About Philips

Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Royal Philips, stylised as PHILIPS) is a Dutch multinational company. The company was founded in 1891 and during its history has repeatedly changed its priority area of activity: initially it produced light bulbs, then switched to consumer electronics, after the 2000s it began specializing in medical diagnostic equipment. About a third of the company's revenue comes from its activities in the United States.


Main divisions:

  • Diagnosis & Treatment - diagnostic equipment (magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, radiography, ultrasound); turnover 7.25 billion €, 27.4 thousand employees;
  • Connected Care & Health Informatics businesses - equipment and services for patient monitoring; turnover: 3.08 billion €, 10.5 thousand employees.
  • Personal Health businesses (Personal Health) - medical and household appliances for personal use; turnover: 7.23 billion €, 22.5 thousand employees.
  • Other business areas: research and development, royalties on trademarks and patented technologies; turnover: 564 million €, 17,000 employees.

Philips recruitment process in 2024

  1. Online application form
    • One of the first stages of the recruitment process is filling in the application form on Philips Careers website.

    • The online application form is usually presented as a questionnaire with the option of importing data from a LinkedIn or CV file.

    • The applicant is required to provide information about work experience, education, skills and other necessary details.

    • There may be questions both about job preferences (e.g. desired type of employment, country and city of residence) and more personal questions (e.g. race and ethnicity, religion, disability)

  2. Online tests
    • The next stage of the Philips recruitment process is an online assessment. The candidate will be sent an email invitation to complete Philips tests.

    • Philips uses different types of recruitment tests to assess candidates and their suitability for the position they are applying for.

    • Candidates are most often asked to complete the following tests:

  3. Phone / Video Interview
    • Successful candidates are invited for a 15-20 min. phone call.

    • Soft skills are usually assessed during this call by the Philips recruiter.

    • In some cases, Philips hiring manager may invite you for a video interview (most commonly conducted with HireVue.) For software engineering positions, candidates may be asked to complete a coding challenge (problems on algorithms + take-home challenges.)

  4. Assessment centre
    • Successful candidates are invited to visit the nearest Philips headquarters or office.

    • Candidates will have a chance to personally meet the hiring manager, team leaders and seniors during the assessment day.

    • Philips may organise a group exercise with candidates as part of the hiring procedure.

  5. Partner interview
    • The final stage of the recruitment process.

    • The candidate will have a chance to meet the hiring manager, department director and/or division lead.

    • Normally, there is no assessment at this stage.

    • Candidates are mostly expected to demonstrate soft skills and a desire to join Philips.

Useful Philips links

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