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"Disorganized, with no direction"

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Former Employee - Multiple in Bothell, WA
Former Employee - Multiple in Bothell, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Easy Workload
Products you can support
Nice Campus
Work life Balance

Cons

No clear Goals,
Pretend to get better but just shuffle things around
Poor design quality
management is completely disconnected
When you get promoted they have corporate rules against paying you your market value
No formal development plans
underpay the good employee's
Retirement home for lazy people who just get by, their best talent, stays for a year or two then leaves

Advice to Management

Clear chain of responsibility, develop transparent metrics, there are so many exceptions in every metric you report that you basically hide the truth in order to pat yourself on the back.

When promoting from within, pay your employees accordingly otherwise they will get a year of experience and leave in order to get back to market wage. All you have left are people that want to retire with the company and are hardly competent. Especially in Sr management and director level positions at the Bothell site.

Other Employee Reviews for Philips

  1. "Ethical, innovative and customer-centric"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Philips full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, lots of opportunity for growth, high integrity company. Managers seem to really value work life balance for their employees.

    Cons

    Typical big company issues- lots of organizational layers and decisions can take a while to be made.


  2. "Was a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Philips full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A chance to design the very best medical equipment with fantastic co-workers. Mostly good managers.

    Cons

    Typical large company management, a bit slow to make decisions, with lots of turnover at all levels. They are often out of touch with the worker bees. Lots of changes to long term plans.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the engineers, not just the mid-level managers. Take the time to get to know them, help them feel like they are an important part of a great team, and they will perform beyond expectations.

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