Philips North America Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Philips North America CEO, Chairman of the Board of Management & the Executive Committee Frans van Houten
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Pros
  • Another great thing about the company is the work / life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Great people, very talented people, strong spirit, a drive to succeed (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no real work-life balance at this company (in 3 reviews)

  • limited career opportunities, low salary (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Research Intern

    Former Employee - Research Intern in Briarcliff Manor, NY
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Briarcliff Manor, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good work environment. Nice facility up at Ossining, well equipped with all the different advancements for Research. Loads to learn from the Colleagues. Very Knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Low Pay. Far away from the Residential places.


  2. Inside Sales

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits were great. There were some nice people in the company.

    Cons

    They are looking to cut everywhere. They ask more and more out their employee with no raise. They just care about the stock price. Lifeline was a great company before Philips took it over. Philips has taken Lifeline in a downward spiral. The quality of service has gone down badly. The managers mislead employees on a daily basis. A lot of their products don't work and are recalled often.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with their employees, and appreciate the hard workers.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Keep Looking

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    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Philips North America (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great name, lots of products, decent reputation.

    Cons

    Part of M/A, constant changes, pay plan was changed mid-year, poor communication by management.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open with your employees, don't change their pay play without decent time/notification, be honest about the future plans for the department.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Addictive Laxative for your career!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA

    Pros

    If you want to park yourself and be a "Wally" this is the place for you. Safe, comfortable place to work. Bright employees

    Cons

    Management is clueless. Very little chance for advancement. Accomplishment and productivity are of secondary importance, compared to following the process.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees


  6. Helpful (2)

    Senior Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of learning opportunities

    Cons

    too much focus on operational efficiency and not on strategy


  7. Helpful (2)

    Boring and Forgettable

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Philips North America full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Big company - slow paced, if you're into that Nice Andover campus

    Cons

    Unstable - layoffs always "around the corner" No idea on future of company - upper management seems clueless Boring Sold off the coolest part of the biz (lighting)

    Advice to Management

    Know and communicate your LT strategy. Cut back some of the fat- lots and lots of extra employees, many whom are just "riding it out" for as long as they can and milking the system


  8. Went from Great to Not Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They had European fashion inspired consumer electronics with great designs and high quality

    Cons

    Then they turned the business over to the Norelco shavers and Sonicare toothbrush managers that knew absolutely nothing about consumer electronics. Within a few short years they killed the business.

    Advice to Management

    Retreat to the health care and lighting business, you've effectively killed the Philips name as a consumer brand.


  9. Challenging constantly changing very demanding position

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR/FSE in New York, NY
    Former Employee - SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR/FSE in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Philips North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues & support staff are excellent and are very goal oriented.

    Cons

    Current management have no purpose or long term vision and are incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    Resign before you are fired.


  10. Helpful (2)

    At Design Division, it has good working environment and well-paid and have to travel a lot.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well-paid, good working environment, good company culture and kind of casual working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Location is far away from city, have to drive 40min from Boston. Very few promotion, since it is normal to sit at one spot for six years.


  11. Marketing

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice work space. Average benefits.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional corporate environment, incompetence at Director level. No room for growth. Low pay scale. Stay for two years experience and leave for a more lucrative position with a company that knows it's identity.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. There is a constant undercurrent of dissatisfaction. Be honest with your employees at all levels. And when someone complains about possible discrimination either age or sex based - please take it seriously.



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