Learning about Philips
The research did not just open their eyes to the diverse culture and environment of Indonesia, but also to Philips’ work ethic across the board.
“What struck me most was how personally Philips treated their products,” Gijs enthuses. “Philips really understood that in order to improve people’s lives, they have to focus on the end user – the customer.”
Hendrina concurs: “I did not know how much effort they put into researching the end user! That truly shows how much Philips genuinely cares about making a difference to consumers’ lives through their products.”
Another admirable trait that the duo observed at Philips was the spirit of collaboration. “The informal setting, and the ease of contacting anyone, anywhere, made it feel like a very welcoming place to work,” says Gijs. “We experienced strong teamwork among people within the local and international offices, involving the best minds needed for the project. You truly believe that their key focus here is to achieve the best possible outcomes.”
The Philips Experience
“From what I have gotten to know, Philips is an exceptional employer,” Hendrina continues. “It is heartwarming to see so many inspiring and talented people thrive in such a dynamic environment.”
In fact, Gijs has already considered Philips for his future career. “Philips is one of the leading companies in the Netherlands, so the company name is of course one of the first to come to mind for a young person eager to excel in their career like me,” he says. “I really admire how they are leading the healthcare industry with their innovative solutions. It would not just be very fruitful professionally but also extremely cool to be part of that.”