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"The best engineers anywhere."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Rosa, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Rosa, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

You will work with the best engineers and scientists in the world.

There are still pockets of the HP Way in Agilent but those employees are aging out.

Cons

Expect to go through Workforce Management cycles (i.e. layoffs) every two years. Your favorite project will probably get cancelled, possible for political reasons.

The American workforce is pretty old. Most new hires are overseas.

Advice to Management

Get to know the individual contributors.

Other Employee Reviews for Agilent Technologies

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    "Great people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer Expert in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer Expert in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great life/work balance, flexible hours. Beautiful Santa Rosa site. Mostly great people.
    Good place to hide for enginners who don't want to work too hard.
    Slow paced.

    Cons

    Regular layoffs to skeeze a bit more profit affecting only individual contributors.
    Huge hierarchy of management (8 levels!)
    Upper management always keep pressure so that salary increases remain minimal and employees are kept on their toes: either it's a bad year, or it's good but didn't meet the just upwardly revised expectations, or it's good for now but is expected to turn bad next year.
    Slow paced.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not even going there...


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Many Changes"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment when I worked there, by that I mean the physical environment.

    Cons

    Many lay-offs and shrinkage in the legal department and elsewhere in the company; inflexible access to executives, almost a sanctuary environment, needed general counsel, hard to find or talk to.

    Advice to Management

    not sure where you are now; it was a great place but changed so much


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