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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance, great management (in 187 reviews)

  • Work environment that really aligns with my own preferences (in 84 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "Software Engineer - Agilent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best work life balance. Good Flexible time off. Great 401k matching. ESPP at 15%.

    Cons

    Salaries not competitive. No stock options. No great bonuses. Laid back culture. Slow growth. Not very aggressive. Too many processes.


  2. "Good place of IT Management, not so much for IT Technologists"

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    Current Employee - IT Staff
    Current Employee - IT Staff
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    There are some really great people across IT and when you can develop the relationships across the various organizations within IT, you can get a lot done.

    Cons

    Communication from management to staff is relatively directive, with managers making decisions with little input from the staff who manage the technology every day.

    Too much reliance on outside vendors leaves Agilent employees handicapped in knowledge and ability to execute changes within the environment.

    Lack of documentation exacerbates the above situation, making it difficult to understand the environment within which you are trying to work.

    Not a lot of room for growth - unless you want to move to management.

    Due to the fact that so much is outsourced, skills based training is not easy to obtain.

    Advice to Management

    Collaborate - upwards, sideways, downwards.
    Communicate and involve your staff.


  3. "Manager"

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    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 a year)

    Pros

    flexibility of wfh, management to some extent is pretty good

    Cons

    People make misuse of flexibility wfh and HR does not create any policy around it.


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  5. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits including generous PTO and holiday time.

    Cons

    Poor Management. Management would come in late and leave early or not be on site at all.


  6. "Marketing Director"

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    Former Employee - Integrating Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Integrating Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HP legacy, commercial stability, friendly work environment, flexible hours

    Cons

    aged workforce, risk avert management


  7. "Agilent work place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting for the light work and good work stability.

    Cons

    Not too much advancement unless you have a degree.


  8. "Basic Customer Service Representative Position"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good managers, good environment, advancement opportunities if you stay long enough

    Cons

    Poor pay, inadequate bonuses, some sales people thought very highly of themselves

    Advice to Management

    More incentives for performance


  9. "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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice working atmosphere, nice co-works,

    Cons

    not easy to get promoted, crm system changing all the time


  10. Helpful (3)

    "good place to have family at, bad managment descisions"

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    Former Employee - RF Technician in Livermore, CO
    Former Employee - RF Technician in Livermore, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good place to work supports family and life situations. Never had an issue with getting time off to attend family functions or deal with family issues. Had good support system for family problems.

    Cons

    Lays off too much, shuts down products before they are released, bad management, when they purchased varian they kept the inept and dysfunctional managment in place which killed that part of the business.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Research Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Carpinteria, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Carpinteria, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Friendly environment to work in.

    Cons

    Not much potential to move up within the company.



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