Philips Lighting Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Clueless upper management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    New management.


  2. Lots of experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  3. Helpful (1)

    Worst Job Ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Production in San Marcos, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. Warehouse Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

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


  6. R&D Tech.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Tech in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - R&D Tech in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products. World's leading manufacturing of high- power LEDs. Lots of good people to work with. Enjoying to work with very cooperative coworkers.

    Cons

    So far got nothing to say


  7. Helpful (4)

    The worst company I ever worked for...You don't want to work here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the people (I can count on my fingers), are kind and a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Management here sucks; anyone who is director level or above needs to go. People have no problem throwing their co-workers under the bus or pointing fingers, corporate bullying is huge, lots of gossip. You feel like a prisoner sometimes, always being watched or in fear for leaving early or coming in late because everyone always has an opinion. The atmosphere is absolutely toxic. Company is so bad Philips is breaking away from it. They think being a standalone company is good for the business but Philips just doesn't want their name tied to it when the company tanks.

    Advice to Management

    Point of management is to MANAGE. Learn to take care of your employees and your employees will reciprocate.


  8. Philips appreciates life away from work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  9. overall nice place to work in

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Monthly in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Intern - Monthly in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Bad culture, low level of integrity, unhealthy working environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Philips Lighting full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A very challenging business in all the functions - Sales, Manufacturing, R&D, etc. Employees can learn a lot in such a challenging and complex business.

    Cons

    Very bad culture. Extremely political environment. Employees are not evaluated based on performance, but based on whether he/she is a buddy of a VP, etc. Senior management plays ugly games. Bullying at work is very common. Compete in a very tough business with intense price pressure, so this company does not have good long future. Already dumped by Philips (its parent company), and sooner or later will be beaten up by Cree and its Asian competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Be ethical, and treats your employees fairly. A company with bad culture and low integrity will not thrive for long.



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