Philips North America Interview Questions

Updated Mar 19, 2015
Updated Mar 19, 2015
37 Interview Reviews

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    Line Mechanic Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Philips North America.

    Interview

    look good for interview. right now Philips is splitting the company in half. looking for new buyer, and getting rid of people, and not replacing them. its not what it used to be.

    Interview Questions

    • can a helicopter take off from the moon?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    no negotiations.

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    Accountant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    The process took about a month. Basically it is very standard: meeting HR person, group manager and other coworkers. But the questions are not hard. People from the company are very nice and got back promptly. What are learned from the interview is quite true in the real work environment.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Director, Business Development Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Philips North America (Washington, DC) in July 2014.

    Interview

    My experience has generally been positive. Philips has a capable and well organized recruiting infrastructure that kept in good touch with me during the process and met schedules that they committed tom I have had 4 interviews. Two with HR, one phone interview with an SVP and an in person interview wit two groups of three. All were warm and conversational and I gained a better feel for the company through them. I believe the next step will be their deciding whether or not to make an offer. I am not aware of how long that process will take and this is my only frustration at this point.

    Interview Questions

    • Please walk me through your resume.   Answer Question
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    • Show an example of how you've translated professional contacts into business?   Answer Question
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    Director Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Philips North America.

    Interview

    Low key - was contacted by a recruiter first, screened by HR then face to face with hiring manager plus another leader. Followed up with 2 more phone interviews with senior leaders. Moved fairly quickly and resulted in a nice offer.

    Negotiation

    Not much -- got a signing bonus but the salary was pretty much fixed.

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Questions about my past projects and algorithms and it was pretty easy, went ver well. in fact, I didn't even have to prepare or order one of those interview books for it. I did it on the top of my head after a stressful final. The questions were simple and I had no worries.

    Negotiation

    None

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    Human Resources Interview

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    Recruiter sent message through Linkedin. set up call asked basic questions and gave good overview of position requirements. Professional, but position requisition was cancelled prior to interview. Good follow up.

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    Research Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Philips North America (New York, NY) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Two weeks to get respond after application online. Two sessions of interviews, each 45 mins. One is from my project manager, he asked me a bunch of questions on my research area. The second is from another research staff. He asked me some questions related to machine learning and decision making.

    Interview Questions

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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Philips North America (Andover, MA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Get in touch with Design Division at School's Career Fair and then scheduled a Skype interview with the principal. Keep in touch with HR and then get the offer. The interview took 30 min.

    Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Philips North America in March 2014.

    Interview

    I saw the internship post on a website, contacted the email provided and scheduled a phone interview in one week. The phone interview took less than an hour. First they asked about your research projects, interrupting with questions from big motivation to technical details. Then some questions about the techniques their project needs. Finally asked you to design an algorithm or strategy for a specific task closely related to their project.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Offer came after a long long time (after someone rejected the offer, I guess), and I have already accepted offer from another company

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    Accounting Intern Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Philips North America (Boston, MA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Submitted my resume through university career center, and was contacted for an interview for four different internship positions, with interviews all on the same day. Interviews were with the managers you would be working with, and were half an hour. The interview was very informal, standard behavioral and scenario questions. A lot of it was them telling you about the position and what they do.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you would do something different.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation, accepted their offer

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