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Updated March 28, 2017
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  • Work/ Life balance is least taken care of (in 66 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "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. Helpful (4)

    "OUTSOURCED!!!"

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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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love the people that I worked with, I worked from home, Good Pay and if you wanted overtime you could get it. Great Benefits.

    Cons

    Very Stressful, And they let MANY very talented people go to save a few dollars and outsource to Bangalor India, Bad decision I think.

    Advice to Management

    Start to value your Employees and their talents because we can and will take out talents to other company's that will see the great things that we have to offer.


  3. "National Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Great division leader. Non-competitive atmosphere. People will stop what they are doing to help you.

    Cons

    Minimal customer focus. Mostly focused on justifying every decision to Amsterdam. This requires all hands on deck from Marketing, Sales, Trade Marketing, Category Management. Everyone is focused on creating presentations for the internal teams to justify losses in market share. If we are up in market share, then Amsterdam needs to know why. Maybe it can be applied to other regions. This makes some sense; however, it's a 24/7 mentality, so almost no one puts that same type of emphasis on launching products on time or serving customers.

    Opportunities to advance are rare. Most Director level managers come in from Amsterdam or other parts of Europe. Internal promotions for US based employees beyond Sr. Manager are rare.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on customer. Greatly reduce all the internal work.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Software Services Specialist in Kingsport, TN
    Former Employee - Software Services Specialist in Kingsport, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, PTO, OT, good career advancement future

    Cons

    Work-life balance, high management turnover, outsource jobs to India

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in employees and not in bottom line. Outsourcing puts a bad taste in current employees mouths as well as customers.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company mission is great and they allow for work-life balance. Salaries are good and so are the benefits.

    Cons

    If you are not used to working for a big company, it can be a bit daunting at times.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more. They are the ones doing the work day in and day out. If your strategy or view for the direction of the company is different, let them know so they don't feel as if they are walking up-hill in sand.


  7. "SDE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philips full-time

    Pros

    Advances in ultrasound make the work very rewarding and exciting.

    Cons

    The perks could be better.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Organization with Growth Potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you have the initiative, Philips is there for you and will support your growth. My experience with middle management and upper management has been positive. I have been there long enough to see Invivo/Philips evolve into an organization I hope to be with until I retire.

    Cons

    There are cross-functional barriers to be eliminated so that the concerns of all stakeholders are addressed when process improvement changes are needed.

    Advice to Management

    When there is an opportunity to build a bridge across functions, it should be recognized and embraced by both sides.

    Philips Response

    Mar 23, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hello, thanks so much for your positive review and recommendation. It's great to hear you're having a positive experience while working for us. And thanks for your feedback regarding the necessity to ... More


  9. Helpful (4)

    "look around before you join here"

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    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Andover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work - life balance, bright colleagues, strong R&D, comparatively friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    lots of road blocks to growth, growth not based on caliber of work but on networking and politicking, top heavy organization, too much focus on process rather than allowing scientists and engineers to be creative, too many reorganizations.


  10. "Products and the Associates is what makes this company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Philips full-time

    Pros

    Above average pay with good benefits.

    Cons

    People in management positions that don't need to be in those positions. They have pushed to many good people out.

    Advice to Management

    Start thinking outside the box. Take a good look at who actually gets the work done not the ones who says they do.

    Philips Response

    Mar 21, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hi there, thanks for taking the time to review our company. Good benefits and compensation is very important to us, and we're glad to hear your found that with us. We appreciate your feedback and ... More


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Trying to be a good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Field Marketing Manager in North Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Field Marketing Manager in North Andover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting new technology. Thought leader. Industry and marketing share leader

    Cons

    management often criticizes their employees behind their backs. Some employees have been there for 25 year. major product recall problems. Layoffs occur annually.



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