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Philips Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "work culture vs management politics"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good colleagues and work culture

    Cons

    New management turned out to be vey political and started ruining the culture. People leave at a faster pace

    Advice to Management

    Treat employers as people and not numbers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Stable company with good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, stable job, 401k, decent work environment.

    Cons

    Typical corporate politics, knowing the right person helps get a promotion. The company doesn't compensate the way it should when it comes to growth.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Managers and directors get decent raises and bonuses, but the workforce that does the brunt of the work, doesn't get any raises or a sufficient raise to counter the Nashville economy.

    Philips Response

    Jan 11, 2018 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hi there, thank you for taking the time to share your experience in working for us. I am glad to hear that you enjoying the stability and environment and I appreciate the feedback on all counts.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Fully infected by Management Fads"

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    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable salaries, low pressure, reasonable hours

    Cons

    Every management fad from the last two decades: Lean + Six Sigma + CL + Kaizen + Agile. Engineering management doesn’t understand how engineering works. Horrible semi open office environment

    Advice to Management

    Take some engineering classes so you can understand what engineering needs

    Philips Response

    Jan 4, 2018 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hello, thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear that your experience in working with us has not been a very positive one so far. We would like to advise you to talk to your line manager and... More


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Difficult work environment"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay. Benefits are adequate.

    Cons

    Poor communication between departments. Strict work conditions bordering on oppressive. Regimented and micromanaged.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.

    Philips Response

    Jan 4, 2018 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hi, we regret hearing that you found it a difficult environment to work in. We do appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us and we wish you all the best.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Great Benefits, Cut throat company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Andover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and options for employees, but the red tape required is not worth it!

    Cons

    Annual layoffs, corporate cutthroat culture, heartless company, especially for a "healthcare", focused company.

    Philips Response

    Dec 21, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Good morning. Thanks for writing us, we think it’s very valuable to learn from the experiences of our (former) colleagues like this. Sorry to hear that you experience such an environment in your... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and PTO program

    Cons

    Higher executives seem out of touch with regular employees

    Philips Response

    Dec 7, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hello, thank you for your review and sharing some of your feedback with us.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Good strategy, great people, poor talent development"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, solid strategy, good flexibility.

    Cons

    terrible people development. Poor diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Give more visibility about development. Potential next jobs, salary range. You have tried to introduce a good potential evaluation tool with agility, but it still feels subjective and like you're at the mercy of your manager.

    Philips Response

    Nov 9, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hello, thanks for your review. We’re happy to hear that you’re working with wonderful people towards a clear goal. Of course, there’s always room for improvement so we’ll definitely take your... More

  8. Helpful (5)

    "To big for their britches"

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    Current Employee - Collections Specialist in Andover, MA
    Current Employee - Collections Specialist in Andover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays very well, Line management very good and devoted, good team interaction

    Cons

    The company at the highest levels does not make the decisions that make a difference in how I perform. Need to be truely lean even though they say they are. Does not understand how to integrate functions in order to achieve symetry.

    Advice to Management

    Do my job before you tell me how to do it.

    Philips Response

    Nov 9, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hi, it’s good to hear that you’re well compensated for all your hard work. We’re glad that you took the time to share your thoughts and review with us. Feel free to share your feedback with your... More


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Company has potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Definitely some great people working there.

    Cons

    At the time, the company was still focusing on people as to why productivity wasn't up versus looking at the broken processes that needed to be addressed.

    Advice to Management

    Truly try to embrace change focusing on best practices and incorporate the people on the floor who do the work.

    Philips Response

    Nov 2, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hello, thanks for sharing your feedback with us. We're sorry to hear you've not had an entirely positive experience and we appreciate your input. We wish you all the best in your future career.... More


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Big company with unstable venture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company
    Good perks
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Newly started venture in Boston is unstable.
    They hire people without knowing where they will be consumed.
    They lay off people without notice.

    Advice to Management

    Dont hire people of their stable jobs if you dont have visibility in future.

    Philips Response

    Nov 2, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hello, it's good to hear you found some really positive aspects to your job, but it's unfortunate to hear it is not an overall positive experience. We really appreciate your feedback, thank you.... More


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