Agilent Technologies
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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2014
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Agilent Technologies CEO and Director Bill Sullivan

Bill Sullivan

(332 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good pay to new hire but annual increment for existing employee is poor

    Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee)
    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsCould learn a lot if you are hard working

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe fair to existing employee when management willing to pay higher for new hire.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not up to the mark

    Finance Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Mānesar (India)

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

    ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementPlease 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.

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

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    Excellent prior to the split from HP

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsInteresting work is available to challenge engineers.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on innovation not on cost cutting. Value employees and pay above average compensation. Rebalance age distribution in US and Europe.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosless stress, access to resources,no dependency

    Consno career growth, on training, progress is slow, lot of politics in the team.

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    Great Employees, poor management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementTreat 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not much of the old HP culture left

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementYou might think about listening a little bit more to your subject matter experts.

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

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    Well established organization

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

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

    Conslimited space for a balanced work environment

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

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    ProsAgilent 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.

    ConsAgilent 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 Senior ManagementWhile 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.

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

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    mediocre salaries and raises and no advancement opportunities

    Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee)
    Wilmington, DE

    ProsFlexible 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe realistic to new hires about the potential for career growth and salary increase opportunities.

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

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    Poor managment and work/life balance

    Field Service Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsIt's a job that pays the bills.

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementPay 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

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

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