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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
534 Reviews
3.6
534 Reviews
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Agilent Technologies CEO and Director Bill Sullivan
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Transformative role during a significant change for the organization and 2008 recession effects

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Provided you are able to connect with the right people and demonstrate value for bottom line you are on the way to a good, career-growing experience. Amazing individuals and even teams still carry proudly a distilled HP Way

    Cons

    Status-quo happens with close-ranking effects, yet change does take place too

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall a good company

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, lots of interesting projects, good people all around

    Cons

    Cafeteria sucks, pay is ok but not great, layoffs and hiring freeze as soon as signs of market weakening rise on the horizon, easily loses good people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep performers happy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's been a great company, hope it continues after the new identity...

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Santa Rosa, CA

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

    Pros

    Amazing group of people to work with. Very professional working environment.

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities. Losing some cultural values with exit of older employees and the arrival of the new generation. Older employees emphasized friendship and mentoring where as the new generation is more focused on their own little world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to seek out individuals with growth potential and develop them to lead the company into the future. They have the HP/Agilent cultural values and will help instill them in new employees. Treat employees with the same respect as investors/share holders. Share holders are important but without a happy work force, the company won't move forward.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    good place to work, work life balance

    Cons

    lack of career development and opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome work environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, support from management

    Cons

    Salaries are not very competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A technology company with good work-life balance.

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    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

    Great people, innovation at the core. People respect each other and yet are able to provide constructive feedback for growth. Good work life balance with task oriented approach - i.e. people are not judged by time they spend at work - but whether they deliver results. Very well managed and operationally excellent.

    Cons

    Hardware oriented company. Does not necessarily understand depths of software that is critical in most applications in this century.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. Improve ranking process. Invest in preparing next generation leaders. Don't focus only on acquisitions for growth. Organic growth fuels people's growth, who are at center of innovation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good culture, if a bit laid back

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Santa Rosa, CA

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

    Pros

    Solid management culture that respects individuals and work / life balance.
    Career HP/Agilent folks are great mentors.

    Cons

    Is less aggressive in pursuit of M&A integration.
    Career HP/Agilent bench is deep.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    associate

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate

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

    Pros

    In fact the interview was easy

    Cons

    and the salary was low

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Proud company with amazing employees held back by management infighting & lack of investment in operational excellence.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Program Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Rich heritage. Employees are greatest asset who go to incredible lengths, working countless hours with very little reward or recognition. Engineering talent is outstanding and folks in trenches are highly creative.

    Cons

    Need to focus on the customer with greater intensity, Circular door of management with the same leaders simply changing seats which causes repeat mistakes and entrenched beliefs. IT investment is constrained for internal operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risk and act with company values instead of pretending to. Need to take more leaps and make greater investments in Marketing setting achievable goals and tolerating less in-fighting and management of personalities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Agilent is a wonderful place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Extremely flexible schedule, as I could shift my hours to whatever worked best for me.
    Wonderful people, most of which have lots to offer in terms of learning.
    Laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    The pay is slightly lower than desired, and the health benefits were only "okay".
    No paid sick leave as an intern, but that is pretty standard.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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