Philips Electronics
3.6 of 5 327 reviews
www.philips.com Amsterdam, Netherlands 5000+ Employees

Philips Electronics Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2014
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3.6 327 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

Philips Electronics President and CEO Frans van Houten

Frans van Houten

(118 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "For the most part, the work weeks were short and supported work/life balance"
    in 35 reviews
  • "Clean and appealing work environment"
    in 19 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 9 reviews
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    Philips is a great company but local management may not be up to the task.

    Sales Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsThe Corporate Cares about employees.

    ConsYour local supervisor may not be the best manager.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManage your business leaders and don't let them run the roost with no oversight

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

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    Just good.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAs a senior manager, the benefit and pay are good. There are lots of exciting project going on.

    ConsIf you are an ordinary worker, you pay and benefit are not very good.

    Advice to Senior Managementno.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with in the United States. Disconnect with HQ in The Netherlands. They don't market products well.

    ConsNot a market leader, can't capitalize on the innovations and inventions they make. Not a great marketer of their products.

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    The antithesis of their one time slogan "Philips - Sense and Sensibility".

    Technical Account Manager (ISite PACS) (Former Employee)
    Foster City, CA

    ProsGood compensation and benefits package. Clean and appealing work environment. Good public image.

    ConsI observed a pattern of poor planning, noticeable chaos, and dissension among management. One prominent example was the dictation that employees perform routine work contributing toward the development of a "knowledge base" system to be implemented to assist technical support staff members. The work was submitted; however little feedback, followup or develop was provided by management. More disappointingly the proposed knowledge base was never implemented. I could provide many other such examples. Bottom line, I would not recommend (at least in my division) Philips as an employer. I'm disappointed to say that my experience with Philips was an impression of the most dysfunctional corporate environment I had encountered in my 30 year career. I would hope that my experience was limited to the Information Technologies subdivision of Philips Healthcare. Hopefully, the are other people whose observations were more positive than my own. Remember, this is a subjective opinion of one person.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand what your line employees do; what policies, procedures, work flow, tools, etc. are productive, efficient, in line with corporate objectives, follow corporate philosophy AND listen to the people who communicate most directly with your customer base, and indeed your customers themselves!

    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 place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat people to work with, very smart. There was always someone with great opinions and offered help when needed.

    Conslong review process that lasted more than 4 months. very flat organization. there aren't too many promotions.

    Advice to Senior Managementbe more visible to your employees

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    Friendly, but boring

    Co-Op (Former Employee)
    Cleveland, OH

    ProsVery friendly co-workers. Decent cafeteria.

    ConsCan't speak for full time but as an intern or co-op. Not enough interesting work to do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure you challenge your interns.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Highly political.

    Marketing (Former Employee)

    ProsPeople are great to work with. You'll create lifelong relationships.

    ConsManagement at this company is unorganized and cant come up with effective year long strategies. Department heads will come up with a new structure for a department, it will fail within two years and they come up with something else that will likely fail. Managemetn is not on your side unless you "suck up".
    Dont feel like hard working employees are valued.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The company was good when it was just Respironics, but it is suffering under the weight of Philips.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Monroeville, PA

    ProsMy peers were good engineers who cared about their work.
    Flexible working hours, depending on who your manager is.
    On par wage with other companies in the industry.

    ConsEndless meetings that don't allow for any real work to get done.
    You are pegged into an org chart position with little ability to grow.
    Designs lacked creativity and innovation was stifled in fear of an FDA review.
    Unrealistic project schedules were driven by management with no input from the engineers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is nothing to fix here. The problems are obvious, but the management with the power to make change will not want to rock the boat.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Would work here again!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Somerset, NJ

    ProsGreat salary, freedom to work remotely, open communication with upper management

    ConsNegative attitudes from employess that worked there for more than 15 years, it brought down the vibe of the entire department.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBalanced work life, good opportunities

    ConsDont get to know a lot of what is happening in other groups

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