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Great company, great people,

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Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

the people in general were great; products cutting edge, good work life balance.

Cons

the management don't seem to be able to understand when and where to invest in their business. They sold off so many business in the Telecoms area when really they just needed better management and more support. Could have really dominated in that region with better management.

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    Overall average large company, with pretty good work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible time off, fantastic roles in R&D, great, smart people to work with. Can craft your own role/area of expertise pretty easily.

    Cons

    Agilent completely undervalues manufacturing know-how, and as a result has few technically capable people in that organization. Overall the company is very short-term focused, with very little strategic thinking going on, in any organizations (R&D, marketing, manufacturing). The company is run so lean that nobody has time to think ahead--it feels like we're always in crisis mode. Management has problems saying "no" to projects. Stock price has wiggled around $40/share for like 10 years, despite numerous acquisitions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing so much on "shareholder value" and concentrate on delivering fantastic products and pleasing our customers--the profits will follow.


  2. Agilent IT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable staff. Mature IT and very methodical and process driven.

    Cons

    Extremely cost focused. Long working hours and over outsourced.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on business enablement and not just cost !!!


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