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"loyalty is not a considered employee asset."

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Former Employee - Technical Writer in Santa Rosa, CA
Former Employee - Technical Writer in Santa Rosa, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

always fresh technology to learn with.

Cons

offshoring efforts didn't take into account the effect on the people that made the company what it is.

Advice to Management

appreciate the loyalty of the employees when you think about layoffs. People suffer, and you keep getting your bonuses.

Other Employee Reviews for Agilent Technologies

  1. "Agilent Test & Measurement is in a declining market, but even so, many opportunities have been missed."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fairly relaxed work environment
    Flex time and work/life balance
    Solid financial position of the company
    Openness and honesty are generally valued.

    Cons

    The company values some job functions more than others of comparable skill level in other disciplines. This leads to odd business decisions.
    Working here is like being on "survivor" - who will be the last one voted off the island?
    Many people openly say the only reason they keep working here is for the dwindling health benefits.
    There is an overemphasis on certain protected categories of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management emphasizes technology contributions at the expense of business and process innovations. The two accepted ways to innovate are: 1) invent the next hot instrument, or 2) cut expenses.

    As a result, since 2003 many opportunities have been missed. These have now been outsourced to others. The test and measurement part of the company has not grown fast enough, and has not entered new markets fast enough, to support its current head counts, even after the layoffs of 2009. To their credit, they have kept the company somewhat financially sound, but at an enormous human cost. At least we know that our paychecks will clear.

    Management is doing the best they can in a tough situation. They could do better by listening to employee input - not just survey results.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely laid back environment
    Friendly co-workers (for the most part)
    Lots of interesting work abound
    Opportunities to work on a variety of different projects

    Cons

    Infighting amongst engineers can sometimes bring down whole projects
    Management is often ineffective
    Too many people have jobs that shouldn't have jobs

    Advice to Management

    Some managers simply don't have the necessary skills and foresight to be good managers. They should have been weeded out a long time ago but have survived.

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