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Keysight Technologies Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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Keysight Technologies President & CEO Ron Nersesian
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Pros
  • Great flexibility as well to maintain a good work life balance (in 76 reviews)

  • Very flexible working environment with good benefits (in 33 reviews)

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

  • Work life balance hard to maintain (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "US Logistics Admin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Keysight Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance at Keysight

    Cons

    Once PTO has been exhausted employees can't take time off for childcare or school activities


  2. "Collaborative culture with talented employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    First level managers provide great support for employees. They work very hard to deliver results and build a healthy culture. I hope they are well compensated.

    Cons

    Not investing enough in developing employee skills and not recognizing leaders who build and inspire teams.

    Advice to Management

    Reward managers who are building a team culture, inspiring and engaging employees, and hitting the targets. This would be a more sustainable leadership model.

  3. "Customer Service Specialist"

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

    I have been working at Keysight Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Culture of Continuous Improvement

    Cons

    So much work; so many hours to complete it all in a day


  4. "Very good work life balance, but otherwise average compared to other high tech firms"

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    Current Employee - Systems Architect in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Architect in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible scheduling. Great access to test and measurement equipment to do your job (since we make a lot of it). Low pressure environment. Fantastic for those who love high tech, but not high stress environments.

    Cons

    Management spends a lot of time trying to meet wall street quarter to quarter goals instead of looking at the big picture. Projects are delayed to meet quarterly cash flow needs, leading to lost sales.

    Pay and benefits\perks are below average for hardware R&D type jobs.

    Many new hires leave due to pay or unexciting assignments. Those who are not tied down by families have historically left after a few years, leaving a large age gap inside the company.

    Very limited bonus and stock compensation when compared to other large tech companies.

    Advice to Management

    Anticipate future customer needs and let your teams find the right solutions to shine, rather than chasing industry buzzwords or technologies that don't result in the best solutions.

    Motivate your new hires with exciting tasks and competitive pay.

    Shifting manufacturing to Asia does not always save time or money.


  5. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Keysight Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Place to Work! A lot of very smart people are here.

    Cons

    A lot of growth in the company means cubes and manufacturing are sharing the same floor it can get loud.


  6. "Lack of Respect for the Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Keysight Technologies full-time

    Pros

    global company in 19 countries

    Cons

    Senior Managers / VPs allowed to treat employees without respect


  7. "PMTC Division"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Keysight Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Very diverse project environment and terifically experienced senior staff.

    Cons

    Low start pay and low vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Great management.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Get Excited About Adding Shareholder Value!"

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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

    Your coworkers will be pleasant, capable and professional. Your manager will, in most cases, also be pleasant, capable and professional. Your requirements and timelines will be reasonable, or as close to that as can be expected at a tech company. You will always work on real projects that ship to customers. You will have reasonable work/life balance. Many of your coworkers will be quite knowledgeable so you can learn a lot from them.

    Cons

    You will not care about the things you work on. Outside of a few very specialized hardware design roles, you will not innovate. You will constantly be reminded through white-bread internal corporate PR emails about your responsibility to add shareholder value. You will kick and scream dealing with an IT organization straight out of 1997 that will excel only at wasting your time and infuriating you. You will not have an opportunity to advance your career because your manager, their manager, their manager and the 7 managers above them have all been with the company for 20+ years and aren't going anywhere. If you do happen to work with someone who doesn't do good work or isn't a good fit for the role, tough luck because no one is ever let go for performance reasons. You will make a below-average wage for your field and level of experience. You will likely work in a facility that hasn't been updated in decades.

    Advice to Management

    Value performance and be willing to take risks. Update facilities, benefits and compensation. If you want to convince employees that you're a modern tech company, start acting like one.


  9. "Good company in general with some drawbacks"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Keysight Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Innovative
    - Good benefits package
    - Good work environment

    Cons

    - Corporate bureaucracy
    - People are easily forgotten in the company goals


  10. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Division Controller in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Division Controller in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Keysight Technologies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and company culture

    Cons

    Limited career growth opportunity due to location

    Advice to Management

    Location should not be a limiting factor to employee contribution


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