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Philips Lighting Overview

Eindhoven (Netherlands)
10000+ employees
1891
Company - Public (LIGHT)
Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Philips Lighting is the global leading provider of lighting solutions and applications for both professional and consumer markets, transforming how lighting is used to enhance the human experience in the places where people live and work. Headquartered in the Netherlands ... Read 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 ... Read more

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Philips Lighting – Why Work For Us?


Together, we are unlocking the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world.  See why we are proud to Be #PhilipsLighting and help us create the light of the future

At Philips Lighting, we take light beyond illumination.  Light can transform spaces and moods, comfort and soothe, uplift and inspire, it can create brighter, safer environments, increase productivity, and improve energy efficiency. Whether at home, on the road, in the city, shopping, at work or at school, we are creating lighting solutions that transform environments, create experiences, and help shape identities. We are at the forefront of this fascinating new era for lighting in the digital age.

Light is fundamental to our lives

Philips Lighting is focused on improving people’s lives with light by delivering unique value and energy-efficient solutions to consumers and customers, every day and everywhere.  Our unprecedented commitment to protect our planet and become carbon neutral by 2020 also represents an opportunity to do business differently and more sustainably.  We are constantly looking for new ways to improve the energy efficiency of our solutions and to deliver real sustainable value. We integrate technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights.  Our ever-changing world needs more light and greater distribution and that’s why we are driving an initiative to end light poverty by 2030.

Innovating for a brighter future, help us light the way

Do you want to help us make an impact on people’s lives with light?  A career at Philips Lighting offers you the opportunity to create your own legacy, building on the century-old Philips heritage of leadership in innovative lighting. 

We are looking for passionate, bold and ambitious people to help us achieve our goals.  You can put your fresh knowledge, creative ideas and energy to work in a variety of functional areas across our business.  Our global reach will give you the opportunity to work in a dynamic, transforming industry and collaborate with colleagues around the world.  At Philips Lighting, you can apply your expertise, deepen your knowledge and deliver meaningful results, together with a great team.  We’ll invest in you so you can build on your strengths and develop new ones.

Visit our website to learn more about how we are leading the lighting revolution or to express interest in being part of our meaningful mission, join our talent community by completing a short profile.

At Philips Lighting, we're not interested in adapting technology for technology's sake. We're interested in changing the world through meaningful innovation. The teams at Philips Lighting are committed to the cause and proud of the various industry recognition we have received for leading the charge.

What's most important to our people though is enhancing the REAL moments in life that light can influence... like creating an awe-inspiring experience for children at bed time story hour which our partner product line with Disney helps to create. 

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Nothing is more rewarding than being there for a family during storytime. With Philips goal of "Enhancing Life with Light", nowhere is this more apparent than our recent partnership with Disney, creating a line of innovative products designed to bring Disney magic to life through lighting like never before.  Children and their parents can connect e-books to lighting products that change the vibe in a room as a story unfolds. The revolutionary concept makes reading more fun by allowing families to become immersed in the story, and kids to see the story come to life before their very eyes.

Visit our website to learn more about our latest exciting innovations in lighting.

Our employees are our most valuable resource and vital to the success of Philips Lighting.  We believe a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are essential to a thriving innovative business and we strive to attract employees from a wide range of backgrounds.  Explore this selection of videos from our own employees, where they share the inside story about what it is like to work for Philips Lighting and how they have an impact on innovations that matter.  

Meet Eshwar, hear how he makes an impact defining cloud solutions as a Software Engineer:

Meet Amandine, hear how she shines her light on connected lighting solutions with Philips HUE:

Meet Michel, hear how he is creating a legacy to be proud of working in Sales for Philips Lighting:

To hear and explore more employee stories, visit our YouTube Working at Philips Lighting playlist.

To some light is taken for granted. To others light is the one thing that makes life possible. The thing about light is that it touches and affects people in different ways, and the same is true with a workplace. At Philips Lighting, we do our best to ensure that the experience you have as a Philips Lighting employee is a supportive one, built on trust, and passion for the industry we serve.  

Take Catherine Rose's story as an example. She saw an opportunity for her daughter, Alexis, to have a better quality of life with light. Through her passion, action and support from Philips resources, a new innovation was launched in the market!  LightAide helps children with visual impairments learn and experience the world in new ways.   

To learn more about Philips LightAide please visit http://www.lightaide.org/.

Visit our career website to learn more about our culture of people-centricity and inclusion.

Everything starts with light. Light moves cities, carries information, and comforts mind and body.

Where there’s light, there’s creation.
Where there’s light, there’s safety.
Where there’s light, there’s opportunities.

In today’s digital age, lighting is being redefined. It’s no longer just about illuminating. It’s about connecting, responding and transforming.  At Philips Lighting, we’re at the forefront of this wave of
innovation. We’re developing technologies and systems that are changing how people see and experience their world. We’re the leading light company for the Internet of Things, building brighter, smarter cities and homes, and bringing greener, better light to people across the globe.

We want people with a game-changing mentality, to help us create the light of the future. We’re building a team of people who value innovation, and who are ready to make an impact both in their careers and the world they live in. 

We are looking for people who want to be part of a company who has been a leader and innovator for over 125 years and whose products touch billions around the globe. Who are fiercely independent but value teamwork. And who are ready to get behind the wheel on day one.

Just like the thousands of employees in over 60 countries around the world who are proud to work for Philips Lighting, you'll start to experience light in a different way. You'll see it as a means to improve lives, and brighten your career all at the same time.

See how Rob is engineering meaningful innovation with connected lighting solutions:

Visit our Working at Philips Lighting YouTube channel to discover more examples of how our people are making an impact in their careers at Philips Lighting.

Philips Lighting Reviews

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    I worked at Philips Lighting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, many learning and development apportunities. Company strived to recognize good employees on their performance. Good performance review process​.

    Cons

    Sink or swim mentality, can be long hours for finance. Working with outsourced finance team can be very difficult due if not on SAP.

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Philips Lighting Photos

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Philips Lighting Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

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    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
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Philips Lighting Awards & Accolades

  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List, Corporate Knights, 2017
  • German Design Award, German Design Council, 2016
  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List, Corporate Knights, 2016
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), 2016
  • Best in Category Lightfair, Most Innovative Product of the Year, 2016
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