Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
526 Reviews

3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This company has long been a shining star in "work/life balance" for its employees (in 108 reviews)

  • Good work environment when I worked there, by that I mean the physical environment (in 45 reviews)


Cons
  • Work / Life Balance sometimes out of balance (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Good Company Overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Support Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Support Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Very talented and intelligent individuals. The company has great high-level management who is leading the company a good direction.

    Cons

    Middle management, GM and VP, leaves something to be desired. Turn-over was very high, and it seemed that the General Managers were setting short-term division goals designed for a quick promotion to VP, rather than planning for long term stability.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great , exellent

    • 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

    You can learn much of state of art technology

    Cons

    There are a lot of travel , you can be out of office about 80%

  3.  

    A very good place to work without stress.

    • 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

    Big area for you to explore. Since the job is not stressful, you can learn things without stress. Also internal job posting allows you to change to other functional team and let you explore more area.

    Cons

    Too stress free company. And create some bad working culture on some employee (e.g. slacking)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand what employee really want.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Benefits

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

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

    Pros

    Pension plan is a huge plus, 401k a plus, good medical plan offerings, stock reward been shrinking over the years for everyone but C level

    Cons

    Work life balance is challenging constant stream of top priority projects keep people working OT non stop. Cost cutting does not help

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward top performers. Mgmt does not walk the talk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good company searching for direction

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

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

    Pros

    Great company and coworkers and solid products

    Cons

    Have been cost saving mode the last few years

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It's a well managed and employee oriented company.

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

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

    Pros

    1. Work life balance
    2. Work independently.
    3. Open door policy.

    Cons

    1. A little slow in growth.
    2. A stretched or lengthy hierarchy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cares about employees but limited opportunities for advancement post company split. Existing management now overpaid.

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

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

    Pros

    Your experience at Agilent is dependent on your immediate manager. The company allows a lot of freedom for managers to dictate the environment for the staff. Some allow freedom to work from home others do not. work/life balance is fair, but with back office operations in South East Asia, there is a lot of work done outside of 'normal' work hours.

    Cons

    Pretty tight expense controls. No frills and the old HP employee perks are gradually going away one by one (retirement etc).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop selling and splitting the company and try to grow it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good mid-sized company

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

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

    Pros

    Stability, and flexible work hours. Good benefits, still contributes to a retirement pension account. Good colleagues to work with.

    Cons

    Global company means out of normal workday hours. Outsourcing to offshore model can be challenging. Offshore vendor resources make aggressive schedules difficult to meet on some projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Aging Company

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

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

    Pros

    As 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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be open with employees about career planning

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Its a good learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Associate  in  Mānesar (India)
    Current Employee - Finance Associate in Mānesar (India)

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A good Work life balance
    Helpful seniors
    International exposure is there

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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