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Agilent Technologies Wilmington Reviews

Updated October 5, 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. "Great Company"

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    Current Contractor - Service Technician in Wilmington, DE
    Current Contractor - Service Technician in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of job opportunities, as well as growth, within the company.

    Cons

    You may have to start out as a contractor before getting a position as an Agilent employee.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Contractor - Customer Care Technician in Wilmington, DE
    Former Contractor - Customer Care Technician in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    relaxed environment, bosses let you manage yourself, good pay, good benefits, great people

    Cons

    hard to move from contractor to permanent employee, I was a contractor for over 10 years- off and on

    Advice to Management

    Value your contract workers

  3. "The 7th circle of hell"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Wilmington, DE
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Agilent Technologies as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    None to speak of at all

    Cons

    Far too many to list

    Advice to Management

    Reign in the out of control millenials -and 40 somethings- who are ruining this once great company. Contrary to their beliefs, they are NOT the center of the universe and they do not have the right to berate, belittle, talk down to, insult, question, doubt, or second guess an individual simply because said individual is a contractor. Far too many noses in the air here. Far too many people wont give you the time of day simply because you are a contractor. The old song and dance is "we are a team, we are all important, rah rah go team go!" when in fact it is nothing like that at all. Agilent parties, picnics, luncheons, celebrations, etc are for Agilent employees ONLY and we are constantly reminded that contractors are NOT WELCOME. Little do they know that if all contractors failed to show up for ONE DAY, the entire plant would shut down. Put that in your pipe and smoke it !! I am so glad that I am out of there. I will never even come close to an Agilent site again. What a god-forsaken wasteland.


  4. "CSE Review"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good 401k plan, time off and room to grow

    Cons

    the workflow could be more streamline/ to may peripheral tasks


  5. "RnD Software Engineer."

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    Current Employee - RnD Software Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - RnD Software Engineer in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is an amazing company in terms of work culture.
    Great teams and products! Variety of technologies to work on and freedom to chose the technology that best fits your current product.
    A very balance work-life experience.

    Cons

    A very flat structure for software development so not so much of vertical growth in Technical area if you want to stick to that one path.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Operating Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Global Organization that does work you can feel proud of. Reputable company with a recognized name.

    Cons

    Limited development for leaders unless you have manager willing to invest time in you. 60 hr work week is the norm. Limited investment in developing workforce for future growth

    Advice to Management

    If we actually lived the Values, this would be a great place to work.


  7. "Great Company with clearly defined Goals"

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    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.

  8. "Sales intern"

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    Current Intern - Sales Intern in Wilmington, DE
    Current Intern - Sales Intern in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, good pay for experience, great atmosphere, nurturing environment, and I learn new stuff everyday.

    Cons

    it seems like there are close knit circles but not much communication between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the positive things like investing in employee happiness. Host more events so interns can network with each other as well as full time staff.


  9. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - NPI and Manufacturing Engineering Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - NPI and Manufacturing Engineering Manager in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A renowned leader in applied analytical instrument market which is stable in performance, extending into life science market which is growing rapidly. A workplace of highly diverse people background, organization, and businesses.

    Cons

    Strategic getting driven more toward nearer term goals

    Advice to Management

    Do not let down the true HP heritage value that appreciates and respect the people. Listen to the first line people who help the customer from day-to-day work.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Was once a great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, open door policy

    Cons

    No oversight on 1st level management which can and does create an environment of favoritism. Tend to buy companies rather than develop from within. Manager from acquired companies get management positions without understanding company policies

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware of how your supervisors treat employees


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