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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated December 12, 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. "Software Engineer - Agilent"

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    • 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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to finish career"

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    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.

  3. "Product Specialist"

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

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

    Pros

    Work-Life balance, salary, benefits, great management

    Cons

    Days can be long hours


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good place of IT Management, not so much for IT Technologists"

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    Current Employee - IT Staff
    Current Employee - IT Staff
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    There are some really great people across IT and when you can develop the relationships across the various organizations within IT, you can get a lot done.

    Cons

    Communication from management to staff is relatively directive, with managers making decisions with little input from the staff who manage the technology every day.

    Too much reliance on outside vendors leaves Agilent employees handicapped in knowledge and ability to execute changes within the environment.

    Lack of documentation exacerbates the above situation, making it difficult to understand the environment within which you are trying to work.

    Not a lot of room for growth - unless you want to move to management.

    Due to the fact that so much is outsourced, skills based training is not easy to obtain.

    Advice to Management

    Collaborate - upwards, sideways, downwards.
    Communicate and involve your staff.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Has been company, no longer a tech leader"

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    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.


  6. "Great Company with clearly defined Goals"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Center Supervisor in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Field Service Center Supervisor in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, feeling like you matter, great co-workers, good management team, great campus in Wilmington, DE. Commute is decent.

    Cons

    Lots of processes, red tape, takes an extended amount of time to get anything approved. Walk from the parking lot to building could be a little long depending on what time you get to the office.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating effectively to your employees.


  7. "IT Expert"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Expert
    Former Employee - IT Expert
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance , friendly environment , transparency , good culture and supportive management .

    Cons

    No training or learning opportunity !

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work !

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits including generous PTO and holiday time.

    Cons

    Poor Management. Management would come in late and leave early or not be on site at all.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Enterprise RA is NOT healthy"

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    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?


  10. "Call Center Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Manager in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Manager in Lexington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great office location. Nice people.

    Cons

    Too Large. Difficult to obtain what an employee needs (IT, HR, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay more attention to employees.


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