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Philips Electronics Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
369 Reviews
3.7
369 Reviews
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Philips Electronics President and CEO Frans van Houten
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • For the most part, the work weeks were short and supported work/life balance (in 42 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Philips Electronics full-time (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
  2.  

    Great place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Tarrytown, NY

    I worked at Philips Electronics as a contractor (more than an 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
  3.  

    MR FSE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FSE in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - FSE in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    constant streamlining while doing job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Slow. Slow. Slow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philips Electronics full-time (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
  6.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Technical Support Agent
    Former Employee - IT Technical Support Agent

    I worked at Philips Electronics part-time (less than an 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
  7.  

    Research Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philips Electronics

    Pros

    Have a good time working with my classmates and professors. more free time and objectives

    Cons

    No explicit promoting rule or other regulations.

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    Not what I expected

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at Philips Electronics full-time (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
  10.  

    Just good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    High road

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Andover, MA

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

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