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Helpful (4)

Poor managment and work/life balance

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Field Service Engineer
Current Employee - Field Service Engineer
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

It's a job that pays the bills.

Cons

No life/work balance. Management does not listen to employees or customers. Poor pay and other compensation considering the high level of stress and 24/7 demands of the job. There is no real room for advancement and minimal job growth.

Advice to Management

Pay attention to your customers and employees. Employees should be compensated to industry standard. Without your employees and customer base you have no business so listen to them

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Age Discrimination – Outsources Americans, once great … no more!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Purchasing
    Former Employee - Purchasing
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place for entry level straight out of college hires. Otherwise, nothing positive.

    Cons

    Age Discrimination: If you are over 50 you are at great risk, they will force you to retire if they can. Otherwise they micromanage until they can fire you. If you are over 50 you are held to entirely different standard. Ruthless abuse of power: Peers in Germany were tricked into crossing the board to a new base office in Switzerland. This made their employment exempt from German law; within 12 months the entire SITE lost their jobs to Singapore. Management will lie and falsify records: Personal is under staffed and afraid to take a stand. Management will change commitments after they are set and claim you missed them. They’ll use absurd logic and outright lie to move anyone out of the way that is a threat to their advancement. No local accountability: A manager in the USA might report to someone in Singapore, so the American can be a dictator and tyrant while sucking up to his boss. You would think his boss would meet with the employees and spend at least a few minutes to learn what was going on. Not even three minutes of time in five years, a total disgrace to the founding HP Way. Morally and ethically corrupt the oppression is unbelievable.

    Advice to Management

    Middle managers take credit the results and upper management has no clue to the truth. You need to look at the trends of how you are forcing old employees out before you slammed in a major class action law suit. Extremely disappointed with the CEO who was on board during the Hewlett Packard days, if he still believes in those values he need to sick out and remove the bullies in middle management.


  2. Helpful (1)

    HP Way is long dead - Just another tail-wags-the-dog quarter-to-quarter scramble

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cool toys : Great rank-and-file engineers

    Cons

    Management only knows how to profit in up ramp boom cycles. Don't have a clue how to manage stable markets for profit. All about the "Tail-wagging-the-dog" chasing and manipulating asset value quarter-to-quarter. Their first response to any fiscal challenge is to downsize workforce or off-shore. Management has no credibility with rank-and-file anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending this is a "growth" company and focus on delivering dividends, a far more stable objective which will attract investors and reduce all the internal thrash.


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