Employee Stories: Signify One-Year Anniversary

    May 16, 2019
    Though our company was founded in 1891, on this date we celebrate the one-year anniversary of our new name and new identity. Alina Rosu caught up with some colleagues around the globe to find out what makes working at Signify special for them.
    Vivian Ho

     

    Vivian Ho, Marketing Manager, Signify Taiwan | One year with Signify

     

    What makes working at Signify unique/special?

    Signify is transforming, leading to tons of new tasks and challenges. I enjoy working with passionate people with diversified expertise, which activates my imagination and energy – and makes me feel unique!

     

    Can you share a ‘moment that mattered’ to you during your time with Signify?

    My team and I planned and executed a successful customer engagement event. It’s the very first time customers across channels witnessed the power of Signify. I was really proud of my team when I saw the excitement in the customers’ eyes.

    Avinash and IT team

     

    Avinash SK, Site IT Lead | One year with Signify

     

    What makes working at Signify unique/special?

    Signify and I share an anniversary on the same week. Knowing the company was changing names made me doubtful at the beginning, but my IT Team was very welcoming and gracious. Colleagues don’t bother with differences in age or level, everyone is reachable and willing to share ideas and experience – everything from TedTalks to favorite music and travel tips.

     

    Can you share a ‘moment that mattered’ to you during your time with Signify?

    Thanks to my manager, colleagues and IT Team India, I’ve been given the opportunity to work freely and feel the free exchange of ideas. Also, good work is noticed with an accolade. I had the great honor of receiving a Warriors of Light recognition award, which motivated me to commit and contribute even more than usual. It’s been a joyful year, and I look forward to creating many more memories!

    Barbara Becker

     

    Barbara Becker, Customer Service Officer | 32 years with Signify

     

    What makes working at Signify unique/special?

    In my time here I’ve worked in three different federal states and under six different company names! This year I’ll be celebrating my 32nd anniversary as part of the team. There have been many ups and some downs… I’m still very much glad to be a member of the company.

     

    Can you share a ‘moment that mattered’ to you during your time with Signify?

    It was very exciting for me to go down the stairs to the Forum at the Light & Building event and see and experience the official Signify logo for the first time.

    Johnson Lin

     

    Johnson Lin, General Marketing Support Officer, Signify Taiwan | 25 years with Signify

     

    What makes working at Signify unique/special?

    When I joined Philips in Taiwan there were three famous foreign companies. Now, only Signify still exists. The reason is that as a company we continued to change, innovate and improve, based on our customers’ feedback and market trends. Now Signify provides total solutions, which is why we’re the world leader in lighting.

     

    Can you share a ‘moment that mattered’ to you during your time with Signify?

    2019 Innovation Day in Taiwan. We came to understand the idea of lighting beyond products. There are so many different solutions and new innovations to meet and anticipate customer needs. I’m proud to give my service to the world leader in lighting.

    Alessandro Carlevatti

     

    Alessandro Carlevatti, Product Manager | One year with Signify

     

    What makes working at Signify unique/special?

    Working at Signify gives me the possibility to share my ideas and see them shaped by others with whom I share a common goal. This company is the best instrument for me to develop my passion for lighting. Plus, I’m given tremendous daily support by coworkers with much more experience than me.

     

    Can you share a ‘moment that mattered’ to you during your time with Signify?

    As Product Manager, I’m responsible for workshops and training courses for my colleagues and for direct customers. In May last year, I was working with more experienced colleagues. Then, after just two months I gave my first solo training at Signify Benelux! It was an important moment for me, to understand that the company trusted me after only two months. It was natural and spontaneous return the trust I received!

    Lisan Crommentuijn

     

    Lisan Crommentuijn, Sales Application Specialist | Four years with Signify

     

    What makes working at Signify unique/special?

    The company’s purpose is worth pursuing. I feel energized when bringing awareness and excitement by explaining the role that light plays in enhancing spaces, which is my responsibility as a Sales Application Specialist/Lighting Designer. Plus, with all the opportunities Signify has to offer I was able to move from the lowlands of the Netherlands to the land of long white clouds of New Zealand.

     

    Can you share a ‘moment that mattered’ to you during your time with Signify?

    The Gong Ceremony at Euronext on May 16, 2018 is a special moment for me. This moment was special because the new journey started there for me, but also for all of my colleagues.

    Gong – official photo - Lisan

     

    What great stories from a wide range of colleagues! On this International Day of Light, and in the days and weeks that are coming, let’s continue to share our experiences and celebrate Signify Life, as we enter our second year.

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    About the author:

    Alina Rosu
    Alina Rosu

    Communications Business Partner

    For further information, please contact:

    Head of Corporate Content, Signify
    Neil Pattie
    Tel: + 31 6 15 08 48 17
    Email: neil.pattie@signify.com

    About Signify

     

    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2018 sales of EUR 6.4 billion, we have approximately 29,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We have been named Industry Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for two years in a row. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom , Twitter , LinkedIn and Instagram . Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.

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