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"Proud company with amazing employees held back by management infighting & lack of investment in operational excellence."

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Former Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Rich heritage. Employees are greatest asset who go to incredible lengths, working countless hours with very little reward or recognition. Engineering talent is outstanding and folks in trenches are highly creative.

Cons

Need to focus on the customer with greater intensity, Circular door of management with the same leaders simply changing seats which causes repeat mistakes and entrenched beliefs. IT investment is constrained for internal operations.

Advice to Management

Take more risk and act with company values instead of pretending to. Need to take more leaps and make greater investments in Marketing setting achievable goals and tolerating less in-fighting and management of personalities.

Other Employee Reviews for Agilent Technologies

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Early Career Development Opportunities; Glass Ceiling at Mid-Career Level"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative culture
    Opportunities to learn, develop, and grow, especially for early-career professionals
    Friendly, smart, hard-working people
    Great work-life balance and flexibility

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities for mid-career professionals
    Management and senior leaders entrenched in their positions and play "musical chairs" with no real advancement opportunities for younger talent
    Limited leadership opportunities for women and minorities
    Pay and benefits (e.g. stock compensation) below Silicon Valley standards
    Constant cycle of workforce reductions, cost cuts, and budgets controls

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to retention of your top talent. To keep high performers, you have to reward and promote them. You do a great job hiring, developing and training employees, but then lose them because of the lack of career growth opportunities. With the aging employee population, developing next-generation leadership bench will be critical if Agilent wants to continue the growth momentum.


  2. "It's an OK place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very friendly people and competitive salary

    Cons

    Old and multiple systems make on boarding and completing daily activities sometimes difficult.

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