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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
561 Reviews
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561 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This company has long been a shining star in "work/life balance" for its employees (in 116 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Something is missing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Employees are treated as adults. Pay and conditions are good. Communication about the state of the company as a whole was good.

    Cons

    Complacent and kind of dull. It didn't have a bad culture, more like no culture at all - maybe because there was a significant shortage of younger employees, and the older employees weren't interested.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more focus on the internal life of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Electronics Eng

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Melbourne

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    not bad accomodation, new building

    Cons

    lousy pay, lousy bunch of people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sack the management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great people, good opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne

    I worked at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Great people. Learning opportunity is good. Work environment is informal and friendly. Peer feedback is well-valued.

    Cons

    Growth is not steady. Too much outsourcing and less job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management should give a division/org more time after an investment. Also outsorucing too much may not be good for the long run.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    notthing to say

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    I do not know it

    Cons

    it is hard to be honest because you are always cheated

  8.  

    Quality Specialist

    Current Employee - Quality Specialist in Cary, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Specialist in Cary, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Management is good, good benefits and bonuses

    Cons

    Seams like every decision is about the bottom line. profit

  9.  

    Relaxed work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Healthy working environment
    Scope for performance based promotion especially if one is associated with an international team
    Work from home possible
    Training opportunities are available

    Cons

    Relaxed system of working sometimes culminates to laid back attitude
    Internal reference based hiring is more prevalent
    Some departments are highly politicized and monopolized

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Once great, trending downward

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Products are well made and usually better than competition. Company is stable, and will be around for a long time, unless they get bought out by a behemoth like Danaher. Given the recent divestitures, this might be coming.

    Cons

    At one time, this was a great company to work for. Over the last decade or so, benefits have gone way down, morale is low, and management does not value individual contributors. Additionally, it has become overly political, and upward mobility is highly dependent on whether or not your direct manager likes you, and what their credibility is with other senior leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to develop employees from the ground up through steady coaching, and providing opportunities in other areas. Listen to your employees, rather than shut them down when you don't like where the discussion is headed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Many opportunities for interesting work but not for advancement.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Expert R&D Software Engineer in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Expert R&D Software Engineer in Wilmington, DE (US)

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

    Pros

    Company successful in what it makes. Flex hours, on site fitness center, tennis courts, volleyball courts, fitness track are all pluses.

    Cons

    Decreasing benefits. Poor medical insurance. Stagnant wages. Profit sharing virtually eliminated. Every year the benefits seem to get worse. Training of employees almost non-existent. Too many managers and not enough people actually doing the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider increasing the salary scale for long term employees. Consider promoting senior professionals to senior level positions with different wage scales. Improve training. Eliminate the unfair and annoying practice of different profit sharing for different people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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