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Philips Electronics Interview Questions

Updated Dec 11, 2014
Updated Dec 11, 2014
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  1.  

    Junior Industrial Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Savannah, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Savannah, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Philips Electronics in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was a relaxing experience in which my passions for design could be easily expressed and conveyed.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Search Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Andover, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Andover, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Philips Electronics in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview was in their Massachusetts complex at andover. The buildings are non descript gray buildings. The interviews was well organized and they were on time to take me up stairs and have 2 interviews with the hiring manager and a co worker.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you interface with our Dutch head office when X happens?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Philips Electronics in December 2008.

    Interview Details

    I applied to this position 3 times within 1 year period, and after third time, the Philips recruiter contacted me.
    First I had a phone interview with a recruter which was quite general (resume, why do like this position, why Philips etc.) and lasted for about 20-30 minutes.
    After fist phone interview, I had second phone interview (another 20-30 minutes) with hiring manager (Director, Customer Marketing), after which they invited me to have seried of interview in Corporate office in Stamford.
    There were 3 interview scheduled (1 - hiring manager, 2 others - 2 other divisional directors), each interview was behavioral, but quite informal. The first Director was 30 minutes late, so his interview was very short, actually he talked mostly. All three talked a lot about company, but all of them were nice and polite. After all three interviews (about an hour and a half - all of them were in each Director's office), I had a meeting with HR.
    Before the on-site interview I was provided with benefits leaflet (apparently they weren't suppose to do so).
    Overall, I had a good impression about Philips, however, they didn't contact me back for another month (!), and after I left couple of messages to HR person, he didn't call back either. I was able to reach him couple of days after when he told me that they all liked me however they prefered to hire more experience manager from PepsiCo (my work experience was less sound). I was slightly surprised that they didn't bother to call me with any answer.

    Interview Questions
    • Imagine that Philips can buy any (any industry) troubled company (invest money) and than make suggested improvements to sell for higher price. You are entitled to consult Philips on company and on neccessary improvements. Which company / why / what are you going to do with it to increase its value?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Andover, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Andover, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Philips Electronics in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    I was looking forward to the face-to-face meetings. Had several calls with the executive recruiter and a couple with the internal recruiter. I met the head of HR, who was entirely unprepared and read from a list of canned questions. I then met a VP to whom I would have a dotted line report. There was no alignment between her and HR. Neither were particularly friendly. I couldn't wait to get out of there!

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Philips Electronics in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    Referred to role by a current employee. First interview was an HR, "fit" interview where they asked basic questions on motivation to apply, and "why Philips". Important to try an answer in simple, short form

    Second round was with manager of BU, who got into more technical details of the role. I had some experience but not enough.

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you apply to Philips
      What are some of your strength and weaknesses?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Technical Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Philips Electronics in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    First a technical test followed by two interview rounds, technical test also had aptitude questions and questions related to power systems. Interview was completely core and was very difficult, No one was able to crack the interview and they didn't hire anyone

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing like unexpected but question from all the areas like communications, power and digital electronics were asked   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Philips Electronics in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    - I was called for the Sr. Tech Lead Big Data. But i was a Sr.QA engineer with the knowledge of Big Data . So there was a difference in the interviewing patterns

    1st Round : There was a general interview round with lot of Big Data stuff. Tough i was not involved in the Map Reduce phase . I was asked about following things :
    - Partitioner
    - Combiner
    - Input Split
    - How do you test your code before pushing it to production ?
    - What is the cluster size
    - Sort and shuffle phase?

    Interview Questions
    • There was a mismatch between the interviewer JD and Interview ?
      The interviewer follows up with you religiously till you take up the interview, but there is no response about the same to the candidates about the result. It shows , how unorganised the process was.
      You will have to follow up with the HR for further details.
       
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Senior Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Philips Electronics in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got a call from consultancy. On interview date went to venu, around 50 people were there. After around one and half hour, got call for interview. Questions were standard. Could not solve 1st problem rest answered, but still could not get through 1st round.

    Interview Questions
    • Create class like BigInteger in java to solve addition problem between two very big strings.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Philips Electronics in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Philips visited our campus for recruitment in September,2014and offered a package of 6 lpa
    1) Technical & Aptitude Test:- On the first day we had the technical and aptitude test round which was organised by aspiring minds. It was a good test which tested our concepts on programming basics & a bit on OOP.

    Next day they first had a presentation session for all the students.After that they gave the results of the previous day's test and the shorlisted students were selected for the further rounds.

    2) Technical Interview
    3) HR Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Fianance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Philips Electronics.

    Interview Details

    Founded by a headhunter, have 1 interview with the manager, 1 inerview with HR, standar questions, the culture in the company is pretty good, but I think some areas are overworked...the people are bright and positive despite the stress of the restructuring...I thin that covers it

    Interview Questions
    • they care about how you handle a multicultural enviroinment   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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