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Agilent, not innovating the H-P way

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Rosa, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA

I worked at Agilent Technologies

Pros

Being able to work in Sonoma County is a pleasure, as it is a lovely area in which to live.
Technical abilities of coworkers and project engineers is outstanding

Cons

Layoff culture
Mismanagement of product lines and growth
Mismanagement of time to market
Problems with non-technical managers managing technical groups

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please show some back bone and spin EMG off, and stop dragging it around and not adequately funding product development.
For technical positions, you cannot just manage by people principles. You have to understand what they do, and not just the concept. Management is more than just a Powerpoint slide presentation.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, casual workplace, work at home opportunity, good location was close to home.

    Cons

    Not recognized for work I performed above and beyond an Administrative Assistant. Couldn't get promoted or a job title change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please recognize an Administrative Assistant's goals and performance to a higher level and promote her/him to reach their goal!

    Approves of CEO
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    Senior Management is clueless

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    good salary
    good benefits
    flexible work hours
    smart coworkers
    challenging and varied types of work
    the company will pay education benefits

    Cons

    Not even sure where to begin on this...upper management is only worried about the stock price and seems to be enclosed and attentive to their own set of issues. This really hurts morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership needs to realize that employees are people...not just numbers. Outsourcing to save a few extra dollars is not innovative. Laying off much of the U.S. workforce is very shortsighted and will weaken the company.

    Disapproves of CEO
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