Agilent Technologies Reviews | Glassdoor

Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated July 13, 2018
999 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.7
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Agilent Technologies President/CEO Mike McMullen
Mike McMullen
241 Ratings

999 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • "Flexible but in the end there is no work life balance" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Low Visibility to Upper Management when employed at production facilities" (in 27 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "Agilent is a wonderful place to work!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manger"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great teams. Good company. The management are very family friendly. Still an old time HP shop at its core. The division I worked for was sold off soon after I left. They had a very innovative sales compensation plan that was allowed mangers to make it possible for star performers to still excel when exceeding quota's with high numbers.

    Cons

    Target pay for sales was a bit lower than I wanted at the time, though the guaranteed salary was higher. I had very few negatives the time I spent with Agilent. I came to the company as a part of an acquisition, was treated fairly from day one, and was very successful.

    Advice to Management

    I liked the way Agilent moved management around to help them avoid burnout and to continue to challenge them. R&D seemed to move very slow at the time, but part of that was Agilent refusing to introduce products not ready for the market.

  3. "Good company with lots of potential"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 market cap, diverse portfolio

    Cons

    Separate business team strategies, but getting there


  4. "Technical Customer Service"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice environment to work in

    Cons

    It was a Contract position, didn't last long


  5. "Fun Company to Work For"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of fun activities you can be involved in as an employee including pick up sports, volunteer opportunities and company events such as Field Day and the Holiday Party at our site. For the most part my coworkers are great people who are helpful and interesting, making it a good environment for collaboration.

    Cons

    There are a number of internal processes a that are unnecessarily complicated and some of our business tools are clunky or outdated.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Lost HP and Agilent Way"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance for most

    Cons

    Lost the HP way, with the open door policy. Culture has changed over the years. Have moved to a new company which does have the HP way. It can still happen

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking away the benefits from the employees such as the retirement plan, give back to the employees that work hard rather then the share holders


  7. "Customer Service"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work and grow

    Cons

    salary, convoluted processes and constant auditing

    Advice to Management

    Increase the salary

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place with great people."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere
    Some very creative people
    Lots of resources available
    Good benefits
    Lots of time off
    Working remotely
    Career oriented

    Cons

    Large company so you need many people to approve decisions that can impact the company.
    Some departments operate in silos.
    Lower salaries but benefits may outweigh this.
    Hard to speak with actual HR reps.
    Hard to move up in company.
    Some managers aren’t as interested in your development/progression.
    Some people are totally incompetent in their roles but because they’re older or have tenure they keep their job.
    Younger people don’t have much upward mobility until they reach mid 30’s.
    Older employees don’t have a sense of urgency and overall are content with delaying others.
    Some of the goals for different business groups are competing and result in frustration for customer

    Advice to Management

    You have to be up front with people in terms of what to expect for progression. It can really upset people when they finally land the job they want only to find out it doesn’t pay nearly as much.

    You also tout the 1 agilent motto yet there are direct conflicts to this strategy within certain business groups.

    Hire smart people and make sure they buy into the company culture.


  9. "A great company to work for"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Though employees that have been there longer will complain things are no longer as good as they once were, I found the company both good-paying but also supportive of taking time away from work.

    Cons

    The company went through many general manager changes recently. Until the most recent one (who has now also left), there was no strong vision for the company. This resulted in general indecisiveness and just wrong-headed directions to push the company toward. This has begun to correct itself but I expect the culture of indecisiveness and lack of vision to hinder the company until a new GM brings a singular vision.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "The racism is very subtle, but it is there"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Sales in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Sales in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefit, company car, etc.

    Cons

    No raise of salary for 10 years. subtle racism where company prefer to hire a white middle aged manager instead of promoting top performer Asian. And where if you are not middle aged white male, you stuck, does not matter how well you perform.

    Advice to Management

    I was #1 top technical sales for 5 years. I spent all my spare time helping territories not my own, hoping to get some internal training to be promoted. Mangement flatly told management job is "not for you". There were no obvious reasons, except I am a middle aged Asian, not middle aged white. My lesson: do not work for a white dominating company. An Asian is considered to be model employee that is supposed to be "brilliant, but clueless". Start your own business friends!!


Showing 999 of 1,099 reviews
Reset Filters