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Agilent Technologies Overview

Santa Clara, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (A)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Analytical scientists and clinical researchers worldwide rely on Agilent to help fulfill their most complex laboratory demands. Our instruments, software, services and consumables address the full range of scientific and laboratory management needs—so our customers can ... Read more

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

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Best Places to Work: 2013 (#30)

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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, company-sponsored activities, and volunteer time off 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 14,200 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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    "Agilent is a wonderful place to work!"

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


    Incredible compensation (except health insurance)
    Great job perks
    Fast pace
    Great corporate culture


    Always extremely overworked
    Difficult bureaucracy at times
    Lateral moves sometimes a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Don't road block your best employees from growing - take talent from within and stop promoting talking heads that don't know anything about their organization

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


    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.

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Agilent Technologies Awards & Accolades

  • Best Fortune 500 Companies, Indeed, 2016
  • America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2017
  • America's Best Large Employers, Forbes, 2018
  • 2018 Aon Hewitt Best Employers in Malaysia, AON Hewitt, 2018
  • Forbes Global 2000: World's Best Employers, Forbes, 2018
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