Philips Reviews

Updated 21 Jun 2021

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4.0
81%
Recommend to a Friend
92%
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Philips President and CEO Frans van Houten
Frans van Houten
1,545 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits and good management systems(in 211 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours and good environment(in 154 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper Management was always firefighting(in 90 reviews)

  • "Important to be bilingual, Spanish-English-Portuguese-Dutch(in 71 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Philips Ireland review

      11 May 2020 - National Account Manager in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company to work for, with excellent career progression.

      Cons

      Selling off core divisions over past years.

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      Philips Response

      Talent Brand Manager

      Hi there, and thanks for your concise review. Seeing you have been part of us for more than a decade, your input is very much appreciated. It does seem like you've moved on career-wise, and I wish you all the best going forward. Thanks for having been part of Philips for as long as you have!

    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Company workplace

      20 Nov 2019 - Financial Controller in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Highly experienced staff and excellent work culture, rewarded well for hard work

      Cons

      Under the control of UK Management so sometimes difficult to manage local decision making.

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      Philips Response

      Talent Brand Manager

      Hi there, thank you for reviewing your former employer. We're happy to hear that you've had a good time working for Philips as Financial Controller. Both your positive feedback and point of improvement will be duly noted, these are very valuable to us. We hope that you've already found another, challenging position that is to your liking; all the best in your future undertakings!

    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Online Sales

      5 Nov 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      International company with a diverse and multi-cultural staff. Operating in a challenging and ever changing environment. Plenty of opportunities to develop and grow.

      Cons

      During my time there, the company was in a constant state of flux with numerous major changes of strategy and structure.

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      Philips Response

      Talent Brand Manager

      Hi, thank you for your positive review and recommendation! We're glad to read that you enjoyed working in an international environment and with plenty of opportunities. We appreciate all the feedback and wish you exciting new endeavors in your future career:)

    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      25 Jul 2018 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great place to start working

      Cons

      Low salary to live in the country

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      Philips Response

      Talent Brand Manager

      It's good to hear you find it a great place to start working. Thanks for sharing this here!

    5. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Well respected company worldwide

      31 Jul 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great location, pension plan, and healthcare. Well respected global brand with interesting products.

      Cons

      Management very busy. Lack of management and overall organization structure. Several silo's within the organization which do not integrate. Its image is different than what you experience as an employee.

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      Philips Response

      Talent Brand Manager

      Hello, thank you for sharing some insight into your experience whilst working for us. We appreciate all the feedback and wish you all the best in your future career.

    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Internship in Philips Eindhoven 2017

      18 Aug 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pleasant Co-workers. Variety of restaurants.

      Cons

      Long commute (by public transport)

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      Philips Response

      Talent Brand Manager

      Hi there. It's great to hear that your internship at Philips has been a good experience for you. I wish you all the best in pursuing a satisfying career!

    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      People have no life outside of work

      8 May 2021 - Senior User Experience/UI Designer in Bothell, WA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting projects to work on Great retirement plans

      Cons

      Most employee work 24/7 accommodating people in multiple time zones. If you are in Pacific Time Zone, you day at work normally starts around 6AM. There are no processes around anything. Company follows a legacy process that they invited which doesn't align with reality of how cross-functional disciplines operate. Design processes are being recognized by or followed by anybody even design teams as they mainly care to align with whatever legacy rule they have to follow. The people who have a seat at the table when making decisions are mainly the execs. Often, designers end up designing products that look like garbage and present no logics. Salaries almost never increase even though they are supposed to raise every year. You see 50something dollars more in your paycheck after you've been company slave for a year. Designgers whose job is to invent Healthcare products are often dominated by former medical workers who joined Philips to perform medical exams and assist Engineering. If you are a designer, you are being perceived as a wireframe monkey whose job is to follow what the medical professionals will tell you. The moment you advocate for a better user experience, your presence can become a problem. People who manage designers mostly care about their reputation but not about the happiness of their employees at work. Salaries are low. Once you've joined, forget about raise.

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