Philips Lighting

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  1.  

    Typical Big Global Company

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

    I have been working at Philips Lighting full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits.
    Decent senior management team.
    knowledge of office politics will benefit you here.
    work/life balance is great (if you know how to play the of office politics)

    Cons

    Working with other divisions of Philips can be problematic at times.
    Lot of red tape.
    hard working individuals tend to get overlooked, (if they do not play the game office politics)
    Work/life balance is terrible (if you're the hard working type)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not stable

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

    I have been working at Philips Lighting

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Company strategy is not consistent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Glass ceiling for women

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

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

    Pros

    Good strategies in place, but execution is challenging. Great products, some really competent people in the company, generally good reputation in market place.

    Cons

    Opportunities for upper management positions are not given to the most qualified, pedigree is needed.often results in inexperienced managers. Women get stuck at director level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about what diversity could do for the success of your company in upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    An enviroment devoid of direction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, TX

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

    Pros

    Your birthday is a paid holiday,nothing else springs to mind.

    Cons

    Nepotism is rampant,low wages,sweltering work enviroment (for production associates),a culture of elitism,too much finger-pointing with too few solutions,an inventory system that was antiquated in 1985,a bloated and inefficient management team,the practice of "temp-to-hire" leaves them unable to attract quality people from other firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Directionally Confused Stale Organization

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

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

    Pros

    Paycheck, office is in a nice location

    Cons

    Outdated, stale, unfriendly culture
    Hired me then told me they were moving my position out of state within a few months of hiring me
    Backward culture and backward staff
    Employees that have been there for many years are unwelcoming and rude to newer employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Euro corporate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Company focused on the future & solid performance.

    Cons

    Corporate culture can be overbearing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Incredibly talented team of people with the passion and determination to continuosly innovate and improve peoples' lives

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

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

    Pros

    Highly organized processess to identify corporate direction and measure return on investments. Exceptional diversity of personnel and talents that strive for excellence. People oreinted working environment with respectful relationships and good benefits.

    Cons

    With so many significant opportunities to continuosly improve, running too many concurrently can negatively impact morale and slow the rate of results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Select the most significant opportunties for improvement and do fewer of them at a time really well rather than running many of them concurrently with less intensity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Philips Lighting Farmington Office - Automotive Business Unit is a not a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI

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

    Pros

    Under compensated
    Be careful when you negotiate the salary and bonus

    Cons

    Dont be misled by the titles that they offer during employment.
    There is no opportunity to grow and the management just kills the employee morale and enthusiasm
    Lack of leadership. Roles and responsibilities are vague
    Employee values are never considered and there is no exchange of mutual respect between management & employees
    Over emphasis on business meetings that lead no where, no quality of work
    Management doesnt like and welcome new ideas. Innovation is a "taboo". Keep doing what you are doing although it is redundant and non-value add

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look at the employee turnover rate and you will have an clear idea about what is happening at this place
    Please take a close look at the Business Unit's performance in terms of gross revenues/profits.

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

    Run, don't walk from this place of putrid vile

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MGT in San Marcos, TX
    Current Employee - MGT in San Marcos, TX

    I have been working at Philips Lighting full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The building is still standing and they've left a couple of employees with their pulse intact

    Cons

    -Pay well below average on pay scale
    -hire many temp's and constant physical violence happens in the plant area
    -Local HR firms use this place as the butt of their jokes
    -I.T. it totally 1930's and out of sync with anything up to date
    -Management all - I mean ALL jumped ship now they have the lowest paid managers they've promoted from within as long as there is a pulse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace all of incompetent customer service supervisors, very childish with customers
    Replace all and I do mean all of your I.T. workers from the 60's
    Begin paying a livable meaningful wage and more permanency versus temp agencies with violent employee histories in the factory
    Try to keep an educated manager for more than 6 months

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Some nice people, layers of Managerment, Processes, Politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Demand Planner in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Demand Planner in Somerset, NJ

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

    Pros

    Some of the people are very pelasant and are in a group-think mode. Traditional business is somewhat stable, but losing market share especially LED due to high price points.

    Cons

    For new hires, you will be challenged if part of the Genlyte aquisition. Lots of anitquated databases retrieving inforamtion, chaotic envorinment. Need to be a "change master". So many restructures with this side of the business, very difficult for a new employee. Legacy employess sceptical of anyone new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your layers of beurocracy. Listen to ideas of employess who have experience from better managed companies exclusive of Philips. Get the antiquated systems on aS400 like ManMan and Glovia onto SAP and get with the modern world. Stop procrastinating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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