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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated September 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good work- life balance overall" (in 238 reviews)

  • "Relaxed work environment, plenty job opportunities" (in 95 reviews)

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

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (14)

    "Agilent is a wonderful place to work!"

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    • 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. "Talent Acquisition"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues, many opportunities to learn.
    A company with a global scale, that still feels like a family. They value your contribution and if you do well, you always have the chance to grow. Always.
    I have a young child and I still manage to do well at work, as flexibility is not only preached.
    Personally, I had a great experience so far.

    Cons

    Sometimes a little too formal and conservative.

    Advice to Management

    I must say I had wonderful managers, so far and had the chance to learn from them!

  3. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life balance is a plus

    Cons

    Agilent has changed over the years, cannot say all for the best. Culture is no longer which is sad


  4. "Process driven, everyone for themselves"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality of employees is phenomenal and it is inspiring to work with intelligent, knowledgeable colleagues.

    Cons

    The culture is becoming very self centered and bureaucratic. No team spirit and watching each others' back here.

    Advice to Management

    Value retention.


  5. "Great place to work. Excellent upward momentum."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Cedar Creek, TX
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Cedar Creek, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive and room to grow.

    Cons

    People never leave. Even when not a good fit for the respective team.

    Advice to Management

    Trim the fat. Get rid of people that are only filling a spot and making a paycheck.


  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Open environment, good balance, benefits

    Cons

    Long hours,work life balance


  7. "engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    great company and great employees

    Cons

    no cons to talk about

  8. "Technical Customer Service"

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    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


  9. "Good company with lots of potential"

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    • 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


  10. "Fun Company to Work For"

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    • 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.


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