Philips Healthcare Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. An opportunity to provide help and safety for seniors.

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    Former Employee - Field Representative
    Former Employee - Field Representative

    I worked at Philips Healthcare

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Meeting and providing assistance for senior citizens.

    Cons

    Very strict and rigid guidelines in a short timeframe. Impossible to meet goals.

    Advice to Management

    Show sensitivity toward employees needs.

  2. Leadership doesn’t seem to know how to utilize their people effectively.

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst

    I worked at Philips Healthcare

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of good people still not enough to work on all the problems we'd like.

    Cons

    Priorities changed on a daily basis. Leadership doesn't seem to know how to utilize their people effectively. Ancient IT infrastructure, very few employees have sense of ownership for their jobs. Lack opportunities for career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep open lines of communication. Trust your people.

  3. Culture & values

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philips Healthcare

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Industry experience, broad sector experience

    Cons

    Constant layoffs, reorgs & pay cuts
    Don't bother
    Leadership is just trying to squeeze every dime for shareholders. No vision

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  5. poorly run - doesn't care about employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philips Healthcare

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    come and go as you please

    Cons

    worst collection of managers in one building.

    Advice to Management

    management needs good employees

  6. is it a good place to work?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning something by keeping to catch deadlines.

    Cons

    Treat employees only as work machine, high demanding and pressure

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees nicely. Personal growth is very very slow.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Philips is a large company, It all depends on where you are

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Large Company with Big and Exciting Projects

    Cons

    As with many large companies, people get put into management that shouldn't be because they hit their technical ceiling.

  8. Helpful (3)

    One Ring will rule the all.

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work, Great people, fast paced manufacturing environment. Successful products. good to average benefits and employee programs. Local managers and staff are very vested in the company and work hard to keep it successful.

    Cons

    Philips acquisition of Respironics cut our heart out in favor of a bureaucratic nightmare of slogans and programs that die on the vine. New slogans and directives every 6 to 9 months. Senior managers come in and milk the brand and move on, hence the constant change of marching orders. Not sure that were not in our death throes globally but the Bank of Respironics can save the ship. The majority of our best talent has left the building and were "Lean" to the bone.

    Advice to Management

    Central Control on a global scale never works. Our workforce is very diverse and multi-national. what works here is unimaginable there.The tighter the grip the more that slip away. Eindhoven really needs to let go of micro managing behaviors and listen to their own rhetoric; "Sense and Simplicity", "Team up to Excel" People don't want to be "Homogenized" they want to succeed on their own terms. The trick is to Lead by example not by slogan.

  9. Helpful (1)

    HR Hamstringed

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Murrysville, PA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Murrysville, PA

    I worked at Philips Healthcare

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    company builds good equipment and has good engineers and manufacturing people and capacity. Some of the best talent regarding innovation and ideas of advanced planning and best practices are in place

    Cons

    HR is the bump in the road, the fly in the ointment, the wrinkle in the fabric. Corporate 'guard' tactics used at large prior radio giant by certain mid to upper HR personnel, along with European models just doesn't mix with innovation and non-beaurocracy type of organization. Took all the good parts of a very agile company and turned it into quicksand and cement; ADDED along with hyper-critical non-value, non essential adding of perfunctory processes that lead to nothing. Honestly, there are many good processes that are needed to lend towards a result. But the results that are being achieved at Philips/ Respironics are in spite of themselves. it's truly a case of having one/many process for the sake of to legitimize the headcount of senior HR members vs. things like functional admins instead. Ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the dead weight of nonsensical HR characters. They log jam vs facilitate employee performance,/ company performance/ stock performance. All from a few mindsets that NEVER belonged there from day one.

  10. Helpful (4)

    Good pay and benefits, lack of focused management

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    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Philips Healthcare

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits are excellent and within line with other companies. The people on my team were for the most part excellent to work with and other teams in the building were by and far very helpful. The daily environment was good from a people perspective

    Cons

    Management or lack thereof. Unfortunately the company hires number crunchers instead of people who know the business. This leads to very short term thinking and managers only worried about fudging spreadsheets to make sure they get their bonus. Leads to frustration within the teams because policies are not good for the employees or the customer. The healthcare side of the company could be doing so much better if there was a common sense knowledge base of how to run things and what the customer actually wants and needs. Layoffs every year for the last number of years leads to high stress and it is turning into a bit of a protect myself and my knowledge situation and is limiting the helpful nature of teamwork

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring numbers crunchers. Go back to hiring managers who have worked in the field of the team they are managing. Actually listen to your employees. Some short term sacrifices can lead to long term success. Stop releasing products before they are ready and train all support staff appropriately. No more train the trainer

  11. Helpful (5)

    Philips Healthcare not all its cracked up to be.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There is plenty of work developing medical equipment. Philips had a strong brand in clinical healthcare at one time but it is fading quickly. The pros: 1. The name Philips. 2. Some really great people work there, great minds. 3. Andover site is very nice to work at, even has a gym for employees and a huge cafeteria.

    Cons

    Philips has layoffs roughly every six months, sometimes three times a year. There is little job security. The vacancies following job layoffs are filled by politically connected (friends with the senior leadership with demoted senior management people who then resign due to the demotion. It is a downward spiral to be wary of. GE products are taking off right now in the clinical space. There are very few clinical people, if any, left at Philips who actually can provide clinical knowledge and clinical use to a product. The engineers have no idea how a product is used clinically. It is amazing any products actually work. The team work has deteriorated and many folks there are just trying to keep there jobs. I am thankful to be out of Philips. If you have a job decision to make, work somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone at Philips is a manager. Clean house from the top down. There are way too many titles at Philips that are preventing progress in order to secure their own jobs. Stop the politics from the top down. You keep thinning the ranks when you should clean your own penthouse.

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