Best Places to Work:2013 (#30)
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:
We deliver trusted answers and insights that advance the quality of life.
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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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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."
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.