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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated November 8, 2017
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  • Flexible but in the end there is no work life balance (in 22 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Dako, an Agilent Technologies Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Carpinteria, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Carpinteria, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Little to no career development.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating employees like they are disposable.


  2. "good company to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    good place to work. good benefit

    Cons

    low salary. aside of this everything is good.

  3. "Business Analyst"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible work hours in the company

    Cons

    no much career opportunity


  4. "It is alright"

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

    I worked at Agilent Technologies as an intern

    Pros

    Good compensation for intern work for spain

    Cons

    not very good communication from manager


  5. "Manager, Tax Department"

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    Former Employee - Senior Tax Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Tax Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of learning, Good pay master

    Cons

    Low increment, Most of management in India and US is good but few senior leadership is very offensive in nature, if you happen to report them, then only god can save you.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to Leadership Audit Survey and act on them


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Agilent Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent research scientists but terrible upper-management decisions."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Chemist in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - R&D Chemist in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This review is from a Post-doc in R&D so I have no benefits: no paid time off and no retirement savings.

    - Very bright engineers and scientists (physicists, chemists, biologists) with A LOT of experience. Every R&D employee is a world expert in their field. Much to learn from each other.

    - Decent starting pay in R&D accompanying the feeling of prestige.

    - The CEO is a seemingly good man and is trying to foster a newer, more employee driven company with good values. His lieutenants, not so much.

    Cons

    - An "aged" R&D workforce. In my division there are less than 5 millennial scientists or engineers. If one passes away, no one to replace them due to lack of mentorship or hiring of permanent employees.

    - Veteran employees are jaded, hate the upper management decisions, and are stuck in the "HP Days".

    - Executive decisions in R&D are sometimes made by people with no technical experience at all and are unwilling to accept expert opinion (politics as usual).

    - Terrible onboarding. Does not teach about the internal systems (i.e. MEIDAS. Have to ask around how to use it) or how to navigate towards employee resources such as HR or Payroll.

    - Siloed divisions and there are no events to build camaraderie between them.

    Advice to Management

    Expand the technical workforce to include a younger generation of "full-time" and permanent employees instead of dangling carrots in front of interns or post-docs. Veterans already agree which intern/post-doc they would like to keep but no positions are opening.

    Severe brain drain once baby-boomer employees retire. Technical expertise in our field is not easy to pick up, so no - you cannot just hire a new replacement. The veterans may be jaded, but at least you can train newer employees to love the new culture.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Applications Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    good people in the company

    Cons

    management is quite weak yeah


  9. "Key account Manager for 4 yrs"

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    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and incentive provided to employees

    Cons

    gender bias and favoritism by management
     no leadership quality in Managers


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Full time employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and company culture

    Cons

    Lack of R&D investment and lagging behind competitors

    Advice to Management

    invest more in R&D


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