Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Great place to work... 20 years ago!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Rosa, CA

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    You can work with interesting technologies, and learn or do as much as you want to. Generally, your coworkers are very smart people who are willing to share their ideas and help you out when you need it.

    Cons

    The compensation is not on par with other tech companies. There are not very many opportunities for career advancement. The management team is constantly pushing their people to produce products without really taking the time to develop quality products. Generally, there is an attitude that "you should be happy that you have a job here." This place was a great place to work in the '80s, but the management and benefits have not kept up with the times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're living on borrowed time. Most employees are not impressed with the management team, or their chances for advancement. This job is seen as just a paycheck, not a career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Think twice before joining this company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Santa Rosa, CA

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Smart people. You will have a lot of opportunities to learn technical stuffs.

    Cons

    Poor management from top to bottom. Too many managers after layoffs. A lot of super long-term employees, 25-35 years with the company, who only talk instead of doing anything. Management focus on books, not employee development. Pay is really low for mid-age engineers. Again, too many people has been working here for more than 25 years, and a lot of them were ex-managers, so the only thing they do is networking with each other. Not productive in project management. A new product introduction cycle is 2+ years. Market and sales staff doesn't under the products. They sell products because the products have good data sheet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to know how to market the product, and they need to have a god understanding of the financial market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Marketing

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    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment and reasonable benefits

    Cons

    Far too much change and cost cutting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership from the top

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Good pay to new hire but annual increment for existing employee is poor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    Could learn a lot if you are hard working

    Cons

    Some employee misuse the working hours flexibility, management to employees ratio is high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to existing employee when management willing to pay higher for new hire.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Not up to the mark

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Coordinator in Mānesar (India)
    Current Employee - Finance Coordinator in Mānesar (India)

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

    Pros

    Stable and great company
    Nice business and less competition.
    Many benifits for permanent employees.

    Cons

    Very slow growth
    No learning even if you spent good time there.
    Highly stressed atmosphere made by espeacially my manager and that too not for actual work but the other things.
    No training at any time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please introduce some good training sessions for everyone after every few months so that everyone keep learning. Due to continous learning the employee can be good asset of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Very specific to Agilent tools, coding language, narrow, etc

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    less stress, access to resources,no dependency

    Cons

    no career growth, on training, progress is slow, lot of politics in the team.

  8. Well established organization

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - QA Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Contractor - QA Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Agilent Technologies as a contractor

    Pros

    perfectly convenient location --- whether by car, bus, or skytrain.

    Cons

    limited space for a balanced work environment

    No opinion of CEO
  9. Compromise less than zero

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Trade Compliance
    Current Contractor - Trade Compliance

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

    Pros

    Big worldwide company with big project incomes

    Cons

    It keeps reducing its staff constantly and never invests in hiring new professionals; my personal experience is being a subcontractor for the past 2 years. Its main goal is to reduce costs at the maximum, therefore even subcontractor companies are changed regularly, what impacts in the normal functioning of our day to day work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes lowering costs is not the main objective to be bigger...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Agilent Russia

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Marketing Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Contractor - Marketing Manager in Moscow (Russia)

    I worked at Agilent Technologies as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Start up for Marketing in Russia for CAG Group

    Cons

    Complete disappointment. No support and no understanding from local management how to do marketing in Russia. No concept and no idea. Additionally - abuse from management, putting people on the stress.No respect from Moscow CAG to the WAD Marketing Organiazation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After acquisition of Varian an Agilent manager from Western Europe was needed to place in Moscow to set up and processes and understand situation in Russia and CIS. As Varian people unfortunatelly are not professional to be put on a high rank to do the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Pathetic

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Mānesar (India)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Mānesar (India)

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

    Pros

    My team was good & quite cooperative.

    Cons

    Non - cooperative Employees with rude behaviour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It depends that some people gel well but some don't. So you can still try in this Co; as it's a big brand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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