Philips Electronics Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
341 Reviews

3.7
341 Reviews
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Philips Electronics President and CEO Frans van Houten
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very good work-life balance, extremely good pay at Philips Research (in 37 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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  1.  

    Good company atmosphere and work environment, but struggled with the overall vision and strategy for the business.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Philips Electronics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The compensation, benefits, and work-life balance aspects were good. It's a global company with many resources and experts. The people are dedicated and engaged. There was opportunity to grow within the department.

    Cons

    The company did not have a strong vision or strategy. With a single business unit, there were 2 relocations (meaning 3 different locations) over the course of only 6 years, and then the business was closed down completely. It's an indication of how the company focused on the wrong thing, i.e. cost-cutting efforts versus addressing the weakness in the core business.

    The company also did not have a strong process in place to identify additional opportunities outside of the immediate department for their top talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive in retaining top talent and offering growth opportunities. Focus more on long-term strategy that is sustainable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Average Company

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager  in  Murrysville, PA
    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in Murrysville, PA

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

    Pros

    Average Company nothing that stands out

    Cons

    Leadership is very top down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to delegate ownership of processes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great people to work with, management needs shakeup

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    Former Employee - Service Engineer
    Former Employee - Service Engineer

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

    Pros

    Company offers good benefits. The workers want to do a good job. Great training and technology offered.

    Cons

    Leadership could use overhaul. Due to workforce reduction, remaining employees are thinly staffed and overworked. Constant changes if operations but due to ever changing healthcare landscape.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great Place To Work

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Cool products ,great people, compensation is OK

    Cons

    Management has no idea of what they are doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen is always a good thing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Philips Electronics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth when chosen as "talent".

    Cons

    Can be competitive and mgmt is always changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work smarter , not harder.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tarrytown, NY

    I worked at Philips Electronics as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Working environment was very nice.

    Cons

    Have nothing bad to say. A perminante position wasn't available for me at the time.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Slow. Slow. Slow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Solid benefits and compensation packages. Vast array of colleague experience spread across the world. Brand value is very high and the company undertakes many initiatives to try and fix their issues.

    Cons

    Too many middle managers and senior managers. There are managers' managing managers' managers. Its very difficult to have any upward movement. Collaboration tools are poor, and there is still internal competition amongst business sectors competing for the same customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break down the reporting layers. Create an organization that supports the innovation initiative. The employee base need to "un-learn" the Philips way of the past 100 years. Let's be honest also, the last strategic innovation was the compact disc....1983?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    MR FSE

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    Current Employee - FSE  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - FSE in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Philips Electronics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    constant streamlining while doing job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    This was a waste of time. P&F is the secret name they use.

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    Former Employee - IT Technical Support Agent
    Former Employee - IT Technical Support Agent

    I worked at Philips Electronics part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I was always paid on time. HR worked with you when you were able to find him. Since everyone there were friends with each other often times employees were able to create their own work schedule. This became a problem after a while because no one wanted to work the weekend ( 8:45-9) for the same amount just because no one else wanted to do the work.

    Cons

    Training was a joke; we spent a week going over products that the employees said were crap. No room to grow unless your someone's drinking partner or you know them from high school. None of the Full time employees care about really doing whats morally right. They care about getting people off the phone and not fixing the problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked as a Technical Support agent for P&F. I was one of the 1st to come in with their new staff.. I have a degree and was willing to do any and everything. Until I saw that all of the promotions were given to the managements friends and drinking partners. I wish they would consider the people who had degrees in relevant areas. No one with a Art degree should get a promotion over a person with a Technical degree at a Technical Job. It makes no sense. Write ups are only given to African American employees. If you are hired for this position as a PART TIME WORKER. Then you should work PART TIME hours. All of the PART TIME workers were working 40+ hours. This sounds great ideally. In the end it bites you in the butt because they punish you for saying you cannot work over time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what I expected

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Philips Electronics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people I worked with were very nice and really seemed to care about each other. For the most part, the work weeks were short and supported work/life balance.

    Cons

    While turning in great profits, Philips continued to cut jobs to show even better profits. It gave you the impression that you truly were just a number, not a valued resource that was counted on for future success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people for the future instead of looking at the short term bottom line.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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