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Contracting at Agilent, you are treated like a 2nd class citizen

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Former Contractor - Software Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Former Contractor - Software Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Agilent Technologies as a contractor (more than 3 years)

Pros

Pay was OK... not great. Big Company.. easy to get lost. Duties of a contractor are light since they lock you out of meetings. Very friendly person who apologized about how they officially treated me. I did get free lunches.. unofficially.

Cons

Pay was OK... not great. As a contractor, your duties are lighter than full time persons. They lock you out of meetings, company events, card key different, not really part of the team in Engineering. $$They rarely convert Contractors to Full time...$$$ Contract agencies take 1/2 of salary.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Convert more contractors to full time and not treat them so poorly.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, and great people.

    Cons

    Sometimes you can be just a number.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    work/life balance, one layer away from silicon valley hustle

    Cons

    limited positions for promotion, most workers ar 50+

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