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Updated July 25, 2017
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  1. "Great place to develop and make an impact"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, global freedom, great colleagues

    Cons

    Dated building and healthcare costs

    Philips Response

    Jul 27, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hello. We’re pleased to hear your excitement working for our brand! Making an impact on people’s lives is one of our core values we work hard for day to day to achieve. Thanks a lot for sharing your... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Procurement Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working on multiple commodities, strategy, project management, cross collaborations. Making products that help people.

    Cons

    Large healthcare corporation can have slow development times. Heavily regulated so very strict processes must be followed and can sometimes feel tedious.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in IT systems and tools to increase efficiency and decision making.

    Philips Response

    Jun 8, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hello, it sounds like you really enjoy working on different projects at the same time and we love hearing that. Thanks for your review and and for all the work you're doing for us as a procurement... More

  3. Helpful (7)

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

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    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


  4. "Enjoyed my time there"

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    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


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Highly regulated business moves slowly"

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    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


  6. "Great company treated temp workers well"

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    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:)


  7. "Philips"

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    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

  8. "Great work/life balance"

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    Former Contractor - Interface Designer in Bothell, WA
    Former Contractor - Interface Designer in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Philips as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very positive, friendly people. I had three different managers in my three years there and felt extremely empowered and supported by all of them.

    Cons

    The excellent work/life balance seemed to attract people that worked at a slow pace and weren't driven. My particular division was weighed down by regulation. Toward the end of my time there, many people were leaving because of the slowdowns but management was not replacing them---added lots of stress and extra work to those remaining.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Supervisor Role"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent people working at Technician and Assembly level. They are under appreciated.

    Cons

    They have a Review System where employees are reviewed on a bell curve. HR and Upper Management force Supervisors to rate average, good employees as BAD Employees. You have to to have 4 or 5 employees end up in the "needs improvement" category, even if they are perfectly fine employees. It is demoralizing for everyone.
    Company is owned by the Netherlands. So they have these crazy yearly surveys where employees rate Supervisors and Managers. It can get pretty weird. Employee grudges from bad reviews are dealt through the surveys. Supervisors routinely are pushed out when they get a bad survey review from an unhappy employees who the company forces you to give a "needs improvement" review. The entire system is very devious.

    Advice to Management

    Change your review system. You don't need to manufacture a bell curve, that includes making up bad reviews on good employees, just so you can give zero $$ raises.

    Philips Response

    Mar 2, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Hi there,
    First of all we’d like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us and our audience. We welcome all kinds of feedback and we can learn a lot from former employees. Your... More


  10. "Excellent Experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Designer in Bothell, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company doing great things to make people's lives healthier and better. Great work/life balance. Some remote-working opportunities exist.

    Cons

    Might not offer top-tier compensation in terms of dollars, but their healthcare benefits are second to none.

    Philips Response

    Feb 16, 2017 – Talent Brand Manager

    Many thanks for sharing your work experience with us. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed working for us. Keep an eye on our career website if you'd like to rejoin the company! Thanks for your... More


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