Philips Healthcare Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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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. Positive Work Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philips Healthcare

    Pros

    Very relaxed atmosphere. Positive team environment.

    Cons

    Deadlines changed without notice, leadership unavailable at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carefully examine experience before hiring employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great resources and local management, feels somewhat removed from upper management

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer III in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer III in Andover, MA

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of resources. They have given me all the hardware I have asked for that is relevant to my job (software engineer). Smart people. Good local management.

    Cons

    Your bonus is tied to corporate performance, not just your BU or product line. This means no matter how well you do, you may not get anything due to some other unit screwing up. On the plus side, management told us no bonuses, but then fought for us and corporate agreed to give us at least a fraction so it wasn't a total loss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just talk big picture all the time. That's useful sometimes and more so to investors, but we the grunts want to hear about specific things that affect us day to day. That will make us more eager to excel.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Customer/Patient focus, tremendous effort in making Quality products

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Support from the management to take risk, trust employees to take charge of the situation/crisis/issues etc. Competitive salary; Work-life balance; Excellent 401K matching - 50% up to 6% of base salary + 4% additional. a variety of choices for Healthcare insurance plans; employer sponsored life insurance, optional life insurance coverage at a nominal charge; Fitness gym available, fitness reimbursement;

    Cons

    No employee stock bonus; Salaries could have been a little bit better; Corporate involvement could slow things down; Too much corporate control over business supporting functions - such as IT, finance, procurement functions, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to senior Royal Philips leadership - Please provide a guidance frameworks for the business groups on how to run and let the business groups take in-charge of their territory - How they manage their R&D funds, IT tools, supply chain/engineering support functions etc.; Consolidation of business systems to one-tool and one-process will jeopardize the businesses; low performers might step up a bit; however this could be a huge impact for high performers with a very lean operating model;

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great company with passionate coworkers.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on life saving and diagnostic medical devices that helps to save lives. Great passionate coworkers. Decent benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Usual big company problems. Upper management is still struggling to bring the company back to growing buisiness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Healthcare

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare

    Pros

    Passionate and committed to the product space that we operate in and the teams people are wonderful to have as colleagues.

    Cons

    Struggles at time to move quickly enough

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Quality and Regulatory Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare

    Pros

    good work ethic, good teamwork, leadership

    Cons

    there are no downsides to philips

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue doing what you are doing

  8. Fast paced environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fast paced for change, engaging

    Cons

    Ancient IT infrastructure, very few employees have sense of ownership for their jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Good experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philips Healthcare

    Pros

    Training benefits, PTO, 401k

    Cons

    Slow to change, work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change micromanagement

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. True potential of territory

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philips Healthcare

    Pros

    Philips has great people on the front line. Products are top shelf, support is awesome and benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    As soon as you go above the frontline people management lives in a cloud. Goals are not realistic, quotas increased 20-25% in a flat market with two new ultrasound products one that has not released yet, one that released over a year ago and still is not right. If you are going to look at one of the positions in ultrasound the New Jersey Territory is a dog Baltimore is a winner. I know the person who just had it, he lasted the longest and was let go for poor performance after doing a fantastic job. It was a territory issue not a rep issue. Unless they have changed the territory be aware!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to get in touch with the field and stop living n a cloud. Yes most representatives have been there more than 10 years. Look at your open territories and figure out if they are viable or if they need to be adjusted. Imaging overall is a train wreck.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. poorly run - doesn't care about employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philips Healthcare

    Pros

    come and go as you please

    Cons

    worst collection of managers in one building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management needs good employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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