Philips Healthcare

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Philips Healthcare Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
Updated February 17, 2015
90 Reviews
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Pros
  • Globally recognized company does take extra steps to make sure that you do have good work/life balance (in 46 reviews)

  • Ii is stable company with good benefits (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance, they will work you to death if you let them (in 14 reviews)

  • The mentality of both the company and the upper management has changed for the worse (in 21 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good pay and benefits, lack of focused management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Philips Healthcare

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Philips Healthcare not all its cracked up to be.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    No career advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assembler in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Assembler in Kennesaw, GA

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and vacation,

    Cons

    Very poor Management, if you are not friends with either supervisor or manager you will never advance career wise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Equal employment opportunities for everyone. It is written on the employment website that employment is equal for all but management already has a candidate for a position before it is even posted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Awful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good (401k match is great!)
    Mostly helpful colleagues
    The loop is nice to walk
    Able to work from home one day a week

    Cons

    Overworked
    Under appreciated
    Constant changes that need to be implemented right away
    Terrible communication and management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very nice people going nowhere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Andover, MA

    I worked at Philips Healthcare full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people were extremely nice to work with. Great team spirit that I still miss today.

    Cons

    Healthcare is a brutal bottom line business and Philips leads the way in cutting cost to profitability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the future over making the numbers today.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Challenging work and great people.to work with. Understaffed, Work/life balance doesn't exist anymore.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer II in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer II in Kansas City, KS

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

    Pros

    Great product line... Very Innovative company.
    The tools, software, and support help you make repairs quickly.
    Field Service Engineers are loyal, professional, hard working and fun to work with. Most have 30+ years.

    Cons

    Philips seems to be overpriced on equipment and contracts and customers are not buying products.
    We are understaffed, I am always cross training to fill the gap. The work/life balance doesn't exist anymore.
    Before we had the freedom to manage our day, now we are micromanaged on everything.
    It is a period of lean transition for Philips and everything is tight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For a company that has been in business over 100 years we should have the right formula for success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company has gone downhill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haverhill, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haverhill, MA

    I worked at Philips Healthcare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Large Corporation with good opportunities "if" you join a good team
    - Employees are generally helpful

    Cons

    - Company had gone through a lot of changes with but things don’t seem to turnaround yet
    - Having a personal relationship with management seem to matter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Stop breaking promises
    - Value employees who are truly doing the work and making a positive impact to the organization better instead of ones who delegate their own work to others and violate corporate responsibilities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Low Dividends on Career Investment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I think if you don't mind working at the Corporate Offices you can do some great land grabs that are above your ability, education and experiences. I don't think the pay will be stellar, but often Philips hires those that speak well, are political savy and don't mind the concept of "faking it till they make it". If your looking for long term, the joke is that when you go through your 1st company car, you should start sending out resumes if your management... thats about 2 years.

    Cons

    Overly sensitive to honest conversation to a point where they really won't hold employees accountable for real world performance. They will metric you to death, but the statistical information they gather is strictly a CYA for management and the field easily manipulates the data to avoid being on managements radar (which they should.. non of the metrics really drive customer concerns). Philips history is to acquire #1 companies within their respective specialty, spend millions bringing them into the fold of Philips, only to see complete and utter disaster. ATL,Stentor, Agilent, ADAC..... just to name a few and they have all been literally ground up. The top is heavy with GE management that have been rejected by GE. Everyone knows how that goes. Once in, you can't get the rats off the ship and more just keep on coming via friends help friends. Middle management waters down the problems as the issues move upward. The Leaders on top love hearing it because now they can blame those below them for not giving them accurate info. Its a perfect storm for manipulation, lies and "do nothing" mentality which is why market share in all sectors has bottomed out and the company self closed two modalities recently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the small companies that you so overwhelmingly loved when you acquired them.. it’s about the customer, the grass roots efforts, and the employees. Philips puts on some very, very good phrases about how they care, but in all honesty they are only concerned with today and tomorrows stock tickers and keeping their jobs based on finding someone else to blame. Not patients, not employees and not the long term company position. Why you might ask, because they go through management like ice in the desert. I've had 9 managers in 15 years.most not qualified for the position. Most companies with these same manager positions in the same department would have been 1 in 15 years. The company isn't a place for employees that want to "win" nor is hiring based on long term goals. Combine the service and sales divisions in each area so collaboration is made for long term positioning rather than today’s concerns like hoping you sell something (anything) to make your numbers tomorrow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    More Layoffs To Save the Shareholder, Metrics Rule.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FSE
    Current Employee - FSE

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

    Pros

    Immediate team members, who struggle to satisfy management/customer expectations.
    A job which provides an income, despite being questionable in its salary bracket.

    Cons

    training is becoming a 'void.' instructors are leaving/gone due to dutch training limitations.
    leadership, depends heavily on your immediate rsm. above that metrics rule and you're an unknown, unless you kiss ...
    products, with exception of mri (netherlands) and cv (germany) are being outsourced - italy, china, etc. ct is a guess, with its 'new' state of manufacturing in cleveland..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you have managed to continue the slow disection of a once prominent company - all for the sake of shareholder compensation. with the continued layoffs, outsourcing, pretending to listen to your employess through surveys (which mean, accomplish nothing), and your arrogance, it is unlikely a decent individual will tolerate your practices. it is fortunate for you that the upcoming youth need a job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dutch management is no treat

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philips Healthcare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Broad spectrum of innovative medical products. The potential to take positions in other geographies. Decent training progams. Many bright and hard-working colleagues in all units. Some respect for senior employees. Sincere attempts at work-life balance.

    Cons

    Extreme inefficiency that creates many compliance challenges. Huge difficulty implementing any meaningful reforms. Very top-down management style, despite a lot of 'communication' indicating otherwise. Constantly changing processes that don't solve any real problems. IT departments are treated like gods where, in fact, they have hideous IT architectures and very little vision or real talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk your talk about listening to employees and providing safe forums for feedback on process and management issues. Stop managing and promoting out of Eindhoven. Look more closely at and give greated weight to the changes and improvements coming out of the U.S. portion of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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