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Philips Overview

Website www.philips.com
Headquarters Amsterdam, Netherlands
Size 10000+ Employees
Type Company - Public (PHG)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Royal Philips is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion ... More

Mission: At Philips, we strive to make the world healthier and more sustainable through meaningful innovation. Our goal is to improve the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025. We will be the best place to work for people who share our passion. Together we will deliver superior value ... More

Company Updates

  • Philips CEO, Frans van Houten is 1 of 43 purpose-focused CEO's who signed a letter to world leaders, requesting urgent action on climate control and making firm commitments of their own to create a healthier, climate-resilient economy. The full letter can be read at the link below: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vI6BJ

    Open Letter from Global CEOs to World Leaders Urging Concrete Climate Action

    CEO-led initiative to create a fertile ground for a responsible and global climate deal in Paris 2015 Climate change is one of the biggest global challenges that will shape the way we do business now and in the coming decades.

Philips – Why Work For Us?

Are you looking to make a real difference?

Innovation that matters

Then why not help us meet our goal of improving the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025? Come and join us as we strive to make the world healthier and more sustainable through meaningful innovation.

Play your part as we continually challenge the status quo and break new ground in order to meet the real needs of our customers and consumers.

A vibrant, global organization

Working at Philips means driving your career in an organization with an incredible diversity of nationalities, skills, backgrounds, functions and challenges. We have opportunities for starters as well as experienced professionals in everything from applied research to marketing and sales. In over 100 countries. We’re a fascinating company to be part of; a global leader in Lifestyle, Lighting and Healthcare with a strong emphasis on cultural awareness, mutual understanding and out-of-the-box thinking.

 Grow personally and professionally

You’ll have plenty of opportunity to grow personally and professionally, based on the 70/20/10 model (70% learning on the job, 20% coaching and 10% training). And you’ll be well rewarded. Our remuneration packages match those of other global industry leaders, while performance-related benefits increase in line with your value.

Interested in making a genuine difference? We’d be delighted to hear from you.


The beauty of every Philips innovation lies in the fact that it's been created to meet a very personal, unique need of an individual or society.  We use technology as a means to solve some of society's most challenging needs; not to simply improve technology for technology's sake. People are the beginning, middle, and end of our business, and that's why it is so important for us to create a culture where well-being, learning & development are as important as business results.

Take the story of Mark Russak as an example... Mark has been deployed on 5 military missions to both Iraq and Afghanistan throughout his tenure as a Philips employee. While away serving our country, his manager and colleagues team up to cover his work, periodically check in with his family, and frequently make donations to humanitarian missions he leads overseas. For Mark, Philips isn't his just his employer; we are his support base and extended family.


“I have deployed many times to Iraq and Afghanistan over the years and the one thing I never have to worry about is my employer, because Philips has proved over and over again that they are here for me and my family. Many troops don’t have that kind of support in the work place. The fine folks at Philips are a true blessing to us and we are very grateful.”

To learn more about our culture of people-centricity and inclusion, click here.




Three years ago, our global CEO created a roadmap for Philips to unlock its full potential as a company. He also realized that to be able to realize its success, we must unlock the individual potential of every one of our 122,000+ employees across the globe. From that vision, our inclusive approach to talent management at Philips was born...

One where internal mobility is encouraged across our diverse sectors, regions and product lines. In fact, our talent acquisition professionals are held accountable for filling a lofty percent of available vacancies with internal talent. This vision has also led us to do away with pre-defined career paths, and instead empower each employee to create an annual individual development plan each year that reflects their personal aspirations, passions,  and skill sets.

We've found that by taking this approach, a growth and performance culture has surfaced, and the outcomes delivered by our diverse employee base are as unique as the individual stories behind them. Take Catherine Rose's story as an example...

Visit http://www.lightaide.org/ to learn more about Philps LightAide.

To learn more about career development at Philips please click here.



We get it. The role of work, and what you want out of it, has drastically changed over the years, and that's not a bad thing.What used to be merely a source of paycheck to generations past has now become an important part of achieving a sense of meaning and fulfillment in life. And that 'thing' is your career.

At Philips, we believe our meaningful mission and continuing history of innovation is the perfect platform to create your legacy in life through your work. We encourage and reward a spirit of creativity and entrepreneurialism because that is the only way we can continue delivering innovation to those that need it most. We hope that gets you even a little bit excited!

That opportunity, combined with Karen's passion for helping others and 'tinkering with things until they worked', has helped her find success at Philips nearly 50 patents later. Read her full story by clicking here.

To discover more examples of how Philips people are making it matter in their careers, click here.



Imagine going to work every day knowing that whatever you accomplish in your day- whatever new ideas and unique skills you bring to the table- will help directly shape the products, solutions, and services that are improving  sustainability, health and wellness solutions used by billions of people around the world. That's what a career at Philips is like, and if you're ready to see the challenge of innovation through that lens, we think you've found your match in us.

So what types of game-changing innovation has Philips delivered recently?  Here are just a few...

  • A proof of concept, developed by Philips IntelliVue Solutions group and Accenture, which uses Google Glass to give doctors the ability to perform surgery while monitoring and reacting to changes in the patient's vital signs without ever taking their eyes off the procedure.
  • Philips AirFryer- A consumer product that allows you to enjoy your favorite fried foods with 80% less fat, by replacing fatty oils with an embedded rapid air technology system.
  • Philips Hue - A wireless mobile lighting solution, created in collaboration with Apple, that gives smartphone users the ability to control home lighting via their mobile devices and effortlessly create lighting environments that improve well-being, energy levels, or other desired states of well-being.

To learn more about all Philips is doing to deliver innovation that matters in North America, click here.

Or to express interest in being part of our meaningful mission, introduce yourself to our talent community by completing a short profile at https://philips.avature.net/talent.

Philips Reviews

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  • Great people, nice place to work!

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Bothell, WA
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    Good benefits, especially 401k match. Great people that support work-life balance. Lots of site activities to enable teamwork and support for local charities.


    Disjointed IT systems requiring manual processes and work-arounds. Slow network connectivity and a hodge podge of collaboration tools that aren't integrated.

    Advice to Management

    Standardize on one ERP/CRM platform and invest in better IT and collaboration tools such as Cisco Web-Ex to improve productivity.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Andover, MA
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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Philips (Andover, MA).


    I applied on Linked In. Within a few days I received a call from a recruiter and then talked to a manager. After that I went in person. I had three hour long interviews back to back to back with a manager, older engineer, and a newer engineer. Each person spent time describing the job, answering questions and asking an engineering question such as drawing a stress strain curve or designing a part.

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    • Draw a stress-strain curve.   1 Answer

Philips Awards & Accolades

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  • Top 50 Employers, Equal Opportunity Magazine, 2015
  • Global Randstad Award (5), Randstad Award, 2015
  • 50 Smartest Companies, MIT Technology Review, 2015
  • Best Companies For Work-Life Balance, Forbes, 2015
  • Top 50: World's Most Attractive Employers (Engineering/IT), Universum, 2015
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