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Philips Named One of the 2014 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads for Second Consecutive Year

May 8, 2014

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   ANDOVER, Mass. – Philips is pleased to announce that it has been named one of the “Best Places to Work for Recent Grads” by Experience, a ConnectEDU company, for the second consecutive year. Philips was named among the top 25 employers for recent college graduates because it excels at fulfilling the priorities recent graduates have when selecting a place to work, such as career advancement opportunities, training, culture, benefits and work/life balance.


“At Philips, we understand that for today’s top graduates, success is no longer defined by the vertical climb, but by what matters to them personally,” said Russell Schramm, Head of Talent Acquisition, Philips North America. “Philips is committed to creating a culture that empowers all our employees to build personally meaningful careers by encouraging them to take the experiences and interests that motivate them in their daily lives and apply them professionally to create better outcomes for others. Not many Fortune 500 companies can say that a quality like this is inherent in both their business and workforce DNA.”


Philips offers its workforce the chance to build a rewarding career across a diverse, global organization with a focus on health and well-being. Recent college hires will experience an innovative culture while enjoying competitive compensation and benefits, such as:


  • Flexible work arrangements and attendance policies
  • Time off to participate in the Philips Cares employee volunteer program
  • Tuition reimbursement programs
  • Free access to learning and development programs
  • Fitness reimbursements
  • Opportunities for mobility across a diverse, global organization
  • Personalized career development support


“From my first day, I’ve felt I have the opportunity to explore the parts of my job that I am truly passionate about,” said Jedidiah Jonathan, a recent college hire and software development engineer for Philips Healthcare. I don’t just sit down at a computer and start writing programs. I get to play around with the end product, interact with the system, and get a feel for how it all works. As an engineer, seeing how the product is built from start to finish makes me feel like I am a part of the bigger picture and shows me the value we add to patients’ lives. That’s the backbone of everything we do, and that’s what inspires me to get up and work every day.


Philips has also been named one of America’s “Happiest Places to Work” and one of the “World’s Most Attractive Employers,” as well as a “Top 100 Global Innovator.” To search for open positions, visit or follow @PhilipsJobsNA for company and career updates.


Notes to editor: Since 2007, Experience™, a ConnectEDU company, has selected the top employers by evaluating employer offerings on the factors important to recent grads when selecting a place to work, including: access to training and mentor opportunities, company culture, benefits, salary, and retention of recent college graduate hires. The survey garnered responses from employers from across the country.

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About Royal Philips:

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2013 sales of EUR 23.3 billion and employs approximately 112,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at


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