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Great work life balance

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Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Santa Clara, CA

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

Pros

great work life balance. I love the people i work with and work for. The building is classy but a bit bare. Flexibility is the best part.

Cons

Agilent is a bit older with regards to their population, and there are very few opportunities to get to know others within the buildings.

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    Good people, good culture, but IT is resource strapped

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Love the people I work with and what the companies does. Agilent also has that rare feeling that the company actually cares about its people.

    Cons

    IT is cash strapped and heavily outsourced, it is a battle to get resources if you are not driving a sexy technology like Telepresence or mobility. Focus is often too narrow and on cost instead of long-term gains and risk taking.

    They also believe in manager rotation, so the managers are not skilled in the technology they are managing. This is often a problem especially in complex areas like security, and it shifts a lot of power and responsibility onto the "architects" who are constantly retraining their managers every 3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Agilent employees are a resource and their internal knowledge is not easily replaced need to find a way to raise up more internal local US resources that can provided the direction and leadership to the outsourced groups, HR needs to learn how to match salary to the roles they key players play.

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    Solid company

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    Former Employee - Senior R&D Engineer  in  Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, and smart people

    Cons

    Some old timers have been around for ever in high positions so it is hard to make a change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop passing out survays and start listening to your empolyees

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