Philips Lighting

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Philips Lighting Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
113 Reviews

3.1
113 Reviews
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Philips Lighting CEO Frans van Houten
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39 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance - by far the best experience I have had (in 6 reviews)

  • Good working environment, open corporate culture (in 7 reviews)


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

  • There is a high potential program, this is a blessing as well as a curse, since it means that if you are not a high-potential, you are a no-potential (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing company and would love to be a permanent employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador  in  Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Somerset, NJ

    Pros

    A very employee focused company that works with an employee to make the experience the best possible

    Cons

    Hard to move up but just the short experience by itself is rewarding, hopefully the company will get more competitive with their LEDs though

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have a positive outlook and I admire the changes they have done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Big Company, big bureaucracy. Have to find the right department to fit in.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great products, cutting edge technology, excellent brand name. Stronger overseas than U.S. Can be excellent career if you find the right division or group.

    Cons

    Layers of management, forgets the primary goal is to sell products. More worried about meetings, conference calls and reports. If you are not in the right clique, then you are an outsider. Very few mentors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the layers of fat and red tape, promote from within, put the customer first

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good learning opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - health care, 401k, vision, dental

    Cons

    - extremes from verbally abusive leads to leads that ostracize and don't provide training
    - rarely promotes within
    - gossip, sexual harassment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - give opportunities to promote within the company
    - treat your workers equally, if you're giving a raise, level one should get a raise too
    - hire more people, each department should have roughly the same amount of workers no matter the shift

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It has been an overall rewarding experience, although upper management tends to be

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    Current Employee - Development Engineer  in  Bath, NY
    Current Employee - Development Engineer in Bath, NY

    Pros

    Working at Philips, gives you the opportunity to move anywhere in the world, to find jobs that are rewarding and valuable.

    Cons

    The Dutch Managers in the company tend to be aloof and concieted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your most important resource, your average employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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    Current Employee - Senior Collection Specialist  in  North Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Collection Specialist in North Andover, MA

    Pros

    No micro-management to begin with, as long as you do your work, you can set your own hours.

    Cons

    People are very nice to work with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Human Resource should allow Management to hire the who they think will be an asset to them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Enlightening

    Current Employee - Senior Key Account Manager  in  Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Key Account Manager in Tualatin, OR

    Pros

    Customers, and their sales force

    Cons

    Corporate processes and obstacles, planning and customer service

  8.  

    Philips Empowers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lighting Designer
    Current Employee - Lighting Designer

    Pros

    Philips understands that its own ability to succeed is directly tied to its employees ability to succeed. As a Philips employee, you are not only provided with the tools you need, but also with an enviroment that will allow your contributions to shine. Very competitive benefits don't hurt either!

    Cons

    Being such a large company in a time of fiscal volatility, change is often on the horizon. This can be quite stressful at times, but it is also provides many opportunities to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Restructure overwhelms.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company is powerful in the marketplace.

    Cons

    The backstabbing and infighting abounds.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Interesting Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You start with 3 weeks vacation, which is a HUGE plus. The work environment is very open without cubicles and leads to more interaction between team members. I found it to be a lot easier to discuss issues, come up with solutions and also have a better moral.

    Cons

    There is little to no room for advancement and almost no on-boarding. In such a large, global company, you would expect them to put value in young and new employees but they are given little responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share your workload & stop being busy just for the sake of being busy.. it's not doing anyone any good!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Agood learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Engineer

    Pros

    Interaction with really smart people.
    A global experience

    Cons

    A lot of project leaders and few people really doing the work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain talent.
    Don't be afraid to promote individuals who have been with the company for a long time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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