Agilent Technologies
3.6 of 5 513 reviews
www.agilent.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2014
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3.6 513 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

Agilent Technologies CEO and Director Bill Sullivan

Bill Sullivan

(332 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Ok

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Wilmington, DE

    ProsThey provide good benefits the employees, but lately are no as good as before. Is a big company so there is many positions available.

    ConsUse too much Agencies companies that are not professional. Some departments they don't hire someone unless is by one of those agencies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse less Agencies companies

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    Fun but disorganized

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStartup environment provided lots of freedom, the managers were great, and the product we were developing was really cool. I appreciated the opportunity to get to work on some interesting problems facing a small business.

    ConsBudget constraints caused issues, some of the staff was resistant to change even when it was obviously necessary. The location could have been better as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep trucking

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wonderful, intelligent colleagues, but wide-spread systemic disorganization

    Field Service Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsThe engineers are very intelligent, have many years of experience and generous with their time to help each other.

    ConsJob responsibilities can be unclear. There is wide-spread disorganization within the Chemical Analysis Group.The salary is low for the amount of stress and time demands imposed on Field Service Engineers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease get to actually know your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people, professional managers

    Finance Consultant (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsManagers care about people, processes and quarterly results

    Consmanagement has difficulty confronting difficult or incompetant employees and guiding them to improve or leave

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo be kind and to win, be clear and direct

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place to Work if You Like Processes

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent Benefits, Service employees are hourly so your work is compensated
    One of the few companies that have a pension AND 401K, profit sharing

    ConsToo structured, especially the Service Organization
    The company has lost its soul
    Demotivating atmosphere
    The Processes rule above all else "Tail wagging the dog" sydrome

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour employees are your best asset...treat them as such

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company to work for.

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsHighly structured organization with great resources.

    ConsCorporate mentality and bad training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to feedback.

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    Experience varies from division to division.

    QA Manager (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsFlexible hours, stable company, friendly environment

    ConsHard to change existing processes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe upper management needs to be more approachable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
    Wilmington, DE

    ProsCorporate Company. Good for resume.

    ConsThere is no good management. No processes either.

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGenerally fair, but many missed opportunities.

    ConsCould have been a better experience

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    Excellent Early Career Development Opportunities; Glass Ceiling at Mid-Career Level

    Finance Manager (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsCollaborative culture
    Opportunities to learn, develop, and grow, especially for early-career professionals
    Friendly, smart, hard-working people
    Great work-life balance and flexibility

    ConsLimited advancement opportunities for mid-career professionals
    Management and senior leaders entrenched in their positions and play "musical chairs" with no real advancement opportunities for younger talent
    Limited leadership opportunities for women and minorities
    Pay and benefits (e.g. stock compensation) below Silicon Valley standards
    Constant cycle of workforce reductions, cost cuts, and budgets controls

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to retention of your top talent. To keep high performers, you have to reward and promote them. You do a great job hiring, developing and training employees, but then lose them because of the lack of career growth opportunities. With the aging employee population, developing next-generation leadership bench will be critical if Agilent wants to continue the growth momentum.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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