R&D (Former Employee) – County Galway – 7 February 2018
My project in Boston Scientific involved Development of an anticalcification in vitro model to study the effect of a novel polyepoxide crosslinker on bovine pericardium. Calcification is one of the main mechanisms for valve tissue degradation in bioprosthetic heart valves in-vivo. Interestingly we managed to decrease the tissue calcification considerably.
Production Operator (Current Employee) – Galway – 14 April 2017
My shift starts at 7:30 till 3:30 we get 2 30 minute breaks. The management are great and my colleges in work are very friendly everyone get along together. I've learned alot about the Medical Device industry at Boston Scientific.
Boston Scientific is a good company with career progression prospects if you are in the right team or get a good mentor. It's also about your own initiative to approach your superiors and let them know what your ambition and what career path you wish to take, and they will support you. Like any other place you get good and bad managers/supervisors with different leadership styles and qualities but it is knowing how to deal with each character - mainly just focus on your goal. Great workplace culture of quality excellence and diversity Some tasks can be challenging but it's a learning curve Most enjoyable part of the job was dynamism no day was the same I learnt new things everyday.
Product builder (Former Employee) – Galway – 16 January 2017
Early start and worked on the same step for 8 hours a day 5 days Monday to Friday.Supervisor was an absolute tool who was always sneering at us from a distance checking numbers constantly and generally unhelpful to say the least.If there had been cross training it would have improved morale but this was not an option for us as agency workers(ICE) another shower of bloodsuckers.
Clean, bonus, canteen, co-workers.
No cross-training, management ignorant, boring repetitive, no chance of advancement from product builder.
Product Builder (Current Employee) – Galway – 31 July 2016
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.
Product Builder (Former Employee) – Galway – 9 June 2016
Start each day at set hours. Reach your target each hour while making sure to follow each procedure correctly and efficiently. Learnt a great deal about different medical devices and products. Very rewarding job, Management and co-workers all very friendly and approachable. The hardest part about the job was if some of the machinery on a line was slow so trying to hit the target on time and efficiently however this would not occur often. The most enjoyable part of the job was hitting each target correctly and efficiently.
Product Builder (Former Employee) – Cork – 30 May 2016
It was a good company to work for, learned many important things for the manufacturing industry and had a high level of training there. Quality was to a very high standard and it should me the importance of this in my work.
Good people, fun place to work and helped me get good experience in industry
I suppose the oppourtunities to progress my carreer
Supplier Quality Technician II (Current Employee) – Cork – 21 December 2015
I work on first article activities, acceptance activities, vendor change management and all other product qualification processes including raw material regulated assessment to meet regulatory requirement and directives..