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Philips Lighting Reviews

Updated March 25, 2019
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  • "Work life Balance and Slow decision making" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Employees who were with the company 10, 15, 20, or 25 years were shown the door without a second thought by upper management" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "good job, good people and great boss"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Philips Lighting (Less than a year)

    Pros

    free snacks, friendly people, flexible work environments

    Cons

    not much,I really like this company

    Philips Lighting Response

    Oct 9, 2018 – Manager, Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing

    Thanks for your review. We're happy to hear your experience was positive and you enjoyed the culture.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules, ability to work from home and good people to work with.

    Cons

    In the past two years, the company has shown a lack of appreciation for its people. Employees who were with the company 10, 15, 20, or 25 years were shown the door without a second thought by upper management. The company is also so focused on reporting that little marketing is done since everyone in marketing is focused on tables, reporting, analyses, and charts.

  3. "It was a great place to work until it wasn't"

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    Former Employee - Various Management
    Former Employee - Various Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well structured, talented team, international focus

    Cons

    Struggled to meet challenges of LED revolution and never recovered. If you are not Dutch, don't think about a career.


  4. "Technical Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Philips Lighting full-time

    Pros

    Work with top talents in the lighting industry;
    Collaborate with various teams from different countries

    Cons

    Salary ranges are not attractive enough

    Philips Lighting Response

    Oct 9, 2018 – Manager, Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing

    Thanks for your review! We are proud to be the world leader in lighting, which is accomplished through the efforts of top talent at Signify.


  5. "Cool"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philips Lighting full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work

    Cons

    None everything was always great

    Philips Lighting Response

    Aug 13, 2018 – Manager, Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing

    Happy to hear you had a great experience - thanks for sharing!


  6. "Philips Lighting"

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    • Culture & Values
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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.

    Philips Lighting Response

    Aug 13, 2018 – Manager, Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing

    Thank you for letting us know about your experience working at Philips Lighting, we're so pleased to hear you enjoyed it.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "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

    Philips Lighting Response

    Aug 13, 2018 – Manager, Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing

    Thanks for your review. We'd like to know more about your experience and better understand any challenges so we can improve. Feel free to reach out to feedback@signify.com.

  8. "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.

    Philips Lighting Response

    Aug 13, 2018 – Manager, Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing

    We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your employment (wow – more than 10 years!) with Signify, formerly Philips Lighting. Thank you for contributing your time and talent with us. Employees truly... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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.

    Philips Lighting Response

    Aug 13, 2018 – Manager, Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing

    Thanks for your review. We appreciate hearing from our employees, especially someone who’s spent a significant amount of time with the company and are sorry to hear about your challenges. We’re proud... More


  10. "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.