Agilent Technologies
3.6 of 5 476 reviews
www.agilent.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.6 476 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

Agilent Technologies CEO and Director Bill Sullivan

Bill Sullivan

(309 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Very good company to work for

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

ProsManagement is essentially nice, co-workers are friendly, very supportive,

ConsBoils down to your manager, how much he supports you.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Interesting work and good life balance

Advanced R&D (Current Employee)
Santa Rosa, CA

I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

ProsFlexibility in getting your work done is a plus. The people that work here are fantastic.

ConsGrowth of pay smaller than other locations

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall a good company

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat work/life balance, lots of interesting projects, good people all around

ConsCafeteria sucks, pay is ok but not great, layoffs and hiring freeze as soon as signs of market weakening rise on the horizon, easily loses good people

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep performers happy

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

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Transformative role during a significant change for the organization and 2008 recession effects

Program Manager (Former Employee)
Wilmington, DE

I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

ProsProvided you are able to connect with the right people and demonstrate value for bottom line you are on the way to a good, career-growing experience. Amazing individuals and even teams still carry proudly a distilled HP Way

ConsStatus-quo happens with close-ranking effects, yet change does take place too

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

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It's been a great company, hope it continues after the new identity...

Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Rosa, CA

I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

ProsAmazing group of people to work with. Very professional working environment.

ConsLack of growth opportunities. Losing some cultural values with exit of older employees and the arrival of the new generation. Older employees emphasized friendship and mentoring where as the new generation is more focused on their own little world.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to seek out individuals with growth potential and develop them to lead the company into the future. They have the HP/Agilent cultural values and will help instill them in new employees. Treat employees with the same respect as investors/share holders. Share holders are important but without a happy work force, the company won't move forward.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time

Prosgood place to work, work life balance

Conslack of career development and opportunities

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

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Awesome work environment.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

ProsGreat people to work with, support from management

ConsSalaries are not very competitive

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work

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

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A technology company with good work-life balance.

Manager (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat people, innovation at the core. People respect each other and yet are able to provide constructive feedback for growth. Good work life balance with task oriented approach - i.e. people are not judged by time they spend at work - but whether they deliver results. Very well managed and operationally excellent.

ConsHardware oriented company. Does not necessarily understand depths of software that is critical in most applications in this century.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up. Improve ranking process. Invest in preparing next generation leaders. Don't focus only on acquisitions for growth. Organic growth fuels people's growth, who are at center of innovation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good culture, if a bit laid back

Program Manager (Current Employee)
Santa Rosa, CA

I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSolid management culture that respects individuals and work / life balance.
Career HP/Agilent folks are great mentors.

ConsIs less aggressive in pursuit of M&A integration.
Career HP/Agilent bench is deep.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Manufacturing Associate (Current Employee)

I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than a year

ProsIn fact the interview was easy

Consand the salary was low

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