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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. "Business Support Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Support Program Specialist Administrative Assistant in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Business Support Program Specialist Administrative Assistant in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work! Great people, supportive environment!

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for personal growth.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Pay and Benefits, Good Products, Not Thrilled About Growth and Development Prospect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planner in Carpinteria, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Planner in Carpinteria, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stable Steady Leadership

    Solid Job Security

    Dynamic Environment

    Low Turnover, which can also be a con as new roles and promotions are limited

    Large impact and autonomy in role

    Cons

    Large, Corporate, Impersonal Feel

    Low Visibility to Upper Management when employed at production facilities

    Lack of Development Opportunities for Career Growth

    Clear direction of company path and direction not communicated well from upper management to individual contributors

    Weird Job Titles

    Slow to backfill when positions open up

    Advice to Management

    Provide clearer direction of company goals

    Provide insight into entire product portfolio (is improving in my division)

    Backfill positions at a faster rate to reduce stress on those who are having to cover the load


  3. "Customer Service Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cedar Creek, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cedar Creek, TX

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

    Pros

    Good family atmosphere and support.

    Cons

    Call Center Employee, no room for growth.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good work life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Relations in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Relations in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, stable industry

    Cons

    Prospects aren't that great for supporting departments like communications, human resource... etc


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - ITM in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - ITM in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance, good positive company culture

    Cons

    slow too adopt technologies in IT


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Few highs, plenty of lows"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Applications Scientist in India, TX
    Former Employee - Field Applications Scientist in India, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a fortune 500 company, looks good on the CV and there are a few connects that you can make and maintain. Also, since the technology itself is flawless, the customer interaction and the network thus developed is quite possibly the best one can hope for.

    Cons

    Office politics is encouraged and so is backstabbing. Makes for a very unhappy work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the bad apples instead of making life miserable for the few good hires. Also, good customer experience equals recurring business and word of mouth publicity that is priceless. What exists now can only result in money spent on damage control.


  8. "Excellent Company and Great People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of vacation time and ability to make your own schedule. The people are amazing and always willing to help. Open door policy. Great benefits (new car every year) and salary increase on annual basis with good performance. District managers and regional managers are great. Overall very positive experience! I would definitely recommend over competitors based on office culture.

    Cons

    Long Hours/Travel. Difficult to move outside of a field/travel based position.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Good work/life but otherwise sucks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, lots of free time.

    Cons

    Bad management, no vision or road map for future.


  10. "Make cool stuff, automate your world"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Electro Mechanical Tech in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Electro Mechanical Tech in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    At Agilent tech they make cool gadgets to enhance the engineering and scientific lab applications, very cool environment and company culture

    Cons

    You actually have to show up for work which can be challenging if you have a long commute other than that and a lot of reworks. no real complaints

    Advice to Management

    keep your culture, it keeps your staff engaged. hire more electro-mechanical assemblers to support R&D lab auto


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA

    I worked at Agilent Technologies (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers and local work environment was great.
    Strong technical resources, people open to being mentors

    Cons

    Culture didn't always match up well between US and Asia teams; at times did not feel like one team working to the same goals.


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