Jun 25, 2018

9 reasons you'll love a career at Philips

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Right now it’s the most exciting time to have a career in healthcare technology. A new era of healthcare is emerging: one in which people increasingly take ownership of their health and well-being, supported by an industry that is rapidly transforming and embracing technology in new and ground-breaking ways. And at Philips, we’re working hard to create meaningful innovation that changes the lives of people across the globe.

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There’s never been a better time for a career in health technology.

You could even say that it’s a defining moment for a critical field and a notable organization. If you’ve never considered a career in health technology before, perhaps now’s the time to take another look.


Curious whether a job at Philips is right for you? Here are nine reasons you’d definitely want to work with us:

1. You’re interested in improving people’s lives

Philips is for you if having a dramatic impact on the health and wellbeing of people around the world excites you.


Imagine this: you’re working for a company that creates hospital imaging equipment, allowing medical specialists to work with greater confidence and speed when treating your uncle. And what about this: thinking about developing an ultrasound scanner that shows the first moving images of your sister’s unborn child.


If those two scenarios inspire you, and you’re moved by our deep dedication to consumers and customers, a career with Philips may be for you.

2. You’d prefer to be in the driver’s seat in your own career

You’re always eager to improve yourself, and your skills. There are so many place to go and grow, and you love it when work is challenging and sometimes unpredictable.


You’re looking for a career that takes surprising directions and presents you with opportunities you never dreamt of having. And you’re especially eager to leave a lasting legacy wherever you are.


If that’s you, then you’ll probably LOVE working at Philips.

You’re looking for a career that takes surprising directions and presents you with opportunities you never dreamt of having."

3. You’re looking for a diverse, international workplace culture 

Philips is right for you if you appreciate companies with an international outlook.


You’re totally curious about people from other cultures, with different perspectives. And the idea of stretching your world view is exciting.


Diversity is the spice of life, right?


Professionally, you love surrounding yourself with people who sometimes have opposing views. Life is more interesting when people challenge what you held to be true.


Working at Philips would allow you to grow in unexpected and surprising ways.

4. You love your work, but you have a life too

You know one single thing about yourself: work’s great, but it’s also important to have a life outside work too.


Philips is the right fit if you like to balance your professional and personal responsibilities in a way that suits you. You love the idea of working in a flexible working environment, where you’re treated like a professional, and where you get to call the shots on your schedule in a way that you can maintain productivity.


If you have a vibrant life outside the office, we may be one of the best places for you to grow your career.

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In choosing a career with us, we'll allow you to fulfill your potential, and give you the opportunities to keep you inspired and engaged.

5. You think that teamwork is key

There’s no ‘I’ in team, right?


Philips is a great career choice if you enjoy working with others and believe that collaboration is the magic that makes projects pop. If you think your ideas are solid but are always open to improvement, then you may find fulfilment teaming up with some of the most innovative minds in healthcare technology.  


If you took a job with us, your team would grow exponentially.

6. You think that customers are king

You’re curious about customers’ feedback and eager to know how you can incorporate it into your work, and you’re fascinated by the idea of supporting their needs and wants.


You think customers are the reason that companies exist, that it’s a privilege to have them. That’s a big reason why you do the work you do every day.


A career at Philips will work perfectly for you if you’re here for a mutual journey; together with your customers. And along the way you’ll get some great projects under your belt, and a high degree of career satisfaction.

7. You think quality is critical

Quality is something you consider constantly, and “good enough” is just not OK. Although we’re all extremely busy, you make the time to inspect the caliber and condition of the things you and your teammates create.


It’s important to call out a product or output that fails to meet your standards; customers expect perfection, and it’s your job to make that happen.


If you’re the sort of person who’d prefer to do the right thing instead of the easy thing, you’ll definitely be comfortable working at Philips.

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Philips is right for you if you appreciate companies with a global, international outlook.

8. You’re interested in seeing your projects through in the best way possible

You contributed to a project, and seeing the bigger picture motivates you to be even more involved.


You’re always keen to meet your team’s goals, and make every effort to reach them.


If you’re not afraid of too much responsibility, and pick up the baton easily, then our culture of taking proactive ownership will work just fine for you.

9. You’re not content with the current state of healthcare and believe in disruptive innovation.

You think we’ve got a long way to go to reach the zenith of healthcare technology. And we’ve only touched the tip of the iceberg.


From smart catheters to remote ICU monitoring and non-invasive ventilation, you believe there are so many more things we can address across the health continuum.


And you strongly suspect that we can’t stop here. We’re better off than we were a decade ago, but this is a marathon, not a sprint.


If you think we should keep pushing ourselves forward into the unknown, then you’ll be pretty satisfied in a career at Philips.

At Philips, our people contribute to innovative health technologies and solutions to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers. They have a positive impact on people’s lives across the globe every single day. Our diverse team of zany, brainy people joins forces to create safe, life-altering products and technologies that reach our customers throughout the health continuum.


Working here is more than just a job. It’s an experience filled with surprising moments that will transform you in lasting and positive ways. In choosing a career with us, we’ll allow you to fulfill your potential, and we’ll give you the flexibility, stimulation and opportunities to keep you inspired and engaged.

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