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
Bill Sullivan
344 Ratings

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.  

    Awesome work environment.

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

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, support from management

    Cons

    Salaries are not very competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work for.

    Former Employee - Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Highly structured organization with great resources.

    Cons

    Corporate mentality and bad training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to feedback.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A technology company with good work-life balance.

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, innovation at the core. People respect each other and yet are able to provide constructive feedback for growth. Good work life balance with task oriented approach - i.e. people are not judged by time they spend at work - but whether they deliver results. Very well managed and operationally excellent.

    Cons

    Hardware oriented company. Does not necessarily understand depths of software that is critical in most applications in this century.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. Improve ranking process. Invest in preparing next generation leaders. Don't focus only on acquisitions for growth. Organic growth fuels people's growth, who are at center of innovation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good culture, if a bit laid back

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Santa Rosa, CA

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

    Pros

    Solid management culture that respects individuals and work / life balance.
    Career HP/Agilent folks are great mentors.

    Cons

    Is less aggressive in pursuit of M&A integration.
    Career HP/Agilent bench is deep.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    associate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate

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

    Pros

    In fact the interview was easy

    Cons

    and the salary was low

  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Purchased Former Co Varian Inc talked about increasing manufacturing, instead in 3 years sent all mfg to Mylasia

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Specialist  in  Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Lexington, MA

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

    Pros

    none, always waiting for parts because they kept vendors waiting for payment

    Cons

    no raises, sent jobs overseas, Kept incapable Engineers and Quality Personel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lie to employees to make them think your there for the long run

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experience varies from division to division.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, stable company, friendly environment

    Cons

    Hard to change existing processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management needs to be more approachable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Customer Service

    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Corporate Company. Good for resume.

    Cons

    There is no good management. No processes either.

  10.  

    This is my rating submission

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Generally fair, but many missed opportunities.

    Cons

    Could have been a better experience

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Early Career Development Opportunities; Glass Ceiling at Mid-Career Level

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

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Collaborative culture
    Opportunities to learn, develop, and grow, especially for early-career professionals
    Friendly, smart, hard-working people
    Great work-life balance and flexibility

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities for mid-career professionals
    Management and senior leaders entrenched in their positions and play "musical chairs" with no real advancement opportunities for younger talent
    Limited leadership opportunities for women and minorities
    Pay and benefits (e.g. stock compensation) below Silicon Valley standards
    Constant cycle of workforce reductions, cost cuts, and budgets controls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to retention of your top talent. To keep high performers, you have to reward and promote them. You do a great job hiring, developing and training employees, but then lose them because of the lack of career growth opportunities. With the aging employee population, developing next-generation leadership bench will be critical if Agilent wants to continue the growth momentum.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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