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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated August 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 26 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Current Employee"

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    • 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.


  2. "A Great Place to Start"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies as an intern

    Pros

    Great work - life balance, great opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Some things get lost through management chain.

  3. "Senior service engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Woodland Park, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Woodland Park, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A Great place to work.

    Cons

    Too many people involved in decision making


  4. "Agilent R&D"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - R&D
    Former Employee - R&D
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers were very supportive, friendly and helpful. Nice environment to work in with great work-life balance. Managers were nice and always talked about career expectations. I really appreciated the monthly meetings in which the VP of the department would show the company financials. Opportunities to learn a lot.

    Cons

    Limited career growth for scientists at the time since it is a consumables companies. Marketing has a strong say on R&D decisions, which shouldn't be the case.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your R&D scientist. Not everything is about marketing.


  5. "Help desk"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great chance for beginner level experience. Nice environment for working friendly coworkers and very good HR perssonell. Loved working there although it was tomporary

    Cons

    People ask the weirdest things but that's what all techies would experience. You have to have a great deal of tolerance to survive in this environment

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Add some more staff rewards or put some more interest in staff related appreciation activities. That would go a long way


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Business Process Analyst / Royalty Administrator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menifee, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menifee, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very good place to work. Interns have a very good opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Salary grades are not very competitive


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Manufacturing Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Friendly people

    Cons

    Very low salary. Benefits have declined greatly over the past few years

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Business Dev"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    good working environment and flexible

    Cons

    typical of a large corporation, process driven and slow


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Progressive Life Sciences Firm Growing

    Cons

    Some old systems slow pace of change.

    Advice to Management

    Get cloud based fast...


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The best Executive Team in the Silicon Valley.

    Cons

    The company does not manage poor performance of mid to upper levels of management.


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