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Philips Lighting Interview Questions

Updated Apr 30, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Philips Lighting (Boston, MA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I got a quick 20-minutes phone interview mainly on tech background checking. The interviewer first introduced the target position and the core technology used there, so that's what they are looking for at me. Then I was asked several questions, such as have you have any experience on X, what's your ranking in university. Finally, the interviewer gave me a chance to ask one or two questions and told me when I will get the update.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have any experience in frontend, backend or machine learning?   Answer Question

    Philips Lighting Response

    Apr 11, 2017 – Manager, Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing

    Thank you for taking the time to review your interview experience. We appreciate your time and consideration of employment with Philips Lighting.


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    Senior Strategy and Planning Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Philips Lighting (New York, NY) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I applied for the position via Linkedin. I had a call with recruitment consultant which went well. He told me that department assistant would arrange interviews with department managers which she forgot. After I reminded, she scheduled two Skype interviews. A week before my interviews, recruitment consultant called and told me that they made an offer to another candidate and she accepted. He consulted me to look for other options since they will not any prospect openings in the near future. Today I saw another job posting with the same title at Linkedin.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Philips Lighting? Why this position? Why should we hire you?   Answer Question

    Philips Lighting Response

    Jan 12, 2017 – Manager, Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing

    Thank you for taking the time to post an interview review. We take all feedback into consideration and would like an opportunity to discuss your experience. Please contact me at ... More


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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Philips Lighting (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Prompt feedback from HR and very friendly Skype interview with the hiring manager. The process was very transparent and feedback was clear. I was not hired, as I could not make myself available asap, which was their requirement.

    Interview Questions

    Philips Lighting Response

    Oct 20, 2016 – Manager, Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your candidate experience. We appreciate your feedback.


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    Director Role Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Philips Lighting (Chicago, IL) in September 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was applying for the job online in July with two phone interviews and one face to face with the hiring manager in September. This is how slow they really are, since the interviews all went very well I followed up with two emails and on VM, silence. Many people who interviewed with them have all noticed this silence treatment. Don't call us we will call or email you.

    Totally unprofessional and that is something all candidates should watch out for, I do not want to work for any company that does not communicate responsibly, ethically with professionalism. Not this FU silent treatment. Move on to another company that will treat candidates like real human beings.

    Interview Questions

    • Many of the questions were scenarios based, testing your skills and knowledge.   1 Answer

    Philips Lighting Response

    Oct 8, 2015 – Manager, Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing

    Thank you for taking the time to submit a review about your candidate experience. We take all feedback into consideration.


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    Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Marcos, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Philips Lighting (San Marcos, TX) in August 2015.

    Interview

    I put in a online application and about a week later, I was contacted by HR. He asked me a few questions about my resume then told me that he would send the information to the manager for consideration. 2 weeks later, they invited me in for a in-person panel interview with 4 interviewers on a Friday. Interview only lasted about 45 minutes. They were a pretty tough crowd to please. I can tell from their facial expressions that they weren't very interested. On Monday morning, I sent them all follow up emails thanking them for taking the time to interview with me. None of them replied. I waited 2 weeks later and still no reply.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Phillips? What do you know so far about the position?   Answer Question

    Philips Lighting Response

    Oct 8, 2015 – Manager, Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing

    Thank you for taking the time to submit a review about your candidate experience. We value your feedback.


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    Lean Master Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Philips Lighting.

    Interview

    First phone interview, 2 weeks later SKYPE interview with a Manager in Italy. Again after 2 weeks phone interview and then after a 2 weeks SKYPE interview!. After that personal interview. Again after 2 weeks another SKYPE interview. Waited 3 weeks for an answer, called, left a message. Finally after 4 months of initial contact got ONE line e-mail "Regret to inform that we have choosen another candidate"

    Interview Questions

    • What is your goal in next 5-10 years?   1 Answer

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    Senior Phosphor Integration Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Philips Lighting (San Jose, CA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    After phone interview with the recruiter, there was a phone interview with the program manager. After phone interviews, I was called for personal interview at LUMILED corporation office in San Jose, CA. Personal interview at LUMILEDs went for whole day with managers of various groups and group members phosphor integration. Junior staff was really interested to know about my experience particularly in phosphor integration.

    Interview Questions

    • More than half of them asked me that with years of work experience, are going to stick this job.   Answer Question

    Philips Lighting Response

    Oct 8, 2015 – Manager, Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing

    Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We appreciate your feedback.


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Lean Expert Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Philips Lighting.

    Interview

    Applied in March 2nd week, last week of March phone interview, then SKYPE interview with peer, then skype with hiring manager, skype with hiring manager counterpart!, personal interview with 4 group member, again skype interview. Total 2 1/2 months. No reply. Called HR left message. Finally 1 line regret e-mail 'Sorry we selected another candidate' what a sham & shame!

    Interview Questions


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    Recruitment Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Philips Lighting (San Jose, CA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Five phone interviews (30 minutes each) + a 2hr onsite interview with one of the HR directors and the hiring manager. HR Dir was 15 mins late, rude, argumentative & interrupted constantly during the interview. Definitely not a good candidate experience.


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    Procurement Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tupelo, MS
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Philips Lighting (Tupelo, MS) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Overall, I had a bad experience with the recruiting process.

    The role was based in Tupelo, MS. I got an interview for this position through a referral in the last term of my master's degree.

    The first interview was with the HR who asked me basic questions like why Philips, why this role, how my internship work and degree would help me contribute on the job. It was easy.

    The second interview was with a supply chain engineer and the plant manager at Tupelo. They asked more about my experience and projects and basic questions on procurement and operations management. These were not difficult either.

    The third interview was onsite. Tupelo was a pretty ordinary town. I didn't find it endearing because I'm more of a big city guy. I was honestly only going for the role, which from the description, was good. The first interview onsite was with the HR again covering basic questions. Second was with the same supply chain engineer, kind of repetitive. Then I was given a plant tour. It was good. A good thing here is to ask intelligent questions which tells them you understand what's most important to a plant. The plant was massive; I think it's the largest Philips plant in North America, atleast it was at the time I interviewed. The third interview was with a director of engineering and supply chain who came down from Boston and another guy. The questions were - how would you estimate cost of a product? Some more questions around inventory and stocking and how would you negotiate with suppliers.

    All was ok until the point I left and I was told they would get back to me within a week.

    TILL DATE THEY HAVEN'T GOTTEN BACK. It was obvious after about 2 months I wasn't selected but I was extremely disappointed by the lack of professionalism shown by the HR team. There is a lot of pressure and uncertainty in a candidate's mind and they made it the worst possible experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Negotiations with suppliers - How would you conduct a negotiation and what are the steps, once you have the product specs and costs ready? (I had no direct experience with supplier negotiation and hence the problem)   1 Answer

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