Philips Lighting Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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Philips Lighting CEO Frans van Houten
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance for several positions (in 13 reviews)

  • Independent working environment (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is terrible (if you're the hard working type) (in 5 reviews)

  • Almost no onsite or global exposure; being a subsidiary of parent company - too much dependency on Holland counterpart (in 4 reviews)

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  1. consultant

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Consultant in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Consultant in Somerset, NJ

    I have been working at Philips Lighting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    able to provide the best of both world when it comes to experience and leadership

    Cons

    not to much opportunities are available for individuals.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Brand Ambassador

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    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Philips Lighting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, Excellent Training. Excellent Product.

    Cons

    Little imagination or stimulation. Little opportunity for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Give interns more creative responsibilities as well.


  3. Customer Service

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philips Lighting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, up to date technology, name recognition

    Cons

    Lack of clear communication and very silo'd management

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, encourage, mentor and support the employees better to allow them to grow


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  5. Purchaser

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    Former Employee - Purchasing in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Austin, TX

    I worked at Philips Lighting

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Large Company, great benefits, decent pay

    Cons

    Large Company, Slow to react to changes in the market

    Advice to Management

    DE-Centralize


  6. It use to be a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philips Lighting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As a spin-off, it was allot of fun to working there.

    Cons

    As the company became more Philips than Lumileds, it became a much less fun place to work.


  7. Very structured and "status quo" approach to marcom

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philips Lighting full-time

    Pros

    Well-established global brand, opportunity to collaborate with team members across different cultures/geographies, room for growth and transfer from one division of the company to another.

    Cons

    As a huge global corporation, it comes with the requisite bureaucracy and resistance to change that can make it difficult to execute on new ideas. It's better suited for people who prefer "status quo" structure vs. the fast-paced and adaptable nature of smaller companies. You're mainly expected to stay in your lane rather than wear many hats.


  8. It

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philips Lighting

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, a lot of changes over the last few years.

    Cons

    Many changes going on. Management have constantly changed over the last few years.


  9. Helpful (2)

    A lot more can be done at a company this size

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Fall River, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Fall River, MA

    I worked at Philips Lighting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent projects, a great place to make mistakes that will teach you lessons for when you get to a better company

    Cons

    Salary is horrible, nobody wants to take accountability, lots of people just there because that's how life ended up for them (not a lot of passion), management is atrocious.

    Advice to Management

    Figure it out


  10. Philips Tijuana Manufacturing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philips Lighting

    Pros

    Growing, dynamic, challenging, team oriented environment

    Cons

    Navigating corporate directives while supporting business, growth, customer ambitions


  11. Working at Phillips you are surrounded by passionate co-workers who all want to excel and satisfy customers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philips Lighting

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Compesation and benefits were excellent. I was able to keep my local doctor and enjoy the lower cost of benefits as part of a large group. Philips has a workforce of experienced dedicated employees that want to create winning solutions for their customers.

    Cons

    No good way to handle customer orders outside of specfic items in the catalog. For instance making a special size troffer to fit a special grid tee a customer has in a building.

    Advice to Management

    When you absorbed Genlyte - you absorbed a bunch of companies that had carved out niche markets where they could be profitable. During the rationalization of products I was concerned about the lack of cross over products to some of our long running products. I feel that hurt overall customer satisfaction because not all of our products were a direct cross to a Daybrite product - so Phillips may lose those customers to cometitors. It hurt to see that happen because I wanted Philips to satisfy all of our customers - not just some of them. You also need to work on lead time reduction and not focus on inventory cost exclusively in Tupelo. We were producing our fixtures in Franklin Park in 4 - 6 weeks from order entry to shipping dock. Tupelo lead time was longer and doen't need to be. You have a well trained work force that could deliver in a shorter lead time - not sure why that's not a priority.



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