Philips Lighting – Why Work For Us?

To some light is taken for granted. To others light is the one thing that makes life possible. The thing about light is that it touches and affects people in different ways, and the same is true with a workplace. At Philips Lighting, we do our best to ensure that the experience you have as a Philips employees is a supportive one, built on trust, and passion for the industry we serve. 

Take Catherine Rose's story as an example. She saw an opportunity for her daughter, Alexis, to have a better quality of life with light. And through her passion, action and support from Philips resources, has recently launched a new innovation in the market, LightAide, which helps children with visual impairments learn and experience the world in new ways.  

To learn more about Philips LightAide please visit

To learn more about our culture of people-centricity and inclusion, click here.

Some lighting companies deliver components. Some deliver solutions. Philips delivers end to end lighting innovation. What does this mean for you as a lighting professional?

It means that you can pursue a career path that, over time, touches all aspects of the end to end lighting value chain- from automotive lighting to consumer lighting solutions; from simplistic components to complex control systems; from our U.S. headquarters in Somerset, NJ to our Lumileds facility in San Jose, CA. Here the job roles are as diverse as the role that light plays in the world, and we believe that will inevitably lead to a brighter future for us all.  

As the lighting industry continues to evolve, so to do the opportunities and challenges for those in the field. Tim Farrell, Design Engineer for Philips Lighting, knows exactly what that's like. Read about one of his latest challenges here.

To learn more about career development at Philips please click here.

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When you look at a lightbulb today, you probably don't see your future in the center of it. But if you think of how you can redefine global communities by making landmarks more iconic, making cities more livable and making homes more comfortable with light, you may start to. Just like the thousands of employees in over 100 countries around the world who are proud to work for Philips Lighting, you'll start to experience light in a different way. You'll see it as a means to improve lives, and brighten your career all at the same time.

See how Michele Sanscartier has created a legacy for himself in the lighting industry and within local Quebec communities by integrating his work with energy efficient lighting solutions at Philips with his passion for hockey by clicking here.

To discover more examples of how Philips people are making it matter in their careers, click here.


At Philips, we're not interested in adapting technology for technology's sake. We're interested in changing the world through innovation. The teams at Philips Lighting couldn't be more committed to the cause and proud of the various industry recognition they've already received for leading the charge- such as winning the recent Leader of Change and L-Prize Competition awards.

What's most important to our people though is enhancing the REAL moments in life that light can influence... like creating an awe-inspiring experience for children at bed time story hour which our partner product line with Disney helps to create. Or making the walk home from a 2nd shift safer for a rural working mom. We're here to serve customers and communities by enhancing life through innovations in light, and that's a journey we would like to invite the best of the best to consider joining us on!

To learn more about how we are leading the lighting revolution, click here.

Or to express interest in being part of our meaningful mission, introduce yourself to our talent community by completing a short profile at



We have been recognized for our ground-breaking lighting innovations through numerous awards, but nothing is more rewarding than being there for a family during storytime. With Philips goal of "Enhancing Life with Light", nowhere is this more apparent than our recent partnership with Disney, creating a line of innovative products designed to bring Disney magic to life through lighting like never before.  Children and their parents can connect e-books to lighting products that change the vibe in a room as a story unfolds. The revolutionary concept makes reading more fun by allowing families to become immersed in the story, and kids to see the story come to life before their very eyes.

To learn more about our latest exciting innovations in lighting please click here

Philips Lighting Reviews

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Philips Lighting CEO Frans van Houten
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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Bath, NY
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Bath, NY
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    I have been working at Philips Lighting (More than 10 years)


    Plenty of opportunities for career advancement. Average compensation package. Training opportunities were readily available. Diverse international company provided exposure to different countries and technologies.


    Job security was always in question with the frequent plant closings. There are very few plants left in the United States for job opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better job security. Make it easier for current employees to get jobs in other sectors of Philips asuch as medical and personal care.

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Philips Lighting (San Marcos, TX) in August 2015.


    I put in a online application and about a week later, I was contacted by HR. He asked me a few questions about my resume then told me that he would send the information to the manager for consideration. 2 weeks later, they invited me in for a in-person panel interview with 4 interviewers on a Friday. Interview only lasted about 45 minutes. They were a pretty tough crowd to please. I can tell from their facial expressions that they weren't very interested. On Monday morning, I sent them all follow up emails thanking them for taking the time to interview with me. None of them replied. I waited 2 weeks later and still no reply.

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Philips Lighting Awards & Accolades

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Top 25 Best Companies for Work-Life Balance , Forbes, 2015
Top 50 Change the World List , Fortune Magazine, 2015
Top 50 Employers , Equal Opportunity Publications, 2015
50 Smartest Companies , MIT Technology Review, 2015
World’s Most Attractive Employers , Universum, 2015
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Recent Updates
  • Philips Lighting update
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    In its new ranking of 50 companies that "Change the World," Fortune magazine recognizes Philips for "doing well by doing good." The inaugural list shines a spotlight on top companies that are innovating business solutions to address complex social and environmental challenges. Philips is ranked #34.

    Introducing Fortune's Change the World list: Companies that are doing well by doing good

    Not for the first time, capitalism is under attack. The economic system that won the great ideological battle of the 20th century is facing a renewed challenge in the 21st. You can hear it in the passionate rhetoric of Pope Francis in Bolivia and see it in the crowds cheering socialist Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire.

  • Philips Lighting update
    30+ days ago

    Philips announces Q2 2015 results- beats estimates and encouraged by comparable sales growth and margin improvement in both Healthcare and Lighting domains.

    Philips Beats Estimates Helped by Rising Health-Care Profit

    Royal Philips NV, the Dutch company which is splitting off its lighting unit to focus on consumer health-care, reported earnings that beat analyst estimates on rising demand in North America, Eastern Europe and India. Adjusted second-quarter earnings before interest, taxes and amortisation rose 27 percent to 501 million euros ($550 million), the company said in a statement Monday.


Additional Info

Headquarters Eindhoven, Netherlands
Size 5001 to 10000 Employees
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Competitors OSRAM, Acuity Brands

Philips Lighting partners with cities, schools and building owners to enhance people’s lives with light, while protecting the environment. Philips was the first to develop the most advanced lighting technology in the world ̶ light emitting diodes (LEDs). This technology has revolutionized the lighting industry and how people look at lighting choices. Philips’ Lighting ... More

Mission: Philips mission is to improve the lives of 3 billion people per year by 2025. Philips' employees pull from the passions, interests, and hobbies that create meaning in their own life to successfully change lives of others every day.

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