Philips North America

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Philips North America Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
96 Reviews
3.2
96 Reviews
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Philips North America CEO, Chairman of the Board of Management & the Executive Committee Frans van Houten
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30 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Another great thing about the company is the work / life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Allow employees to work from home one or two days a week (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Complex matrix environment, difficult to navigate (in 3 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Innovative and Fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Talent Acquisition
    Current Employee - Director, Talent Acquisition

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

    Pros

    Fast paced healthcare company focused on the patient. Great salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Constant change. However, it has all been necessary due to the changing healthcare market landscape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating regularly and at all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Frequent Reorgs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Philips North America full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Mixed - Good people, wanting to do the right thing. Bad apples, just buying time.

    Cons

    Not unknowing who to talk to and about what.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Frequent Reorgs are causing tremendous amounts of confusion and fear within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    One of the largest ships in the world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Provider in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - Solutions Provider in Melbourne, FL

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Ability to work on your own.

    Cons

    One of the largest ships in the ocean. Seemingly adrift with no one at the helm. Changes direction daily based on what the prevailing winds are. Takes for ever to change course should the need arise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a heading. Make it well known to everyone. Then coordinate all efforts to the same goal. Eliminate all the little pet projects and secret plans. These do nothing but pull the ship off it's course.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    FUn plaace

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Philips North America (less than an year)

    Pros

    a lot of things very good company like it a lot

    Cons

    none i like it here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good work place

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of changes

    Current Employee - Customer Marketing Manager in Markham, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Marketing Manager in Markham, IL

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, opportunities to explore different roles within the company and even in other countries. Moderate compensation fairly competitive, company works with some great agencies,

    Cons

    Approval processes are very slow, senior management over powers many decisions rather than use market data to help make decsions, difficult to understand opportunities for career growth, a lot of team members were old and wanted to just do things the way they always did them rather than challenge status quo

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    This is not the place

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

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

    Pros

    Projects are very challenging. Good hard working population of new people and old timers. Wants to hire more younger people to carry the company next 100 years to sustain the Dutch company.

    Cons

    Cares more about stockholders over employees
    Constant threat of layoffs
    Bad press of late (FDA, losses quarterly, EU, patent trolling)
    Benefits reduced or constantly changing in the name of cost savings
    Manager will punish you at review time if you do not meet management goals and objectives.
    Goals and objectives set by the Dutch Masters council. People have no input.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management in US ruled by fear from Eindhoven. Be strong and push back.
    After achieving project milestones compensation is poor for most workers. Whilst management and R&D get monetary bonuses worker bees get pizza celebration, tee shirt and message of thanks. Splash out on the bonuses to every worker! Please recognise that everybody should get monetary bonuses especially manufacturing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research in Briarcliff Manor, NY
    Current Employee - Research in Briarcliff Manor, NY

    I have been working at Philips North America as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The environment is very relaxed. Flexible hours, sport activities (gym, soccer, tennis, basketball, volleyball, ping pong,...), and freedom to learn both on the job and studying/reading. In other words, a lot of self-managed time without big pressure on deliverables.

    Cons

    Poor technical guidance, recognition of professional skills is not very clear, achievement metrics are questionable. This lowers motivation and tends to relax you too much.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Buffalo, IL
    Current Employee - Field Engineer in Buffalo, IL

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

    Pros

    Benefits are decent and initial raises good.

    Cons

    Focus on paperwork is ridiculous.

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

    Great company to start your career in

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

    I have been working at Philips North America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This is a fantastic company to start your career in. Being a multinational corporation, you can learn quite a bit of how a big corporation works as long as you are observant. Another great thing about the company is the work / life balance. Getting out of college it might be a shock for some to work crazy hours. Philips is great in providing it's employees with a fantastic balance.

    Cons

    One of the major con is that the salary is probably on the average side. You expect a large corporation to have better monetary benefits but it's evened out by the good work / life balance you get by working at Philips.
    Another con is that being a corporation, things move a little slow here. This might not be the company you want to stay with if you are starting out your career and want to move up the ladder quickly. However, I feel that this is a great company for anyone that's looking to stay for the long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Philips works like the government. There are too many branches that doesn't work together. There needs to be more structure to improve the efficiency. There are some great lessons that could be learned from the different sectors of our business but the lack of interaction between sectors makes this pretty difficult. There needs to be an organized effort to bring the company under one structure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It was a good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Briarcliff Manor, NY
    Former Employee - Research Intern in Briarcliff Manor, NY

    I worked at Philips North America part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good pay, good environment to work

    Cons

    a little bit out of the city

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    rate increase

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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