Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
244 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
4.0
244 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Agilent Technologies CEO and Director Bill Sullivan
Bill Sullivan
370 Ratings

244 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Overall, a great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in Santa Rosa, CA

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

    Pros

    I've enjoyed working for Agilent for the past 14 years. Company values and employee culture were two of the strongest assets for me, personally.

    Cons

    Rough times during the company restructuring periods. It was tough, but overall I believe the company did everything they could first before deciding to implement a workforce management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the business a fun place to work. Retaining key contributors is easier when they like coming to work. Keep the benefits strong and keep the open door policy alive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Trying to keep the culture and vision alive...

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Agilent's biggest strength so far has been its roots in the HP culture. Employees are given the freedom and flexibility to do their best work. There are still some very good employees and managers.

    Cons

    In India, strongly in need of better salary structure esp. in teams outside of Finance. Expenses should be balanced throughout the year instead of sudden spending and sudden freeze.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee performance evaluation needs to be more objective!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. It was very rewarding

    • 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

    Pros

    The people there was great

    Cons

    Too many rules to follow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Working in Agilent Technologies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Camaraderie, strong focus on integrity, team work and individualistic components evenly balanced.

    Cons

    Low bonus, may have too much work piled onto the staff though with balance and prioritization, can manage better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aim to grow more verticals and have more staff related events for relaxation, especially for shift related staff to gain more recognition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Engineer in China, TX
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Engineer in China, TX

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Good working environment, good managers. People get the resources they need to make achievement. Everyone gets the opportunity to develop and grow.

    Cons

    Big company, sometimes the decision making process is complicated and slow. Slow to competition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Very results focused, diverse projects, excellent company culture, but no hesitation lay off workers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Fun projects, excellent cross-functional teams, experienced work force and constant innovation. Excellent internal training programs. Very fair layoff packages.

    Cons

    A bit brutalist when they shut down a product line, not a lot of time to find work internally before the layoff takes effect.

    Neutral Outlook
  8. a good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    good benefits, good compensation. Clear objectives and transparent processes.

    Cons

    constant cost cutting. Some decisions take forever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company with good ethics and work/life balance

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

    I worked at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Good company with good ethics and work/life balance

    Cons

    Entrenched in old processes, some decisions are more political than objective.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. A very nurturing environment

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

    I worked at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Quite a relaxed working environment. Upper management are easy to talk to. Many opportunities for self improvement through company-sponsored courses.

    Cons

    The bonus is quite low. Progression is slow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    Good culture, but old fashioned

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Scientist in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - R&D Scientist in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Agilent's company culture still has remnants of the old HP, where employees are respected, and many managers open to advice and concerns. Management tries to do the right thing, and work/life balance is respected. Co-workers are smart and friendly.

    Cons

    HR is very old fashioned. Promotions dishearteningly rare, salaries below average and stagnant. Relative ranking system devalues most employees, rewards manager favorites rather than rewarding results, promotes competition rather than cooperation, and leaves most employees feeling bitter and demoralized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Agilent is a biotech company now, rather than an engineering company, and needs to change its mindset. Upper management needs to hire more executives with real biotech experience and with vision to grow the company. Salaries need to get more inline with Silicon Valley biotech salaries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Agilent Technologies Photos

Work at Agilent Technologies? Share Your Experiences

Agilent Technologies

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.