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Bland, unimaginative, making a rod for their own backs

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Philips Design & Research

Pros

If you know what you're doing you can get away with anything here. They're too nice to slack employees.

Cons

The business is boss. These guys don't make the decisions. Everything is very stuck in corporate drivel mode.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stand up for yourselves and stop the good guys leaving.

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    Great people, old-fashioned way of working

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at Philips Design & Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Talented colleagues, good work-life balance, good and fair annual performance review system in place.

    Cons

    Too many layers, rigid and sometimes archaic processes, slow decision making, non-transparent decisions by upper management, uninspiring HR and IT departments, "rewards" loyalty and long service by removing benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with employees about what's really going on, no red herrings or empty promises. Reward the lower grade employees as well (not just the higher grades), they're the people who get the work done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Nice company, low turnover

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at Philips Design & Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good variety of projects. Good culture. Multi-cultural office. Good spectrum of design skills.

    Cons

    Quite bureaucratic and at times too set on process. Lots of "theories" that still have yet to be applied to real projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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