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  1.  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Great place to learn new things

    Cons

    Benifits, Micro management and travelling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good company

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    Good wages, good people to work with. Company cares about us.

    Cons

    Some entitlement from some long time employees. Managers don't deal with all performance issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone fairly and to the same standards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Would never recommend anyone work for them

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Newport, DE
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Newport, DE

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

    Pros

    It's a job and you earn a paycheck

    Cons

    Horrible pay and the benefits are close to non existent because you pay so much out of pocket. No room for advancement. Rather hire people off the street instead of in house.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better compensation for the workers. And treat them better all together. Allowing someone to work a holiday is not a treat. A bonus is :)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Was great once, not anymore

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Great HP time colleagues/scientists and individual contributors
    Great products -- again mostly created by above during HP time

    Cons

    Not so good in software. Definitely not anywhere in league of good software companies like Google, Facebook. (Mostly because of not good hiring)
    Middle management (esp in software and hired as contractors during IT boom 1995-2000) is not good at all who is unable to distinguish good/bad software and developers. Great individual contributors are excluded and incorrectly represented for political reasons/feeling of insecurity by this middle management, hence the view senior management gets is very skewed and incorrect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back old HP level quality and trust in products and people. Your products are (/were) great. Don't put them in wrong hands which has been happening recently a lot.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Crazy workpace without letup

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    salary low to average, high work load, bonus can be great if you get both categories but your manager has to love your work

    Cons

    no time to form relationships with colleagues due to work load, moving all jobs to Malaysia that can be moved, all expectations are immediate

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    smart products, and great learning experience. Management is a revolving door, and little investment in employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Great products, talented engineering team. Accommodates work life balance.

    Cons

    Too many reorganization and management changes. Very little investment on employee growth and mentorship.

    Recommends
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    Innovative company with a vision and solid management team.
    Great product development life cycle and policies

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    Former Employee - Staff Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    technical symposiums.
    innovation through labs.
    benefits and employee programs
    internal training

    Cons

    it is sometimes difficult to works through all departments for coordination

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Genomics Division Review

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    Former Employee - Genomics Marketing
    Former Employee - Genomics Marketing

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

    Pros

    The biggest pro for working at Agilent is the quality of most of the people that work there. There are some dedicated people working in R&D, Tech Services, Sales, and even Marketing. The benefits are nice and compensation is pretty good. There are also opportunities to evolve your position through hard work and making sure the right people notice.

    Cons

    Like most other tech companies, one of the biggest cons is being unofficially on call nights and weekends. I worked on the business side of things and management was going through transition, so it felt like you had to make sure to check email before going to bed and before going into the office. It really wasn't uncommon to get a response from the GM at 10:30pm or to get an all division email sent at 4:00am.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could use a closer relationship to their independent contributors (those who don't manage others) and first line managers. A lot of good, knowledgeable people left because direction changed and management did not communicate the change or the new priorities effectively down the chain.

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

    Old School with out the stability

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    There are many technical challenges and some excellent engineers.

    Cons

    The Board is sprucing up the company just enough to they can sell it ASAP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be honest with us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    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

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