Philips Healthcare Interview Questions

Updated Aug 26, 2015
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    Clinical Research Professional Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Philips Healthcare (Pittsburgh, PA).

    Interview

    I submitted my application and got a call from HR the very next day. She was very nice on the phone, and started describing the position in detail, including all of the responsibilities and even the benefits the company offered. She then asked a little about myself and my current position. She mistakenly thought I worked in heart monitor research, but I am in oncology. I think that's the main reason she contacted me, as I got an "Oh" in response, and the job is for sleeping and pulmonary devices. Although, she remained enthusiastic and said she would submit my information to the hiring manager and should expect someone to get in contact with me within a couple days. A week and half went by, so I reached out and asked if she would get back to me regardless of whether they were still interested or not, and she replied with, "Yes, I get back to candidates either way." Well, I never heard anything back, and that was about a month ago. It's fine that they do not want to go further in the interviewing process, but do not lie to candidates and say you'll get back to them either way and do not. It only keeps you waiting in anticipation, and it's a huge letdown when so much time passes without anything.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical screening questions like why I wanted to leave my current company after many years with them, and also what kind of salary I was looking for.   Answer Question
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    Field Service Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Philips Healthcare (Houston, TX) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Very relaxed, Basic questions about personality and resume. They let you take your time to let you think about a time and your answers. Mainly wanted to make sure you were willing to travel and relocate.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time/task where you were asked to do something that may or may not have been morally wrong.   Answer Question
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    Field Service Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Philips Healthcare (Austin, TX) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Around a week after applying, I was contacted via E-mail asking when I would be available for a phone interview. The following day a lady from Philips called me and asked me about my skills, education, and experience. I was called later that day to arrange travel for a face to face interview with management in Austin, Texas. I traveled to Texas for the interview, which I thought went well, but I never heard from them again.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about yourself   1 Answer
    • Describe your experience in dealing with customers.   1 Answer
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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Philips Healthcare (Andover, MA).

    Interview

    I had a good interface with two people who were involved with the interview process. They were polite and sold the company's positives with me. I drank the corporate cool aid. The company seemed pretty stable and the corporate culture seemed nice from what a friend/former colleague who now works for Philips had shared with me.

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    Big Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Philips Healthcare in April 2015.

    Interview

    Got a email from HR from Netherlands. Did an Skype interview for half an hour then another phone interview for an hour with 2 researchers more on other sections lol

    Interview Questions

    • Describe what have you done and then go more into details about one of your projects where they stopped me and asked more detailed questions   1 Answer
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    Embedded Software Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Philips Healthcare (Boston, MA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Ask me about OOP experience, lasted for about half an hour. They invited 8 students to attend the interview and everyone had 30 min. As I do not have enough C++ experience, I think I do not have a strong background.

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Philips Healthcare (Andover, MA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Recruiter, then phone interview with hiring manager, then face to face with hiring manager, then interview with their manager. Hold your breath and wait 6 to 8 weeks. then, the "we have decided to proceed forward with another candidate, we wish well in your job hunt, you just didn't fit our criteria for the week."

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  9. Helpful (2)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Philips Healthcare.

    Interview

    Did a lengthy phone interview with a recruiter. The recruiter mentioned that they needed to hire someone quickly and would be scheduling face-to-face interviews the following week. I followed up with the recruiter via email about one week after my phone interview to see if Philips wanted to move forward with me. It has been several weeks and I still have not heard back from anyone. Not very classy.

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  10. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Philips Healthcare.

    Interview

    I applied on-line and got a quick response. A+ I got several calls from different people at the same facility all essentially asking the same preliminary questions and wanting to set up a phone interview. B- The phone interview was vanilla, basically a resume walk-through with the standard questions "why did you leave, etc." C+ After passing that low hurdle, I was cleared for a 1:1 phone interview with the hiring manager. Again, I was contacted by two separate people who were doing each other's job. It was clear that internal communication was faulty. C- The 1:1 was actually pretty good, with some thoughtful questions posed and artfully answered. Nothing too intense or difficult, but they showed that the manager had actually read my resume and wanted more background in my technical specialty, and had a plan. A Then came the request for the on-site interview. The two-person juggling really came into play here - the morning of the interview I got a call asking me to come in early as the person who initially set up the schedule had not looked at the second person's schedule. Didn't matter, because the second person was a no-show after all! At this point for most companies this is more of a "chemistry test" for peers and subordinates. Not here; this was a rehash of the phone interviews with the HR and hiring manager, and a seemingly endless parade of people who had little real interest in the open position, hadn't glanced at, much less read my resume, and it consumed an entire afternoon - 12:00 to 5:30 pm with no letup. The conflicting answers to my questions revealed that the interviewers were not on the same page as to expectations for the position, and the job (IMHO) was a suicide mission. I told the hiring manager about the conflicting statements and he was both confused and annoyed. F Overall it was poorly organised, poorly prepared, and a gross waste of an excessive amount of time. I really expected better. The idea that interviewees typically have to schedule vacation time to accommodate a half-day interview did not seem to occur to them, either. You are expected to be at their beck and call.

    Interview Questions

    • Truly nothing difficult about the questions as most interviewers just wanted to be done.   Answer Question
  11.  

    Entry Level - Drafter/Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Philips Healthcare (Irvine, CA).

    Interview

    Applied online and had receive a response the same week. First was a phone interview from their headquarters, then an on-site interview with the hiring manager and three other members of a certain drafting group. Got rejected the first round as they held multiple on-site interviews. Questions involved personality, outside of resume, and how to deal with other people.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain in 10 steps the process of getting up in the morning to getting a bowl of cereal.   Answer Question
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