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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
564 Reviews
3.5
564 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This company has long been a shining star in "work/life balance" for its employees (in 117 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Many Changes

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    Former Employee - Paralegal in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work environment when I worked there, by that I mean the physical environment.

    Cons

    Many lay-offs and shrinkage in the legal department and elsewhere in the company; inflexible access to executives, almost a sanctuary environment, needed general counsel, hard to find or talk to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not sure where you are now; it was a great place but changed so much

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

    this is a decent company to work for

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    ability to work from home, fair pay

    Cons

    Upper management is too far removed from the actual day to day business to make good decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your subject matter experts! Driving change for change sake doesn't mean you are improving anything.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Experience the worst of outsourcing here!

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    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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some very smart engineers, few good technologies

    Cons

    Badly managed outsourcing model has killed the company!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of those high paying IT managers who only care to check their emails and don't bother to attend to issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low Salary and little or no growth opportunity

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    Former Employee - Advanced Software Engineer in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Advanced Software Engineer in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    none, one man shows, costco nearby

    Cons

    Low Salary, No Growth, A lot of politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Pathetic

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    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
  7.  

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

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    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
  8.  

    Don''t follow goverment HR and social security policy

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    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
  9. 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    lame and boring

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Steady but Boring with Little Chance for Advancement

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    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

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