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

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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.

Other Employee Reviews for Agilent Technologies

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Agilent. Status quo"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - R&D in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, profits sharing, flexible hours

    Cons

    Health benefits getting worse every year.. might be better to get ACA.
    Profit sharing based on ROIC, if there is an acquisiion it is severely hurt. Has been the case for the last two years.
    Flexible hours depend on the job and manager.

    Raises not given often "due to the poor economy". When they do its very small.

    Advice to Management

    To upper management: share the wealth how is it ok for you to make 10x+ more than the average worker who can barely get by in a twobincome household. Agilent is not alone its a culture of corporate greed.
    Also stop outsourcing Android sending jobs overseas. It might help profits but how much is enough? Its companies like you who are contrihutjng to the horrible economy.
    STOP decreasing benefits, making us pay more for less. With higher cost of everything and hardly any raises the last the ten years or so its as if we are making less.
    They probably know this but again.. every company is doing it is its ok


  2. "Overall positive experience: rough seas navigators may be thrilled"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent yet a bit late decision to spin off electronic T&M group
    Great individuals and teams around the world do know how to deliver amazing results
    Very few senior managers are excellent in mentoring new employees and adopting change

    Cons

    Some long-time and/or senior employees (especially from larger sites) have a well established network, influencing or trying to control key changes in major initiatives as they see fit - expect the unexpected

    Advice to Management

    Accelerate a true adoption of younger generation(s) in senior management
    Continue staying focused on growth, innovation and superior operational results

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