Philips Consumer Lifestyle

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Philips Consumer Lifestyle Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
59 Reviews
3.4
59 Reviews
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Pieter Nota
27 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Reasonable work life balance if your boss is open (in 9 reviews)

  • Ever since I started its been environmentally good and meet many good people as you go (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Very slow decision making process (in 4 reviews)

  • employee training and development (in 2 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philips Consumer Lifestyle

    Pros

    Personal growth - Room to move up in leadership roles

    Cons

    Long work hours, and some weekends

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good, but could be better!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative

    I have been working at Philips Consumer Lifestyle

    Pros

    Have great innovations and the name recognition as a global company.

    Cons

    Poor choice in management and lack of employee retention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people and motivate them to climb the ladder.
    Invest in better trained recruiters. The current system is far from perfect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A decent job that got a little worse each year

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philips Consumer Lifestyle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked with a few great people, pay was competitive. Was given fairly free reign with minimal micromanagement, which is sensible for employees that are self-motivated. It was close to home, which was really all I liked about it.

    Cons

    Layers of escalation for issues, to the point where "War Level" is supposed to be taken seriously. Supported the belief that having management included on an email or getting upset somehow solves a problem. Rife with nepotism and cronyism, and most promotions I saw were for employees I was shocked had their job to begin with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    In it to Win it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Philips Consumer Lifestyle full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic products and processes. Market place interaction is fantastic. Bright new talent arriving daily. Corporate structure and strategic direction are clear.

    Cons

    Not a team environment, very political with the organization, advisable to keep eyes open and resume up to date. Many good people going through the organization quickly. Culture of team not clear in practice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The locations culture is vague - Documented and Verbal discussions does not match the actual evidence when reviewed. The talent turnover rate warrants review, is it driven by market dynamics or the vague culture. What is presented should be able to be found in practice. Best of luck to the team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company, too much turnaround

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA

    I worked at Philips Consumer Lifestyle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Excellent benefits. Consistent recognition and praise.

    Cons

    Lay-offs, frequent turn around in management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company that has lost its way

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philips Consumer Lifestyle full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salaries, international experience, mostly good people

    Cons

    eurocentric, top heavy, price oriented, lack of marketing savvy and imagination, bureaucratic, fixated on Philips as a brand

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You want to be a speed boat but have an oil-tanker's speed and maneuverability. Innovation is smothered under the bureaucracy, rigid thinking and penny pinching management of the divisions. Whoop-de-doo with your Brand roll out, big deal, you change the shield. And what does "Innovation * you" mean?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    great salary, great benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Philips Consumer Lifestyle full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    No life and work balance

    Cons

    No Flexibility for work and life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Room for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    So far its been good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Tech in Roselle, IL
    Current Employee - Process Tech in Roselle, IL

    I have been working at Philips Consumer Lifestyle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ever since I started its been environmentally good and meet many good people as you go. Management is good but can always get better

    Cons

    There is always a downside where you go. As long as you play your roll everything eventually falls in place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Progressing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A Brand dedicated to improving peoples' lives

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Former Employee - Senior Director

    I worked at Philips Consumer Lifestyle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Company has been trying to find its territory and meaningful proposition for a few years. As a large conglomerate, it's found the process to be hard and deep. It has made good improvenments and, importantly, has kept a strong focus on making sense of it internally and externally.

    Cons

    On the flip side, it still has improvenments to make regarding simplifying its matrix, multi-level structure to become a faster, less complex organization. Also, fierce competition in some key consumer segments have impacted a few core businesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Highlight focus on simplifying processes and invest and nurture the Brand consistently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Ok place to work, but lack of direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Category Development Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Category Development Analyst in Stamford, CT

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

    Pros

    - Decent work/life balance if you're on the right team
    - Great benefits since its a global company
    - Good products that have a long heritage
    - Excellent culture with good people

    Cons

    - No career growth unless willing to move around a lot
    - Discount program sucks
    - Lots of meetings with no agenda
    - Lack of career development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moral is low at the company and people are tired of the politics. Make clearly defined career paths that the employees agree with and appreciate your people more. You say you're a people company but you don't care about your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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