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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. "Enterprise RA is NOT healthy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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?


  2. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good company, good products people

    Cons

    Fast changing strategy and coverage


  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. "Sr. Product Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, great management. Willing to take risks and adjust as need to be successful. If you can make a solid business case you will get resources to support. Great teamwork and collaboration.

    Cons

    Not many. Old processes and systems bog down speed. I really can't think many. Recent growth is causing space issues, but that's a good problem.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Move faster and implement a "sense of urgency". Great company!!


  6. "Nice place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - NPI and Manufacturing Engineering Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - NPI and Manufacturing Engineering Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A renowned leader in applied analytical instrument market which is stable in performance, extending into life science market which is growing rapidly. A workplace of highly diverse people background, organization, and businesses.

    Cons

    Strategic getting driven more toward nearer term goals

    Advice to Management

    Do not let down the true HP heritage value that appreciates and respect the people. Listen to the first line people who help the customer from day-to-day work.


  7. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  8. "Marketing Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Current Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great paid time off and room for advancement if you're just starting off. Middle management, some senior management and executive management tend to be open and honest. Overall the people are friendly and easy going.

    Cons

    Some people have been here too long and are somewhat inflexible; in order to really implement the culture they talk about, they need to take a hard look at the old-timers that have been promoted to positions they don't know how to perform in a modern age. They talk a lot about work life balance but don't really seem to understand that you can't work 60+ hours a week and have good work life balance as well.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your senior leadership can truly embrace your new culture and your values. I think if you could get people to be honest, you'd be shocked by what you find...or maybe you won't.


  10. "Agilent work place"

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    • Culture & Values
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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.


  11. Helpful (2)

    ""Employment" but not always a great "Career""

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - good benefits especially if grandfathered into pension plan
    - there are career opportunities in more dynamic groups
    - long term job stability if you are solid (not even stellar) performer

    Cons

    - workforce resistant to change, heavy water cooler talk, incestuous
    - not dynamic enough, conservative to point of mediocrity
    - HR pretty much self-service until it comes to keeping company indemnified of any trouble at all costs (to individuals)
    - truly terrible customer management systems

    Advice to Management

    - keep supportive culture, flush terrible M&A and HR



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