Agilent Technologies Reviews
85% would recommend to a friend
(2185 total reviews)
92% approve of CEO
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Updated Dec 5, 2023
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- "Poor management, no strategic vision, no path for advancement" (in 76 reviews)
- "and the salary was low" (in 66 reviews)
- "The cons are if you are one of the unlucky ones to land a bad manager." (in 56 reviews)
- "low bonuses in the later years" (in 24 reviews)
- "Lack of development opportunities, upper management doesn't seem to have any interest in improving products or processes." (in 18 reviews)
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- 5.0FEATURED REVIEWJun 20, 2023R&D ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsSanta Clara, CA
The engineers and scientists on my team are incredibly talented which makes it a blessing to lead. The most important part that permeates through Agilent is our values, which encourages innovation, open discussion/discourse, and a "can-do" attitude. Agilent hires on culture, so its important that the team members amplify each other's strengths - rather than single hotshots.
Due to the hiring practices, hiring is often closed off and teams are extremely small (relative to competitors). Due to the lack of people, teams are often driven quite hard nonstop.3
- 5.0Dec 4, 2023R&D ScientistCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsLexington, MA
People, Collaborative, Flexible. Great environment.
Salary not competitive enough Not the best benefits
- 5.0Jun 30, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 5 years
Flexible schedule, work life balance (sometimes), extremely generous 401k match, above average and flexible paid time off, responsible hiring practices that place high focus on avoiding layoffs, high emphasis on quality from executive management, support for exploring new job roles within the company, stability / predictable workdays, generous bonus program, competent colleagues, company wide survey that is actually taken seriously and a CEO that is willing to answer live questions at a town hall.
Even for high performers, it can be hard to keep your salary competitive with the market if you stay for a long time and that is coming from someone who had their salary tripled while they worked there. The high deductible health insurance can be really rough for people at lower salary levels but they did start contributing a little to HSAs to help out. The combined vacation/sick time is great if you don’t get sick, but it encourages people (pre-Covid) to come into the office sick to conserve vacation time. The amount I get sick now is 1/4 of before despite not changing weekend/ free time habits.3
- 2.0Nov 3, 2023Complaint InvestigatorCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearAustin, TX
Talented, smart, professional peers. Opportunities to do work beyond your pay grade for the experience.
Back in the summer all employees were compelled to use a will of their FTO to improve the companies bottom line. This was ostensibly to help the company fulfill their promise of no layoffs in the coming economic downturn. Now the holidays are coming up, layoffs are taking place and everyone has to decide if they will only use PTO and have less time to spend with their families or decide that despite stagnant wages, decreased benefits, increased cost of living, and the threat of losing their job, they can afford to take overdraw and take unpaid time off.
- 5.0Nov 13, 2023Account ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
Flexible. The company cares about the employees. Not bad benefits pack.
Communication can be slow with multiple layers of management.
- 5.0Nov 10, 2023EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsWilmington, DE
Flexible hours, good benefits, great work life balance.
There really isn't anything I can think of.
- 5.0Oct 14, 2023Services technitianFormer Employee, more than 1 yearSan Jose, CA
The company is taking care of the employees properly. People are suppoting each other well. Team work!
Still cannot escape the fate of answering to the US Stock Market2
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Agilent Technologies has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 2,595 reviews left anonymously by employees. 85% of employees would recommend working at Agilent Technologies to a friend and 71% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.
85% of Agilent Technologies employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Agilent Technologies 4.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.2 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.