Philips Consumer Lifestyle
3.6 of 5 54 reviews
www.usa.philips.com Stamford, CT

Philips Consumer Lifestyle Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2014
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3.6 54 reviews

                             

60% Approve of the CEO

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Pieter Nota

(25 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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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    Great company, too much turnaround

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Framingham, MA

    ProsGreat people. Excellent benefits. Consistent recognition and praise.

    ConsLay-offs, frequent turn around in management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    In it to Win it

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Stamford, CT

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

    ConsNot 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 Senior ManagementThe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A company that has lost its way

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood salaries, international experience, mostly good people

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou 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?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great salary, great benefits.

    Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Stamford, CT

    ProsNo life and work balance

    ConsNo Flexibility for work and life balance

    Advice to Senior ManagementRoom for advancement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    So far its been good

    Process Tech (Current Employee)
    Roselle, IL

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementProgressing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A Brand dedicated to improving peoples' lives

    Senior Director (Former Employee)

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsOn 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 Senior ManagementHighlight focus on simplifying processes and invest and nurture the Brand consistently.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok place to work, but lack of direction

    Category Development Analyst (Former Employee)
    Stamford, CT

    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 Senior ManagementMoral 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good for breadth of experience, not good for career advancement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Stamford, CT

    ProsFlat hierarchy provides a lot of opportunity for a wide-breadth of work experience via lateral moves. Openness to cross-functional moves, which brings new perspectives to a team. International work force, especially in global HQ. Good at offering international work experience to employees. Beginning to create a Consumer Lifestyle product portfolio that makes more sense in the "health and wellness" area.

    ConsFlat hierarchy does allow for much team management experience until later on. Continuous cross-functional moves means a lot of lost history and time spent bringing new people up to speed on their new function. Few opportunities for promotion within the company. Recent financial announcements have created a culture that does not value innovation or market share gain (despite statements to the contrary) but rather cost-cutting and retrenching to find a way forward. The move to become a "health and wellness" company is slow and causing confusion.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Logistics (Current Employee)
    Stamford, CT

    ProsThe people who work there are great and tend to be down to earth outside of management. Most people have similar views about upper management so it's great to be able to have supporters

    ConsUpper management is constantly changing, every week there is something new going on wihtin the company and we generally don't know what is going on. There are many processes that absolutely do not work but management is not willing to invest time or money into improvements. A lot of garbage being swept under the rug and we are definitely tripping over it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would suggest that they try to reorganize their efforts in trying to compete in the global markets. Having great marketing is not enough we need solid internal operations technique if we are going to deliver on promises that we make to consumers and our accounts.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor Philips management, they hardly know the product

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are some beautiful persons I have been working with, but they will spoil if the big bosses don't open their eyes

    ConsPoor Philips management. Their being nice and supportive last a quarter of hour

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink...after that act. Try to work sometimes: you cannot just delegate

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