Too lean= Sweat Shop Told not to come in sick- Fired for not coming in sick
A little too lean for my liking. They are getting every drop of sweat out of you every day. There is no reason you should go home with a sore back every day, unless you are being overworked. If you need time off for prearranged dentist/doctors appointments, they ding your attendance, even if you get prior approval. They don't have back up due to running as lean as they are, so someone has to pick up slack when someone is out. Mandatory OT. I can understand them wanting you there every day, but they seem to expect you to never take time off.
Due to Covid-19, they told us not to come to work sick. I had a sore throat and cough, so I called out until I was well, but they fired me for absenteeism when I came back. They should have thanked me for trying not to infect others and being willing to work through the pandemic.
Typical politics. To be fair, there did seem to be some nice folks working at Philips, hence the 2 star rating. I was contracting through Randstad, so I'm not sure who decided it was good policy to tell your employees not to come to work sick and then firing them for absenteeism when they call out sick.
In hindsight, I should have gone to work sick. Then maybe I'd still have my job.
If you get the right position/department at Philips, it may be a good place to work.
If you like lots of overtime and always being at work and never taking time off for any reason, this may work out for you.
You'll need good brown nosing skills to be successfull at Philps