Philips Healthcare

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Philips Healthcare Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
520 Reviews
3.3
520 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  

    A fantastic history, a rocky present, searching for their footing to achieve their vision for the future

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Management in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Management in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    People who are passionate about delivering cutting-edge technological innovations for healthcare providers and their patients. A strong history of technological innovation. Strong brand recognition outside the USA. The employees truly care about one another! Even with all the challenges the company faces Philips is a great place to work!!

    Cons

    The healthcare industry has evolved dramatically over the past six years. Philips was positioned to lead the industry into that evolution however selected to stick with what had worked in the past under the belief the market was not ready and continuing to segment the healthcare portfolio into highly specialized sales channels would generate greater financial returns. Now the industry has consolidated and standardized and evolved beyond Philips's go to market structure and leadership is struggling to re-position its segmented sales channels and repackage its higher cost solutions as economically viable in an industry where "good enough" now still means good health care results.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good company, tough industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Engineering in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    High profit industry (vs industrial)
    Allowed to work from home
    Company attempts to focus on employees

    Cons

    Healthcare is a changing, capitated industry- workforce is constantly adjusted downward
    Always positioned to do more with less creating high stress
    Limited vertical movement in advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much change in Sr Management

    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    A great transitional opportunity in moving from the clinical environment to the industrial environment of cardiology

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Xper Customer Support in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Xper Customer Support in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Philips values the knowledge and experience a person has learned over the years that would add to the team strength. An overall emphasis is given to team work and an effort made to build management styles that would give the ability for the company or divisions of Philips to function in a joint effort with end user customer satisfaction. The thought, structure and plan are workable and doable.

    Cons

    For team management and team effort to work, the individuals of the team should be able to contribute to the end cause; especially where that idea has an impact on the end user's lasting experience with the product. Although individual ideas and contributions are encouraged and many times the individual's ideas are solicited, the amount of time for those thoughts and ideas to go up the chain is contrary to the amount of time needed for consideration or even implementation. The result is an extended length of time may be needed for implementation of a good idea or in fact, a resolve to an anticipated issue where sometimes in the end, customer confidence is sacrificed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From my vantage point as a non-manager employee of Philips, I see lots of change as Philps Healthcare is being separated from Royal Philips. There are a lot of people who have invested a lifetime of effort and experience to the company that are able to assist with the needed changes. Please take care to listen to the non-managers - the workers that are close to the end user customer - for ideas and thoughts that very likely impact the change that is occurring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful company to work for.

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Innovative company, good people, hard working culture, good benefits, and opportunity for career growth.

    Cons

    Lower annual income, and this is especially discouraging when I work much more than a 40+ hours per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Philips is conservative and is a highly ethical company, which is great. However, I personally feel the competition takes advantage of us, because we are too nice. Philips need to be much more assertive and nimble with change. In the healthcare arena, things are changing so fast, and we need to keep pace with faster with innovative solutions. I think there are too many layers and bureaucracy for efficient and fast feedback.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Philips is in a constant state of change. Philips is still too focused on cost controls and not growth

    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I work on the healthcare side of the business. The one thing that I really like is that what we do has a great benefit for people over the world. You can't beat that and the pay is pretty good also.

    Cons

    the company is still trying to change it's culture but is having problems of letting go of it's past. If you bring up a problem yor are told you are being negative instead of looking of ways to fix the problems. Too many mangers and directors are afaid to rock the boat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be bold and lead. Top management is finally looking to grow but middle management is still stuck with a silo mentality. The company really needs new mid level leaders to go with the new top level leaders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company going down with its own gravity

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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

    Excellent Company with brand image of 100+ years. Vast product portfolio. Global brand image

    Cons

    Management don't get it. Senior management is very aggressive but middle layer is still with mindset of 1900. very bureaucratic. too big of organization. Too much cost cutting focus at this time instead of focusing on innovation and top line growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't look at bottom layer for cost cutting. Look at middle layers. Recently IT re-alignment announced with 10 IT CIO's for each BG. really!! how i that lean

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Company has gone downhill

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haverhill, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haverhill, MA

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

    Pros

    - Large Corporation with good opportunities "if" you join a good team
    - Employees are generally helpful

    Cons

    - Company had gone through a lot of changes with but things don’t seem to turnaround yet
    - Having a personal relationship with management seem to matter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Stop breaking promises
    - Value employees who are truly doing the work and making a positive impact to the organization better instead of ones who delegate their own work to others and violate corporate responsibilities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Contracting at Philips

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare

    Pros

    Salary highly competitive, Overtime avaialble

    Cons

    Not open about future plans, not many permanent positions available

  10.  

    Too much change within division

    • 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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great sales people would know the business

    Cons

    Many reductions in sales force,

  11.  

    Low Dividends on Career Investment

    • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I think if you don't mind working at the Corporate Offices you can do some great land grabs that are above your ability, education and experiences. I don't think the pay will be stellar, but often Philips hires those that speak well, are political savy and don't mind the concept of "faking it till they make it". If your looking for long term, the joke is that when you go through your 1st company car, you should start sending out resumes if your management... thats about 2 years.

    Cons

    Overly sensitive to honest conversation to a point where they really won't hold employees accountable for real world performance. They will metric you to death, but the statistical information they gather is strictly a CYA for management and the field easily manipulates the data to avoid being on managements radar (which they should.. non of the metrics really drive customer concerns). Philips history is to acquire #1 companies within their respective specialty, spend millions bringing them into the fold of Philips, only to see complete and utter disaster. ATL,Stentor, Agilent, ADAC..... just to name a few and they have all been literally ground up. The top is heavy with GE management that have been rejected by GE. Everyone knows how that goes. Once in, you can't get the rats off the ship and more just keep on coming via friends help friends. Middle management waters down the problems as the issues move upward. The Leaders on top love hearing it because now they can blame those below them for not giving them accurate info. Its a perfect storm for manipulation, lies and "do nothing" mentality which is why market share in all sectors has bottomed out and the company self closed two modalities recently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the small companies that you so overwhelmingly loved when you acquired them.. it’s about the customer, the grass roots efforts, and the employees. Philips puts on some very, very good phrases about how they care, but in all honesty they are only concerned with today and tomorrows stock tickers and keeping their jobs based on finding someone else to blame. Not patients, not employees and not the long term company position. Why you might ask, because they go through management like ice in the desert. I've had 9 managers in 15 years.most not qualified for the position. Most companies with these same manager positions in the same department would have been 1 in 15 years. The company isn't a place for employees that want to "win" nor is hiring based on long term goals. Combine the service and sales divisions in each area so collaboration is made for long term positioning rather than today’s concerns like hoping you sell something (anything) to make your numbers tomorrow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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