Philips Healthcare

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Philips Healthcare Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
486 Reviews
3.3
486 Reviews
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Frans van Houten
19 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Globally recognized company does take extra steps to make sure that you do have good work/life balance (in 42 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 13 reviews)

  • The mentality of both the company and the upper management has changed for the worse (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Philips Healthcare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    innovative, new design challenges, good team, big company

    Cons

    slow process,decision making is quite slow

  2.  

    Great strategy -- and will be amazing if they can execute on it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Andover, MA

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

    Pros

    The people in Philips are truly fantastic, and are motivated by the value they add in the care of patients. Every person in the company I've interacted with has their own great story to share about why healthcare is the most important thing.

    Cons

    Salaries are below average, the work load is heavy for a few and the constant state of change is difficult to navigate if you're not resilient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Execute on strategy. Be decisive and clear. Communicate. Look to your middle management, they understand the tactical ways you can deploy strategy and get closer to the customer. Cut the political crap at the executive level and establish stability and a step-by-step path to value.

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

    Mechanical Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Kennesaw, GA

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, abillity to drive my own research. Really was able to make my own decisions and research and test my ideas, rather than only do what someone wanted me to. Senior engineers willing to listen to an intern. Also, got to collaborate with scientists in Netherlands.

    Cons

    It bothered me that no one there seemed to be anything more than work colleagues. No one ate lunch together, no one (I'd imagine) ever would hang out after work, etc. Also, they could have taught me more skills - there was only one guy there who could do Labview, one guy for C, and it seemed if they taught more skills in those areas (to interns or staff engineers) the research could be run much better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good work life balance

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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

    Pros

    Benefits are great- 401k, healthcare, etc.
    Great training and education reimbursemet

    Cons

    Not empowered to get things done.
    Hard to move things quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and/or promote inspirational leaders.
    Reward strong leaders, and please please have repercussions for poor performance/performers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Challenging company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of hard work with many challenges

    Cons

    Constant atmosphere of 'do more with less'/outsourcing

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great People, but company is struggling

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    Former Employee - Terr
    Former Employee - Terr

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

    Pros

    Some of the greatest people in the world to work with. Great middle management attitude: "This is your territory, own it!" Challenging and demanding at the same time.

    Cons

    Too many changes in the last couple of years with a lack of focus. Accelerate did not effect all products, especially niche' ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Niche' products need true leadership and do not deserve to be rolled over to sales channels that do not understand the departments' specialty or needs. It would be better to sell them off vs. destroying the reputation of a company that you purchased.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Release Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Release Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Philips Healthcare (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Some technologies should be updated

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A good place to work

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

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare

    Pros

    Good work life balance if you manage your time wisely

    Cons

    Too many silos and consensus culture makes it difficult to accomplish goals sometimes

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Technology Company

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager

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

    Pros

    Good Work-Life Balance, Excellent Time-off Policies and great Perks

    Cons

    Limited Job Growth Opportunities. Laid back management in executive leadership sometimes makes it slower to react to market needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide greater opportunities for personal growth.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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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