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Philips Mechanical Design Engineer Reviews

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Mechanical Design Engineer

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Philips President and CEO Frans van Houten
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  • Work life balance and senior management (in 72 reviews)

  • Slow decision making on the exec level (in 66 reviews)

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  1. "R&D Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Mechanical Design Engineer in Andover, MA
    Former Intern - Mechanical Design Engineer in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Philips as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, Given responsiblilites of full time employee, laid back work environment, helpful staff

    Cons

    Sometimes didn't have much work to do due to a lull in business


  2. "Good Place to Learn and Start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Latham, NY
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Latham, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Philips (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly people with profound engineering knowledge. So smart and innovative. The team is not that big. Therefore, more interaction between team members and less political affairs

    Cons

    The software used is not that well known. No free coffee. The cafeteria is tiny and has very limited choices for lunch and breakfast.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "I had a very enjoyable, learning experience at Philips."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Mechanical Design Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Former Contractor - Mechanical Design Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Philips as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have been seeking for quite some time now to work for a company that produces products that are helpful to the cause of medical science. Since the crux of my career has been confined to military defense components organizations in the medical arena have disregarded my attempts to switch to making medical devices/equipment.

    Cons

    I was taken back by the amount of information each employee, especially in the engineering departments each employee is expected to retain. I heard common comments that there is no way each person should be expected to remember everything to ensure each product is always compliant to all the various specifications..

    Advice to Management

    I suggested that specialized sub-groups be organized that could over-see each engineering discipline: one group for mechanical, one for electrical, one materials, etc. the purpose of each group would be to be the information collecting point. Each group would be responsible for any spec changes, updates, refinements, etc that pertain to their specialized talent. Then when new drawings are created or revised these specialized sub-group would be responsible to review the documents to ensure that everything was in compliance. That way the designers could focus on making components/assemblies pertinent to the design and the sub-groups could just focus on making sure the FDA compliance.


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  5. "Designing a product for ID people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Contractor - Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Philips as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    feels no stress doing design

    Cons

    Contractor engineer been threat like third class, design like cowboy sometime, to much politics

    Advice to Management

    Please hear the contractor voice, threat equally