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Philips Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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  • Work/ Life balance is least taken care of (in 64 reviews)

  • Slow change and decision making culture (in 62 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "nice company to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philips, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philips, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employee culture
    Work life balance
    New channels

    Cons

    Sales policies are really primitive due to which many parties take advantage of it

    Advice to Management

    Change in numbers of policies in sales

    Philips Response

    Sep 15, 2016 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hello there. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about Philips, your current employer. We're glad the hear you have an overall positive outlook towards our company and our office in Florida in the ... More


  2. "Philips making progress on their vision"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vision for a technological healthcare customer continuium of care. Global footprint. Growth in some business unit. Focus on ethical behaviors

    Cons

    Healthcare instability led to multiple reorganizations in last 6 years. & Top people left to pursue other opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the customer, build partnerships, work to retain top talent. Continue to enhance the sales team and go to market strategy


  3. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Specialist in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Clinical Specialist in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Philips full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Career ladder and advancement is available. Management seems to value the opinions of employees and usually try to find solutions.

    Cons

    Do not compensate enough financially, expect clinicals to perform sales roles without paying them to do that job. Also, working 12 hr days are the norm.


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  5. "Mechanic"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Salina, KS
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Salina, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting pay. Good health, vision and dental insurance. Fun work environment. You get 3 to 4 days a week off.

    Cons

    You are working in hot conditions depending on what department you are in. There is a lot of broken glass.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to hourly employees more.


  6. "Wonderful company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent structure for advancement and reaching your career goals.

    Cons

    Sometime with a large company it takes a while to get things done.

    Philips Response

    Feb 23, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hi, it's great to hear you would recommend us and that you enjoy working with us. Thanks for your kind words and hard work!


  7. "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Philips full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    culture, pay, number of job opportunities, technology

    Cons

    Matrix environment can be challenging

    Philips Response

    Feb 23, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hi, thanks for your recommendation and positive review! We really appreciate it, and want to thank you for your feedback as well as the work you're doing for us.


  8. "Great People and Compensation but Chaotic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Philips full-time

    Pros

    The sales and technical people in my region were great to work with. They were very open to helping me learn and teaching me the ropes. I can't say enough good things about them.
    The compensation was fair, although the quotas were a bit inflated.

    Cons

    The company does a restructure about every 2 to 3 years. When that happens, instead of finding spots for people to transition to, they RIF dozens or more and then when the dust settles, start hiring or rehiring. I don't feel a lot of loyalty or security with Philips.

    Advice to Management

    Work FOR your employees. Incentivize and inspire them beyond their job requirements and AOP. If you stick your neck out for your employees, they'll stick their necks out for you.

    Philips Response

    Feb 16, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hi there, thanks for your review on Glassdoor. We're grateful to hear you learned and improved your skills while working for Philips. We'll definitely take your feedback into account because we're ... More


  9. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, pay and stability

    Cons

    Reps don't hit quota and still have job.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor Role"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent people working at Technician and Assembly level. They are under appreciated.

    Cons

    They have a Review System where employees are reviewed on a bell curve. HR and Upper Management force Supervisors to rate average, good employees as BAD Employees. You have to to have 4 or 5 employees end up in the "needs improvement" category, even if they are perfectly fine employees. It is demoralizing for everyone.
    Company is owned by the Netherlands. So they have these crazy yearly surveys where employees rate Supervisors and Managers. It can get pretty weird. Employee grudges from bad reviews are dealt through the surveys. Supervisors routinely are pushed out when they get a bad survey review from an unhappy employees who the company forces you to give a "needs improvement" review. The entire system is very devious.

    Advice to Management

    Change your review system. You don't need to manufacture a bell curve, that includes making up bad reviews on good employees, just so you can give zero $$ raises.


  11. "Excellent Experience"

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    Former Employee - Designer in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Designer in Bothell, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company doing great things to make people's lives healthier and better. Great work/life balance. Some remote-working opportunities exist.

    Cons

    Might not offer top-tier compensation in terms of dollars, but their healthcare benefits are second to none.

    Philips Response

    Feb 16, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Many thanks for sharing your work experience with us. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed working for us. Keep an eye on our career website if you'd like to rejoin the company! Thanks for your ... More



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