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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.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2013 (#30)

Company Updates

  • Agilent Recognized by Forbes as One of America's Best Employers for Diversity "Our diversity makes us stronger," said Colleen Fleming, director of Diversity and Inclusion at Agilent. "We recognize the potential of every employee and continue to strive to make Agilent's values a true part of our company culture. This recognition is a great reward that provides us continued motivation." Read more:

    Agilent Recognized by Forbes as One of America's Best Employers for Diversity | Agilent

    Agilent Recognized by Forbes as One of America's Best Employers for Diversity

  • COVID-19

    We Are With You COVID-19 has changed our lives, very suddenly and in dramatic ways that we never imagined. Agilent is committed to providing our customers' answers to the critical questions and challenges being faced in this very difficult, global situation. We are with you, driven by common objectives: staying safe, keeping essential labs around the world running, and collaborating in the fight against COVID-19.

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Agilent Technologies – Why Work With Us?

Long History, Global Reach

  • HQ located in the heart of Silicon Valley
  • About 16,000 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.

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

Agilent is a world leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. Our instruments, software, services and consumables address
the full range of scientific and laboratory management needs—so our customers 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.

As a truly global community, much of Agilent’s success is rooted in the diversity of our teams, customers, and partners as well as the commitment of those people to inclusion.

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. You can see and feel our values in the workplace. 

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.
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.

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Agilent Technologies Reviews

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Amherst, NH

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time


    This position has lots of flexibility


    lots of overtime and travel

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Agilent Technologies Interviews



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    Fast interview. Given date within a week. Feedback given with in a day. Start date is 2 weeks after interview. Friendly managers. Three people present with one of them on video call from America. Felt very important due to this. Light hearted interview with more personal than academic questions

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Agilent Technologies Awards & Accolades

  • 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
  • America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2019, Forbes, 2019
  • Great Place to Work Certified, Great Place to Work Institute, 2019
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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