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Philips Electronics Reviews in Amsterdam

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
352 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • For the most part, the work weeks were short and supported work/life balance (in 41 reviews)

  • Extremely Flexible Working hours (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • All the talk about work-life balance can be often just hogwash (in 7 reviews)

  • Decision making process can be improve and expediate (in 10 reviews)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Online Marketing Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Online Marketing Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    Being the global headquarter employees get the chance to work with multitude of nationalities. All employees are professional in their work and interaction. Work life balance is in the core of the working values.

    Cons

    Amount of pre alignments can be frustrating from time to time. Internal communication can be complex. Some projects and tasks sometimes might lack ambition and aiming for mediocre results can be found satisfactory enough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    International and dynamic work environment with amazing colleagues

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CMI in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - CMI in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    - Global brand
    - International and dynamic work environment
    - Amazing atmosphere
    - Nice people

    Cons

    - Little pay for national students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Warm inclusive environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Philips Electronics as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    informal
    collaborative
    open space office
    good work/life balance

    Cons

    Almost impossible to get from intern to full-time position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    a better structured internal ONBOARDING training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities, large company, well-known brand, interesting products and services, reasonable primary and secundary job conditions, many trainings possibilities,

    Cons

    A lot of kingdoms, very political, people from outside are always better, technical people are in charge, responsibilities spread out over too many people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Philips Consumer Lifestyle: Overall satisfying with lots of opportunities for self-development & choosing your own path

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    - Very international
    - lots of opportunities to learn and grow
    - every possible role and team to choose from (well you still need to aply and get it, but the choice/opportunity is there)
    - clear CAO, regular salary increases, 25 days of holidays + possibility to purchase an extra 20!!!
    - flexibility to work from home
    - new set of support ideas/possibilities for working mothers (i.e. specific coaching and groups after return from maternity leave)

    Cons

    - very matrixed organization, often very political
    - can be very slow at times
    - it may take so long to take a decision and execute something that by the time you are ready to execute that might no longer be a valid path and then you are not allowed to adjust decision to new conditions
    - working mothers support group and activities can at times be just a beautiful marketing trick: this year only at least 5 woman I personally knew were let go upon return from maternity leave
    - ever after Andrea Ragnetti and it's management team left, consumer has been the center of the company (reflected by Net Promoter Score losing focus)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - walk the talk
    - be truly consumer focus (that means stop certain product launches or take away from the market Avent bottles which are known to be leaking!)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    People's company, cares for people. Performance not rewarded

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Director in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at Philips Electronics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Big conglomerate. Many opportunities for growth.
    Cares for its people. Work life balance.

    Cons

    Too slow to make decisions. No one culture. HR not professional. Poor performance not dealt properly while strong performance not rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create one culture. Try to recruit managers who fit the culture. Some managers were racially abusive and discriminating.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very human company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consumer Marketing Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Consumer Marketing Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    Will always help you to grow, improve - very human
    Completely non hierarchical
    A lot of job opportunities across functions and sectors, especially if you are willing to move horizontally (not vertically)
    Very flexible, laid back culture - good atmosphere in the teams, letting people organize themselves how they want as long as the work is done. No face time

    Cons

    Does not deal with under performers
    Lack of hierarchy leads sometimes to slow decision process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a bit more top down sometimes
    Deal with under performers who are harming the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, global, growing,focus on emerging markets, new elan

    Cons

    If you are prepared to go for it, non.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are on the right track, continue transforming the Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    bureaucratic and inefficient

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I worked at Philips Electronics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    international community, diverse backgrounds, transparent salary scales visible to everyone. good employee protection thanks to national regulation rather than company policy.

    Cons

    massive red tape and inadequate functioning of basic support services such as IT and HR. unresponsiveness to emails, endless meetings but hardly a team spirit, everyone tries to make sure they get home by 5. bullying is openly tolerated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    needs to shift focus from stroking their own egos to maximising efficiency and understanding the value and motivational effect on employees of an efficiently run company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Integrated Marketing Comm--Consumer Lifestyle

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Integrated Marketing Communications --grade 7 in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Integrated Marketing Communications --grade 7 in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    Philips is a company that is invested in employee growth. There is tremendous opportunity.

    Cons

    internal organizational problems within top management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont be so structured to make sure your faster to market

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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