Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Good working environment and flexible office hours.

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Bayan Lepas (Malaysia)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Bayan Lepas (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, good office culture, and flexible that provide work-life balance.

    Cons

    Not a good choice to work as contractor here, there are a big different between permanent and contract worker in term of benefits. Limited chance for contractor convert to permanent, so don't as contractor at the beginning, get a permanent job here will good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Convert the contract worker that have good performance, instead of re-new their contract for years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Manufacturing Engineer ( Agilent Technologies Inc, Gurgaon India.
    Nice place to work. People are friendly.

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I worked at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Open environment. Ample leaves. Nice people working around. Too many celebrations. flexible timing. In short good place to work in your old days.

    Cons

    Routine jobs. After working few months you will feel there is nothing new you are learning.A lot of management hierarchy which is actually redundant. Mostly you will spend time in doing meetings and meetings and meetings.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    great place to work, committed people, well managed by the executives.

    Cons

    Middle management hides behind rules to not take the necessary risks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the manager that do not take risks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. Not bad for a large corporation

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    Former Employee - R&D Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - R&D Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I got to work from home. Adequate compensation. I worked in small multi disciplined group.

    Cons

    Big company, little chance for rapid advancement or feeling like major contributor or having personal choice. Pretty tight purse strings. Poor IT support. Weak management. They extolled work life balance, but actually it was mostly a lot of work. Laid off entire department when they could easily have repurposed a good team of engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value a good team more and keep the rather than disposing to save dollars. Good proven team of engineers has high vlaue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. I am having a good time working here.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Decent pay, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Lack team motivation and incentives

  7. Different teams have different leadership styles..depends on which team you are in

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful people, less stress and you can go back home on time. work balance is nice. good place to work.

    Cons

    Everything that I have mentioned...is depends on which team you are in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. smart products, and great learning experience. Management is a revolving door, and little investment in employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Great products, talented engineering team. Accommodates work life balance.

    Cons

    Too many reorganization and management changes. Very little investment on employee growth and mentorship.

    Recommends
  9. High performance company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Decent salaries, Good people from the old Hewlett-Packard legacy. Great products and great customer focus.

    Cons

    Very strict top management, which manages ROIC agressively with salary, benefit and headcount reductions even if company returns are very high above average even in difficult market situations. Strongly leverages the old HP culture and values in talks, but they do not reflect the true values of the company anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend next years building the environment of trust, secure employment and truely gratifying rewards reflecting the success of the company, not only for shareholders and top management like today, but the people in the company as well. Agilent has proven to do very well with current practices for over 10 years, but to become a great company, they have to change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Genomics Marketing
    Former Employee - Genomics Marketing

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

    Pros

    The biggest pro for working at Agilent is the quality of most of the people that work there. There are some dedicated people working in R&D, Tech Services, Sales, and even Marketing. The benefits are nice and compensation is pretty good. There are also opportunities to evolve your position through hard work and making sure the right people notice.

    Cons

    Like most other tech companies, one of the biggest cons is being unofficially on call nights and weekends. I worked on the business side of things and management was going through transition, so it felt like you had to make sure to check email before going to bed and before going into the office. It really wasn't uncommon to get a response from the GM at 10:30pm or to get an all division email sent at 4:00am.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could use a closer relationship to their independent contributors (those who don't manage others) and first line managers. A lot of good, knowledgeable people left because direction changed and management did not communicate the change or the new priorities effectively down the chain.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Easy job, goes nowhere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, flexible schedules
    Low stress environment

    Cons

    Few opportunities for career advancement
    Poor communication between departments

    No opinion of CEO

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