Philips North America

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Good Place to work

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Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA

Pros

Had Very Good Benefit Program

Cons

Everything changed with Funai relationship

Advice to ManagementAdvice

No need for advice, no longer doing business in the US

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Crappy Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Unfortunately there are no pros

    Cons

    Career, career, career, career, career. There is none. Employees need to grow within the organization, its not possible here. If your not promoted within 3-5 years its time to move on.
    They say they use quantitative measures to assess performance but if your manager can always find a way to finesse the numbers. I had three different managers in six years. It tells you something.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quantitative measures are OK to rank and compare people, but when your manager is incompetent what can one do. Why not institute up/down performance reviews like other companies. Your annual employee survey is a sad joke, its just a way for HR to placate C-level executives insecurities.

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Place to take it easy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager  in  Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Andover, MA

    Pros

    - Work-Life balance: Many colleagues left at 4pm from Monday to Thursday. On Friday most people “work” from home. Of course there is little work happening. I know for a fact that some write mails on Thursday and push the sent button on Friday. If you like to take it easy, Philips is for you!
    - Benefits and pay: Above market average

    Cons

    - Titles: Be aware that thousands of employees at Philips hold a Director title or higher. If you don’t have one, you are a second class corporate citizen in some situations. Then again, getting a Director title is rather easy, as Philips uses it extensively for motivation and incentive purposes.
    - Leadership: My manager took his job very easy, so I had a lot of freedom to do whatever I wanted. Be aware that part of Dutch culture is consent. You will not get straight forward guidance, but rather long discussion targeting at getting almost everyone’s “I agree”.
    - Communication/ culture: At Philips they use the messenger Lync. People sitting next to each other still chat. There is less and less face-to-face communication happening.
    - Facilities: There are different facilities. I was sitting in building 1, which is a former production hall. Imagine hundreds of cubicles from the 60ies stuck in a stadium one next to the other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Overall: Philips is much too big to be managed effectively. You will likely feel lost in the beginning in an organization that seems/ is unorganized. But that is why you get paid above market and are likely to get a title that other companies do not give for the tasks covered. If you are looking to take it easy and make as much money as possible for as little work as possible, Philips is the choice. If you are looking to learn, develop and be influential, look somewhere else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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