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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated August 15, 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 (2)

    "its a job, not a career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician
    Current Employee - Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -there are some good people left here if you can find them
    if you find one, i'm told their guidance is priceless for navigating the politics

    Cons

    -politics rules everything its who you know not what
    -low pay
    -very low morale
    -management uses the stick instead of the carrot for motivation
    -little recognition
    -quality comes second to quantity (profit)
    -most employees are new 0-5 or old 20+

    Advice to Management

    Most of you must go. Some of HPs cultural attributes must be recaptured and retained for this company to remain viable as it is rotting from within. You are not rewarding some of your best people. Your subordinates are not slaves. Stop sending jobs out of the USA.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A shadow of old HP"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people, flex time, plant locations

    Cons

    outsourced most jobs to Asia, killed HP Way, layed off most experienced workers who had higher salaries, most people just happy to have a job, only the top 5% are rewarded,

    Advice to Management

    bring manufacturing jobs back

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing Experience in terms of career growth."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The have a very good tool in RF & Microwave FE

    Cons

    Lack of Vision & the Management has no idea of how the tools, Back End tools, they are selling need a lot of improvement. They sell their tools based on lies!

    Advice to Management

    Get Real!


  4. "good paying company but unpredictable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay check and good work environment

    Cons

    Unpredictable. business unit was closed down in very short notice and employees asked to go

    Advice to Management

    There will be definitely harsh decisions based on companies performance, but layoffs can be done in more supportive manner with reasonable compensation benefits


  5. "Electronics Eng"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    not bad accomodation, new building

    Cons

    lousy pay, lousy bunch of people

    Advice to Management

    Sack the management


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leader in some market space. If you work in R&D or sales in those you are ok. Otherwise the organization will prevail and your chances to succed are very limited

    Cons

    Very beurocratic, centrally managed, political management style. A yesman kind is the perfect profile for career opportunities here. If you like to just execute, this is the job for you, but if you want to think and express your thoughts life is going to be difficult

    Advice to Management

    Change style and the overall organizational model


  7. Helpful (2)

    "People change MANAGERS and not such good Companies."

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    Current Employee - ICa in Manesar (India)
    Current Employee - ICa in Manesar (India)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a good company to work with in terms of work life balance and the work.

    Cons

    But the dsiheartening part is people Managers think that they are God and they exploit the expertise and efficiency of lower band levels by not utilizing it to the core. Esp in ABRT Finance, male managers are authoritative, dominating and does not even have the etiquettes to talk to their peers.

    Advice to Management

    Please create a concept called FEEDBACK and seriously do something for the less privileged ones left out in the organization left at the mercy of such God called managers. Thanks !!
    People change managers and not companies.. N managerial support is pathetic.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Working Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits - Hospital claims, medical clinic coverage

    Cons

    Too many red tape, bureaucratic, unhelpful team mates

    Advice to Management

    Would be great if there is a free flow of communication... Freedom of speech without intimidation.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Used to be good. Now there is no clear direction"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Sales in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Individual contributors are the one generating growth and Profit for the company. Given a lot of free play to achieve results.

    Cons

    Managers has no direction and only wants to achieve results. Poor or No leadership. Sales is everything and all else secondary.

    Advice to Management

    Are you still there???


  10. Helpful (5)

    "A Company poorly managed"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Turin (Italy)
    Former Employee - Management in Turin (Italy)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overall the company is doing ok, for the most part thanks to the heritage from the old HP products and market share

    Cons

    Management is based on politics and friends connection. There is not a clear vision and the company is in the hands of mediocre people that only care about themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Sell before it's too late!


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