Philips Healthcare

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Philips Healthcare Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
472 Reviews
3.3
472 Reviews
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Frans van Houten
14 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Globally recognized company does take extra steps to make sure that you do have good work/life balance (in 38 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 11 reviews)

  • The mentality of both the company and the upper management has changed for the worse (in 19 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great People, but company is struggling

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Terr
    Former Employee - Terr

    I worked at Philips Healthcare full-time for 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Technology Company

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

    I worked at Philips Healthcare full-time for 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
  3. 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 for 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very talented, intelligent, motivated people working here

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Fitchburg, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Fitchburg, WI

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

    Pros

    They are quick to recognize talent and committed to retaining it. You are encouraged to take ownership and drive improvements and change. The senior management is very supportive.

    Cons

    When one area of the business suffers all BIU's feel the pain. Cuts have happened frequently (staff and budgets) in my limited time here due to issues that prevented the sale of CT units for nearly a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Permit the business units to operate more independently. Don't assume the same tools work well for all business units. They don't.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare

    Pros

    People are good to work with.

    Cons

    Managers are not very experienced.

  7.  

    Rewarding challenges

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ultrasound Sales Product Applications Specialist
    Former Employee - Ultrasound Sales Product Applications Specialist

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

    Pros

    Cutting-edge of imaging technologies, workflow, and functionality made the work always interesting and fun.

    Cons

    Territory covered was too large, very long hours of combined work & driving, and too much time away from home. This transitioned from 25-40% in my first 6 years and peaked at 65-90% in my last year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better control to assure work-life balance and defining what that really means to middle managers who came from outside Philips and never really experienced what once was great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Biomedical Tech II
    Current Employee - Biomedical Tech II

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and environment. Big company that seems to care about its employees. Decent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes hospital staff can be very demanding, but I guess that comes with the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not saying "No" to the customer if you explain to them exactly what their contract covers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A bit of a pressure cooker with not a lot of room for growth.

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    Current Employee - Contract Specialist  in  Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Andover, MA

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

    Pros

    Stable work environment. Great people. Wonderful campus with lots of offerings.

    Cons

    no room for growth. Presssure for performance with tight time deadlines.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once great company bogged down by a strict focus on shareholder value and shoddy middle management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA

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

    Pros

    Philips Healthcare provides a generally relaxed environment, modern office, and a good campus to work at.

    Cons

    Philips Healthcare is very focused on creating shareholder value regardless of market condition or employee satisfaction. Middle management is disengaged from individual contributors, marks employees down for not meeting constantly changing, ambiguous goals, and does not provide usable feedback on how to improve. Benefits are being reduced or cut all together. Limited training and room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your employee satisfaction and engagement instead of shareholder value. Understand the ideas and motivation behind the methodologies you are trying to teach instead of beating people over the head with them. Understand what the individual contributors are actually doing instead of your idealized version of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not enough hours in the day to get it all done.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Implementation Project Manager
    Current Employee - Implementation Project Manager

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

    Pros

    My team, co-workers, are awesome. We have each other's backs and it feels like family. I trust my manager and dotted line manager. Great team work.

    Cons

    Poor quality coming out of the factory causes rework and never ending issues with customers and cumbersome processes to follow. Admit when there is a problem and quit avoiding the truth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a handle on quality and reduce the processes to follow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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