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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated July 3, 2014
Updated July 3, 2014
546 Reviews
3.6
546 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This company has long been a shining star in "work/life balance" for its employees (in 116 reviews)

  • Good work environment when I worked there, by that I mean the physical environment (in 48 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)

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  1.  

    Well established organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - 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
  2.  

    Compromise less than zero

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trade Compliance
    Current Employee - Trade Compliance

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies as a contractor (more than an 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
  3.  

    Agilent Russia

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

    I worked at Agilent Technologies as a contractor (more than an 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
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    Pathetic

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Mānesar (India)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Mānesar (India)

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (less than an 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
  6.  

    Company is managed to hit quarterly financials without regard to sacrifices.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The benefits meet industry average. New employees receive 3 weeks vacation. Some jobs allow for employees to work from home.

    Cons

    The financials are met by not investing in infrastructure. Facility personnel are strapped trying to maintain facilities with no funding. Some Agilent facilities lack strong leaders.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Don''t follow goverment HR and social security policy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Collector in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Collector in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good enviroment, well working experience.

    Cons

    company HR don't follow the HR and social security policy which publiced by goverment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its a nice company to work for, but perhaps im just not for this department. no growth and no objectives.

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay. Not recommended to work in SSD.
    Im talking not of Agilent Santa Clara, but in a country in Southeast Asia.

    Cons

    Its a corporate jungle. There are unclear objectives. After you get hired, you are left hanging in the air with no orientation (im talking of the dept only), goals, rules, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the appropriate people who have AT LEAST a background in Chemistry or Chemical Instrumentation! - Im talking about the Services and Support Dept.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    lame and boring

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    No work
    Decent salary
    Good office space
    Good for non-technical people

    Cons

    No work..This one is for people to want to work, learn and grow
    Manager is the top boss, to real HR policies
    No growth opportunities, if not in R&D. Which is for electronic engineers
    Heard annual hikes are not satisfactory.. I never stayed for one to happen for me
    Waste of skill set and Talent - to be precise (Do not look for IT growth its an electronic company)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interview the core guys. Don't interview IT professionals when you do not have enough work for them that too on their related and skilled technologies

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Steady but Boring with Little Chance for Advancement

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst

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

    Pros

    Great Company for work life balance and ability to work remotely. Great People. If you want to coast by with easy work and little real stress, great company. if you want to advance, have more responsibility, and challenging work Agilent is NOT for you.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement or challenging work. Management very stagnant with the same managers as any other company might have. Typical large company waste of time tasks due to beauracratic processes and politics. Older company with older employees so not great for younger people without kids. Most people the company would classify as their next leaders ALL are looking for work external from Agilent because of the lack of career advancement potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just pick the next person in line for management, get some change and NEW blood. Most of the "next" leaders are looking externally because of the lack of career progression so figure out a way to grow! even though there is too much management compared to other companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Life Science Senior Management has significant flaws

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Decent salary and compensation packages, especially at the senior management levels and in the sales organisations. Not a bad campus and some good work/life benefits.

    Cons

    Significant incompetence at the top levels of the organisation, especially in Life Sciences. Not a clear or winning strategy in this area. Large push to outsource combined with a lack of understanding of value proposition to customers an issue. Not a very innovative place to work, very conservative and cost conscious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a shake up at the higher levels of the Life Science organisation. Also need to overhaul leadership program as current way of measuring performance is broken and counter-productive. Sucession planning and the identifaction and mentoring of top talent should be a priority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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