Agilent Technologies

  www.agilent.com
  www.agilent.com

Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
565 Reviews
3.5
565 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Agilent Technologies CEO and Director Bill Sullivan
Bill Sullivan
357 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • This company has long been a shining star in "work/life balance" for its employees (in 117 reviews)

  • Good work environment when I worked there, by that I mean the physical environment (in 49 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)

More Highlights

149 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    They provide good benefits the employees, but lately are no as good as before. Is a big company so there is many positions available.

    Cons

    Use too much Agencies companies that are not professional. Some departments they don't hire someone unless is by one of those agencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use less Agencies companies

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun but disorganized

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

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Startup environment provided lots of freedom, the managers were great, and the product we were developing was really cool. I appreciated the opportunity to get to work on some interesting problems facing a small business.

    Cons

    Budget constraints caused issues, some of the staff was resistant to change even when it was obviously necessary. The location could have been better as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep trucking

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful, intelligent colleagues, but wide-spread systemic disorganization

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

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

    Pros

    The engineers are very intelligent, have many years of experience and generous with their time to help each other.

    Cons

    Job responsibilities can be unclear. There is wide-spread disorganization within the Chemical Analysis Group.The salary is low for the amount of stress and time demands imposed on Field Service Engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get to actually know your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, professional managers

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

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

    Pros

    Managers care about people, processes and quarterly results

    Cons

    management has difficulty confronting difficult or incompetant employees and guiding them to improve or leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be kind and to win, be clear and direct

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work if You Like Processes

    • 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

    Decent Benefits, Service employees are hourly so your work is compensated
    One of the few companies that have a pension AND 401K, profit sharing

    Cons

    Too structured, especially the Service Organization
    The company has lost its soul
    Demotivating atmosphere
    The Processes rule above all else "Tail wagging the dog" sydrome

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are your best asset...treat them as such

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for.

    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Highly structured organization with great resources.

    Cons

    Corporate mentality and bad training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to feedback.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experience varies from division to division.

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, stable company, friendly environment

    Cons

    Hard to change existing processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management needs to be more approachable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Customer Service

    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Corporate Company. Good for resume.

    Cons

    There is no good management. No processes either.

  10.  

    This is my rating submission

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Generally fair, but many missed opportunities.

    Cons

    Could have been a better experience

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Early Career Development Opportunities; Glass Ceiling at Mid-Career Level

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

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

    Pros

    Collaborative culture
    Opportunities to learn, develop, and grow, especially for early-career professionals
    Friendly, smart, hard-working people
    Great work-life balance and flexibility

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities for mid-career professionals
    Management and senior leaders entrenched in their positions and play "musical chairs" with no real advancement opportunities for younger talent
    Limited leadership opportunities for women and minorities
    Pay and benefits (e.g. stock compensation) below Silicon Valley standards
    Constant cycle of workforce reductions, cost cuts, and budgets controls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to retention of your top talent. To keep high performers, you have to reward and promote them. You do a great job hiring, developing and training employees, but then lose them because of the lack of career growth opportunities. With the aging employee population, developing next-generation leadership bench will be critical if Agilent wants to continue the growth momentum.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves 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.