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Philips Overview

Andover, MA
10000+ employees
1891
Company - Public (PHG)
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$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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Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#98)

Company Updates

  • Philips has been recognized in BCG’s 2018 ranking of top 50 global innovators.
    “We’re up 30 places versus the previous year, to 49th, according to the Boston Consulting Group’s prestigious worldwide survey. Two factors contribute to our ranking: a survey among senior global innovation executives plus our recent performance in the marketplace where it matters most -- serving our customers and consumers in hospitals and homes all around the world” Frans van Houten, Philips CEO.

    Most Innovative Companies 2018 - Chapter 1: Innovation in 2018

    At leading innovators, R&D and new-product development have become digital endeavors. Eleven of the fifty companies named in BCG's 2018 ranking of the most innovative companies-including seven of the top ten-are digital natives and thus digital innovators by definition.

  • Philips plans to relocate its North American headquarters from Andover to Cambridge, bringing with it about 2,000 employees. Philips CEO Frans van Houten reveals that the idea is to move the Massachusetts operations closer to more software talent, to startups, and to the company’s local university and hospital partners, such as MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital.

    Xconomy: Philips CEO Wants to Be Near "Hotspots of Talent" to Take On GE, IBM

    Xconomy Boston - Boston's healthcare technology cluster is getting more crowded. Dutch healthtech giant Philips intends to plant an even bigger flag here, ramping up its local efforts to develop products like machine-learning software for healthcare, as other big firms like IBM and General Electric do the same.

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Philips – Why Work For Us?


"Technology became a part of my life, and I realized it can be a very personal part of everyone's life." ck Andrade

Over 125 years ago, Frederik and Gerald Philips started a small lightbulb company in Eindhoven. Little did they realize that it would become a global force of innovation, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide. But it did.

Today, Philips is a world leading health technology company with a vision to make life better for people worldwide through meaningful innovation. Making good on this promise depends on our passionate, inspirational, collaborative and diverse team.    We have over 17,000+ amazing people in North America but are always looking for more. Like-minded, motivated, focused minds to join us in creating a healthier, more connected society while transforming themselves personally and professionally. 

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s an experience filled with unexpected moments that will transform you in lasting and positive ways. Help us improve the world for the better while building a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.    

Progress happens outside of your comfort zone. Working at Philips isn’t just about the next stage in your career as a professional. It’s an experience filled with unexpected moments that will transform you in lasting and positive ways, as it did for Harold both personally and professionally.  Challenge yourself at Philips so we can improve the world together with technology. 

Don't just make a living. Make a difference. Working at Philips as an intern or early-career professional isn’t just about starting your first ‘serious’ job. It’s an experience filled with unexpected moments that will transform you in lasting and positive ways.  You'll meet and be mentored by the people that will help shape you professionally, but also on a personal level.  Start your career with Philips as we improve the world together with technology. 

"Your boss is the person who supports you in your short-term goals, but also in your long-term goals. It's a team.” Sofia Rasys

Create a legacy.   What you do every day can contribute to the innovative health technologies and solutions we develop that make a positive impact on billions of people every year. Including you.

You may lead a business. Or your strategic insight could kick off Philips' entry into a new market. You might manage a partnership with healthcare providers so medical specialists can work with greater confidence and speed. Perhaps you could transform our portfolio in the personal care market so that our products have an even greater impact on the world's health.  

Our executives work on this scale every day. There are so many unforeseen ways you can leave a lasting legacy at Philips. 

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 long-lasting 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 on Philips Talent Newsflash

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    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Exciting innovations, done to improve lives

    Cons

    At times, too many decision making layers

    Advice to Management

    Simplify and accelerate

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Philips Interviews

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    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Philips.

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    Talked with recruiters at a career fair at school. After the fair was over I waited and had a brief interview with one of the recruiters. Nailed every single question they asked, but was told I couldn't work there due to me not taking a data structures course.

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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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