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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  • 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 26 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, looking to retire from here"

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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been with Agilent since it was formed (former HP employee). I have stayed for so long because there is interesting work, smart people, and they treat employees with respect and fairness. I was able to work part time when my children were very young, and they do value work life balance. Benefits are competitive - good health plan, 401k with matching, etc.

    Cons

    People stay a long time here, which sometimes leads to a lack of fresh, external perspective.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Dako, an Agilent Technologies Company"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Carpinteria, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Carpinteria, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Little to no career development.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating employees like they are disposable.

  3. "A company changing the world - with integrity"

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

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

    Pros

    Really nice people, great jobs

    Cons

    Older workforce, some old-school managers need to update their thinking


  4. "Good Leadership, Too Much Red Tape"

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

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

    Pros

    CEO has strong vision, smart executive team

    Cons

    Too much red tape / bureaucracy makes it hard to accomplish things

    Advice to Management

    Trim the fat


  5. "Field Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    very very flexible work environment

    Cons

    very limited opportunity for advancement


  6. "WW HR Manager"

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

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great culture - fantastic leadership

    Cons

    May not execute on innovation as quickly as the market demands


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    nice culture and people, not very political

    Cons

    mostly older people, lack of social events, not on par with other silicon valley companies in those terms

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    The pros make you want to stay forever... great benefits, fun work environment, much respect for their social responsibility and contributions. They make an effort to be relevant and current.

    Cons

    The cons are if you are one of the unlucky ones to land a bad manager. Some people are just not meant to manage people regardless of all the great self improvement classes offered and I wish HR would take note of that more.

    Advice to Management

    If they have solid history and suddenly there's an issue with their new manager, it could be the manager. Don't assume the issue lies with the secondary level employee.


  9. "Well developed life sciences company, will push their employees but also help them to grow."

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, good colleagues (New England), global company, presently good stock (2017), fair pay, challenging work in an interesting field

    Cons

    They a limited by the rigidness of a corporate structure, and have a tendency to push their employees to do more than is reasonable at times


  10. "Business Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    flexible work hours in the company

    Cons

    no much career opportunity


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