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Updated 19 January 2015
Updated 19 January 2015
578 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This company has long been a shining star in "work/life balance" for its employees (in 117 reviews)

  • Good work environment when I worked there, by that I mean the physical environment (in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is challenging constant stream of top priority projects keep people working OT non stop (in 13 reviews)

  • Upper management runs the business based on politics for shareholders, not customers or employees (in 16 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Agilent is a large company with the typical tradeoffs one finds in that situation

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive salary, bonus and reward system, plays by the rules as far as I know. Has an ethical culture at the worker level meaning that they treat full time professionals humanely (I can't vouch for contract workers). Lower level managers I have had have been competent and even likeable.

    Cons

    Gradually moving away from the benevolent model to become more like other corporations. Replacing older experienced and expensive older workers with cheap talent without an appreciation of the long term consequences. Focused on the stock analysts and the quarter, blah, blah. It is hard to be a real star at the contributor level. The company is just too big.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance. Good work culture

    Cons

    Distance. Located in Manesar

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your next level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Very ethical company with highly intelligent and driven colleagues

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Hands off management, high business ethics, technical challenges, great colleagues

    Cons

    politics; company is currently re-inventing itself, so there are many changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The recent change in management and the split with Keysight were poorly handled. The changes only fuel speculation regarding the next changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Flexible office hours and relaxed working environment.

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    Former Employee - Materials Engineer in Bayan Lepas (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Materials Engineer in Bayan Lepas (Malaysia)

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A very great company to work for if work-life balance is your priority.

    Cons

    Some of the people are moving slow because they work under no pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The promotion system should be reviewed in a timely basis to ensure everyone getting the fair and square treat.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Associate in Mānesar (India)
    Former Employee - Finance Associate in Mānesar (India)

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Culture, Great People, Nice work environment

    Cons

    Low pay packages, lots of hierarchy levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should focus on bright individuals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Material Engineer

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    Former Employee - Material Engineer in Ipoh (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Material Engineer in Ipoh (Malaysia)

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Job could be relax sometimes and you may your own time doing your things.

    Cons

    Working life could be stagnant and boring. Promotion is hard as too many competitors (colleagues) under one roof (team).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Innovative company with a vision and solid management team.
    Great product development life cycle and policies

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    technical symposiums.
    innovation through labs.
    benefits and employee programs
    internal training

    Cons

    it is sometimes difficult to works through all departments for coordination

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Software Engineer
    Former Employee - R&D Software Engineer

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will work with best engineer; The working time is very flexible;
    Ttrust, Good benefit, Good working enviroment,Nice management;

    Cons

    Sometimes the efficiency may be not very high due to the flexible working time, so need to make some balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    A positive work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    A global company with the best employee. fair, friendly, honest, open, flexible

    Cons

    The knowledge and experience I gained

  11.  

    Good company but too operational, requires exciting story

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    Current Employee - Procurement
    Current Employee - Procurement

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

    Pros

    Hp way, respect employee and work life balance

    Cons

    Too operational
    Lack exciting new product

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More visionary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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