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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated January 22, 2019
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Pros
  • "Work life balance; great leadership" (in 245 reviews)

  • "Relaxed work environment, plenty job opportunities" (in 98 reviews)

Cons
  • "It is a good company, with good work-life balance" (in 24 reviews)

  • "less mobility; not very transparent upper management; health care plans are not very good" (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (27)

    "Agilent is a wonderful place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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


  2. "The Best Team To Be On"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They invest a lot of resources into their employees because they want high retention rates. Most of the senior people have been there for their entire careers because it’s the kind of place you don’t want to leave once you make it in.

    Cons

    A lot of travel and some unrealistic expectations in terms of sales performance.

    Advice to Management

    Giving employees more autonomy when appropriate would help morale and keep people from feeling like they are being micro-managed.

  3. "One of the best company i had ever work"

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    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked a year for Agilent. I can say that everybody who works for Agilent is helpful and respectful to you.

    Cons

    Hiring processes are so slow.


  4. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love the culture. A great company to work for.
    Most everyone are positive team players. Very customer focused.
    They’ve made a strong investment in R&D to continue to nnovate.
    CEO is accessible to everyone and that’s rare.

    Cons

    They continue to hire from the outside and bypass qualified, loyal
    Agilent candidates.
    Health plan is average.
    Very aggressive with YOY revenue growth.

    Advice to Management

    Employees don’t leave for bad jobs, they leave for bad management.


  5. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance; great leadership

    Cons

    They don't always value their US workers, focus is more on India.


  6. "Good place to work. Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Web Content Manager
    Former Employee - Web Content Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a growing company so there is lots of room for career advancement.

    Cons

    Worked virtually and that can be a challenge


  7. "Great culture and people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture and Great People

    Cons

    none are apparent at this point

    Advice to Management

    Mike is doing an amazing job

  8. "Inside Sales Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Awesome team and amazing upper management. Works remotely.

    Cons

    Nothing negative that I have experienced.


  9. "Big company perks - poor local IT infrastructure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits: retirement match, pay, bonuses, volunteer opportunities.

    Cons

    Big company bureaucracy. Processes are too slow.

    Advice to Management

    Innovative ideas take too long to get to market. Quality is good but some standards are higher than necessary.


  10. "R&D Engineer in instrument department"

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    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Agilent has highly smart people to work with. In general, it is a very environment to learn and develop your science knowledge and hardware skills

    Cons

    They have very bad management; Those managers are there for a long long time, and they become lazy of working on technical side and have climbed up the corporate ladder to be in management position

    Advice to Management

    Managers must talk to each different department and investigate the problems before weight in a solution for the technical problems. Managers should not allow engineer to "reinvent the wheel" but make engineer to develop the new products base on the existing products that way it is cheaper and faster to make a new product.