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Philips Overview
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (PHG)
Health Care
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health spectrum from healthy living and prevention to diagnosis, treatment and home care. We leverage advanced ... Read more

Mission: At Philips, we strive to make the world a healthier and more sustainable place 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 ... Read more

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Philips – Why Work For Us?

Want to make a real difference?

Innovation that matters

Join Philips and help us meet our goal of improving the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025. Be an active agent for change, making the world healthier and more sustainable through meaningful innovation.

Be involved and instrumental as we continually challenge what’s expected to break new ground and meet the real needs of our customers and consumers.

A vibrant, global organization

Working at Philips means taking your career in rewarding and often unexpected directions. We’re a global organization with an incredible diversity of nationalities, skills, backgrounds, functions, and opportunities. And we’re actively recruiting for the best talent. We have positions for starters as well as experienced professionals, throughout our business and in over 100+ countries.

We’re a fascinating and often surprising company to be part of; a global leader in personal and professional health with a strong emphasis on cultural awareness, mutual understanding, out-of-the-box thinking and professional and personal job satisfaction.

Grow personally and professionally

We watch amazing things happen when our people are open-minded and courageous enough to invent and create. As a part of our company, you will have plenty of opportunity to grow personally and professionally. Our 70/20/10 model (70% learning on the job, 20% coaching and 10% training) is just one of the ways we support and encourage your growth. And you’ll be well rewarded. Our remuneration packages match those of other global industry leaders, while performance-related benefits increase as you progress within the business.

Keen to make an impact? Get in touch. We will be delighted to hear from you.

We put people first:

The beauty of every Philips innovation lies in the fact that it has been created to meet a very personal, unique need; a need of an individual or a society. We apply technology to help solve some of society's most challenging needs. People are the beginning, middle, and end of our business. They’re the focus of everything we make and do. And that's why it is so important for us that our people know they count and can thrive in a culture where well-being, learning and development is as important as business results.

Take Mark Russak for example. Mark has been deployed on five military missions to Iraq and Afghanistan during his time as a Philips employee. While he is away, his manager and colleagues team up to cover his work, check in with his family and make donations to humanitarian missions he leads. For Mark, we aren’t simply his employer; our team are his support base and extended family.


“I have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan over the years. The one thing I never have to worry about is my employer. Philips has proved over and over that it is there for me and my family. Most troops don’t have that kind of support in the work place so I – and family - we are very grateful.”

To learn more about our people-centric, inclusive culture, click here.




We don’t just recruit, we manage talent

A few years ago, our CEO Frans van Houten set out a roadmap to unlock our full potential as a company. He realized that much of our success depended on each and every one of our employees across the globe. This vision resulted in our inclusive, progressive approach to talent management.

Internal mobility is encouraged across our diverse sectors, regions and product lines. In fact, our talent acquisition professionals are encouraged to fill many available vacancies with internal talent. Instead of pre-defined career paths, our people are empowered to create an annual individual development plan each year that reflects their personal aspirations, passions and skill sets. This has led to the creation of a growth and performance culture. The outcomes delivered by our diverse employee base are as surprising and unique as the individual stories behind them.

Click here to find our how about how a career at Philips will surprise and fulfill you.



Don’t just work to live, work to improve lives

The role of work has drastically changed over the years. While previous generations may have seen work as a means to live, today’s ambitious employees see it as a means of creating a meaningful, sustainable life. A life where they and others can benefit.

At Philips, we believe our mission and continuing history of innovation provides the perfect platform for our people to create a legacy through their work. We encourage and reward creativity and entrepreneurialism because we know that it is what makes it possible to innovate and improve the world for those who need it most.

This culture, combined with Karen's passion for helping others and refusing to give up has helped her find success at Philips nearly 50 patents later. Click here to read her story.

For more stories about how Philips people are making it matter in their careers, click here.



Don’t just answer emails, answer deep human needs

Imagine going to work every day knowing that your daily accomplishments will directly shape the products, solutions, and services improving sustainability, health and wellness solutions and used by billions of people around the world. A career at Philips is about building new products and building a healthier society.

So what types of game-changing innovation have our people delivered recently?  Here are just a few...

  • Brush Busters, a gamified app for our connected Sonicare toothbrush that helps kids brush their teeth regularly
  • At home devices that allow remote monitoring of patients without the need for hospital stays or visits
  • uGrow, an app that tracks the growth path of babies, providing advice to mothers on care

To learn more about how we are delivering innovation that matters in North America, click here.

Or to join us, introduce yourself to our talent community by completing a short profile at"

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    Sales policies are really primitive due to which many parties take advantage of it

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Philips (Baltimore, MD).


    Phone interview with an HR recruiter for about 30 minutes. 2nd phone interview with the department manager for about 30 minutes. In person interviews with 5 people for a total of 4 hours. I have gone through all of this and never heard back from them either way. I know of another person that interviewed for the same position, and again, never heard anything. I still don't think they have placed anyone in this position. Waste of time.

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Philips Awards & Accolades

  • The World's Most Reputable Companies In 2017, Forbes, 2017
  • The most valuable tech brands of 2017, Brand Finance, 2017
  • Top Places to Work in Massachusetts, WCVB, 2016
  • LinkedIn Top Attractors 2016, LinkedIn, 2016
  • World’s Most Attractive Employers 2016, Universum Global, 2016
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