Philips Healthcare

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Philips Healthcare Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
548 Reviews
3.2
548 Reviews
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Frans van Houten
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great organization

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

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

    Pros

    Philips is a strong, fare and solid organization with business all over the world. Good place to work with reasonable salaries and stability. Has space for growth and is going through positive transformation.

    Cons

    Philips is a Dutch organization and carries lots of these culture on its own culture. It is serious and truthful organization, but very slow on decision and reactive to new approaches.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good pay and benefits, lack of focused management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Philips Healthcare

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits are excellent and within line with other companies. The people on my team were for the most part excellent to work with and other teams in the building were by and far very helpful. The daily environment was good from a people perspective

    Cons

    Management or lack thereof. Unfortunately the company hires number crunchers instead of people who know the business. This leads to very short term thinking and managers only worried about fudging spreadsheets to make sure they get their bonus. Leads to frustration within the teams because policies are not good for the employees or the customer. The healthcare side of the company could be doing so much better if there was a common sense knowledge base of how to run things and what the customer actually wants and needs. Layoffs every year for the last number of years leads to high stress and it is turning into a bit of a protect myself and my knowledge situation and is limiting the helpful nature of teamwork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring numbers crunchers. Go back to hiring managers who have worked in the field of the team they are managing. Actually listen to your employees. Some short term sacrifices can lead to long term success. Stop releasing products before they are ready and train all support staff appropriately. No more train the trainer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare

    Pros

    They are flexible and stable with plenty of interesting projects. The culture is pretty laid back. People are overall friendly and good to work with each day.

    Cons

    There is not much room for advancement especially merit based. You need to gain experience to be promoted which takes years. Not a good place to be if you're a young professional.

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  5.  

    Great people, decent products...company is WAY too big!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great. I had a great team of colleagues and our customer base was exceptional.

    Cons

    We were constantly faced with challenges related to the company being just WAY too big...changes moved at "glacial speed" and we were often beaten by competitors with better/faster product development etc. Frustrating!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the field sales folks to voice an opinion (typically very relevant since they are on the front lines!) about products etc. And try to expedite positive changes!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I found the business to be challenging from the product technical aspects to its company culture.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL

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

    Pros

    Vacation and time off due to seniority was great. However personal or career growth sometimes stunted when business needs were changed by market demands or management.

    Cons

    Change is a constant factor. Never enough time to understand and implement changes especially when wearing multiple hats(responsiblities). Employee input was disrespected leading to lower morale. Previous company culture compared to being "a family" instead of a corporation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philips Healthcare

    Pros

    Innovative culture, employee friendly, very competent colleagues

    Cons

    Too much change all the time, innovations are not seen through to products

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern as software development intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Andover, MA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Andover, MA

    I worked at Philips Healthcare as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The whole company is filled with kind and proactive people. Everyone seems very dedicated to their work and are also very respectful towards one another.

    Cons

    Does not seem to be very organized when it came to interns. There's no set educational system there and to learn you have to learn on your own time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    As HR intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    flexibility, opportunities, good orientation and good work place

    Cons

    The internship program should be reorganized.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Diagnostic Engineer

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    Current Employee - Diagnostic Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Diagnostic Engineer in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare

    Pros

    Growth, flexible, nice benefits and perks,

    Cons

    too much management, current focus is distorted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on long term goals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Going nowhere

    • 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 Healthcare (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is okay
    People are nice
    people focused company
    You can stay as long as you want if you can follow one simple policy - "You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours"
    Benefits are decent but not as good as they boast - check out new policies

    Cons

    People are nice but not as a team. They play safe game and when you challenge they act as if they do not know what you are talking about.

    CEO is clueless. Strategy changes after every quarter results. All these years, they wasted tons of money calling it "One Philips" and trying to integrate different divisions and now they are again spending double of it to disintegrate the same.

    There are managers either who doesn't know what they are doing or those who micro manage veterans like college out kids. And there are managers who just believe that there is nothing beyond their knowledge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is not a completely manufacturing/ production company. You cannot fix every problem with Lean/ Six Sigma methodologies.

    Being in a leadership role doesn't mean forcing your team to do what you say but take their inputs and improvise it. Talk to your internal analysts before paying millions of $ to a top-tier consulting firm and getting the same version.

    It's high time you start working for what you get paid!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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