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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
561 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 49 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Once great, trending downward

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Products are well made and usually better than competition. Company is stable, and will be around for a long time, unless they get bought out by a behemoth like Danaher. Given the recent divestitures, this might be coming.

    Cons

    At one time, this was a great company to work for. Over the last decade or so, benefits have gone way down, morale is low, and management does not value individual contributors. Additionally, it has become overly political, and upward mobility is highly dependent on whether or not your direct manager likes you, and what their credibility is with other senior leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to develop employees from the ground up through steady coaching, and providing opportunities in other areas. Listen to your employees, rather than shut them down when you don't like where the discussion is headed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A positive work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    A global company with the best employee. fair, friendly, honest, open, flexible

    Cons

    The knowledge and experience I gained

  3.  

    notthing to say

    • 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

    Pros

    I do not know it

    Cons

    it is hard to be honest because you are always cheated

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  5.  

    Good company but too operational, requires exciting story

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement
    Current Employee - Procurement

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

    Pros

    Hp way, respect employee and work life balance

    Cons

    Too operational
    Lack exciting new product

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More visionary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not good at all

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer

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

    Pros

    I can't find anything positiv. I am really sorry.

    Cons

    Not at all customer focus. At least in the division I worked for. Processes to complicated. Everything just takes to long time. Nobody is following up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs way more customer focus and a better communication with employees. Improving the process should be focus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Many opportunities for interesting work but not for advancement.

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

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

    Pros

    Company successful in what it makes. Flex hours, on site fitness center, tennis courts, volleyball courts, fitness track are all pluses.

    Cons

    Decreasing benefits. Poor medical insurance. Stagnant wages. Profit sharing virtually eliminated. Every year the benefits seem to get worse. Training of employees almost non-existent. Too many managers and not enough people actually doing the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider increasing the salary scale for long term employees. Consider promoting senior professionals to senior level positions with different wage scales. Improve training. Eliminate the unfair and annoying practice of different profit sharing for different people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Quality Specialist

    Current Employee - Quality Specialist in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Quality Specialist in Cary, NC

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

    Pros

    Management is good, good benefits and bonuses

    Cons

    Seams like every decision is about the bottom line. profit

  9.  

    Used to be good. Now there is no clear direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Sales in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Individual contributors are the one generating growth and Profit for the company. Given a lot of free play to achieve results.

    Cons

    Managers has no direction and only wants to achieve results. Poor or No leadership. Sales is everything and all else secondary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Are you still there???

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Hard to work as contractor at Agilent.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - R&D Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Good people and friendly staff

    Cons

    tough working as contractor..No reward even after getting praised for your work. Do not hire contractors as full time employee.

    Contractor are not treated well in terms of inviting/informing them to company events, celebration of product release even when you are the biggest contributor some time.

    Manager are good but are tied up by Agilent strict contractor policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat contractor fair..they could be your future employee and may contribute more if rewarded for good work.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Watch out for politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Support in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Product Support in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    GOOD people doing the work. They are dedicated and VERY hard working. It is easy to have them as close friends

    Cons

    Management - too many layers without clear sight of it's employees. Politics is bad if you get in the way. I had false charges placed by a manager I never met

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STUDY the HP Way again

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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