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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated February 13, 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 20 reviews)

  • Low Visibility to Upper Management when employed at production facilities (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - NPI and Manufacturing Engineering Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - NPI and Manufacturing Engineering Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A renowned leader in applied analytical instrument market which is stable in performance, extending into life science market which is growing rapidly. A workplace of highly diverse people background, organization, and businesses.

    Cons

    Strategic getting driven more toward nearer term goals

    Advice to Management

    Do not let down the true HP heritage value that appreciates and respect the people. Listen to the first line people who help the customer from day-to-day work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Current Employee"

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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

    Great benefits, great paid time off and room for advancement if you're just starting off. Middle management, some senior management and executive management tend to be open and honest. Overall the people are friendly and easy going.

    Cons

    Some people have been here too long and are somewhat inflexible; in order to really implement the culture they talk about, they need to take a hard look at the old-timers that have been promoted to positions they don't know how to perform in a modern age. They talk a lot about work life balance but don't really seem to understand that you can't work 60+ hours a week and have good work life balance as well.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your senior leadership can truly embrace your new culture and your values. I think if you could get people to be honest, you'd be shocked by what you find...or maybe you won't.


  3. "A Great Place to Start"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies as an intern

    Pros

    Great work - life balance, great opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Some things get lost through management chain.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Manufacturing Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Friendly people

    Cons

    Very low salary. Benefits have declined greatly over the past few years


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Business Dev"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    good working environment and flexible

    Cons

    typical of a large corporation, process driven and slow


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The best Executive Team in the Silicon Valley.

    Cons

    The company does not manage poor performance of mid to upper levels of management.


  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good working environment. Great place to work.

    Cons

    Small IT team need to work across platforms

    Advice to Management

    Setup MBO for employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lab Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    commute is a little long


  10. "Great place to work"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work in Santa Clara just a tough commute.

    Cons

    Nice company but functional matrix.

    Advice to Management

    Trust people to telecommute.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great company values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work life balance is great at Agilent as well as the extra curricular activities. There are plenty of open spaces and sporting clubs from volleyball to basketball, plus an onsite gym with aerobics classes. The company allows for great flexibility for their employees and are not strictly tied down to the common 9-5 type schedules. This allows everyone working here to maximize their time and actively engaged in the daily tasks either remotely or on-site.

    Cons

    Being in the heart of Silicon Valley, one would assume there are greater employee benefits such as subsidized food or better health benefits. Plus upgrade the servers for the main Agilent website and the on-site WIFI



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