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Philips Reviews

Updated 16 Nov 2019

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3.7
79%
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92%
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Philips CEO Frans van Houten
Frans van Houten
29 Ratings
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  1. Featured Review

    "Philips Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Philips full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Treated with respect and given full ownership from day one - Great work/life balance - Good office culture - Healthy incentives - 5/6 levels from CEO; Flat hierarchy

    Cons

    Large organisation makes change extremely slow

    Philips2019-04-03
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Achieve genuine work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Privacy Officer in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Philips part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is the only company I have worked in to date that genuinely recognises outputs rather than presenteeism. Their working practices allow you to work flexibly to accomodate out of work commitments. This level of trust in employees is especially refreshing.

    Cons

    Due to the level of trust, this can lead to lower performers being tolerated for longer than necessary, leading to frustrations within the workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Be a bit stronger on performance management

    Philips2018-12-12
  3. "Production engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ipswich, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Philips full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good athmospher good benefits , easy job

    Cons

    Por managment with no idea what they do

    Philips2019-10-29
  4. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Philips full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Good people - Strong company

    Cons

    - Long processes - Finance is long winded

    Philips2019-10-01
  5. "Friendly Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Contract Coordinator in Guildford, England

    I have been working at Philips full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible and friendly working Environment Ability to work from home Casual attire

    Cons

    Salaries Low No hierarchy for promotion Not seen by the wider business No team social environment/events

    Philips2019-09-11
  6. "Great brand, although can be high pressure at times"

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    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Philips full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great brand and great people, lots of progression opportunities both up and across the business.

    Cons

    Can be very political at times, with process and systems stalling the business

    Philips2019-07-07
  7. "Respect"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Philips full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Equal opportunities, great company culture

    Cons

    Slow in adapting to change

    Philips2019-07-01
  8. "Strong brand, poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Guildford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Philips full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great products, dedicated people on the ‘deck’ - ability to meet customers face to face and see what a difference you make to them.

    Cons

    Started as HealthCARE and became HealthTECH. The ‘care’ was very much dropped from the brand. Too much middle management focus on procedures and generating pointless positions that ultimately make no difference to the business landscape. Dedicated a long time to the business and felt like an island at the end of it. Ideas not listened to and stock responses (akin to the glassdoor review responses!) are given instead... of reassurances. Surprising lack of diversity for an equal opportunity company. Limited progression; Perceived progression to be rewarded on who you know as opposed to what you know and how you apply that.

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    Advice to Management

    Middle management should focus more on the grass roots level driving the company and less on making a name for themselves with initiatives that yield no success. Allow growth of individuality, don’t favour the people that make you tea every day, favour the ones that make your customers happy every day.

    Philips2019-06-24
  9. "electrical engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hamilton, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Philips full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good staff protection, union rep strong good training and CPD autonomy within the organisation, although old school management style

    Cons

    old school management style not great salary- no clear progression path focus on faddy ideas - black belts in lean, black belts in sigma, given repsonsibility rather than experienced staff

    Advice to Management

    look at engaging across the levels- lots of young staff not given any input , esp when looking at new techniques etc

    Philips2019-04-18
  10. "Philips Healthcare"

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    Current Employee - Ops Manager in Gloucester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Philips full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for, being with them for 6 months I really feel they are focused upon the customer & the employee Excellent opportunities for career (up/down and sideways)

    Cons

    Standard large company where you need to find out how everything works on your own/who to talk with to get things sorted - but this is standard in large companies

    Philips2019-03-08
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