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Updated May 23, 2017
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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. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "nice company to work with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. "Quality Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Quality Analyst in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low stress, flexible scheduling and no micro managing.

    Cons

    Can be tedious and repetitive at times.

    Philips Response

    May 11, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    It's nice to hear some of your insights as a brand new Philips talent. Thanks for that!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Company culture can be oppressive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Philips (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company always pays well. There are many opportunities for advancement and learning.

    Cons

    Very inflexible. Management tends to be autocratic and associates are not treated well, especially in customer service. As with many companies employee input is largely ignored. The company culture can be oppressive.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and show them respect. It is never helpful to belittle associates by pulling rank. You may think their concerns are petty. However, to them, they are not. A little effort at seeing them as human could go a long way.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Philips full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some managers will treat you like a small work family, the pay is great , great work life balance, and zero micro managing.

    Cons

    Lazy co-workers will make you work more than your fair share. Laid back disciplinary policy to account for co-workers not doing their job.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting lazy people get away with being lazy.

    Philips Response

    May 18, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thanks for your comments in regards to your time at our customer service team in Alpharetta. It's definitely great to hear that you've felt part of a family during this time. Concerning your feedback ... More


  6. "PHILIPS Sr. HIT Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior HIT Manager in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Senior HIT Manager in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse and dynamic teams, great benefits/salary/bonus

    Cons

    No cons no cons no cons !

    Advice to Management

    Yes !

    Philips Response

    May 4, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hello, thanks so much for your 5-star review and we're glad to have you on board!:)


  7. "Great Company - Great Future"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. Very collaborative work setting. Strong vision and strategy for the future. Good opportunity for professional development and growth.

    Cons

    Physical work environment needs to be more progressive and conducive to innovative work.

    Advice to Management

    Build the right culture to drive innovative solutions.

    Philips Response

    May 4, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hi there, it's really wonderful to read such a positive review and it sounds like you found a place that really suits you. We're very happy that that's with us and hope you'll be part of the Philips ... More


  8. "Great place to work overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You schedule your own hours

    Relaxed work environment

    Strong focus on quality and how it impacts end-users and customers

    Tons of opportunity for movement and growth

    Interesting products that improve people's lives

    Job security

    Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Huge organization which leads to some cons: minimal interaction/collaboration with other business groups; some gaps in management objectives; little interaction, guidance, or leadership from upper management; little company-wide pride (business group pride is strong, however)

    IT services are horrid

    The coffee sucks

    Advice to Management

    Implement clearer company-wide objectives

    Face-to-face interaction between typical employees and upper management at all sites

    Share knowledge and improvements between business groups

    Hire a decent IT service

    Provide drinkable coffee to improve productivity!

    Philips Response

    May 4, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hi, we'd like to start with saying that we can totally sympathise with you regarding the fact that having a decent cup of java is pretty much essential to any day and certainly at work:) Thanks so ... More


  9. "So SO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Finance in Andover, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance, pay, co-workers. always were provided resources on how to resolve issues or learn what is needed. HR review process is flawed

    Cons

    too much change management, continuously making changes just to see what works and what doesn't is ineffective. have a clear path and road map to get there.

    Advice to Management

    communicate the end state better throughout the organization. provide better training to allow employees to branch off into other areas.

    Philips Response

    May 4, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hello, thank you for sharing some of your thoughts with us in this review. We can imagine that you've seen quite a few changes in the past few years as we are indeed a company in transition. Thank ... More


  10. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Sales in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Solid Company
    Upward mobility
    Excellent health benefits

    Cons

    Outsource many services ex Marketing, trade shows etc.

    Philips Response

    May 11, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to share a couple of thoughts on your experience. We appreciate it!


  11. "Customer Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, and flexibility. Merits are strictly performance based.

    Cons

    Lack of teamwork due to company manufactured silos. Indirect employees create conflicts that can be unresolved due to physical distance of the managers. Too little resources due to constant layoffs. Philips culture is not evident in all of the manufacturing facilities. Strong sink or swim attitude. Lack of respect between departments. Many power struggles as departments performamce directly effects other departments goals.

    Advice to Management

    Thisbwoukd be directed to Zenior Management above a Director position. Encourage cross functional team building and respect. Let the market and employees stabilize after layoffs and reducing resources. Promote educated intellectually skilled people. Don't encourage management styles and their performance to turn their employees into statistics in a graph. See the human side of the team.

    Philips Response

    Apr 27, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hello, thank you for taking the time to write this review and for sharing your thoughts on some of the processes within our company. Coming from someone who's been with us for more than a decade that ... More


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