Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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Agilent Technologies President/CEO Mike McMullen
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Pros
  • This company has long been a shining star in "work/life balance" for its employees (in 117 reviews)

  • Healthy work environment with work-life balance (in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / Life Balance sometimes out of balance (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. Application Scientist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Big company, lots of resource, and processes to follow. Very friendly work environment. Great people and very much willing to help. Lots of opportunities if you are self motivated.

    Cons

    Doesn't feel that the culture is to nurture new employee and encourage them seeking for professional growth but rather to do their limited duties. That said, you can look out for opportunities within the organization if you are self motivated.

    Advice to Management

    Should invest more on people to promote their personal and profession growth.


  2. Lost their way from the H-P way

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Much of the old-timers retain the respect and empathy and collaborative culture of Bill and Dave's company

    Cons

    The 2000s were spent making decisions with only quarterly benefits, with no long view. Changing benefit plans when the CEO gave his word he won't .. newer folkspushed a more cut-throat culture, throwing family-friendliness out the window

    Advice to Management

    Go back to your roots.


  3. Solid company, diverse products.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits and work environment.

    Cons

    Many acquisitions which can make product future uncertain.


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  5. Field Service Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Customers are great and so are the co-workers

    Cons

    Changes with internal systems make the administrative portion of the job more time consuming.


  6. A former agilent employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and solid products

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities due to strategy change towards a focused business segment, and this business segment happens to be slow growing.


  7. my review

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Decent FTO. Nice Company car.

    Cons

    I do not believe there are many in particular.


  8. Lost in acquisition

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work if you were there as a HP employee. Many long term employees who were there from before the spin off from HP.

    Cons

    If you were part of an acquisition, assimilation is difficult. Adaption to Agilent culture can be arduous and can feel as if you are lost in the acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    Find a better way to assimilate acquired employees. Adjust pay scales, commission plans to match existing plans within Agilent in a way that is fair to the acquired employee.


  9. Loved Agilent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Great people - Great technology.

    Cons

    When I was there, layoff every 6 months.

    Advice to Management

    grow.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Intranet Web Developer

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Had freedom to build out new site on Drupal

    Cons

    Very little support, much of staff who've worked there for ten plus years couldn't give a toss about you; an incredibly dull and uninspiring environment


  11. Generally good, could be better

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    Current Employee - Senior Researcher in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Researcher in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Still has the spirit of innovation and camaraderie that made HP great.

    Cons

    Too much management focus on splitting companies, buying companies, and doing anything but actually running company.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate, engineer, do science, as a means of getting a business advantage.



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