Philips Healthcare

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Philips Healthcare Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
517 Reviews
3.3
517 Reviews
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Frans van Houten
39 Ratings

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.  

    Dutch management is no treat

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philips Healthcare full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Broad spectrum of innovative medical products. The potential to take positions in other geographies. Decent training progams. Many bright and hard-working colleagues in all units. Some respect for senior employees. Sincere attempts at work-life balance.

    Cons

    Extreme inefficiency that creates many compliance challenges. Huge difficulty implementing any meaningful reforms. Very top-down management style, despite a lot of 'communication' indicating otherwise. Constantly changing processes that don't solve any real problems. IT departments are treated like gods where, in fact, they have hideous IT architectures and very little vision or real talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk your talk about listening to employees and providing safe forums for feedback on process and management issues. Stop managing and promoting out of Eindhoven. Look more closely at and give greated weight to the changes and improvements coming out of the U.S. portion of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, but C - level management style isn't great.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    The people are fabulous overall. I'm fortunate to work with a fantastic team of professionals.

    Cons

    Upper management is in the Netherlands and have a very different way of running the company than the previous US management team.

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stable, but lots of red tape and politics

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer III in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer III in Bothell, WA

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance, laid back atmosphere. Pay is not bad

    Cons

    TONS of red tape. Executives don't seem to know where to steer the company vision towards

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

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, opportunity, progressive company that rewards talent and celebrates diversity. Very supportive of their employees.

    Cons

    Undergoing significant restructuring so future is uncertain

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Lot of learning opportunities. Good work like balance.

    Cons

    Sloooow. Bureaucratic. Risk averse. Doesn't work at the leading edge of technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enable quick decisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Philips is great if you know someone

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philips Healthcare

    Pros

    Training is good especially if you train at a self pace.

    Cons

    Watch your step for everyone tries to undermine each other.... why I dont know

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all employees equal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    One of Top 3 - OEMs for Medical Imaging

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer III in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer III in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    great work life balance, great salary, competitive benefits. company values, great time off options, laid back, local management is great

    Cons

    weak IT infrastructure, ongoing transformations, shake up with management, stock been on year decline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to field feedback and not so blind to constructive feedback. help focus on real issues vs. sweeping them under rug,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sacrifice employees and products for the almighty dollar

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Port St Lucie, FL
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Port St Lucie, FL

    I worked at Philips Healthcare

    Pros

    This company has the potential to make dramatic changes in the healthcare arena. They have a valued name and reputation.

    Cons

    The leadership of this company does not understand how to bring products to market(software). Too many silos the organization needs a significant overhaul. The skills of the employees are the most important asset they have, but like a majority of companies they place very little value on the employees. Employees are not looked at as an asset but a liability. The most discouraging part of this is the products suffer and the end user suffers, for a healthcare company this could be disastrous. This is certainly apparent with the issues that were encountered with the Cleveland problems. I would not want to be on the receiving end of a quality related issue because delivery schedule is more important than the quality of the system being delivered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Significant change in the organization is required, move away from a market driven company to an engineering centered company. Give the employees the ability to determine when the products are ready, schedule should be the last piece of the puzzle. If you build a great product then the market will determine it's value. Nobody wants to work In an environment that chastises it's employees for bringing quality issues to lite. Stop promoting and rewarding managers and start recognizing that without good quality employees your company will fail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Andover, MA

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

    Pros

    The work environment is good, people are very receptive and treat each other with respect. The values of the company are present in the day by day.

    Cons

    Internal communication is still a challenge, information does not reach all levels or departments, and it seems that is not a priority for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more present in departments, talk with people, making sure all support needed to solve issues is given.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Layoffs, not growth

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Andover, MA

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

    Pros

    It's a place to work if you need a job temporarily, but don't plan on staying long. The company can't grow because rather than build products they just buy successful companies and then ruin them. The end result is nothing but layoffs.

    Cons

    Only the Dutch workers count. Everybody else is expendable. Ridiculous product requirements. Always two steps behind competition. Layoffs are constantly used to bump quarterly stock prices, but even then the stock is a total non-starter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your customers while you still have some.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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