Philips Electronics Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 10, 2014
Updated Aug 10, 2014
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Andover, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Marketing Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Philips Electronics in December 2007.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter was top notch and no-nonsense. In person interview with managers was in depth and trying - 4 interviews in 8 hours but well worth it.

    Negotiation Details
    Philips doesn't negotiate. They make an offer and you accept or pass. Period.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Human Resources Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Eindhoven (Netherlands)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eindhoven (Netherlands)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Philips Electronics in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    First interview with a recruiter. Most questions about your resume and just a couple of your personality, nothing special. Second and last interview with manager and one of his associates. Questions get thougher and are more inline with the practical everyday demands of the job (how do you prioritize? How do you structure? How do you deal with uncertainty? What kind of environment do you prefer to work in?)

    Interview Questions
    • A description is given of three issues that come in at approximately the same time and all are said to have high priority (don't know the 3 specific issues anymore). But you are asked how you will tackle this problem and prioritize these 3 issues in order which you are going to take action upon them and why you decided for that specific order.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Fianance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed 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
  7.  

    Technical Specialist Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at Philips Electronics in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Average interview process.
    Pretty simple interview(Usually depends on project)
    2 rounds of technical, 2 rounds of managerial and 1 HR interview.
    All round are pretty normal, nothing special.
    Basically it is very simple to get most of the jobs in philips except research and certain particular projects.
    Where technical skills are pretty much needed.
    Got offer letter is less than 1 week.

    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Finance Transformation Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Philips Electronics in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I simply received an email for 2 interviews on the same day. The interview was fine, nothing unexpected. Simple questions. There were 2 people from the finance transformation department. Second interview was with the director of the department.

    Interview Questions
    • how do you think you can contribute from this position   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Human Resources Corporate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Philips Electronics.

    Interview Details

    Quite lenghty process, I must admit I had lost hope after few months not hearing any feedback (I applied via website). Only later, once the process kicked off, I interacted and exchanged with extremely bright managers

    Interview Questions
    • Depends, the very weird situation was to have completely differentiated interview style, one talked the entire meeting, the other just listened etc   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Relatively quick
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Philips Electronics.

    Interview Details

    General questions, mostly can be found from interview tips online. Superficial questions and not too technical. you get a 1:1 interview with various people such as senior scientists and managers. Most important is to deliver a clear presentation for the interviewing panel. Also very clear and sharp answers in the 1:1 interview process.
    Having good soft skills is a must in order to get an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you place yourself on a scale from 0-10 and why?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    for fresh graduates no possible negotiations. This mainly occur for experienced professionals.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Philips Electronics in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    1 interview with the head hunter and 2 more with the managers and HR of the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing but the usual. Asked about the reasons that made me leave my current job to be part of their team and needed details about every experience i have had.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    If you get an offer you can negociate to get more benefits if you think you worth.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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