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Philips Reviews

Updated May 25, 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. Helpful (1)

    "SW Test"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  2. "Great company treated temp workers well"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembler III in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Assembler III in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Philips (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of perks, lunch break was paid by the company.

    Cons

    Hours I worked and amount of hours per week

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees when it comes to difficulties within the team and work to eliminate them.

    Philips Response

    Apr 13, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    We're glad to hear you had such a good experience while working for us! Thanks for your review and recommendation:)


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, a good place to work. Changes in the last year made the enviornment less favorable."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits, health, dental, vision and 401k are very good. Co-workers are like family, a positive group.

    Cons

    Upper management is disconnected from the day to day challenges and affects of the changes they have made. Communication between departments is poor. Future direction is not clearly defined or communicated which causes anxiety and dissatisfaction with the job.

    Advice to Management

    Please communicate with the employees.

    Philips Response

    Apr 20, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    It’s good to hear that you’ve felt great about us for a lot of years, however it’s pity that certain recent changes made you change your opinion regarding that, which ultimately put an end to your ... More


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  5. "Philips"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Philips is a giant corporation with many avenues of opportunity for those that are willing to align their personal goals and objectives with those of the organization.

    Cons

    Philips is a giant corporation that is established in ways of working that can limit creativity. The management structure dictates that individuals align with them or perish.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that individuals bring talent and ideas which may differ from yours. Be brave and listen to someone other than your chain of command. They may have a fresh insight that will lead to success.

    Philips Response

    Apr 27, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hello, we appreciate you taking the time to write down some of your thoughts regarding your experience in working for us and for recommending our company as well. We want to thank you for all the ... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Employment here is like taking Addictive Laxitives !"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Engineering in Andover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good work environment, good compensation .... this is what keeps you here

    Cons

    no urgency to product development, an unhealthy amount of attention to processes as opposed to actual products being developed, top heavy, changing directions is like steering the Titanic, too few actual "doers" ... way too many "planners"

    More projects are started and cancelled than actually are seen to completion. Frustrating.

    The challenge is not in innovation or development, the challenge is in actually getting something concrete done as you wade through the corporate process "swamp"

    A great place to work if you want to coast in your career, or if you are already "checked out".

    Not so great a place to work if you looking for creative challenges or career fulfillment.

    Advice to Management

    Look up from the spreadsheets, and spend some time in the lab or on the manufacturing floor

    Philips Response

    Apr 27, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thanks for the feedback; it’s always good to hear from long-time employees about their experience, and your frustration is clear. As you’ll be aware we’re in the midst of a multi-year global ... More


  7. "Philips"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits - Good Pay Rate - Centrally Located for the area

    Cons

    Terrible training - Inside career advancement (they would rather hire outside)

    Advice to Management

    Rules are meant to be broken when the situations vary...

    Philips Response

    Apr 20, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thanks for sharing your views in regards to your position at our company. We agree that training is essential, we hope to provide really good opportunities for that with our Philips University ... More


  8. "Director, Returns Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great name on your resume, great people, good culture, good opportunities for career, great work/life balance encouraged,

    Cons

    Frequent management changes, often changes in strategy and planning,

    Philips Response

    Apr 13, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hi there, it sounds like you had a great experience while working for us and that's wonderful to hear. Thanks for all the work you've done for us and we wish you all the best in your future career! ... More


  9. "good company overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Buyer in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Strategic Buyer in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, including insurance and work/life balance are very good. Employees are treated respectfully.

    Cons

    Sometimes not a lot of advancement opportunities and many management positions are given to European candidates transferring from overseas sites.

    Philips Response

    Apr 13, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hi, we always appreciate receiving reviews from current employees and receiving such a positive from someone who's been with us for more than 10 years makes it even more special. Thank you for all ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good opportunities, struggled with corporate environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits including some maternity leave
    Lots of room for movement and growth
    Being a successful, global corporation meant covering things like classes, travel, tuition, etc.
    There were some really great people to work with and for

    Cons

    Easy to get bogged down with complicated processes and procedures
    Could be hard to feel like you make significant contributions
    As with any massive company, you can run into bad managers and frustrating mandates

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to remember employee recognition and morale at the US lighting locations. Easy for that group to feel overlooked from a corporate level

    Philips Response

    Apr 20, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to go over some points that you've gathered during the impressive duration that you’ve been with us. We could only imagine that you’ve seen a lot of change over the years ... More


  11. Helpful (1)

    "National Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

    Philips Response

    Apr 6, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hi there, it sounds like you have a group of wonderful colleagues around you and we're very happy to hear that. Thanks for all your feedback on all counts as well as your recommendation. We're hoping ... More


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