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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated May 17, 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 23 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate Scientist in Cedar Creek, TX
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Associate Scientist in Cedar Creek, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. The company has good philosophy and flexible work hours. I feel valued as an employee and part of a team. The company has 401k matching and gives employees a couple parties a year. They also host conferences and webinars for employees to join in and learn more about the science going on throughout the company.

    Cons

    Hard to find something bad to say, other than it would be nice if the company was located a by closer to Austin and possibly paid a little better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great work-life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    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 8 years)

    Pros

    Culture encourages respect among colleagues, fosters innovation, and motivates employees to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a proper work-life balance.

    Cons

    Agilent is in the early stages of restructuring in an attempt to correct misguided management of the past several years. Speed to opportunity is still an issue but is improving. A better sense of focus is emerging but a clear strategy that will differentiate us from the competition has not been communicated well enough. High hopes for the new senior leadership that this will occur soon.

    Advice to Management

    Collaboration has improved but the divisions are still too siloed. Management should reconsider incentives and tie cross-divisional activities to a clear strategy for a new and improved Agilent.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Citrus Heights, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Citrus Heights, CA

    I worked at Agilent Technologies (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Agilent outsources most of their resources. Bring the jobs back to the US.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Solid Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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

    Great management and solid company. I work with people who want to make the world a better place to live.

    Cons

    Some of the systems are old and make it very difficult to complete basic tasks.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Lack of leadership in middle levels. Slow moving , beaurocratic. Good work life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Segment Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Segment Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Working remotely is not grieved upon. Many recent senior management changes seem in the right direction but time will tell

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and slow decision making and zero risk taking. Need to recognize and value scientific and market know how more then typical MBA talk

    Advice to Management

    Address the cons above :)


  7. Helpful (1)

    "R&D Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company. Lots of growth opportunity.

    Cons

    Not good if business unit is not meeting goals.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Solid Company Thru Tough Times"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great team within IT to work with. Leverage people from across the globe. Very Smart People. I had a great work life balance.

    Cons

    Older Demographic, many of the People where left over from the HP glory days. Hard to get anything thing through all the Red Tape at time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing talent from within.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Fair, with pros and cons for Silicon Valley"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pleasant work environment. Relatively low key with a lot of nice people.
    Structured review process seems fair, with opportunity to review your management, as well.

    Cons

    For an IT job, little hands on as most is outsourced to partners. Keep this in mind if that is important to you.

    Advice to Management

    Improve time off (combined vacation and sick should start at 4 weeks, not 3) package.
    Restructure medical plan to provide an option with standard copays. High deductible plans really eat a hole in the family budget.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at Agilent Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work and good products. Very competent and friendly coworkers. Overall good management.

    Cons

    The downsizing and consolidation that took place at Agilent since the early 2000s are unfortunate.

    Advice to Management

    None that I can think of


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Working at Agilent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good, medical, dental, 401k. Reasonable amount of paid time off.

    Cons

    Agilent has offices all over the place and sometimes you can feel isolated if your work partners are all over the world.

    The company shuts down for a week around Christmas but you have to use your vacation time to get paid.


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