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"Solid overall, but uncertain future."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Really interesting product, and constantly working on exciting projects. Solid benefits, decent pay, room for growth.

Cons

Location was great prior to move to Burlington. Being in downtown Boston gave the organization a cutting edge feel, and was a huge benefit to the majority of employees. Once purchased by Philips, CK lost much of its entrepreneurial spirit, and more resembled a typical cubicle farm that the exciting start-up it once was. Discrediting to see so much of senior leadership team jump ship so shortly after acquisition. This naturally hurt employee morale, and has lead to much higher turnover.

Advice to Management

Stick around.

Other Employee Reviews for Philips Lighting

  1. "Look at what's hindering your growth."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rather Not Say in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Rather Not Say in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Its a growing company, and if you are positioned in the right department, there are opportunities to advance your career. Its a company that is the leader in its field, and not only believes in, but builds energy efficient, and eco -friendly products. As such it has a secure future, and a secure market share.

    Cons

    It is a newly formed company, as it is the result of the purchase of Color Kinetics by Royal Philips. As such, there is very much a small company mentality, meaning the framework upon which it operates is weak. Existing management have a small company mentality and methodology. There are a number of people working in key roles who have been there for some time, and are now hindering the growth of the company because they are set in their ways and resistant to change.

    Advice to Management

    The number one comment is to Train your managers. People have been promoted because of their length and quality of service. However, that criteria doesn't necessarily make them good managers. There is a huge lack of professional management. The second comment is to make managers accountable. There is no structure for accountability of anyone. There are little consequences if a task is not completed.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Philips Lighting full-time

    Pros

    has a solid foundation. They've been able to keep a realistic perspective of the overall economy and ever changing needs for their consumers. They manage Risk and Controls with the highest standards, as this ensures their customers will be securely managed. There's a reason they are still number one in the Banking Industry.

    Cons

    Long term employees may need to move into other roles more frequently or outside of the firm, in order to manage up their own personal salary goals and/or careers; which can be disappointing, especially if they like their current work environment. I'm sure this is the case for all large corporations.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to perform skip level conversations with staff who report up to you, to get a feel for the environment and to let them know you are listening.

    Philips Lighting Response

    May 5, 2017 – Manager, Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing

    Great review...thanks so much for taking the time to post about your experience working at Philips Lighting. We appreciate the feedback.

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