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"Great Company to work for with really nice engineers but hypocrite management."

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

- Big company and great brand name.
- Compensation is average but not too bad.
- Peers were really smart and helping and helped me learn alot while I worked there for 3.5 years.
- Good work/life balance
- Great benefits which includes medical, dental, really good 401k match, employee stock purchase options, time-off and sick leaves.

Cons

- Frequent workforce reductions create a sense of insecurity among employees.
- Too much cost cutting going on.
- Management says they are open and transparent but all decisions are hidden and mostly hit employees with a surprise.
- Lot of Outsourcing going on in the Foster City, CA office and most of the work has already been outsourced to Bangalore.
- Very hard to get a promotion. Very hard to get a raise so its a good idea to negotiate before you join the company.

Advice to Management

Advice to the Senior Management (like GM and SVP) - You guys listen to the directors, Sr. Managers and lay-off engineers because a project failed. But engineers are just following guidelines from Project Managers, people managers and Directors who develop the guideline for the project and allocate resources (engineers). I think Project Managers, Sr. Manager and Directors should be fired first as they are actually responsible for the bad planning and management which lead to project failure. But the higher management will direct those senior members to FIRE ordinary engineers who just did what they were told. And all senior staff continues to reduce cost and take home fat bonuses where as a regular engineer is sitting home looking for another job.

Other Employee Reviews for Philips

  1. "Proud to be working for a company that strives to better people's lives and well-being."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Philips full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, company mission and values, innovative products and solutions, good people, ideal office locations, market leader

    Cons

    Leadership is sub-par for company of this size, office buildings are outdated and stale, flat matrix organization makes it challenging for advancement, promotion isn't easy to come by

    Advice to Management

    Improve management and leadership, hire in better talent, improve office culture by investing in office buildings


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Glad they got rid of the category leader"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Controller in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Controller in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Philips full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and travel opportunities

    Cons

    Expect reorganization so every 6 months or so

    Advice to Management

    Focus on human capital and work life balance. And quit trying to compete in the low end segment. Do you see Audi selling $10k cars? No, because if they did it would destroy the brand. Nuf said.

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