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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated July 19, 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 25 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (18)

    "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. "Senior Manager"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture -- people first focus; Focused on results and outcomes, but also on the how you get there. Fantastic growth due to executive leadership vision and organization ability to execute.

    Cons

    Some systems and tools are outdated and need to be updated to allow more efficiency and effectiveness of the processes.

  3. "Promising Company"

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    Former Intern - Programmer Analyst
    Former Intern - Programmer Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Agilent Technologies as an intern

    Pros

    Technology/innovation-oriented, lots of training opportunities, good employee relationship

    Cons

    NOT so efficient just like many other large companies


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance. Opportunities for core product design based on scientific and engineering rigor. Very talented coworkers. Flexible schedule and some work from home.

    Cons

    Leadership lacks deep vision in certain areas, sometimes resulting in hesitation to advance game changing ideas. Too much focus on switching to low cost manufacturing regions for high tech products.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on what customers want and what they are going to want in 5 years.


  5. "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great company. Listen to you concerns and needs

    Cons

    No cons. Enjoy the workplace


  6. Helpful (1)

    "ICB"

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work.
    Work culture is very good.
    Office Timing.
    Work life balance.

    Cons

    Manager oriented.
    Growth is totally depends on Manager.
    HR inefficient


  7. "One of the best large corporations to work for, period."

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, profit sharing, work/life balance, investment in new products and R&D and a commitment to customer satisfaction.

    Cons

    Very large company and as such, things move slowly.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware that "changing of the guard" is a good thing. Today's businesses, customers, and workforce move faster and work differently than ever before. Younger managers and workforce will be able to keep up with today's fast-paced ways of life/business.

  8. "CSE Review"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good 401k plan, time off and room to grow

    Cons

    the workflow could be more streamline/ to may peripheral tasks


  9. "RnD Software Engineer."

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    Current Employee - RnD Software Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - RnD Software Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is an amazing company in terms of work culture.
    Great teams and products! Variety of technologies to work on and freedom to chose the technology that best fits your current product.
    A very balance work-life experience.

    Cons

    A very flat structure for software development so not so much of vertical growth in Technical area if you want to stick to that one path.


  10. "Manager"

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

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Overall a good place to work. Pay, benefits, work environment were all pretty good and technically challenging. I liked the team I worked with and was challenged.

    Cons

    Big company, lots of changes. I wasn't always as busy as I thought I should be. Projects changed several times.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what people say. Consider better strategic direction / clarity so there are not so many changes.


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