, yet they want the sites to cut cost and then they take credit for it. There is NO avenue in which to discuss this with them. They do not like being told there are other ways to do business. They want everyone to use the word global instead of corporate but their vocalized message is still their way or the highway. You say tomato, I say tomaaato. Departments in each site seem to report directly to corporate, each gets different direction from corporate which then forces different goals within a site. this shows that corporate depts don't talk to each other so everyone is on the same page."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Reduce corporate head count; let the sites work to meet their requirements and don't micromanage them in how they do it. As long as we're making profit; and show plans to continue to improve profit, just let us do it. Stop the silo method of management. Divide and conquer no longer is a successful management tool in the 21st century in corporate America. If this company fails, it's not because the sites failed to perform, it's because corporate failed to recognize how to update management methods in this time of change in the world. They need to evolve and cannot continue to manage like the 1960's. Be willing to hear what employees have to say about how to improve the company."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Senior Buyer
in Fremont, CA

"Loved working at Boston Scientific because I was able to give back."

What do you like about working at Boston Scientific?

"About to enhance people's lives."

What don't you like about working at Boston Scientific?

"Balancing work and personal life."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Work on balancing."

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