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Philips Reviews

Updated March 22, 2019
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Philips CEO, Philips North America Vitor Rocha
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  • "work-life balance is touted by rarely achieved" (in 110 reviews)

  • "too many layers for decision making" (in 88 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Great place to work with interesting engineering projects."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I work with a great group of people in Carlsbad, CA.

    Cons

    Pay raises as small and promotions slow. Lateral move opportunities are also not abundant.

    Advice to Management

    We have had some turn-over in managers, and the new executive team is doing a great job.

    Philips Response

    Jun 12, 2018 – recruiting

    It's great to see an employee who has been with us for 8+ years is still having a positive experience! Thank you!


  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Patient Service Advocate in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Patient Service Advocate in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Philips full-time

    Pros

    Thorough training for any new position

    Cons

    None that I have as of yet.

    Philips Response

    Mar 21, 2019 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hi there, I'm glad to hear that you're having such a great time working for our company. Thank you for sharing this here. I wish you all the best in your Philips career.

  3. "Great Possibilities"

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    Current Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Possibility to work in a wide variety of healthcare technologies. Can easily find a great sense of purpose.

    Cons

    Can be a little too bureaucratic sometimes, for my liking at least.

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to be revamped to harness the true value of people.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, big emphasis on innovation

    Cons

    Slow decision making, consensus driven approach.

    Philips Response

    Mar 21, 2019 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hi there, thank you for telling us about your experience working as Senior Scientist for Philips so far. It's good to hear that you're so keen on working for our company. Have you perhaps already... More


  5. "A decent company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Location Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Location Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The middle management are really good people, and the company has a good overall culture

    Cons

    In some divisions there is some internal politics that gets in the way of the right decisions.

    Philips Response

    Mar 14, 2019 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thank you for telling us about the years you've been working for Philips as Location Manager so far. We're happy to hear that you enjoy working for our company. Have you already spoken with your HR... More


  6. "Previously would have been 5 stars; they were a fantastic company to work for for many years"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented team of innovative employees and products. Very professional and structured company

    Cons

    Philips was a wonderful company to work for up until new CEO in 2018. The culture has become 100% focused on numbers with zero loyalty/care for employees. The quota game is impossible to win. Constant layoffs which impact even some of the best performers

    Advice to Management

    Bring back Brent Shafer


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Philips Review"

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    Former Employee - Sales Analyst in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Analyst in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Philips full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work environment. Good Company mission.

    Cons

    Lack of job security. Layoffs after every fiscal year.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those doing the work in the trenches.

    Philips Response

    Mar 14, 2019 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hi there, thank you for your telling us a bit more about the time you've had as Sales Analyst for Philips. It's good to hear that you can find yourself in our mission and that the work environment in... More

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company... onboarding as a remote employee needs improvement"

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    Current Employee - Manager, PQMS in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Manager, PQMS in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    After years of missteps, really progressing on doing the right thing.

    Cons

    Systems are totally disconnected and not employee-friendly. Also, there is a lack of current, useful tools to do a job. Those that are available (MS Teams/Planner, Concur, etc.) have zero support that responds to very basic queries. When they do respond, their answers are clearly them trying to clear their queue and pass the buck to someone else (who is not the right person to talk to).

    Advice to Management

    I've now been with Philips for two weeks, including one week of international travel. I'm a remote employee and it took me eight days to get set up with Concur (despite emails/skype request 2x/day for most of it) and then, once I finally got access, the training material sent was for a version that wasn't the one in use and when I asked for help, I was told I couldn't be helped. It took four days to get access to HR@Philips after two attempts to get information led me down the wrong paths. I'm still not certain I have my 401k and medical benefits set up as I hoped. My department doesn't have an admin (lost in an efficiency size) and my boss is doing the work of 3 people so no one to ask about these essential, but non-job related tasks. I LOVE my department but support functions (IT, Travel, HR, specifically) are atrocious. Oh... and on week two I found out I report to other people as well my boss. I'm still not certain who those people are or what I'm supposed to deliver to them.

    That being said, I'm impressed at the true embrace of diversity within the company and look forward to a long career of helping Philips get their systems in order from a compliance, efficiency and usefulness perspective!

    Philips Response

    Feb 28, 2019 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hi there, many thanks for taking the time to share the first two weeks' experiences here in a nutshell. We can imagine it must have been challenging, and it sure sounds like things could've gone... More


  9. "Great World Class Organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great culture focused in making a positive impact in the medical industry
    - Corporate headquarters are state of the art
    - Peers and managers are really friendly and supportive

    Cons

    - Really nothing bad about the organization I believe it is a great place to work, just know that this is a multinational company so if you want to work here you need to be willing to work in an environment where procedures and policies may be a little complex at times.

    Advice to Management

    - You are doing a great job with the organization, I believe Philips is on the right road to continue on being a world class leader in the industry.

    Philips Response

    Feb 21, 2019 – Talent Brand Manager

    Many thanks for all your kind words. I'm very happy to read how your experience has been so far, being with us. I hope there will be a long and fruitful collaboration, and to hear from you again in a... More


  10. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great culture and top management team

    Cons

    too big, not organized. so many layers, hard to catch the person who can accountable for the assignments to solve the problems. Seems most people only know their small areas.

    Advice to Management

    80% of works are done by 20% people.

    Philips Response

    Feb 21, 2019 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thanks for taking a moment to look back on the past 5+ years with us. It's nice to hear that you'd recommend being part of our company. Your feedback is definitely appreciated, I will make sure to... More