Philips Healthcare

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Philips Healthcare Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
502 Reviews
3.3
502 Reviews
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Frans van Houten
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Pros
  • Globally recognized company does take extra steps to make sure that you do have good work/life balance (in 43 reviews)

  • Ii is stable company with good benefits (in 35 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 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Lot of learning opportunities. Good work like balance.

    Cons

    Sloooow. Bureaucratic. Risk averse. Doesn't work at the leading edge of technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enable quick decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, opportunity, progressive company that rewards talent and celebrates diversity. Very supportive of their employees.

    Cons

    Undergoing significant restructuring so future is uncertain

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Philips Healthcare takes pride in what it manufactures, however, lack of leadership continues to fail its employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Operations in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Operations in Bothell, WA

    I worked at Philips Healthcare full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Healthcare is an excellent place to be. Philips has better than average benefits and flexible, for the most part, with work life balances.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, Philips being a public traded company cares more about the stock strength than whether an excellent employee keeps their job. When it does (which has often over the past 3 years) lay people off, they do not look at the true issues of why they struggle at being successful. Their Sales Operations management is failing this Philips miserably, but the management seems to remain. They continually let their field sales teams down and keep them from succeeding. Philips' incentive management has had 300% turnover in the past couple years and can't seem to find replacements. It has to do with their management (director and sr manager levels).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to the executive leadership: your HR needs to be more honest with you about why you lose you EXCELLENT employees to other companies or through your layoffs. You sales teams are excellent - unfortunately their sales operations teams fail them, along with their tools to make Philips successful. Take a look at overhauling your Sales Operations leadership and your HR leadership and see improvements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Technology Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager

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

    Pros

    Good Work-Life Balance, Excellent Time-off Policies and great Perks

    Cons

    Limited Job Growth Opportunities. Laid back management in executive leadership sometimes makes it slower to react to market needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide greater opportunities for personal growth.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Release Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Release Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Philips Healthcare (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Some technologies should be updated

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very talented, intelligent, motivated people working here

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Fitchburg, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Fitchburg, WI

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They are quick to recognize talent and committed to retaining it. You are encouraged to take ownership and drive improvements and change. The senior management is very supportive.

    Cons

    When one area of the business suffers all BIU's feel the pain. Cuts have happened frequently (staff and budgets) in my limited time here due to issues that prevented the sale of CT units for nearly a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Permit the business units to operate more independently. Don't assume the same tools work well for all business units. They don't.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best culture ever, in my entire career. Ask anyone that worked at my site, they'll probably say the same thing.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electrical Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Electrical Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    I made lifelong friends, received the best engineering mentorship of my entire career, and was able to work with a seasoned group of really nice and funny people. I actually wanted to come to work every day.

    My manager was also very cool about coming into work not-so-perfectly on time. I really appreciated that.

    Cons

    Constant changing of upper management, re-orgs, etc. This makes it quite difficult to move up. In fact, at least at my site, there wasn't much of a prospect of moving up past a certain point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope they don't lose that small-sized family atmosphere that honestly, is unrivaled in any other company which I've worked. The management *seemed* to be very transparent with everyone, and the direction of the company was rarely a mystery. I hear that has changed in recent times.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I had a very enjoyable, learning experience at Philips.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Philips Healthcare as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I have been seeking for quite some time now to work for a company that produces products that are helpful to the cause of medical science. Since the crux of my career has been confined to military defense components organizations in the medical arena have disregarded my attempts to switch to making medical devices/equipment.

    Cons

    I was taken back by the amount of information each employee, especially in the engineering departments each employee is expected to retain. I heard common comments that there is no way each person should be expected to remember everything to ensure each product is always compliant to all the various specifications..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I suggested that specialized sub-groups be organized that could over-see each engineering discipline: one group for mechanical, one for electrical, one materials, etc. the purpose of each group would be to be the information collecting point. Each group would be responsible for any spec changes, updates, refinements, etc that pertain to their specialized talent. Then when new drawings are created or revised these specialized sub-group would be responsible to review the documents to ensure that everything was in compliance. That way the designers could focus on making components/assemblies pertinent to the design and the sub-groups could just focus on making sure the FDA compliance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Specialist in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Clinical Specialist in Bothell, WA

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

    Pros

    Great environment, nice people, fun job!

    Cons

    Hard to move up, favor Dutch males.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots to Improve and Lots to Love!!

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

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

    Pros

    -Empowerment to affect change.
    -Culture and corporate mission.
    -Support from executive management.
    -Growth Opportunities.
    -Benefits.
    -Amazing people.

    Cons

    -Silos within product lines, geography and certain processes.
    -Slow response time from R&D with solutions to customer concerns.
    -Manufacturing/Engineering breaks during the Summer in the Netherlands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drive accountability at the Engineering R&D/Q&R level to open up the process for analysis and improvement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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