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Philips Interview Questions

Updated Aug 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Senior Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Philips (Bothell, WA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Started with a 30-minute phone interview with a Philips recruiter where we discussed my qualifications and job details at a high level.

    Several days later I had a 30-minute phone interview with the hiring manager for the position where we discussed my experiences, the open position, and the workplace in better detail.

    About a week later I was brought in for an in-person interview that lasted 4 hours and consisted of 4 separate interviews, each with 1-2 people present. Questions were about details on my resume, why I was looking for a new job in a new industry, and about systems engineering in general. They provided information as well, with details of the product line, descriptions of the work environment, and their motivations for working at Philips. Everyone was extremely friendly and asked very good questions, without being too much of a test (no questions like "how many stop signs are there in the state of Georgia", etc.). I am mid-career, so they were basically getting a feel for my personality and experience level for the specific job.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me to describe my thought process for looking at a conference telephone as a system; explain how different levels of requirements would be defined, how the various levels interact, and possible risks associated with the system. They also asked me how I view the difference between verification and validation.   Answer Question

  2.  

    FSE Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Philips (Dublin, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Met with two gentlemen a month later after a phone screen. The men were very nice. I felt very comfortable. It was basic behavior questions. It was stated that the person that ask technical questions was not able to attend. So overall they said it would be a total of 6 interviews before hire.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you deal with an angry customer?   1 Answer
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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Philips (Stamford, CT) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Had to interview in front of a few people. It was a bit intimidating but not as bad as I expected. They were nice and I got promoted quickly. Put in the time and effort expected and you wont be sorry!

    Interview Questions


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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Philips (New York, NY).

    Interview

    The interview process was roughly five to six phone interviews, and zero interviews were conducted in person. The first interview was a casual conversation with a recruiter, the second interview was behavioral, and the rest of the interviews were conversations with different members of the consulting arm that were used to gauge my "fit" within the organization.

    Interview Questions

    • What can you contribute to a growing business unit within an already long-established company?   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bothell, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Philips (Bothell, WA).

    Interview

    Recruited via LinkedIn, a couple of emails, calls with 2 recruiters followed by call with hiring manager. Onsite interviews with R&D, Sr. Marketing Director (hiring manager), Marketing Director, and a Project Manager. Followed two days later by a call with a VP. All went well, very nice people, great workplace setting. Zero follow-up afterward, no further contact or feedback by recruiter.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how you would narrow multiple project specifications to those most important, provide an example of how you differentiated a product from competitors. Have you worked with AGILE?   Answer Question

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    CT/Cath Lab Field Service Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Philips (Little Rock, AR).

    Interview

    Contacted by recruiter because of resume posted online. Filed or online app. Within a week first phone interview with recruiting asking questions about job history and interest. Phone interview with service manager followed the next week...technical/scenario questions asked. Gave to face interview scheduled days later, they paid for flight and hotel for interview. Waiting to hear back.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time you were told to do something you were uncomfortable with, how did you react and what did you say?   Answer Question

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Murrysville, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Philips (Murrysville, PA).

    Interview

    I got the internship through someone I knew in the company, so I got interviewed on a phone call. There were several interview phone calls before I was offered the position. Every person I talked to was very friendly and there were not any awkward pauses in the conversation.

    Interview Questions

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    Systems Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Philips (Seattle, WA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Two interviews; the first one off site (through campus recruitment at my university) and the second one on site. Interview focused on behavioral and personality topics. On site interview was to meet the other members of the team. My interviewers were very personable and friendly, and I found them very easy to talk to.

    Interview Questions

    • - Talk about a time you had to overcome a challenge and what you learned from the experience.
      - How do you respond to change?   Answer Question

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    One phone interview followed by an in person interview that included a talk. If you are in healthcare and want to apply machine learning, this will be a decent place. But for people who want to work as a machine learning researchers, this is not the place. There was a silly 1 hour non technical interview that was a waste of time. The people are nice but it is better to work in an industry as a data scientist than philips.


  10. Helpful (2)  

    Test Engineering Coop Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Philips (Lowell, MA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Very pleasant interview experience. Learnt quite a lot from the interviewers who were all engineers.
    Applied via my college's career website. Got called for an on campus interview less than two weeks later. Had to go through another round of interviews that lasted 4 hours at their officer headquarters in Andover, Massachusetts. Got an offer three days later.

    Interview Questions


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StarStarStarStarStar   Former IT Systems Administrator in Saugus, MA

Pros: “Middle of the road benefits and pay. Could be better. Some remote work from home at Managers discretion. Decent vacation time. Decent sick time.”“Middle of the road benefits and pay. Could be better. Some remote work from home at Managers discretion. Decent vacation time. Decent sick time.” – Full Review

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