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Philips Lighting Reviews

Updated June 30, 2018
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Eric Rondolat
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  • "work life balance , too many responsibilities" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Upper management in Netherlands could sometimes be disconnected" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Philips Lighting"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Philips Lighting full-time

    Pros

    Interesting projects. Intense focus on innovation. Opportunities for positions worldwide.

    Cons

    Global structure means that your manager might be in a different location.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    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.

  3. "Accounting Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist in Andover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Philips Lighting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Work from home (2 days)
    very good benefits incl lower insurance cost
    Friendly work environment

    Cons

    Uncertain job market, your job can be terminated anytime

    Advice to Management

    If you know you are not going to continue with a position or discontinue the business itself, then don't hire people just to sack them few months later. You are loosing your credibility as an employer


  4. "Good company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, happy, company, and management.

    Cons

    There are none to mention.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  5. "Philips Lightolier"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Fall River, MA
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Fall River, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Family friendly envronment, flexibile, design a full system, project durations 6months-2years, Location is good.

    Cons

    Upper management directives, political internal battles and segregation of what expense belongs in what bucket and what responcibility belongs with which team, and lastely understaffed to do jobs with added tasks. killed the sales force and restructured it, now we have all time low in sales.

    Advice to Management

    get your head out you butt, focus on sales growth, support your engineers with latest innovation software, training and staff. Mis-managed, unhappy employees for many years, find better ways to help with different incentives to soften the hearts and bring joy and excitement and team work to your employees.


  6. "Europe is better. Avoid North America until the dust settles."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great reputation in an industry that can help the world through energy efficient and health benefits from lighting. Highly talented group of employees.
    -Mostly a good work life balance. Very few people there past 7PM.

    Cons

    North American end of company is in a bit of a tailspin. Multiple leadership changes (many lasting only months) because they played the old version of the lighting game for too long. Far too slow to innovate. Leadership is tactical, not strategic.
    -Once you get past the junior levels, few options for promotability. You will sit at a certain level for a decade with lateral options mostly available.
    -Lots of layoffs as the company figures out its direction.

    Advice to Management

    You need leaders with experience completely outside electrical/lighting.


  7. "Well-structured, international firm with diverse working environment to work for."

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Coordinator in Tupelo, MS
    Former Employee - Maintenance Coordinator in Tupelo, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Philips Lighting part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Global company, good name on resume, diverse workforce, friendly colleagues, nice cafeteria and presentation room, and growth opportunity within organization

    Cons

    Company politics, lots of gossips, pay is not competitive as compared to other global firms, does not have new hiring positions often

    Advice to Management

    Compensate more to junior/entry-level positions to retain valuable employees. Invest in training to sharpen employees’ skills.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Ok..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on your career goals, Philips can be a stepping stone for gaining global experience in a very diverse workplace.

    Cons

    Difficult to navigate the organization. There is opportunity to move laterally in the org, but very little upward mobility options.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Used to be a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Somerset, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Philips Lighting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are great. A 401k that is unheard of today. I wish I had more positive things to say about Philips

    Cons

    Most of the company operates in silos. The communication between departments is awful at best. Unless you’re in a clique, you’re constantly looking over your shoulder. Job vacancies are literally handed to friends rather than qualified internal candidates. If you fail at one job but you’re in the clique, you’re rewarded by either being moved to another market segment or back to US when your time is up in Holland. Eindhoven tries to use a European business model in US and can’t understand why it doesn’t work here. They love to beat their chests and proclaim “We’re PHILIPS and you WILL BUY FROM US!”

    Advice to Management

    If you’re the largest lightning company in the world, start acting like it. There is a cancer emanating from within this organization and it begins at the top with Rondolat. Demand his resignation and start filling positions with actual lighting people, not friends of friends who were previously in COMPLETELY different industries.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not a good time at Philips"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work from home is the only plus - that way you avoid the cancerous work environment that is Philips Lighting

    Cons

    too many to count where do i start

    Advice to Management

    burn it all down - start over


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