Philips Culture

It's all about people
At Philips we’ve always been driven to improve lives, innovate sustainably, create change. Ask almost any of us, and you’ll hear the same thing again and again: we work here because we get the chance to positively impact the world and the lives of real people.

How we #makelifebetter

Everything we do at Philips is about making life better for people around the world. How? By creating meaningful innovations that solve a range of healthcare challenges big and small. When you start a career with us you’ll be joining an organization with over 127+ years of history in innovation, breakthrough research and continuous reinvention and entrepreneurship to lead the market. Working together with us, you’ll be part of a diverse global culture that puts people first; our own and our customers. 

We believe that we’re at our best when you’re at yours. And everybody who’s part of our team should be supported to develop to their fullest potential. The conditions that allow for that are our unique culture.
"Evidently a company culture is not something you declare: it’s ultimately the consequence of a whole series of behaviors and actions; how you role-model and uphold values; who is promoted; who is released. Once embarked on the culture journey, you realize this train will never stop. It requires the same amount of innovation and continuous improvement as all our breakthrough technology development."

Frans van Houten
Philips CEO

So if you’re thinking about a role at Philips, here’s what you should know about the qualities you’re expected to embody and live in your work every day:

Customers first
Always look to understand our customer needs. Prioritize active engagement and innovative solutions to give our customers the best possible experience and the highest levels of satisfaction. Placing the customer at the centre of everything we do sets us apart from our competitors.

Patient safety, quality and integrity always
Apply the highest standards to my work to ensure patient safety, quality and integrity. Comply with laws and regulations at all times and follow the Philips Business System which is designed to help us deliver on our mission and vision. When quality issues arise, we step up to make improvements. We speak up when witnessing ethics or compliance violations.

Team up to win
Collaborate with colleagues across organizational boundaries to deliver the best result for our customers and Philips. In our drive for success, we have open and robust dialogues and hold each other accountable to deliver on our plans.
Take ownership to deliver fast 
Use initiative to be responsible for achieving company and team goals. We're proactive, decisive and committed to carrying out individual roles and duties until our work is complete.  

Eager to improve and inspire
Demonstrate a keen interest in learning and growing every day. Through the application of Lean methods such as problem-solving and daily management along with the Kaizen philosophy, we simplify processes and enhance efficiency. We inspire work colleagues and celebrate success together.

When excellence gets awarded

The Philips Excellence Competition is our premium employee event to recognize and reward excellent work done throughout the organization to better serve our customers. Each year hundreds of teams from around the globe, participate in this event showcasing their best practices and exemplifying our behaviors. Through the Philips Excellence Competition, we want to encourage our people to replicate these successes and foster a learning organization!

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