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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated October 21, 2017
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  • Flexible but in the end there is no work life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • Low Visibility to Upper Management when employed at production facilities (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Comapny Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, Great Values, Great People

    Cons

    Need to be focus on what you are doing great


  2. "Senior Manager"

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    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture -- people first focus; Focused on results and outcomes, but also on the how you get there. Fantastic growth due to executive leadership vision and organization ability to execute.

    Cons

    Some systems and tools are outdated and need to be updated to allow more efficiency and effectiveness of the processes.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Agilent is a great place to work - everyone is hard working, cooperative and hires people with high ethics. Can have a great work life balance with flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    Social perks are limited, not much internal promotion

    Advice to Management

    Encourage middle management to promote internally instead of always seeking external experience to fill gaps


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Good learning opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Carpinteria, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Carpinteria, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, good work/life balance. A great place to learn about medical devices, and then take your skills elsewhere :)

    Cons

    Lack of development opportunities, upper management doesn't seem to have any interest in improving products or processes. Very corporate feeling and not competitive with other companies in terms of education reimbursement, compensation, and development opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to retain the talented employees.


  5. "Finance Programme Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    best shift timings. excellent environment to work. flexibility.

    Cons

    hiring programme should be improved


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent research scientists but terrible upper-management decisions."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Chemist in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - R&D Chemist in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This review is from a Post-doc in R&D so I have no benefits: no paid time off and no retirement savings.

    - Very bright engineers and scientists (physicists, chemists, biologists) with A LOT of experience. Every R&D employee is a world expert in their field. Much to learn from each other.

    - Decent starting pay in R&D accompanying the feeling of prestige.

    - The CEO is a seemingly good man and is trying to foster a newer, more employee driven company with good values. His lieutenants, not so much.

    Cons

    - An "aged" R&D workforce. In my division there are less than 5 millennial scientists or engineers. If one passes away, no one to replace them due to lack of mentorship or hiring of permanent employees.

    - Veteran employees are jaded, hate the upper management decisions, and are stuck in the "HP Days".

    - Executive decisions in R&D are sometimes made by people with no technical experience at all and are unwilling to accept expert opinion (politics as usual).

    - Terrible onboarding. Does not teach about the internal systems (i.e. MEIDAS. Have to ask around how to use it) or how to navigate towards employee resources such as HR or Payroll.

    - Siloed divisions and there are no events to build camaraderie between them.

    Advice to Management

    Expand the technical workforce to include a younger generation of "full-time" and permanent employees instead of dangling carrots in front of interns or post-docs. Veterans already agree which intern/post-doc they would like to keep but no positions are opening.

    Severe brain drain once baby-boomer employees retire. Technical expertise in our field is not easy to pick up, so no - you cannot just hire a new replacement. The veterans may be jaded, but at least you can train newer employees to love the new culture.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Agilent review from mid level agilent manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    profesional, positive work environment, work life balance for most employees

    Cons

    mid-tier salaries, few women or minorities in senior management

    Advice to Management

    need to remove barriors that inhibit the advancemet of women and minorities.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Applications Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    good people in the company

    Cons

    management is quite weak yeah


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great people who are always friendly and willing to help you navigate the organization.

    Cons

    The groups are kept very separate, even when there is a clear need to overlap.


  10. "A good company for a very stimulating job."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer & Material Engineer in Leinì (Italy)
    Current Employee - Supplier Quality Engineer & Material Engineer in Leinì (Italy)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of benefits
    Good work/life balancing
    Very reasonable pay
    Frindly workplace enviroment
    Possibility of career
    Multicultural company spread all over the world

    Cons

    Too much experts in any fields and no specialization of knowledge
    R&D not always motivated and on time with the projects flow


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