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Updated April 21, 2017
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  • Work life balance and senior management (in 72 reviews)

  • Slow decision making on the exec level (in 65 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "nice company to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Great Company To Work For"

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

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

    Pros

    Culture of innovation and high performance. Exciting products and most people here really enjoy working on healthcare products and medical devices. Very good work life balance.

    Cons

    Really nothing significant that would be a con


  3. "International diverse company, process oriented, leader in healthcare"

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    Current Employee - Senior Supply Chain Manager in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Supply Chain Manager in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Philips operates in the Healthcare space and is looking for ways to improve people's lives. Great to work for a company which such a goal and vision

    Cons

    Corporate company. Going through an extensive business transformation which bring a lot of continuous change. For me personally an environment I strive in but may be challenging for others

    Advice to Management

    Yes

    Philips Response

    Apr 20, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thanks for your kind words. It’s very much apparent that your heart is in the same place as ours concerning innovation in every day to day life for as much people as possible. Let’s keep improving ... More


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  5. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL

    Pros

    Good work environment plus good benefits.

    Cons

    Management can make things less complex.

    Philips Response

    Apr 20, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to write down some thoughts on working for us, it’s appreciated! It’s great to hear you enjoy the working environment of the pivotal position that encompasses our ... More


  6. Helpful (5)

    "It's okay if you want to drift through life"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good products that make a positive impact on people lives and health.

    Cons

    Not a very progressive company. Many processes are old and out-dated. Lots of ambiguity and slow responses make it frustrating to get work done. Slow decision making on the exec level. Many changes and re-orgs make it hard to get direction from leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the re-organizations and make clear direction in business strategy.

    Philips Response

    Apr 13, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hi there, we can imagine that having worked for us for more than 5 years you have seen quite a few changes and innovations. We really appreciate you writing a few words on your experience and thanks ... More


  7. "Enjoyed my time there"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People truly made the workplace fun.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits not as competitive as other employers.

    Philips Response

    Apr 20, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thanks for taking the time for some feedback and you recommendation. It’s great to hear that you’ve had a blast at our workplace. We do think the whole work culture that’s apparent on the in the work ... More


  8. "A very good company, positive outlook"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Philips full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Compensation and Benefits
    Direct managers are Engaging
    Strong focus on Quality
    VP's and Directors are hands on

    Cons

    Redundant Management layers
    Budget waste for schedule milestones
    Minimal accountability for project leads
    Blurred PM responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    Start from the bottom up, solicit and incorporate feedback (anonymous if necessary) from support staff through to upper management. The Technical and Admin employees see a lot of the problems/waste but are not comfortable addressing them w/ supervisors

    Philips Response

    Apr 20, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    It's great to hear about your positive experience! Especially coming from such a long time employee as yourself. Thanks for the recommendation.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "GTC-Aurora; Great Learning Environment But Lacks A Future"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safe organization, encouraged to try new ideas and not be afraid to fail rather than status quo. Global opportunities are plenty. Travelling to suppliers / customers is 2nd nature. Very well paid with excellent benefits and bonus structure.

    Cons

    Leadership in GTC is either incompetent to produce a 5 year strat plan or they are hiding something. The location in Aurora will close in the next 12 months as the German invasion is noticed on every team and decision being made. Managers are very afraid to deal with poor performers. They have no leadership within HR.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put lipstick on a pig, tell the team the future plans for the site. Without a clear direction the team will make up their own idea on what will happen to the site long term.

    Philips Response

    Apr 20, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    First of all we’d like to use this opportunity to thank you for your decade long involvement in our company. That’s an impressive feat for sure. Furthermore we’d like to thank you for your ... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Highly regulated business moves slowly"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Technical in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice group of people.
    Good compensation package for direct employees.
    Work on life-saving products.

    Cons

    Many managers, few workers.
    Historically low staffing and nearly all new managers.
    Agile processes imposed on waterfall business.
    Too many processes, too much rework.
    Projects begin, and sometimes end, without approved specifications.
    Highly regulated environment and old products lead to CAPAs and fear of audits.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to a project until it's done. Stop changing directions so often.
    Staff your projects before you start the clock.
    Practice what you preach: You consider user needs when you design your products, why not when you design processes and tools for your business and your employees?
    Company procedures and internal tools are poorly designed, leading to mistakes and wasted time. Ask for feedback and do design and testing on internal processes.

    Philips Response

    Apr 13, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hi there, thanks for sharing your thoughts in your insightful review. We really appreciate your feedback and have taken it on board. Thanks for being a part of our Philips family and for all the work ... More


  11. Helpful (1)

    "SW Test"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Test in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Software Test in Andover, MA

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

    Pros

    A reasonable to build longevity. Grow benefits & salary.

    Cons

    However, this mindset is shared by many including those that need to move on. This place has a reputation for way too many difficult personalities (especially at the top).

    Philips Response

    Apr 20, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to jot some thoughts down regarding your impressions that you got during the last year. If you feel there is anything that could improve ... More


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