Philips Healthcare

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Philips Healthcare Reviews in Bothell, WA

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
518 Reviews
3.3
518 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 46 reviews)

  • Ii is stable company with good benefits (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance, they will work you to death if you let them (in 14 reviews)

  • The mentality of both the company and the upper management has changed for the worse (in 21 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stable, but lots of red tape and politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer III in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer III in Bothell, WA

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance, laid back atmosphere. Pay is not bad

    Cons

    TONS of red tape. Executives don't seem to know where to steer the company vision towards

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Philips Healthcare takes pride in what it manufactures, however, lack of leadership continues to fail its employees.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Operations in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Operations in Bothell, WA

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

    Pros

    Healthcare is an excellent place to be. Philips has better than average benefits and flexible, for the most part, with work life balances.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, Philips being a public traded company cares more about the stock strength than whether an excellent employee keeps their job. When it does (which has often over the past 3 years) lay people off, they do not look at the true issues of why they struggle at being successful. Their Sales Operations management is failing this Philips miserably, but the management seems to remain. They continually let their field sales teams down and keep them from succeeding. Philips' incentive management has had 300% turnover in the past couple years and can't seem to find replacements. It has to do with their management (director and sr manager levels).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to the executive leadership: your HR needs to be more honest with you about why you lose you EXCELLENT employees to other companies or through your layoffs. You sales teams are excellent - unfortunately their sales operations teams fail them, along with their tools to make Philips successful. Take a look at overhauling your Sales Operations leadership and your HR leadership and see improvements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Collections

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Collections Specialist in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Collections Specialist in Bothell, WA

    I worked at Philips Healthcare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of work, good co-workers

    Cons

    Prioties changed on a daily basis. goals not obtainable with the tools given to use. Too many management and direction changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to your in the trenches people for advice as to what is really happening in the market place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Specialist in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Clinical Specialist in Bothell, WA

    I worked at Philips Healthcare full-time (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
  6.  

    Enjoyed my time there. Supportive environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Finance in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Finance in Bothell, WA

    I worked at Philips Healthcare full-time (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Room for growth!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare full-time (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
  8. 4 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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Technology but poor management and culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company used consulting firm to determine workforce and eliminated true workers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Bothell, WA

    I worked at Philips Healthcare full-time (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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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

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