Agilent Technologies
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www.agilent.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 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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    Aging Company

    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsAs a young engineer in sales, there is a lot of opportunity in the older generation retiring. There is a lot of expertise and experience available

    ConsThe company has an aging mindset and doesn't seem to be able adjust to getting, cultivating, and keeping young talent. The people that stay are complacent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe open with employees about career planning

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Its a good learning experience

    Finance Associate (Current Employee)
    Mānesar (India)

    ProsA good Work life balance
    Helpful seniors
    International exposure is there

    ConsSalaries are less in comparison to the competing industries
    Growth is very slow, promotions takes years
    Bonuses are very less

    Advice to Senior ManagementIntroduce a Better salary structure with good bonuses
    Quicker promotions by having more job levels
    Job rotation should be made easier

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A technology company with a constant business perspective

    Product Marketing Engineer (Current Employee)
    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsWorking culture is generally positive. There are occasionally opportunities to move within the company. A constant emphasis on business ensures sustained investment in the company by shareholders.

    ConsJust as all other public listed companies, every investment, human resource included, needs to have its cost justified. This might cause the organization to make decisions based on short term objectives at times.

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

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    Senior R&D Engineer (Former Employee)
    Mānesar (India)

    ProsGood culture and Atmosphere to work here

    ConsIf your manager sucks then you are gone case

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnless the Indian manager handles it with typical Indian mentality then no company is best. but still the culture and atmosphere is best.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome

    Microwave and RF Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsA very good working environment and an awesome place to work

    ConsThe chances for job rotation is minimal.

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

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    Good Company to work for, not great

    Electrical Engineering (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsGood work-life balance
    Established, well-known company that looks good in resume
    Nice campus and work environment
    Many interesting projects, though not many technical challenges

    ConsNot much Career Growth
    Workforce very mature

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    nice company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosculture, high quality people, high tech

    Consdynamic business, has sold many BU

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Agilent Technologies- a good place to work, but struggles a bit to adjust with the volatile market.

    R&D Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Wilmington, DE

    ProsOverall a good company with a nice working atmosphere and facilities, knowledgable experienced employees for most part. Flex hours allow for a nice work/life balance, pension and 401K, profit sharing, and reduced medical benefits.

    ConsPay not the greatest, but comparable. Upper management runs the business based on politics for shareholders, not customers or employees. Gross mismanagement at the upper level with failed acquisitions/outsourcing and corporate greed. Too much emphasis on bean counting and not enough on quality, customer satisfaction, or employee retention. Top share of Life Science marketplace is in jeopardy due to these poor policies and decisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNow that the 'split' is over, turn the focus from cost reductions back to quality, and customer/employee satisfaction. Do more research or investigate fully before any future acquisitions. Profit sharing has been in the toilet since the latest mergers, and wages have been stagnant for some time, but CEO's and boardmembers continue to enjoy ridiculous salaries and bonuses.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall would recommend

    Field Service Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    Pros- Great people to work with
    - Overall good values and integrity, at least in the Field Services department
    - Flexible working hours, though lots of overtime

    Cons- No clear path for career advancement/promotion
    - Not many valuable leadership opportunities
    - Not too much contact with colleagues in the field (can be considered a pro to some)

    Advice to Senior Management- Try to promote/value/challenge staff more. Agilent seems to do a great job hiring. I have no complaints about any one I have had to deal with in the organization, but Agilent needs to improve on retaining people because of lack of structure in valuing and challenging their workforce.

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

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    Great culture and poeple

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDedicated and friendly poeple/envirornment
    Work-life balance

    Conslimited pay increases
    quite freq layoffs

    Advice to Senior Managementfocus on growing company organically

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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