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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated April 20, 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 23 reviews)

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  1. "RnD Software Engineer."

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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Has been company, no longer a tech leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (3)

    "Operating Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Global Organization that does work you can feel proud of. Reputable company with a recognized name.

    Cons

    Limited development for leaders unless you have manager willing to invest time in you. 60 hr work week is the norm. Limited investment in developing workforce for future growth

    Advice to Management

    If we actually lived the Values, this would be a great place to work.


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  5. "Software Engineer - Agilent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best work life balance. Good Flexible time off. Great 401k matching. ESPP at 15%.

    Cons

    Salaries not competitive. No stock options. No great bonuses. Laid back culture. Slow growth. Not very aggressive. Too many processes.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Enterprise RA is NOT healthy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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?


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Agilent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work.
    Great people. One of the things I think that set Agilent apart from most other technology companies in the same sector (test and measurement), is the quality of the people.

    Cons

    As in any mature, high technology company, Agilent struggled with growth. Also, being a public company, they struggled with quarter by quarter results and that drove them I think to adopt a very short term horizon in at least the test and measurement side of their business.

    Advice to Management

    To focus more on employee development on and into the future. The skills needed to bring the growth desired by management really depend primarily on the skills and abilities of the employees.


  8. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work, work life balance

    Cons

    slow growth, less increments and bonus

    Advice to Management

    Please work on employees grooming and career path


  9. "A good job for the right person"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very hands off management
    Good benefits
    Company pays for everything remotely work related

    Cons

    Constantly putting out fires
    Schedule is constantly changing

    Advice to Management

    Its a tough job, keep doing your best


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to finish career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great group of employees. Everyone very welcoming and make you immediately feel like part of the team. Good visibility - within in the first month I was already working with the VP of IT.

    Cons

    Older workforce. Though to find people to relate to as a new College hire. Work is very mature/ risk adverse.

    Advice to Management

    Have separate training for college hires vs new hires that already have years of experience in the workforce. Could make it easier for a new College hire to adjust to first job.


  11. "Employee Friendly Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working Hours, cool environment

    Cons

    At times it is a little difficult to get your thoughts through senior mangement



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