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Agilent Technologies Interview Questions

Updated Oct 3, 2018
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    Human Resources Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    One of the most impressive interview experiences I’ve encountered. The interviewing process was very tough (behavioral-based) and every interviewer (6 total) was thoroughly prepared with job and situation specific questions. The process left a very solid impression of how Agilent engages their employees and absolutely made me want to be a part of this organization. The onboarding process is robust and comprehensive.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us of a situation where you used your influencing skills to achieve positive results.   2 Answers

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Agilent Technologies (Santa Rosa, CA).

    Interview

    I applied online at Agilent.com. I received an email from the recruiter and he passed my resume on to the hiring manager. The hiring manager aranged a phone interview with me that was very pleasant. My next interview was with one of the senior engineers of the group. It was challenging, but also very pleasant. My final interview was with 5 people, 4 engineers and another manager. Some of the questions and tasks were challenging, but most of it I did good on. I think I could have done better, but my enthusiasm for the position helped. Prepare for your interview by reviewing your coarse work and relax. Be enthusiastic and confident about your skills. Finally, be honest on your resume and don't say you know something if you don't. They will test you on your resume and if you can't do what you say, you won't be hired. All of the people that interviewed me were very friendly and fair.

    Interview Questions

    • I can't give away company questions, but some logic questions were asked and I was asked to design a couple of simple algorithyms.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate. The offer was very generous.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Agilent Technologies.

    Interview

    First step was in person behaviorial interview then a technical interview over the phone.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Colorado City, CO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Agilent Technologies (Colorado City, CO) in February 2010.

    Interview

    I was called my recruiter. It was a resume walk through. But majorly he was asking C++ questions. Constructor , Destructor and virutal functions.

    Interview Questions

    • Base class and derived class pointer array   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Agilent Technologies (Santa Rosa, CA) in June 2008.

    Interview

    First, there's a phone interview. This was done using NetMetting with a shared workspace so the interviewer can watch you code. Next was an onsite interview.

    The interview starts with a 30 minute presentation to be given in front of the entire interview team, including the hiring manager and each person who will interview you throughout the day. After that are 5 one-on-one, one hour interviews with an informal lunch in the middle.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked the night before to give the 30 minute presentation. This is a normal part of the process, except for the short notice. Evidently, the hiring manager forgot to tell me until then, but I luckily had one nearly ready.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate. They gave me only 1 week instead of the standard 2 weeks.


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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Agilent Technologies (Wilmington, DE).

    Interview

    Initial Phone Interview, then onsite 3 round interview. Phone interview mostly on resume, past projects. Called after 15 days for the onsite. Onsite interview consists of behavioral ques, design and coding question.
    Behavioral ques - Most challenging project, how did you meet deadline for multiple projects
    Coding ques - Given a source code, find what is the expected output. Code had try, catch, finally block.
    Design ques - Design an imaginary television, what other features you would like to include?
    Overall nice experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Design a distributed museum where you need to ensure that information is available at each branch. How can you design the web pages so that each page content is different for each country and language?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Accepted offer as it was a good one.


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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Agilent Technologies (Santa Rosa, CA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    The interview started with a phone screening to talk about my past experience. It was a nice way to get familiar with who I would be meeting as well as the reverse. After that a few days later I was asked to come in for an interview with a couple folks from the marketing team and 1 R&D manager. The next day was a panel interview with order fulfillment during lunch. It would have been a one dat event but there are scheduling conflicts. It was very comfortable and everyone made me feel at ease. No pressure interview.

    Interview Questions

    • In your last job what was yor biggest frustration and how did I deal with it.   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Agilent Technologies (New York, NY) in May 2010.

    Interview

    no feelings

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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Agilent Technologies.

    Interview

    5 steps

    Interview Questions


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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Agilent Technologies (Santa Clara, CA) in August 2011.

    Interview

    I came into Agilent and met with my manager and my mentor. They asked me about my previous coursework/ lab work and I explained to them my projects listed on my resume. Then they gave me some technical questions, that were really basic.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about your previous projects. Which one did you like the most?   Answer Question

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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Englewood, CO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Agilent Technologies (Englewood, CO) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Applied online and received two phone interviews and an onsite interview. First interview was a resume walkthrough and the second was a technical interview. Both went well, and I thought I established a good rapport with both interviewers. The onsite consisted of three panel interviews, one of them technical, and a one-on-one. I felt that I did well in all, and particularly nailed the first two. The only portion I was worried about was the technical, which didn't go as well I though. I sent my thank you's as soon as I got home.

    The next day I received a call turning me down. The lead interviewer said that although I was the best candidate they had interviewed so far technically, the most prepared, and the only candidate to follow up, I lacked a certain "sparkle", which he went on to say was unquantifiable, and they were unsure of my CS skills, which they tried to relate a pizza delivery job from high school in my interview. He went on to say that I seemed nervous, despite already having said I was the most prepared, and gave better answers than the others.

    This isn't the first bad interview experience I had, and honestly I didn't think my previous worst could be beat, but I found the whole reasoning they tried to give incredibly insulting. I've never been told every reason I should have been hired, then told that although they can't come up with a quantifiable reason to not hire me, they aren't going to anyway. After they played up their company culture, this seemed extremely hypocritical and contrary to it.

    Interview Questions

    • You have an angry customer on the line. They are being unreasonable. How do you proceed?   Answer Question

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