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Review averages

  • 225 employees say

    Excellent (124)
    55.111111111111%
    Good (53)
    23.555555555556%
    Satisfactory (26)
    11.555555555556%
    Subpar (22)
    9.7777777777778%
    3.81
  • 3 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Subpar (1)
    33.333333333333%
    2.30

Company summary

Embrace the unexpected

Over 125 years ago, Frederik and Gerald Philips started a small lightbulb company in Eindhoven. Little did they realize that it would become a global force of innovation, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide. But it did. 

Today, Philips is a world leading health technology company with a vision to make life better for people worldwide through meaningful innovation. Making good on this promise depends on our passionate, inspirational, collaborative and diverse team.

We have over 17,000+ brilliant people in North America but are always looking for more. Like-minded, motivated, focused minds to join us in creating a healthier, more connected society while transforming themselves personally and professionally.

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s an experience filled with unexpected moments that will transform you in lasting and positive ways. Help us improve the world for the better while building a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.

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Numbers

Employees

17,000+ employees

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. The company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care.

Location

Domestic locations

Alpharetta - B2 - Morris 13560 Morris Road, Suite 2100, 1510, 1210 and 1020 Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
Baltimore - B1 - E-Redwood 217 East Redwood Street, Flr 13, 19 Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Carlsbad - B1 2271 Cosmos Court Carlsbad, California, United States
Eugene - B1 500 E. 4th Avenue Eugene, Oregon, United States
Foster City - B1 4100 East Third Avenue, Bayside Towers, Suites 105, 120, 500 and 600/ Floor 1, 2, 5 and 6 Foster City, California, United States
Monroeville - B1 - Golden 1740 Golden Mile Highway Monroeville, Pennsylvania, United States
Nashville - B3 400 Brick Church Park Drive Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Nashville - B4 GBS NCC 511 Union Street Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Ontario - B2 – Baker 1700 S. Baker Avenue, Bldg. 10 Ontario, California, United States
Pittsburgh - B1 – Presque 801 Presque Isle Drive Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Reedsville - B1 1 Echo Drive Reedsville, Pennsylvania, United States
San Diego - B5 3721 Valley Centre Drive San Diego, California, United States
St. Paul - B1 2896 Centre Point Drive Saint Paul, Minneapolis, United States
Stamford - B1 – Summer 1600 Summer Street, 5th Floor and Basement Stamford, Connecticut, United States

Locations (international)

Toronto - B1 - Barber Green 95 Barber Greene Road Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Markham - B1 - Hillmount 281 Hillmount Road Markham, Ontario, Canada

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What we offer

What is special about working for us?

It’s our mission to improve people’s lives through meaningful innovation and we want you to play a central role in this by leading teams, driving projects, thinking strategically and inspiring colleagues from all over the world.

Serving a greater purpose
What you do every day can contribute to the innovative health technologies and solutions we develop that make a positive impact on billions of people every year. Including you. Because you’ll find when you work at Philips that your professional and personal lives often intersect in unexpected and fulfilling ways.  You may lead a team that develops an ultrasound scanner which shows the first moving images of your sister’s unborn child. Co-develop an app that encourages your neighbor’s kids to brush their teeth. Make a vital contribution to hospital imaging equipment which allows medical specialists to work with greater confidence and speed when treating your uncle. Our current employees have experiences like this every day. What will yours be? 

When you’re at your best, we’re at ours
We offer a variety of benefits and health programs to help keep you strong, mentally and physically. This helps you perform to the best of your ability at work, while also making you more able to manage the rest of your busy life.  Just one example is our flexible working policy, so you can balance home and work commitments in a way that maintains productivity. We’re serious about offering an inclusive workplace that is both engaging and which leads to personal growth. In fact, we believe that by providing the right environment, with the experience you have, you can continuously grow as a professional as well as a person.

A surprising career path
We offer incredible career challenges. Stimulating and satisfying work, inspiring colleagues, leading multi-disciplinary teams, extensive learning resources, the freedom to flourish, developing meaningful products and solutions… working at Philips means all this and much more.  What you also encounter as a Philips employee is a significant element of the unexpected. Your career may take a new direction. You may be presented with opportunities and responsibilities you never dreamed of having. Or you may discover that the impact of the work that you do is far greater than you could ever have imagined.  And, in addition to on-the-job learning, you’ll also receive specific coaching and mentoring as well as formal training.

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Reviews for Philips

Reviews - What employees say

3.81 Employees say
2.30 Applicants say

Company Culture

Depends on the department you are in, some are much more forward thinking. Others are micromanaged.

Support from management

Depends on the group, I was lucky enough to have great direct managers. The higher level managers seem to be from another planet, and dont seem to care for those under them.

Teamwork

Departments work in silos, they keep trying to realign but in reality its just a way to lay people off, outsource to other countries, or hire in lower wage earners in low wage states.

Freedom to work independently

I had great freedom, but as I said, depends on the department. The new GBS in Nashville is being micromanaged to the carpet!! I found it very sad to witness

Career Development

Tuition reimbursement is great, there are lots of ways that they support growth and development.

Work-Life Balance

If you are management, the work-life balance is not so good, but for the normal worker bee... its pretty sweet!

Company Image

Great products, and does so much good for the world.

Job Security

no one gives this anymore....

Challenging Work

you are given as much as you can handle, and then some!

Suggestions for improvement

  • Do a better job of supporting outgoing employees due to layoffs, reorgs, etc. They seem to not be supportive of these long time employees, and dont do enough to find ways to utilize the knowledge base and talent that they have grown during tenure. Its a shame, they seem to not care about the loss of great talent.

What I like about the company

Great pay and benefits, lots of room for advancement and promotion within many departments.

What I dislike about the company

The lack of management support for their employees. Mostly in regards to those who are being laid off. I have had this happen twice in 15 years.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Philips
  • City
    Bothell
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • This needs to be sold to a company that will care about its customers again.

What I like about the company

Loved working there at first. Great atmosphere and almost a family feeling. It was a caring plce to work that put our subscribers first. It changed to only care about how many calls we were taking not the quality of the call.

What I dislike about the company

Too much growth to fast. We were not able to keep up with the market competitors

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00
  • Company
    PHILIPS LIFELINE
  • City
    Framingham
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Not specified
  • 03.May 2018
  • Employee

Career Development

everyone starts off with a poor review to give the impression of progress.

Overall compensation for your work

They have to pay at the high end of scale due to the trend of employee departures

Office / Work Environment

Old building part of the reason they are moving to Cambridge MA

Company Image

image is more important than actual substance.

Job Security

Major layoffs every few months. Plant closing soon. Critical staff leaving on their own. This site is dying.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Be honest with candidates and staff about the future. Acknowledge the plan staff reduction via moving the operation to a small foot print in Cambridge.

What I like about the company

pay and benefits

What I dislike about the company

Management is not trustworthy

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Philips
  • City
    Andover MA
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered

Review averages

  • 225 employees say

    Excellent (124)
    55.111111111111%
    Good (53)
    23.555555555556%
    Satisfactory (26)
    11.555555555556%
    Subpar (22)
    9.7777777777778%
    3.81
  • 3 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Satisfactory (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Subpar (1)
    33.333333333333%
    2.30

kununu score comparisons

Philips
3.79
228 reviews

Industry average (Medical Technology)
3.23
15,156 reviews

kununu average
3.36
3,175,000 reviews