Agilent Technologies
3.6 of 5 472 reviews
www.agilent.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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3.6 472 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

Agilent Technologies CEO and Director Bill Sullivan

Bill Sullivan

(308 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Great work/life balance, lots of interesting projects, good people all around"
    in 87 reviews
  • "Good work environment when I worked there, by that I mean the physical environment"
    in 39 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work / Life Balance sometimes out of balance"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Upper management is too far removed from the actual day to day business to make good decisions"
    in 14 reviews
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Not much of the old HP culture left

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood amount of vacation time. Several jobs allow you to work from home.

ConsManagement no longer seems to value input from its employees. It is very much an "everyone can be replaced culture" now. Too bad it was so much more of a team effort back in the HP days. Compensation is no longer among industry leaders. Not even close.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou might think about listening a little bit more to your subject matter experts.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good people, loyal client.

Marketing (Current Employee)
Fort Collins, CO (US)

I have been working at Agilent Technologies as a contractor for more than 10 years

ProsStrong commitment to people and teams, genuine concern for work-life balance, hard workers who demand hard work in return -- but also show great appreciation and loyalty for performers who get the job done.

ConsOccasional tendency toward fire drills, some projects could use more planning, but overall, projects are planned as far in advance as possible, and roles and responsibilities are clearly defined.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very good company to work for

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

ProsManagement is essentially nice, co-workers are friendly, very supportive,

ConsBoils down to your manager, how much he supports you.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great High Tech Company with a lot of potential for growth

Systems Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood culture, that still has the heritage from the old HP-way (Agilent was originally a spin-off from HP) and good benefits. Work-life balance is also OK

ConsThey are now just concentrated on Life Sciences and not investing in electronic measurement anymore therefore the spin off

Advice to Senior ManagementMore diversification on their R&D investment would help the company in my opinion to be a truly great leader

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Interesting work and good life balance

Advanced R&D (Current Employee)
Santa Rosa, CA (US)

I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

ProsFlexibility in getting your work done is a plus. The people that work here are fantastic.

ConsGrowth of pay smaller than other locations

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best company for work life balance

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Hachiōji (Japan)

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

ProsDegree of freedom by individual authority is very high and saitisfied.

ConsAll action of top management seems to be selected only to rise stock price.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to invest employee for company future.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Agilent Technologies

ProsGood team. very supportive management.

ConsToo many changes in business.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Ok

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Wilmington, DE (US)

I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time

ProsThey provide good benefits the employees, but lately are no as good as before. Is a big company so there is many positions available.

ConsUse too much Agencies companies that are not professional. Some departments they don't hire someone unless is by one of those agencies.

Advice to Senior ManagementUse less Agencies companies

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Well established organization

QA Engineer (Former Employee)
Burnaby, BC (Canada)

I worked at Agilent Technologies as a contractor

Prosperfectly convenient location --- whether by car, bus, or skytrain.

Conslimited space for a balanced work environment

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Fun but disorganized

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time

ProsStartup environment provided lots of freedom, the managers were great, and the product we were developing was really cool. I appreciated the opportunity to get to work on some interesting problems facing a small business.

ConsBudget constraints caused issues, some of the staff was resistant to change even when it was obviously necessary. The location could have been better as well.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep trucking

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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