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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated April 16, 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 23 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Manesar (India)
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Manesar (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work environment is good..

    flexibility of timing of work

    Cons

    HR is inefficient

    growth is not there for anyone

    Advice to Management

    ambiguity in upper managment's decision


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Has been company, no longer a tech leader"

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    Current Employee - R&D Engineer
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The Hewlett Packard philosophy of work/life balance, being employee-centric and testing in quality at every Process step no longer applies.

    Cons

    Through constant splits of the company into smaller entities, this company has lost it's focus and drive and abandoned it's core principles. It is not the technology company it once was. It is not the employee-centric company of the last half century. Upper management has cut back salaries, benefits and opportunities. Sacrificed quality and employee satisfaction to drive lesser products to market that no longer have the highest industry standards of quality and excellence. The employees are overworked and under compensated. Management does not reward the best and brightest, but those who smile and don't complain.

    Advice to Management

    Revise your strategy of upper management privilege and benefits at expense of quality products and rewarding your core teams. Otherwise the very large switch of customers to better priced, higher quality instruments will make you an also ran.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Enterprise RA is NOT healthy"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Strong technology and good people in the surrounding departments and some within the Enterprise department.

    Cons

    Lacks meaningful Leadership, direction, and communication within the Enterprise department. Lacks knowledge and experience to build and lead a strong team.

    Advice to Management

    Address the issue-despite the data, repeated poor outcomes, there is no change. Why is that?


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Management to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manesar (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manesar (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1) Good Pay Master
    2) Work Life Balance
    3) Good Campus
    4) Updated technology

    Cons

    Really Poor management at Manesar, India. Very egoistic people to work with. Treat others very badly.

    The most inactive HR I have seen so far. HR don't bother how the employee is being treated after getting into the role.

    Management can anytime decide to change your profile, your career line without discussing or even informing just because they think it's not important and in any case, if you have discussed your points with management then be prepared to leave the organisation.

    No forecasting ability in management - Hired excessive talent at project time and then ask them to leave for showing cost efficiency after project completion.

    Advice to Management

    Shuffle the upper most position in India, this will help in retaining talent and higher employee satisfaction.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Poor leaders, no accountability, culture of mediocrity"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good products. Strong executive team that means well and says the right things about fixing what's wrong

    Cons

    The execs' words don't filter down. Too many people in senior mgmt have been with the company way too long. No ideas, no vision, no appetite for change. Also, too many long-term employees have been there too long; they've become so complacent that the only time they work hard is when they're fighting to preserve their status quo. There's a reason there's a ton of employees who've been there for 15+ years, a handful who've been there for 2 or less years, and nothing in between.

    Advice to Management

    Hold your top managers accountable. Stop assuming the dinosaurs are giving you 100%. Clear the deadweight and stop stifling the new blood that can actually bring about the positive change you're asking for


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Don't go for Agilent"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Didn't find any. Structured IT enabled work environment with Wifi and internet based calling.

    Cons

    --No employee engagement culture
    --No rewards and recognition
    --No employee reimbursements
    --Only 3 member HR team PAN India
    --No employee grievance redressal

    Advice to Management

    Value the employees as much as you do your company...they are the ones who make you and not the other way round


  8. "Contract Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Manesar (India)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Manesar (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Shift timing is good and flexible work hours. Indian holidays and calendar leaves , apart from those no benefits at all.

    Cons

    No job security for ETW and NAW people. Salary is not upto the mark for full time and contract both.

    Advice to Management

    Management is poor


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Lcms software"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good quiet campus, some long time talented engineers, scientists (Not hired during 2000 IT boom), less work, so work life balance, good salaries compared to work for some

    Cons

    Lcms software management for past 10 years is like fake it till you make it. One can see perfect real life replica of Indian parliament or politics here. The opposition (non-management) kept on opposing the ruling party (management) for each and every step till they gave up some 10 years back and when same people now are on the ruling party (management) and doing even worse work than their previous criticized managers/doing the same things which they previously used to oppose, they expect their subordinates to listen to them! Dude, its a no-brainer and highly demotivating if you have hired bright people and if you have not hired bright people for the very same reason (which you have done looking at the talent pool you support) you are already in for a long term detriment of company and yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Do not hire good/talented people, unless you can support them well enough for company benefit without involving them into useless politics.


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Contract to hire - only job i quit in my life ..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    starbucks in house .. LOL ...
    Good life work balance since you dont actually work.

    Cons

    I had a 6 months contract to hire. after 3 month i couldn't take it any more .. it was boring, the people around me did anything to avoid actual work. i was offer a contract when i sad i was leaving and i refused. i had no knowledge gain during the the spent there ...


  11. "Good Company to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Process Lead in Manesar (India)
    Current Employee - Business Process Lead in Manesar (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice company, work culture, to enhanced skills in technology. Management are good and support eveeye employees. Good hike and bonus.
    I love to spend 8 years in Agilent.

    Cons

    No Cons as of now

    Advice to Management

    No Suggestions. Everything is good


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