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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
583 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  

    Best in class among competitors

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

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

    Pros

    Good products some great people

    Cons

    The bureaucracy is horrific. Too much "anything someone else doesn't want to do" is piled on customer-facing employees, and there are too few of them. Company is very bloated in middle management, perhaps in part as an attempt to make people feel they have a career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fill in the bottom of the pyramid. The company is pear-shaped

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    My second job, Good workplace.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - R&D Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    9 years in Agilent. Engineer is respected. Good work life balance. First line manager is good. I like the culture.

    Cons

    EMG business doesn't grow slower than life science and chemical analysis. Upper level management team usually pay more attention on business with high growth because it's easier.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Engineer in Mānesar (India)
    Former Employee - Material Engineer in Mānesar (India)

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

    Pros

    company values compensation policies work life balance everything

    Cons

    benefits promotions perks work life balance compensation policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great place to work

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    lives by its values, respect for all employees, collaborative work environment, work life balance

    Cons

    global company - you may need to work at odd hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    accelerate growth, new markets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Finance coordinator

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance good management

    Cons

    salary and levels, employee growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about employees growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice Workplace

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

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

    Pros

    Work environment is awesome and supportive.

    Cons

    Not much challenging work. Long ques for promotion.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    excellent expereice

    • 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 as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible, nice people and good evironment, really enjoy research

    Cons

    no free lunch provided. lunch is kind of expensive and taste not good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits - Hospital claims, medical clinic coverage

    Cons

    Too many red tape, bureaucratic, unhelpful team mates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be great if there is a free flow of communication... Freedom of speech without intimidation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, great products, smart people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with best of the best on leading edge measurement technologies. Long history of continuing to push advancements in spite of size & structure. Culture in the Test & Measurement side of the business is very much the old "HP Way".

    Cons

    Very experienced workforce resulting in limited advancement opportunities. For the stability the pay is good but not at the leading edge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to focus on a compelling vision and taking risks vs expecting everything to always work as planned

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A great company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    The Culture - people are treated with respect. Management by objective. You are empowered to make decisions.

    Cons

    Not much upward movement. Low attrition rate at the higher levels. Also, could use a little more company-funded fun.

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