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  1. "process engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good life work balance at philips

    Cons

    lots of politics within organization. lots of meaningless argument

    Advice to Management

    too much politics will hurt the whole company


  2. "Senior engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefit nice wirking environment

    Cons

    No stock options for emploree

    Advice to Management

    Keep going with the many PTO

    Philips Response

    Sep 1, 2016 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hi there colleague!

    We appreciate you taking the time to write us this feedback. We think it's important for our employees to feel comfortable doing their job. A nice working environment is a big... More

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Learn and move on..."

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Great place to learn provided you have the initiative to take challenges

    Cons

    Management has no clue-very shortsighted


  4. "Best culture ever, in my entire career. Ask anyone that worked at my site, they'll probably say the same thing."

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    Former Employee - Electrical Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Electrical Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I made lifelong friends, received the best engineering mentorship of my entire career, and was able to work with a seasoned group of really nice and funny people. I actually wanted to come to work every day.

    My manager was also very cool about coming into work not-so-perfectly on time. I really appreciated that.

    Cons

    Constant changing of upper management, re-orgs, etc. This makes it quite difficult to move up. In fact, at least at my site, there wasn't much of a prospect of moving up past a certain point.

    Advice to Management

    I hope they don't lose that small-sized family atmosphere that honestly, is unrivaled in any other company which I've worked. The management *seemed* to be very transparent with everyone, and the direction of the company was rarely a mystery. I hear that has changed in recent times.


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    "Philips was a company in transision"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low stress due to low expectations.
    Employees treat each other like family, very close knit group.

    Cons

    No sense of urgency to complete engineering projects. Site was shut down and the work moved to Cleveland.


  6. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Stable employment
    2. Nice work environment

    Cons

    can not find anything bad

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Excellent Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products. Wonderful coworkers. Good benefits.Employees treated fairly. A super place to work.

    Cons

    Process procedures were becoming too complicated.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify basic procedures

  8. "good"

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    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    solid innovation
    strong focus on ROI

    Cons

    cost cutting and benefits not good

    Advice to Management

    need more domain expertise, less general managemne


  9. "It was good except the pay could be a lot better."

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    Current Employee - Verification and Validation Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Verification and Validation Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - friendly people
    - laid back
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    Cons

    - not challenging, repetitive, no HR department,

    Advice to Management

    don't treat the san jose office as second class workers


  10. "I good place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Verification and Validation Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Verification and Validation Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, really well structure, processes for everything.

    Cons

    Short term decision, not flexible on processes, can't adapt quickly on different situation

    Advice to Management

    Think long term when it's time for important decision!!!


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