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"Management Driving the Company into the ground."

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Current Employee - Field Service Engineer
Current Employee - Field Service Engineer
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Philips full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Great healthcare field to work in which can be very personally rewarding. Local teams close knit and very supporting. Able to arrange and set own daily appointments to a comfortable degree. Good amount of vacation time.

Cons

High level management highly separated from anything in the company unless it can be derived from an excel spreadsheet. Management is highly metric centered. Each manager lives in fear of the one above of numbers not falling in line to the point any anomaly is covered up or made an exception, all but erasing any visibility to problems with any actions in the company. This is a major problem within Philips as nothing ever gets fixed because all metrics are made to look uniform to a fault. Management no longer shows any trust in field decision making, all decisions must be approved or double approved which makes for very slow logistics in any area.. Philips only values opinions if they are in line with decisions that have already been made, any opposing opinions or constructive criticism is frowned upon and will not be tolerated. It will cause you problems to be that person, just fall in line. New draconian vacation policy this year encourages competition rather than cooperation between field employees. Field support structure has been changed which leaves you pretty much on your own, or to rely on your teammates. New work scheduling tool wants field employees to continually change shift schedules to cut OT time. You still have to work late hours you just will no longer receive overtime pay for it. IT and Company applications are a complete mess, suffer from regular outages and/or don't work or won't be fixed making daily work frustrating. IT support comes from India and is even more frustrating. Annual review does not reward hard work or going the extra mile, managers are given a fixed amount of money and it must be divided evenly along a bell curve average. Work as hard as you want it won't get you any bigger raise. Even Philips' reward points system is largely ignored. It is a good job if you enjoy working in the field but you won't be treated as a valuable employee, more as disposable. HR Department is completely of no help at all.

Advice to Management

Put down the spreadsheets and actually become involved in your business. Treat your employees with respect, trust, and a sense need and you will be rewarded ten fold. You proudly state that you do but your actions fall far short. You are quickly losing market share with product lines that are not viewed as state of the art by customers. So many more things not enough space to include, you could easily do a finer job.

Other Employee Reviews for Philips

  1. "Trying times ahead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and opportunity
    Solid products and services

    Cons

    Challenging economic/regulatory climate ahead
    Working through some major changes to the org structure with new CEO, still too top heavy
    LARGE organization, too big for agile growth


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Average, slow big company with a lot of nice people and hidden opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a big company with a lot of great training and opportunities - if you aggressively seek them out. The people are generally nice and care about what they do.

    Cons

    It's a big machine that will chew you up and spit you out if you don't actively manage your career. Not all the parts play as well as they could together and its frustrating to see the potential but not be able to make it happen because of individual incentives.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in more people from different companies and background. It needs diversity to change the culture.

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