Philips Lighting Reviews

Updated July 17, 2015
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Philips Lighting CEO Frans van Houten
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. Good company, bad management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Braunfels, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Braunfels, TX

    I worked at Philips Lighting (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are several good employees working there

    Cons

    Low pay, at least 6 managers per employee, goals are unreachable & change all the time. Management has no clue what they are doing & should actually listen to employee input. Surveys are a joke

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourself. No need to keep hiring more managers when they have no clue. Listen to employee input & act on that.


  3. 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.


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  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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


  11. 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



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