Philips Lighting

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Very nice place people are wonderful

Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Burlington, MA
Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Burlington, MA

I worked at Philips Lighting as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Philips is a people company, we are not just employees, another number people make you feel at home and its nice to work there.

Cons

Really can't think of any cons

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  1.  

    Great for people who like to sit in a cubicle for 30 years, then retire. Not so great for people who want to advance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Fall River, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Fall River, MA

    I worked at Philips Lighting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Good vacation time
    - People (managers) let you direct yourself
    - You're at one of the top 3 lighting companies in the world. That adds some weight to your experience.
    - Travel if you want, but you don't have to.

    Cons

    - They have you review yourself twice a year, which is just upper management being lazy.
    - Bonuses are not impressive.
    - A lot of things get lost in the "shuffle"
    - A lot of waste of resources
    - They don't promote based on competency, just how long you've been there.
    - They don't compensate you if you earn any industry specific certifications, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Hold on to talent.
    - Lose the PPMs
    - Reduce waste

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Ok in the short term - go elsewhere for a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at Philips Lighting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You do have the ability to take on more responsibility and projects, management is approachable. Great work life balance - by far the best experience I have had

    Cons

    Unless you are in the hot products team (LED), it is a very slow paced company that is mired in old technology and iceberg like processes. The culture is very cliquey and it is driving away young talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the past and update your internal processes and software - there is too much reliance on products that may have been good years ago but simply do not match where the markets are today.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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