Philips Healthcare Reviews in Bothell, WA

Updated May 30, 2014
Updated May 30, 2014
472 Reviews

3.3
472 Reviews
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Frans van Houten
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Pros
  • Globally recognized company does take extra steps to make sure that you do have good work/life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • Ii is stable company with good benefits (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance, they will work you to death if you let them (in 11 reviews)

  • The mentality of both the company and the upper management has changed for the worse (in 19 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Clinical Specialist  in  Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Clinical Specialist in Bothell, WA

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

    Pros

    Great environment, nice people, fun job!

    Cons

    Hard to move up, favor Dutch males.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Enjoyed my time there. Supportive environment

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager Finance  in  Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Finance in Bothell, WA

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

    Pros

    Big company, decent compensation packet. Most people enjoy working there, a sense of working for a company that is doing good things for people. Doing things that matter.

    Cons

    Big company, hard to make changes to processes, a lot of wheel spinning. People at the top rarely change, so group think is a problem. Decisions seem to be reactive rather than strategic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While you put on the "let's get closer to the customer" face, the reality is that the processes are not getting you there. Need to push decision making down the ladder a bit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Room for growth!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for career advancement within the company. Excellent compensation and benefits package. Annual employee engagement surveys to gauge employee satisfaction and areas of improvement needed.

    Cons

    The time it takes to have a policy changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure everyone is pulling their own weight.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    They do not care about their employees

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    Former Employee - Test Technician  in  Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Test Technician in Bothell, WA

    I worked at Philips Healthcare as a contractor

    Pros

    Everything is very well organized which maximizes work flow. There are also very simple procedures to follow to get the work done correctly and efficiently.

    Cons

    Management is terrible. I was hired as a Temp and was aware that my contract could end anytime. Towards the end of the fourth quarter, there were a lot of lay offs being made. I was informed by someone of high status than I that I was safe, and will remain employed. I received a call 4 days later telling me I was laid off. Since I had no planned on it because I was told I will not be laid off, I had no backup plans. All while finishing school, so now I'm $35,000 in debt and unemployed with an BS degree in EE. Since I also only worked there for 4 months... it isn't enough experience for potential employers to want you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit thinking about the money. Philips has always been about its people... so focus on the people. Not just the consumers but the people who actually matter and help RUN philips.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Technology but poor management and culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Always looking for innovative technology, most people are passionate about their job.

    Cons

    Some Sr. Management is more interested in managing their career first over the business. Company culture is to point fingers and pass blame rather then trying to fix the challenges and problems together. HR should be more involved when seeing high turnover in specific departments. Maybe the problem is not the team but the manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and empower individuals. Make middle management accountable - Allow HR to support staff and not always kowtow to management. I have seen to many good people leave or forced out because of poor management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company used consulting firm to determine workforce and eliminated true workers

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Bothell, WA

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

    Pros

    Company has a great product line
    Dutch company that does try to be humane to employees

    Cons

    Healthcare Accelerate program = layoffs = Healthcare Reform Adoption
    Restricting salaries hiring inexperienced people.
    New CEO was faced with drastic moves due to prior management.
    Employees are concerned about employment stability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have good people and you do not realize it. Your business is upside down. Performance decreasing and customer loyalty is drifting documented in trade consultant reports. This was a great company to work for. I hope that in the not too distant future it will again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Current Employee -- Disappointed with the company's new direction

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    Current Employee - Commercial Operations Specialist  in  Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Commercial Operations Specialist in Bothell, WA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and OK pay. The team I work with is fantastic and really work hard to get things done.

    Cons

    They say they promote from within, but only if you have the number of years of experience doing exactly the job description you are applying for. Stressful and exhausting during month-end mandatory overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn your employees strengths and weaknesses. Utilize the talents of your employees to better the company and the world.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Benefits good, management lacks competence

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bothell, WA

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

    Pros

    Benefits great, Promote healthy work-life balance

    Cons

    Management lacks competence, no funding for projects

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Treats employees with respect

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director  in  Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Bothell, WA

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company has a strong history of treating employees well -- even during tough times (layoffs) -- Philips bends over backwards to do right by employees.

    Cons

    A LOT of change... seem to always be reorganizing. It can lead to the company being more internally focused than they should be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was hoping for more but ended with less.

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain  in  Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Bothell, WA

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Flexible work environment
    - Good benefits
    - Easy parking

    Cons

    - Very metric focused - not how you do it but end performance that matters
    - Unpleasant work environment - office is boring, quiet. Buildings on campus need some TLC.
    - Everything is outsourced - IT, purchasing, call center, facilities, etc.
    - Lots of lay-offs have occurred which have dampened spirits and fostered some fear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more support to employees - trust them and don't always be so quick to lay-off and outsource.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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