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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated February 23, 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. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Marketing Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Agilent work place"

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    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Agilent"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Colleagues, serious research thrust.

    Cons

    Some genuinely terrible management hires.

    Advice to Management

    Check histories of new hire managers


  6. "Basic Customer Service Representative Position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  7. "Nice place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manesar (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manesar (India)
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Culture
    Flexible WFH
    Support from Manager

    Cons

    Slow Growth money wise as well as level wise


  8. "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


  9. Helpful (3)

    "good place to learn bad place to stay and earn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good organization. Has advanced systems in place for future opportunities.

    Cons

    Political. Managers want a big piece for themselves, not dealing bad feedback so employees lose a lot and leave.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on managers issues. They are the main reason why people leave


  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"

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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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