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On a production line you must know what you are doing. Do it to your best and make sure you work within manufacturers specifications and quality is met
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No free lunch
Cons
No extra hour's
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8 October 2020
Hi, thanks for sharing! It's great to see you had a good time working with us, and hope you'll have a great time going forward in your career as well. Thanks again, and all the best.
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The additional experience acquired from this place is challenging and makes me want push even harder in my career. Taking this to another establishment will be like striking gold.
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Working with Philips was very educational. It was fantastic to represent an international company in the local market. Philips are market leaders in their field and we had the benefits of international support for any queries or problems we encountered in the daily operation. The ongoing training of staff members, in order to keep abreast of new technology, entailed attending international seminars and therefore I was able to travel and experience different cultures in different countries, while still associating with like minded people in the lighting industry.
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International travel
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Adapting international trends into local mindsets.
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A typical day would start with checking finished product TV's as received into stores the previous evening. Reporting previous days targets and production figures to the logistics manager. Processing the Issuing daily kits of raw material to production lines Receiving, checking and capturing raw material into stores from local suppliers. Checking serial numbers and capturing correct quantities of finished products from the factory into the stores. Process GRV's of finished product to the warehouse. Processing and balancing line supervisors production figures. Checking and recording serial numbers of carry over finished products received into the store. Reconcile and report finished product serial numbers as well as GRV numbers issued to the warehouse for the day with the warehouse manager. Working at Philips I learnt the importance of team work and productivity. The culture was casual, clockwatching yet relaxed. The hardest part of this job was not being able to meet daily targets when there was stock shortage that could not be sourced locally. The most enjoyable part of the job was being rewarded for reaching daily and monthly targets.
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Finishing at 14:30 on a Friday and closing for Christmas holidays.
Cons
The risk of shortages due to theft
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repairing of circuit boards down to component level, learning how to read schematic diagrams, using test equipment......then later in capetown working in the field repairing atm's and pc's
Pros
company car
Cons
after hours and some Saturday work
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- Do Sales Report, Open orders, stock report, warehouse report - Track shipments (export and import) - Arrange exports - Attend meetings - Pull reports when requested to
Pros
learn a lot
Cons
No time for training
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Starting out at Philips as the Credit Manager in a centralized credit control department to de-centralizing 6 months later and being offered to study further to become one of the Financial Controllers was the best career move for me. I enjoyed the challenge, dealing with the Business Unit managers on a daily basis, learning about all the numerous products that Philips manufactured, each one with it own unique customers. The hardest part of the job was the distance traveled but the most enjoyable part was thy work.
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Sap
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Distance
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• Budget Management and Cash Management • Sound Financial Accounting System implementation • Effective Project Management • Market trend analysis • Ensuring compliance of policies, procedures and control • Extensive knowledge of donor management projects
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In meeting various people in their working environment or different background, always a pleasure making a friend. As Sales Account Managers we push ourselves in ownership and responsibilities - Own your business and make it successful, will a high commitment to competition per Region in a very respectful way. Positive culture to win.
Pros
Assistance - eLearning to self education (Right Fit for the Right Customer)
Cons
Large Portfolio with hours spent on eLearning to improve your skills and understand your products
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It differs from person to person, however, from an entry level, I don't think its stable for those that want to grow in the workplace industry.
Pros
Employee of the Month Rewards
Cons
No Succesion plans
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Overall it is a good job considering I only matriculated 2 years ago and can't expect a high income just yet.It's decent for students.
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I have more than 30 experience covering ALL aspects of the logistics industry. I have excellent contactable references and i am well qualified. I have turned around all operations I managed in my career from a low KPI scoring operations to a profitable business units.
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This is a company with a big name and commanded a lot of respect. I learnt a lot from the company due to its multinational culture but the bigger the company the more difficult it gets to get certain things done because the process gets longer. Co workers were nice but everyone minded his own business. The management was very strict and all about figures you bring in. Hardest part of the job was delivery times. And this made us lose good clients. The most enjoyable part was the respect you command when you walk in and you have that badge from a big company and you're respected. The pay here was good but just that no commissions came in. You earn what you earn...
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- Brief meeting in the morning, review of previous day activities, calling to make appointment with clients out of town or confirm appointments, see patients - I learned work hard and enjoy - good management - although profit driven - Co-workers with good working spirit - Bad travel arrangements - Month end
Pros
well equipped and adjusted working environment
Cons
Long hours
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Very trying times but I am sure that we will ski the swells. The company is going though necessary changes and unbundling which makes for a difficult and stressful environment for any company going through such changes I have been privileged to have a great team reporting to me. Many of whom will be sadly missed as they have accepted early retirement or voluntary retrenchment. It has been a great opportunity to take corrective actions of the last few years and implement a LEAN way of working which was rewarding as the savings in negotiations and duties to the company were pleasing I am sure that the company will return to full glory once the tumutous times have passed and the remodelled company surely will be a great place to work.
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Excellent benefits and Provident fund
Cons
Certain management need people and leadership skills
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A typical day is get to the office deal with emails if they is any queries, do the banking for the day (payments,bank posting,allocations and doing cashflow for the day.From there deal with any outstanding issues , post Journals, fixed assets allocations etc. i have learned that they is nothing impossible under the sun. Some they are serous they can even great, some they want all the attention to them selves some very frindly and God fearing, some they complain the whole day about the given task and still do it at the end of day, some they are always in a hurry, some they are very funny and you just have to shake your head. Deadlines these they are very tight can cannot be missed. I enjoy evrything that i do because i can do it with my eyes closed there need a challenge.
Pros
a free half day and at times lunch from the Manager
Cons
long hours at times and tight deadlines
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People here are not team players but always looking who to blame instate of working together to solve the problem.
Pros
company and employee go 50/50 for the meals and the transport provided at night shifts
Cons
working from Monday to Sutarday
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My day to day work as a trainee was to learn from my permanent colleagues. The job was to maintain and service the hospital equipment's that were manufactured by Philips in hospitals that had a contract with Philips. I learned how to troubleshoot, fault find, opening the equipment's and to service. The most nice moments were when we had laughs in the office before going out to work, the whole environment was peaceful and enjoyable even thou there sometimes where there is frustrations when the challenge is taking to long to be solved because when the medical equipment is down there is a lot at stake. I learned how to interact with people in a professional manner and how to conduct myself in stressful moments.
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