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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Athens, GA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Process stopped because they shared my candidacy along with my cv with my current employer without my consent. Total disrespect of confidentiality. A company that I will never trust not only as a prospect employer but also as a consumer.

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  2.  

    Head of Communication Male Brands Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Philips (Amsterdam (Netherlands)) in August 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was very complex and not well organized, disrespectful for the candidate. I felt like in school being asked many questions without having a real and meaningful conversation. The attitude of the interviewer was also very patronizing and not at all pleasant

    Interview Questions

    • What should be the communication strategy for their male division?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Philips.

    Interview

    Intense, many-stage selection procedure (CV, phone call with HR, meeting with manager, formal interview, and ending in a 3-day business case challenge with group work, pitches, presentations, sales role plays and more). What I liked the most is that I didn't really fit the profile but they appreciated the social impact motivation and wanted to also try something different. Great personal contact with the people that interviewed.

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  4.  

    Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Philips (Amsterdam (Netherlands)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online and then was invited for an interview after approximately 2 weeks. Afterwards, had two 30-minute interviews one after another with 4 managers, so basically with the whole team.

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  5. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Haifa (Israel)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Philips (Haifa (Israel)).

    Interview

    They are looking for prior design experience (not managment). The first interview with HR person, next technical interview with team leader, next is testing with Pilat (full day testing) and a last interview with manager. At technical interview they are looking for prior design experience and less management roles. Good luck!

    Interview Questions

    • GD&T especially geometrical tolerancing, Tolerance Stack Analysis, Screws Calculations, prior Aluminium Sand Casting design and manufacture experience.   Answer Question

  6.  

    Graduate Engineering Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Philips (Mumbai) in November 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was mainly of 4 rounds...
    1aptitude
    2group discussion
    3technical
    4hr
    Each round had an elimination... The first round is pretty easy where just the general concept of mathematics were asked...group discussion is to test your general knowledge...so be prepared for it..

    Interview Questions

    • Group discussion: private hospitals vs government hospitals
      Odd-eveb system in delhi   Answer Question

  7.  

    Technical Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Philips in December 2014.

    Interview

    First a technical test followed by two interview rounds, technical test also had aptitude questions and questions related to power systems. Interview was completely core and was very difficult, No one was able to crack the interview and they didn't hire anyone

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing like unexpected but question from all the areas like communications, power and digital electronics were asked   Answer Question
  8.  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bothell, WA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Philips (Bothell, WA (US)) in September 2010.

    Interview

    The recruiters were very responsive and quick to contact me. After that I was interviewed by managers in the headquarters on the East Coast. Finally I was called into Bothell--twice. The second time I had to present on a giant screen to who knows how many people. It was incredibly uncomfortable. I was among the finalists and later heard the "successful" candidate is absolutely miserable.

    Interview Questions

    • Discuss a successful marketing campaign you participated in   Answer Question

  9.  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Philips in April 2010.

    Interview

    Initial Screening/Interview organization

    The interview process was not very considerate or organized. I initially recieved a screen call out of the blue with no notice by email. Primarily, there were questions based on work history, education, etc. After the screening, the HR rep. mentioned that there would be a referral for a second interview, or 1:1 interview.

    Second Screening from HR

    There was not email or contact information given after the call. I was not sure if I would hear from them again. One week later, I received an email from another HR manager, to schedule another screen meeting. The hiring manager reviewed my resume, but felt that I needed to answer additional behaviorial questions from an HR manager. This interview took an additional 30 to 45 minutes. As I am answering the questions, I had to wait for the HR rep to write down my responses. She in turn submitted my answers to the hiring manager and I finally got approved for a 1:1 meeting with the manager.

    In-person interview

    Once again, I received a last minute email from HR to interview with the hiring manager on the next business day. There was not structure given for this interview, so I had to prepare for everything. The 1:1 meeting turned out to be a group interview with another analyst. It was pretty grueling. There was additional behavioral questions, but additional questions were asked to explain in detail. After the questions, there was a surprise skills test on requirement gathering. There was an additional question for SQL query coding. However, the SQL code excersice was not basic, as it required an 'if, else clause'. The questiosn were directly related to the position, causing a challenge, if you were not familiar with the products or customers.

    Interview Experience

    The overall experience was annoying. There was no consideration of time or organization when setting up the interviews. The surprise element was not too fun. An unannounced test appeared to be a "gotcha" moment and used as personal entertainment, versus being used as an informative tool. I understood the managers' reason to be very particular, but I did not get the chance to get a true feel of the company. The interview was 95% about the job and their needs. I had about a 5% chance to ask questions about the company. Interviews are also marketing tools and that opportunity was lost on me. However, I believe that Philips is a good company. I chose to take the experience as a positive and use the experience as a tool to prepare for interviews in the future.

    Interview Questions

    • What overall business processes did I change?   1 Answer

  10.  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Andover, MA (US)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Philips (Andover, MA (US)) in December 2008.

    Interview

    After three different phone screenings, flew me across the Pacific Ocean to interview me during the holiday season. The interview took all day..met with dept heads, division heads, technical people, other product managers..it was grueling..

    Interview Questions

    • Majority of the questions were related to products and market segment related.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    From my POV, I just didn't click with my direct supervisor. She seemed to be very set to her own way of doing things and not open to new ideas.


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