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Keysight Technologies Reviews

Updated February 22, 2018
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Keysight Technologies President & CEO Ron Nersesian
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  • Work life balance hard to maintain - There is (too) much work to do (in 6 reviews)

  • Slow growth specially for employess on third party payroll (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Keysight Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good work and life balance

    Cons

    Lunch is not very good


  2. "Keysight in a nutshell"

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly work environment. Job protection almost guaranteed once hired. Some employees are extremely brilliant.

    Cons

    No career growth. You will be locked into the test and measurement field. Management varies. Some managers are great, others are lazy and content with mediocrity. Average pay.

  3. "Keysight in Santa Rosa"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people, culture and work hours flexibility.

    Cons

    You have to be self driven instead of waiting for your manager to tell you what to do.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Too slow paced"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Keysight Technologies full-time

    Pros

    - Good work life balance, relatively chill and not super stressful
    - Good opportunities to move around in the company, provided you are not in a niche role

    Cons

    - Not a good place to be if you plan on your career growing quickly
    - Too much bureaucracy, takes forever to get things done or approved
    - Outdated and obsolete processes
    - Executive management focused on shareholder value and not focused on developing and growing the company internally long term
    - Relatively low pay

    Advice to Management

    Focus on growing from within instead of just buying companies
    Pay your employees more


  5. "EE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Keysight Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant co workers, good perks

    Cons

    High pressure job, high ups want a lot done in little time with minimal money - to a bit of an extreme

    Advice to Management

    Loosen the pocket book up a bit


  6. "New"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A Company with a great work environment and excellent values.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, seems to be a bit lower than average.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Hits and misses"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Experienced colleagues and diverse opportunities

    Cons

    Less compensation for high performers

  8. "Great place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Keysight Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues and managers, great work life balance, fantastic support from management.

    Cons

    headquarters not in Silicon Valley


  9. "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Keysight Technologies full-time

    Pros

    -managers have technical backgrounds that understand issues faced by engineering
    -good work life balance
    -collaborative culture brought over from the HP days provides lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    -large company that is tied down by outdated equipment and obsolete code...brought over from the HP days
    -benefits not as good as the HP days
    -upper management seems to favor creating shareholder value over employee value
    -poor new hire retention


  10. "Humane but in a slowly growing industry"

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Humane HR policies, genuinely nice people, good competitive position in its industry.

    Cons

    Its segment is growing slowly so there is limited opportunity for growth. Capital expenditure by its customers get cut during recessions. For example, during the 2008-2009 Great Recession there was a 10% temporary pay cut for a year and 25% layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in new business initiatives.


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