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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated July 3, 2014
Updated July 3, 2014
533 Reviews
3.6
533 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This company has long been a shining star in "work/life balance" for its employees (in 108 reviews)

  • Good work environment when I worked there, by that I mean the physical environment (in 45 reviews)


Cons
  • Work / Life Balance sometimes out of balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management runs the business based on politics for shareholders, not customers or employees (in 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good pay to new hire but annual increment for existing employee is poor

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    Could learn a lot if you are hard working

    Cons

    Some employee misuse the working hours flexibility, management to employees ratio is high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to existing employee when management willing to pay higher for new hire.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not up to the mark

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Coordinator  in  Mānesar (India)
    Current Employee - Finance Coordinator in Mānesar (India)

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

    Pros

    Stable and great company
    Nice business and less competition.
    Many benifits for permanent employees.

    Cons

    Very slow growth
    No learning even if you spent good time there.
    Highly stressed atmosphere made by espeacially my manager and that too not for actual work but the other things.
    No training at any time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please introduce some good training sessions for everyone after every few months so that everyone keep learning. Due to continous learning the employee can be good asset of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent prior to the split from HP

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work is available to challenge engineers.

    Cons

    Lower than competative wages for most US employees except very high level management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on innovation not on cost cutting. Value employees and pay above average compensation. Rebalance age distribution in US and Europe.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very specific to Agilent tools, coding language, narrow, etc

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    less stress, access to resources,no dependency

    Cons

    no career growth, on training, progress is slow, lot of politics in the team.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Employees, poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employees are the soul of the company, great legacy, innovative company.

    Cons

    Management rules with fear of job loss unnecessarily, constant middle management turnover weakens perceptions, layoffs over even slightest dip in forecast results, drive to earn bonuses is employees' perception of management decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as adults and give them a reason to feel safe and secure. Hard to have self-confident employees who spend time worrying about their jobs, even when they have done little wrong, due to management decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not much of the old HP culture left

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good amount of vacation time. Several jobs allow you to work from home.

    Cons

    Management no longer seems to value input from its employees. It is very much an "everyone can be replaced culture" now. Too bad it was so much more of a team effort back in the HP days. Compensation is no longer among industry leaders. Not even close.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You might think about listening a little bit more to your subject matter experts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Well established organization

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer  in  Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Agilent Technologies as a contractor

    Pros

    perfectly convenient location --- whether by car, bus, or skytrain.

    Cons

    limited space for a balanced work environment

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is an ok place to have a job, but not a career

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Englewood, CO

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

    Pros

    Agilent is a well known company with strong assets. The offer stock programs, and have full health benefits for full time employees. In the call center, there is the ability to have a stable job without much education.

    Cons

    Agilent dropped all educational benefits in 2010. In addition, Agilent plays way too much on the stock market valuations, as opposed to sound business practices. As an example, there is/was a couple that worked in the call center, and both of them have been laid off 3 times, only to be re-hired within the next year. The money they have made on their termination packages has bought them a second home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While this market is one for treating people like commodities, that shouldn't be made obvious by management. You had a senior manager come right out and tell everybody "we had over 100 applicants for 3 jobs" in reference to why they didn't take better care of their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    mediocre salaries and raises and no advancement opportunities

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician  in  Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules allow you to have a good work life balance. I had no problem spending time with my family, making doctors appoinments, kids recitals etc. They provide a great environment for innovation and thinking outside the box. They support you in these efforts and reward you with small trinkets and gift cards. You come up with a way to save them say 50k a year and they give you say a 25 dollar gift card(for example). It took me way too long to realize that I had to get another job so that I could reach my financial and lifestyle asperations. However, they did throw some great employee parties with good food, good music and alcohol on the company premises which made for some awesome times.

    Cons

    Poor pay and raise structure. No advancement for the average Joe. Political/favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic to new hires about the potential for career growth and salary increase opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Poor managment and work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer

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

    Pros

    It's a job that pays the bills.

    Cons

    No life/work balance. Management does not listen to employees or customers. Poor pay and other compensation considering the high level of stress and 24/7 demands of the job. There is no real room for advancement and minimal job growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your customers and employees. Employees should be compensated to industry standard. Without your employees and customer base you have no business so listen to them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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