Philips Design & Research

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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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    Philips takes Design serious, for more than 80 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Philips Design & Research full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great and diverse team, solid integration with the business, individuals can make big differences, initiatives are well supported, variety of sectors and businesses (consumer lifestyle, lighting, healthcare) allows for exciting challenges

    Cons

    Sometimes satisfied too quickly with a mediocre comprise, focus on product volume does not always work in favor of quality/excellence, 'global workforce' does not always mean global collaboration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mind the brand experience more, the numbers will follow, and don't settle for second best

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great people, old-fashioned way of working

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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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