​Philips Recruitment Process

We set high standards for our interview process. Not least because we're committed to attracting the brightest and the best. Passionate, talented people who share our commitment to creating meaningful innovation that improves lives.

Our goal is that each and every job candidate has an experience that is reflective of our company values – caring, innovative, and impactful - at every step in the hiring process. The process itself consists of 3 phases:
Application & First Assessment

Explore | We know that changing jobs is one of life's biggest stressors so we want you to feel informed about what it really means to work at Philips . In this section, you'll discover how you can be a part of the journey we are on to improve billions of lives worldwide each year, and also get some tips to enhance your professional profile. If you want to know more about a specific business or function within our company, the 'Our Opportunities' pages on our website might be useful to explore. If you feel that we're a good match for you both personally and professionally, you can view all of our open positions on our Careers Center search page and refine your search based on job function, location or keywords.

If you'd like to continue to learn more about us at any time, you can always sign up to receive the Philips career newsletter , which delivers hot jobs, interesting company news and inspiring employee stories right to your inbox.

Apply | To ensure fairness and an efficient recruiting process to all applicants, we collect all applications via our Careers Center only.

Once you find a job opening that fits your skills and interests, you can apply with your preferred social media profile (i.e. LinkedIn) OR upload your CV/resume. Once your application has been received, a confirmation email will be sent to your email address on file.
“ It’s always a good idea to have an active, up-to-date LinkedIn profile before applying. This makes the application process easier for you and ensures that your submission can be easily found and reviewed”
According to LinkedIn, the most appealing candidate profiles:
  1. Contain universally used, relevant keywords that describe your experience and skills
  2. Promote the purpose and achievements of your current role, highlighting contributions to both the company and the industry.
  3. List all previously professional roles and employers in descending order. Each should include a 10-15 line description of key responsibilities and achievements for each experience. One summary sentence followed by bullets is the recommended format.
  4. Mention education as well as all honors and awards under the role in which they were received. These help you stand out as a top performer.

First Assessment | Your application will be reviewed by a Talent Acquisition professional and assessed based on the position requirements and your submitted profile.

If your application is selected ,  a member of our team will be in touch with you to arrange a telephone or online interview.

If your application is not selected ,  you will receive an email notifying you of this status. Know that we still appreciate your interest in working for Philips and that we respect the time you took to apply. Your resume will remain in our database in case it matches other opportunities in the future. However, for the greatest chances of success we recommend that you submit a separate application for each role you are interested in. You can always request to have your personal information removed by sending an email request to


We believe that job interviews should be two-way conversations. You'll have lots of questions about the role so feel free to ask them too.

Get to know us

At Philips, we strive to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Our goal is to improve the lives of 2 billion people a year by 2025 and be the best place to work for people who share our passion. Our people serve a purpose in the world that is bigger than themselves, and we believe that our company is at its best when our people are at theirs. 

Want to learn more about our Life at Philips? Check out our
employee blog to get a feel of what moves us and what makes us unique.  


Just be you

The interview process is a time for us to get to know each other. It works both ways. The best way to tell if there is a strong match and fit is to be yourself. So speak honestly, sincerely, and show your personality.

Ask Away

You’re making a decision about us too, potentially one that will significantly impact your and even your family’s life. Don’t be afraid to ask the questions that are important for your own evaluation. You might like to know about how we encourage our people to get involved in their communities outside of work, the ways we’ll develop and invest in you or what types of career experiences you can expect. Ask away.

First Interview | Your first interview will be with Talent Acquisition, part of our Recruitment team. During this first interview, we discuss your background and experience relative to the job you applied for. We are also happy to share information with you on the company and understand your short and long term career interests. By doing so, we can suggest a good role match for you at Philips.

Next Interviews | If you're selected for a next round interview, you will meet with the hiring manager and the hiring manager's team. 
The exact number of interviews and who you'll meet with varies by role, location and hiring manager. We always aim to be respectful of your valuable time, while also ensuring proper due diligence is possible for both parties.


team member
"After your final round of interviews, there is a short internal debrief meeting held between all interviewers and the recruiter. This is to ensure all evaluations and experiences are heard before making the important final decision. The decision is then shared with you as the candidate as soon as possible..."
managing buiness
If you are selected
"For the position, your recruiter will contact you to verbally discuss the terms of your job offer and a potential start date. After this verbal discussion, you will then receive written documentation that includes your complete job offer details and instructions to confirm your acceptance. Your recruiter will be available to answer any questions or further requests you may have to finalize the recruitment process and plan for your fresh start!..."
If you're not selected
"For the position, your recruiter will share this information with you as a professional courtesy and in acknowledgement of your time and interest in Philips.  We then also keep your resume in our database in case it matches other opportunities in the future. However, for the greatest chances of success we recommend that you submit a separate application for each role you're interested in. You can always request your personal information be removed from our database by sending an email request to"