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Santa Clara, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (A)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
By joining our global team, you will do well, by doing good.

We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers ... Read more

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Agilent Technologies – Why Work For Us?

Agilent delivers trusted answers and insights that advance the quality of life.

We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek -- so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. 

Our values and culture makes Agilent a place where we want to spend our time.

You can see and feel our values in the workplace. Agilent’s six values are the core foundation of our company - innovation and contribution, uncompromising integrity, trust respect and teamwork, speed, focus, and accountability. Our values are the basis for every decision we make and every action we take, no matter where we are located.

Worldwide, many of our employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Employee Ownership and Management is something we passionately believe in. So, in every country where it is possible, employees are eligible to participate in Agilent's stock purchase plan. The company also has an all-employee Results Bonus Program that rewards the achievement of performance goals.
  • An Open Door Policy is more than just a corporate idiom here. We're both encouraged and permitted to confer on issues with any level of management. Our CEO even has his own internal web page, which keeps Agilent employees in touch with his activities and messages.
  • Our Total Compensation Package includes medical and dental benefits, retirement programs, and services such as employee assistance counseling, employee discounts and length-of-service awards. Our salary program offers a competitive base and bonus packages comparable to other global technology companies.
  • Local and Global Salary Surveys help ensure that we are doing all we can to attract and retain top talent. This global strategy applies to all jobs at all locations including professional, hourly labor, engineers and management.
  • A Commitment to Work/Life Balance gives each and every employee the space to enjoy life, their families and friendships. Flexible time off, flexible schedules, telecommuting and company-sponsored activities are only some of the ways we help keep inspiration coming.
  • Training and Development is offered through a wide range of programs, workshops and classes. A tuition reimbursement policy and distance learning degree programs with major universities complete our educational offerings.
  • Time to Play and Relax is essential to the creative process, so we offer all kinds of outlets for doing exactly that. It could be on-site massage or yoga classes. Fitness rooms and outdoor sports facilities. Sports teams and clubs. Every location has its own offering, designed to meet the unique interests and needs of the people who work there. But wherever you are, you'll never be far from a great way to refresh yourself and your ingenuity.

We deliver trusted answers and insights that advance the quality of life.

Here are a few facts about Agilent:

  • Headquartered in Santa Clara, California
  • About 12,000 employees worldwide
  • Agilent spun-off from Hewlett-Packard in 1999
  • Public company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: A)
  • $2.1 billion initial public U.S. offering was the largest in Silicon Valley history
  • We focus our expertise on six key markets: food, environmental and forensics, pharmaceutical, diagnostics, chemical and energy, and research.
  • We have major offices in over 30 countries, including the United States, China, India, Germany, Denmark, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
  • For more information see our fact sheet.

Make a difference from the start

As part of the next generation of innovators and business leaders you can share your skills on real projects from day one. Working with industry experts, the latest technology and a global footprint, you will deliver solutions to keep yourself, Agilent and the laboratories we serve at the top of their game. Make your career what you want.

For more information on when our next event will be see our event calendar.

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    "GREAT recruiter, interview, and onboarding process!"

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    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (Less than a year)


    From initial contact to my first day as a new employee (and to present day), the recruiter and hiring manager communicated clearly about the process and where I stood. They followed through on every commitment to "check in"--prior to committed timelines--surprising and surpassing my expectations every step of the way.

    I haven't figured out how I will leave my mark or "change the world", but I'm proud to work for a company that is. From technologies helping to cure cancer, to testing food, pharmaceutical, environment and chemicals, Agilent's technologies ARE helping make the world a better place to live, and advancing the quality of life.

    So far, all I have experienced is good. I am rating a few categories only four stars to show that there are a few that have been "off the charts." e.g. I have never had a manager focus so much on my work/life balance, well-being, and things like flexibility to deal with Silicon Valley traffic (nightmarish). I was also pleasantly surprised to learn new employees start with up to three weeks' time off per year--and beginning Jan. 1 2017, it will bump up to FOUR weeks off per year (pro-rated for partial year).


    After working for high tech companies for 20+ years, I can honestly say that, while I'm only 90 days "in", I have not experienced a downside or "Con" yet: This truly has been an amazing place to work. Most days, when the door clicks after swiping my badge, I think, "I can't believe I get to work here."

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


    The recruiter sent me a file with about a dozen questions about my skills and qualifications, basically the same thing as a phone screen but submitted in a written form. Then I had a 1/2 call with the hiring manager who was very nice and answered all my questions. They said the next step is to come for an in-person interview on campus but I never heard back from them.

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    • there was no phone screen, you have to type your answers in a word file that they email you and ask to get it back within a day   Answer Question
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Agilent Technologies Awards & Accolades

  • 1000 Best Employers in Germany, FOCUS MONEY, 2017
  • America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2017
  • America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2016
  • Ranked #15 Top Companies to Work For, Indeed, 2016
  • Best Fortune 500 Companies, Indeed, 2016
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