Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. It was very rewarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people there was great

    Cons

    Too many rules to follow

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  2. Good Company

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Engineer in China, TX
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Engineer in China, TX

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment, good managers. People get the resources they need to make achievement. Everyone gets the opportunity to develop and grow.

    Cons

    Big company, sometimes the decision making process is complicated and slow. Slow to competition.

  3. Helpful (4)

    Good culture, but old fashioned

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    Current Employee - R&D Scientist in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - R&D Scientist in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Agilent's company culture still has remnants of the old HP, where employees are respected, and many managers open to advice and concerns. Management tries to do the right thing, and work/life balance is respected. Co-workers are smart and friendly.

    Cons

    HR is very old fashioned. Promotions dishearteningly rare, salaries below average and stagnant. Relative ranking system devalues most employees, rewards manager favorites rather than rewarding results, promotes competition rather than cooperation, and leaves most employees feeling bitter and demoralized.

    Advice to Management

    Agilent is a biotech company now, rather than an engineering company, and needs to change its mindset. Upper management needs to hire more executives with real biotech experience and with vision to grow the company. Salaries need to get more inline with Silicon Valley biotech salaries.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Very ethical company with highly intelligent and driven colleagues

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hands off management, high business ethics, technical challenges, great colleagues

    Cons

    politics; company is currently re-inventing itself, so there are many changes.

    Advice to Management

    The recent change in management and the split with Keysight were poorly handled. The changes only fuel speculation regarding the next changes.

  6. A positive work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    A global company with the best employee. fair, friendly, honest, open, flexible

    Cons

    The knowledge and experience I gained

  7. Quality Specialist

    Current Employee - Quality Specialist in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Quality Specialist in Cary, NC

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management is good, good benefits and bonuses

    Cons

    Seams like every decision is about the bottom line. profit

  8. Helpful (3)

    Love my work but manager training would be appreciated!

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Folsom, CA

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally kind and helpful people to be working with. Technical staff is VERY intelligent and always willing to assist. Competitive pay and people have a very good chance to achieve an excellent work-life balance.

    Cons

    As with most companies, management is based almost purely on politics instead of ability. It seems that some supervisors are only put in place to be puppets for high management and those individuals should be trained more thoroughly on how to interact with their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are happy and want to be happy! Most do their best and are doing great work. There is no need to micromanage.

  9. great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    lives by its values, respect for all employees, collaborative work environment, work life balance

    Cons

    global company - you may need to work at odd hours

    Advice to Management

    accelerate growth, new markets

  10. Good Company Overall

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Support Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Support Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very talented and intelligent individuals. The company has great high-level management who is leading the company a good direction.

    Cons

    Middle management, GM and VP, leaves something to be desired. Turn-over was very high, and it seemed that the General Managers were setting short-term division goals designed for a quick promotion to VP, rather than planning for long term stability.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Benefits

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    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pension plan is a huge plus, 401k a plus, good medical plan offerings, stock reward been shrinking over the years for everyone but C level

    Cons

    Work life balance is challenging constant stream of top priority projects keep people working OT non stop. Cost cutting does not help

    Advice to Management

    Reward top performers. Mgmt does not walk the talk

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