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Keysight Technologies CEO Ron Nersesian
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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Keysight Technologies full-time

      Pros

      strong company heritage and culture

      Cons

      none at the current moment

    • "Good company, but difficult to advance"

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

      I have been working at Keysight Technologies full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Decent pay and benefits. Technology leader. Active in the community (volunteering), beautiful location, exercise and wellness programs on-site.

      Cons

      Big company bureaucracy (red: slow to respond, lots of layers of management). Lack of merit advancement, or advancement opportunities in general. Trying to have a startup-like culture with out startup flexibility and rewards.

    • "Good benefits"

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      Current Employee - Customer Service Representative 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Keysight Technologies full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great benefits and lots of holidays off

      Cons

      Long hours and constant changing procedures

    • "Good company, and great people."

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      Former Employee - Business Development Engineer in Loveland, CO
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Keysight Technologies full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Good company with great benefits and great people. Very helpful co-workers and a healthy work / life balance

      Cons

      Management heavy - too many layers of management for the size of the company... They seem to have kept the old HP / Agilent management structure even though the size of the company was reduced after the spin-off

      Advice to Management

      Thin-out or remove a few layers of management

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      "Fantastic company to work for"

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      Former Employee - Marketing Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Keysight Technologies full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      High degree of self-sufficiency but help available when needed Dual-ladder career path - ability to earn manager wages as individual contributor 401k matching, discounted stock purchase plan, profit sharing Current CEO is taking company to new level of performance "Manage by objective" is alive and well at Keysight

      Cons

      Company runs lean - experienced employees may not have others to delegate simple tasks to You must manage your work/life balance

      Advice to Management

      Continue to build a culture where growth & winning are celebrated.

    • "Great culture, good place to work"

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

      I have been working at Keysight Technologies full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Most of the people I know have great work-life balances, our bosses have been nice and understanding, and everyone's friendly. Tons of smart people working on cutting-edge tech. Benefits are pretty good. The NextGen group puts on fun events for younger/newer employees.

      Cons

      Salary isn't as high as most Bay Area tech companies. Santa Rosa is cheaper than most of Silicon Valley at least. The lax work environment for some teams, while contributing to the great work-life balance, also lets less-motivated people just coast, doing the bare minimum and collecting their salaries.

      Advice to Management

      We've got a lot of smart engineers who are nearing retirement, and if salaries stay low, we won't attract and keep younger top talent. With the recent rhetoric about increasing margins, while that's great for investors in the short to mid term, I'm guessing that takes increasing salaries off the table. I'd predict a brain drain and decline in about 10-20 years as the last of the old guard retires. You made a big deal...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "Their culture truly is outstanding"

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      Current Employee - New Product Introduction Manufacturing Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Keysight Technologies full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Keysight Technologies truly has an amazing culture. Their benefits are on par with similar jobs though the salaries can be on the lower side.

      Cons

      Their manufacturing site is in Malaysia and that can mean late night conference calls.

      Advice to Management

      Don't lose sight of the amazing culture you have, be sure to maintain it.

    • "Keysight Technologies"

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      Current Employee - Controller in Santa Rosa, CA
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      I have been working at Keysight Technologies full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Very intelligent people. Strong business model, poised for growth

      Cons

      Very intelligent people ... can inhibit fast decision making

    • "Awesome company to work for."

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      Former Employee - Repair Technician in Roseville, CA

      I worked at Keysight Technologies full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Flex hours and great co workers

      Cons

      Not much room for growth after 16 years, very sad.

    • "Management is busy ... counting pennies"

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      Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Keysight Technologies full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Fantastic group of engineers making fantastic technology. Can't stress this enough.

      Cons

      After a few years here I see that yearly raises are low so the only way to keep up with the market is going to be to job hop.

      Advice to Management

      You tend to get back a reflection of how you treat your employees.

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