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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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  • They talk a lot about work life balance but don't really seem to understand that you can't work 60 (in 21 reviews)

  • Low Visibility to Upper Management when employed at production facilities (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (24)

    "GREAT recruiter, interview, and onboarding process!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    From initial contact to my first day as a new employee (and to present day), the recruiter and hiring manager communicated clearly about the process and where I stood. They followed through on every commitment to "check in"--prior to committed timelines--surprising and surpassing my expectations every step of the way.

    I haven't figured out how I will leave my mark or "change the world", but I'm proud to work for a company that is. From technologies helping to cure cancer, to testing food, pharmaceutical, environment and chemicals, Agilent's technologies ARE helping make the world a better place to live, and advancing the quality of life.

    So far, all I have experienced is good. I am rating a few categories only four stars to show that there are a few that have been "off the charts." e.g. I have never had a manager focus so much on my work/life balance, well-being, and things like flexibility to deal with Silicon Valley traffic (nightmarish). I was also pleasantly surprised to learn new employees start with up to three weeks' time off per year--and beginning Jan. 1 2017, it will bump up to FOUR weeks off per year (pro-rated for partial year).

    Cons

    After working for high tech companies for 20+ years, I can honestly say that, while I'm only 90 days "in", I have not experienced a downside or "Con" yet: This truly has been an amazing place to work. Most days, when the door clicks after swiping my badge, I think, "I can't believe I get to work here."

    Agilent Technologies Response

    Dec 8, 2016 – Global Talent Acquisition Branding Intern

    Welcome to Agilent! Thank you for providing early feedback. We’re glad you are off to a great start. Innovation happens in our teams and you drive our ability to build the products that help our... More


  2. "R&D engineers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great creative environment
    Flat and innovative
    Start up oriented

    Cons

    Pay package a tad low

  3. "Excellent Company"

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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

    Leader in it's field
    Strong products

    Cons

    Slow to react as most large companies are

    Advice to Management

    Become more efficient with product roll outs


  4. "Excellent!"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Facility, Management, Coworkers are very intellegent

    Cons

    None! Company is a great place to work!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Agilent is full of smart people and has a fantastic culture focused that emphasizes teamwork, collaboration and results. I also really appreciate the 401k and support for employee flexibility (remote work, flexible schedules, real acknowledgement of the need for work life balance that can be tailored to each person's needs.

    Cons

    There are opportunities to improve internal IT infrastructure and make processes more simple and easy to complete. Some of our tools are old and hard to navigate even though the info is there.


  6. "Excellent company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great corporate culture. Respect for employees

    Cons

    A a a a a


  7. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Finance in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and culture.

    Cons

    No promotional opportunities or career advancements.

    Advice to Management

    Create opportunities for growth/development.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for remote and fantastic leadership"

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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

    The culture is fantastic and the leadership is great. It's an interesting time to be here and the best days are ahead!

    Cons

    Some of the IT tools and processes are older (typical for a large company) - they're making investments in this space

    Advice to Management

    Keep attracting millennials, they'll be the future of our workforce!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Agilent Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Profitable and stable company with a competitive benefits

    Cons

    Not a lot opportunities for a career growth

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees who do excellent works


  10. "Great company, friendly people, good work-life balance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Scientist in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Scientist in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great infrastructure, the technologies are cutting edge and exciting, good work-life balance,

    Cons

    Teams are not collaborative as they should be; not proactive enough when it comes to addressing competition; the culture is not super encouraging employee's growth; as other large companies, processes and decision-making take long and not transparent enough

    Advice to Management

    Promote an environment that encourages personal and profession growth; Hold everybody accountable and cultivating a culture of trust among coworkers


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