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Former Employee - Assembler  in  North Andover, MA
Former Employee - Assembler in North Andover, MA

I worked at Philips Healthcare as a contractor for more than 5 years

Pros

Good people, good technology, great lean accomplishments.

Cons

Was a temp for 5 years, no raise no benefits, never hired. Worked better then 90% of the company and pushed to be better, and every time I was pushed to something normal employees wouldn't I'd be pulled back because someone didn't like a young temp getting the better hand.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay attention to who actually busts their but to work for you, and who just goes to take money out of your pockets.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Philips Healthcare

  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Communication is good ... in the 11th hour!

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Test Engineer
    Current Employee - Lead Software Test Engineer

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The benefits are good, the people that I work with are very intelligent and truly care about delivering a great product to the end users, and my direct managers were on the spot with what they could share and that they did know.

    Cons

    Mid-level management (I consider my direct managers to be low-level, since they truly have no power other than guidance of product and employee reviews) and higher are not in touch with the day-to-day activities of the employees under them. Most of the decisions are made at such a distance that the impact they have on the workers does not resonate loud enough. The workers that deliver the products that give customers high hopes for future products and upgrades are thought of as interchangeable pieces. Pieces that can be replaced and moved for the bottom line of saving a few bucks here and there. All of the knowledge that has been gained and then entered into making a product that is something that customers can actually appreciate and want to have in there hospital rooms is merely thought of as data that can be off-loaded to another individual; at a lower cost or because that person lives in the area of consolidation. Planning ahead means approving a position requisition to hire someone in a location that management knows will be closed and relocated even though they have not informed the location yet. The belief of people at that location is that they have a few years before the impending closure that they know will happen. This is conveyed to the new hire and is agreeable. However, less than two months after the new hire is brought in (passing on other offers that he had) the order to shutter the facility and relocate to another facility a 1000 miles away comes in. On top of that, nothing is in place for relocation packages that should have been made, nothing is in place for handling transitions, and no clear picture of the future is relayed. This shows how well the system that is in place works.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share information, do not keep things close to your vest. Listen to people that work and produce the amazing products that you have to offer. Quit taking it for granted that because you have been in business for over 100 years that you will have another 100 years. In this day and age, companies have to be able to listen, understand, learn and adapt to move forward with success. Do not wait until an issue has reared its head before you try to chop it off, don't give it a chance to appear and you will be better off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Management is not engaged with the day to day workers.

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Melbourne, FL

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is a large corporation with the ability to create some very sophisticated and useful tools for the medical industry.

    Cons

    Management in general only cares about schedule, they talk about quality but if it interferes with their schedule quality will be forgotten. They never listen to the employees that are in the trenches, they only care about their bonuses and the customer is not even considered. They talk about a patient connected to everything we do but that is just lip service. The #1 priority at any meeting with the CEO of healthcare is profits. This company is headed for a major disaster over the next couple of years. This is good because that will be the only way management will wake up and smell the coffee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees, learn from what they have to say. The products your employees make need to reflect the capabilities required by the end users.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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