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Philips Electronics Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
342 Reviews
3.7
342 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.  

    High road

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Andover, MA

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great company, great opportunities, great products

    Cons

    poor management, no work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more middle management supervision

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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
  3.  

    Philips is a great company but local management may not be up to the task.

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    The Corporate Cares about employees.

    Cons

    Your local supervisor may not be the best manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage your business leaders and don't let them run the roost with no oversight

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Just good.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philips Electronics full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philips Electronics

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Understand 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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philips Electronics

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more visible to your employees

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Highly political.

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    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at Philips Electronics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Friendly, but boring

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    Former Employee - Co-Op  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Philips Electronics as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly co-workers. Decent cafeteria.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you challenge your interns.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Would work here again!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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