Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
526 Reviews

3.6
526 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    As much rope as you want

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer  in  Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Work with awesome engineers and chemists - who need Wikipedia when you have people who know what they are talking about and are happy to help you understand. You have a lot of flexibility in solving problems, and if you see someone working on a problem that interests you then "welcome to the team". Management is aware of the 'graying' of the employees and continues to promote college hires. Agilent is one of the dwindling number of employers that still offers a retirement plan in addition to the 401K.

    Cons

    You are responsible for your own development plan, not your manager. Can be good or bad - good if you like challenges and have initiative, bad if you want someone to tell you what to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bill and Dave practiced "management by walking around" to get first-hand knowledge on what was going on. Agilent management does great at that for the first couple levels of management, but higher levels need to get out more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Mānesar (India)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Mānesar (India)

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work culture and great campus

    Cons

    less perks and less challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    believe on the efforts of employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    very satisfied

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    environment, company values, leadership,culture, work from home

    Cons

    compensation, growth, hr engagement, leadership review,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensation, benefits, leadership reviews,

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    This was the best place I've worked in my career.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agilent Technologies for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You are surrounded by people doing amazing technology
    Most everyone has a good attitude
    The pressure to get things done is about right: not crazy high, but enough to keep the blood flowing

    Cons

    Working with people on 4 different continents can be trying. It's certainly a big organization. It's really the price you pay for such a rich technical environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to make Agilent more visible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best work environment !!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Very consistent in terms of hiring people with good attitudes. You will work with very smart people and learn a ton ! They believe that a happy employee will perform well ...... and they are right !

    Cons

    There are limited growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company greatest assets is called "employees"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Nice Work Environment
    Work Life balance

    Cons

    Technology not upgraded
    Job Insecurity as company is split in August,2014

  8.  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Agilent encourages employees to learn and improve. They provide educational assistance for any skill job related. The leadership has an open door policy and makes themselves available for any concerns. Work-life balance is respected.

    Cons

    There are no cons at Agilent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Agilent Technologies, India. A values-driven organization that enables growth and learning

    • 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

    Pros

    Management support and ownership, sr mgmt is approachable, Strong company values, flexible work hours, inclusive culture, good infrastructure and facilities, employee-centric environment

    Cons

    Complex internal processes, hesitation to try new approaches. Internal-looking organization often misses the external market reality. Operationally sound but not aggressive topline growers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think out of the box, adapt best practices from the market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fabulous!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Transparent System, Sr. management in continuous touch with lower level employees

    Cons

    Nothing as such! all fine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it Up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great team environment

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

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

    Pros

    I love the location to the 280, personal growth is encouraged, Starbucks, good facilities and quiet work environment.

    Cons

    Average food in cafeteria

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More vacation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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