Agilent Technologies

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As much rope as you want

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Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Wilmington, DE
Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Wilmington, DE

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

Pros

Work with awesome engineers and chemists - who need Wikipedia when you have people who know what they are talking about and are happy to help you understand. You have a lot of flexibility in solving problems, and if you see someone working on a problem that interests you then "welcome to the team". Management is aware of the 'graying' of the employees and continues to promote college hires. Agilent is one of the dwindling number of employers that still offers a retirement plan in addition to the 401K.

Cons

You are responsible for your own development plan, not your manager. Can be good or bad - good if you like challenges and have initiative, bad if you want someone to tell you what to do.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bill and Dave practiced "management by walking around" to get first-hand knowledge on what was going on. Agilent management does great at that for the first couple levels of management, but higher levels need to get out more.

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    This was the best place I've worked in my career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agilent Technologies (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You are surrounded by people doing amazing technology
    Most everyone has a good attitude
    The pressure to get things done is about right: not crazy high, but enough to keep the blood flowing

    Cons

    Working with people on 4 different continents can be trying. It's certainly a big organization. It's really the price you pay for such a rich technical environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to make Agilent more visible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company Overall

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Support Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Support Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Very talented and intelligent individuals. The company has great high-level management who is leading the company a good direction.

    Cons

    Middle management, GM and VP, leaves something to be desired. Turn-over was very high, and it seemed that the General Managers were setting short-term division goals designed for a quick promotion to VP, rather than planning for long term stability.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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