Philips Healthcare Software Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2014
Updated Jun 11, 2014
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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Application Details

I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Philips Healthcare.

Interview Details

I applied for a position online via the Philips careers site. Was contacted by two recruiters who scheduled a phone screen with the hiring manager. The hiring manager called me for a discussion (about 40-45 minutes). The conversation felt a bit like getting drilled or interrogated. It eventually ended abruptly and the hiring manager mentioned that my recruiter would contact me to follow up. I reached out to the primary recruiter, but didn't receive a response. I later received an automated notification that the position had been filled.

Interview Questions
  • What do you look for in your work environment or company culture?   Answer Question
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Philips Healthcare

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Andover, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Andover, MA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Philips Healthcare in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Referred by a friend who works there. Scheduled a conf. call initial interview with primarily a single person asking the questions. Later that same day they contacted me to schedule an in-person interview for 5 days later. That interview lasted 4 hours and I met with 5 people. The hiring manager, the architect, and level 3, 4, & 5 software engineers. They were all very sharp and didn't focus on gotcha questions. 2 days later I had an offer in hand.

    Interview Questions
    • Had me comment on someone's code. Looking for me to offer advice on how to cleanup code, refactor, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I had previously told the HR rep who setup the phone interview my desired salary. When the offer came it was exactly what I had asked for so I accepted it. It was a great offer and I didn't want to appear greedy by trying for more.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Monroeville, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Monroeville, PA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 6 days - interviewed at Philips Healthcare in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I initially secured my interview through Software Specialists, who matched my listed skills up against what Philips was looking for to ensure a match. After I passed that step, I had a brief phone call with the hiring manager at the Monroeville location. It was non-technical, essentially ensuring that they had all of the information they needed from my resume. A few days later, I received a technical interview over the phone. One engineer spoke while the other listened in on the conference call. I was asked a series of questions regarding my .Net skills, both asking about my experiences and also asking specific language questions about C#. A few days later, I was called in for a face-to-face interview on-site. They gave me a wide variety of times and I wound up picking one in the morning. I met with three people. I was supposed to meet with four, but the fourth person was snowed in. Oddly enough, I was asked very few questions. Instead, most of the "interview" consisted of them telling me about the project and its details. I was asked a few softball questions regarding programming practices, including source control, architecting practices, and how I might construct a set of unit tests for a given situation.

    At the end of the interview, I was informed that I would receive an answer within a day's time. As it stood, it took them two days, but I can't rightly complain, as that's surprisingly fast for most companies. Unfortunately, my start date was delayed due to issues with paperwork, but they had a drug test and papers sent to me the day after they offered me the job.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question I was asked was regarding how I might design a set of unit tests for an incoming stream of numeric data with specific formats.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Prior to being offered the job, I was asked about my desired hourly rate and was told that I was not eligible for benefits through Philips, although Software Specialists offered a plan. As it is, Software Specialists negotiated an hourly rate a dollar higher than what I had initially requested.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Philips Healthcare in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Basic interview process. Was asked to explain every single project I had done or worked with.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    First got a call from HR then was arranged a on-site interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Philips Healthcare in July 2008.

    Interview Details

    Phone interviews leading to on-site interview in the Bay Area. Flew in for interviews in the office for the day. In-person interviews with engineers and leadership. Asked to perform a presentation on an architecture for a system given certain parameters to figure out how I think and what the style of presentation of a technical idea.

    Interview Questions
    • Present a detailed architecture for a system that must perform certain functionality.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary wasn't competitive with other offers.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Philips Healthcare in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Internship converted into full time emplyee. THe company came to campus for inteviews. There were 2 rounds of interview. One techincal and other was a group inteview with a manager and HR

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiations. fixed offer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person - interviewed at Philips Healthcare.

    Interview Details

    The question from 2 technical interviews:
    1)Provide a design of the searching for a word in the file system,i.e. given a word return all files where the word appears.
    2)Provide a design of the puzzle solver
    3)Given an unsorted array of integers and integer x, find all pairs of integers from the array which sum is x.
    4)Reverse linked list
    5)Represent a mask for voxels set using minimum memory
    6)Whats is a difference between process and thread
    7)What is a difference between abstract class and interface
    8)Given n unsorted time Intervals find the period of time with the maximum time intersections number
    9)What is big endian/little endian systems.How is it possible to check what is an endian in you computer?
    10)Projects description

    Interview Questions
    • When I gave right answers they stopped me .Looked that they are very agressive   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Philips Healthcare in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied on their website. Then received inviation for interview by email. Did a one-time interview with the project manager. During the interview also meet with two other team members. About two weeks later received their offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Philips Healthcare in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Need to be technically strong to fit into Healthcare domain.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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