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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
545 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This company has long been a shining star in "work/life balance" for its employees (in 114 reviews)

  • Good work environment when I worked there, by that I mean the physical environment (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is challenging constant stream of top priority projects keep people working OT non stop (in 13 reviews)

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

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143 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Agilent does interesting projects. Individual contributors tend to be nice, and competent. Management at all levels: not so much.

    Cons

    Agilent tolerates bad managers. There appear to be no repercussions for those that ruin the company, or are imcompetent. Cronyism is tolerated. Mediocre pay. Lays off divisions freely and frequently.

  2.  

    Best in class among competitors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Good products some great people

    Cons

    The bureaucracy is horrific. Too much "anything someone else doesn't want to do" is piled on customer-facing employees, and there are too few of them. Company is very bloated in middle management, perhaps in part as an attempt to make people feel they have a career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fill in the bottom of the pyramid. The company is pear-shaped

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Finance coordinator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Coordinator in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Finance Coordinator in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance good management

    Cons

    salary and levels, employee growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about employees growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Nice Workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Work environment is awesome and supportive.

    Cons

    Not much challenging work. Long ques for promotion.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture, amazing benefits

    Cons

    Pay is not great, no job growth for a while, no emphasis on measuring employee performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better policies to promote the right individuals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a good paymaster, suitable for those seek for stagnant and stable working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very Structure and organised company , but sometimes cannot be very rigid, lack of innovation

    Cons

    Even though work life balance was emphasised, but somehow in certain department, we have to work numerous OT especially month end to hit the target. Moreover, with the strict and regid compliance rule and regulation, especially with the monthly internal audit, life can be upside down and loss it's balance.

    And to my surprise, the variable bonus was paid twice a year, every 6 months.
    and i found out that the variable bonus ( generally) for perm staff, is not even up to half a month of salary, i mean this make no difference between the contract and perm staff! and there is no D&D end of the year or any welfare funding for each department. My manager eventually need to spend their own money for the quarterly welfare of the staff. ( strange)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    instead of feeding the shareholder, appreciate your staff and increase the bonus,/ welfare.
    Work hard and play hard

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A great place to learn and grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good flexibility, Good benefits, a decent amount of work freedom.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than other comparable employers. No upward growth for better positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote your good workers, pay them better when they do very good job.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Easy work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Flexible timing, easy working culture

    Cons

    Performance bonus are poorly applied

  10.  

    R&D Hardware Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Hardware Engineer in Hachiōji (Japan)
    Former Employee - R&D Hardware Engineer in Hachiōji (Japan)

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

    Pros

    Working this company is best to get technology about measurement and development measurement equipment! And, engineer can evaluate latest devices.

    Cons

    Target market is niche. But, if the market will not be able to grow, they will sale the division.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your employee motivating high.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    work life balance, fleet, good people, no work pressure, overall good for married ppl

    Cons

    Not a good pay master, Manager politics, open door policy only on saying reality is different

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a close look on your managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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