Philips Lighting

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Philips Lighting Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
142 Reviews
3.0
142 Reviews
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Philips Lighting CEO Frans van Houten
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work/life balance is great (if you know how to play the of office politics) (in 13 reviews)

  • Good working environment, open corporate culture (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.  

    Awsome 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 Lighting

    Pros

    Get opportunities, great people! Loved working for Philips

    Cons

    Big company progress can be slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Clueless upper management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Philips Lighting

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits and good work/family balance.

    Cons

    So very,very messed up currently. Philips used to be a great company to work for years ago. But the last few years have been chaos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Lots of experience

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

    I worked at Philips Lighting full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Gained a lot of experience in unfamiliar areas and was very encouraged to go for my MBA. Received Six Sigma training which has served me well

    Cons

    Upper management in Netherlands could sometimes be disconnected

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Warehouse Supervisor

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

    I have been working at Philips Lighting

    Pros

    Good employees that are hunger for a better structure in terms of incentive and tools

    Cons

    Poor Structure and needs more resouces to deliver whats expected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organization needs to evealuate corporate alignment to their pipeline for better expectation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Worst Job Ever

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Production in San Marcos, TX

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

    Pros

    Get paid on time every week. Two weeks vacation after two years on job.

    Cons

    Low wages. Constant harassment from management. Production Floor hot in summer and cold in winter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management micro manages production and maintenance employees. They constantly criticize and be little employees. They call you in for a meeting and threaten to fire you often.

    There is no work/ life balance. If you call in sick, expect to be harassed the next day.

     Management is often switched to areas where they have no knowledge. You spend most of your day teaching them their job.

    They do not communicate with the many layers of management, thereby wasting a lot of time. Supervisors look out for themselves and do not back their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    The co-workers were extremely kind and open.

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

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance,management trusts workers (no micromanaging)

    Cons

    Lacked formal training opportunities and young talent
    processes are slow/ take awhile for projects to come together

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Philips appreciates life away from work

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

    I have been working at Philips Lighting full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, philanthropic, good benefits

    Cons

    Although better, procedures differ among brand divisions. Company is so large its impossible to keep up with information and although there are tools in place you often feel out of touch.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    overall nice place to work in

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Monthly in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Intern - Monthly in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Philips Lighting full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    nice place to work in, you should take advantage of all the products and programs you are working on. sometimes it is new things but do not give up keep learning.

    Cons

    if you are with some stupid seniors, they will try to take advantage of you. some managers they are not straight to the point and you do not notify this until you get a bad review from other people. some of theme are Cowards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be productive, and do not go with the senior staff rather than fixing the problem from whoever is creating it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people and challenging environment for those that want it to be. Comfortable and cozy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer

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

    Pros

    Managers are very flexible and respect personal time.
    Philips healthcare and other benefits.
    Many learning opportunities provided, PM, GB, BB.
    Good amount of vacation time.
    Fairly nice facility.
    Colleagues are nice, caring, and friendly people.
    Family like environment.
    Large cubicles with lots of space.

    Cons

    Compensation has to be negotiated or you will not be satisfied.
    Career opportunities only recently have expanded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the career opportunities available. Movement and the chance to diversify is appreciated and helps employees from feeling stale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tedious work, management lacks knowledge of products sold, below-average work culture.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Somerset, NJ

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

    Pros

    It's a job.
    The building is covered in metal grating so we're protected from bird attacks.

    Cons

    Minimal respect for employees by all levels of management.
    No raises or bonuses.
    Forty year old systems run us into the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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