Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated 23 August 2014
Updated 23 August 2014
526 Reviews

3.6
526 Reviews
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Agilent Technologies CEO and Director Bill Sullivan
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344 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • This company has long been a shining star in "work/life balance" for its employees (in 108 reviews)

  • Good work environment when I worked there, by that I mean the physical environment (in 45 reviews)


Cons
  • Work / Life Balance sometimes out of balance (in 10 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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than a 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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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Melbourne

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time for less than a 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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    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.  

    As much rope as you want

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer  in  Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Wilmington, DE (US)

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work with awesome engineers and chemists - who need Wikipedia when you have people who know what they are talking about and are happy to help you understand. You have a lot of flexibility in solving problems, and if you see someone working on a problem that interests you then "welcome to the team". Management is aware of the 'graying' of the employees and continues to promote college hires. Agilent is one of the dwindling number of employers that still offers a retirement plan in addition to the 401K.

    Cons

    You are responsible for your own development plan, not your manager. Can be good or bad - good if you like challenges and have initiative, bad if you want someone to tell you what to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bill and Dave practiced "management by walking around" to get first-hand knowledge on what was going on. Agilent management does great at that for the first couple levels of management, but higher levels need to get out more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    This was the best place I've worked in my career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agilent Technologies for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You are surrounded by people doing amazing technology
    Most everyone has a good attitude
    The pressure to get things done is about right: not crazy high, but enough to keep the blood flowing

    Cons

    Working with people on 4 different continents can be trying. It's certainly a big organization. It's really the price you pay for such a rich technical environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to make Agilent more visible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    very satisfied

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    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Business Process Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    environment, company values, leadership,culture, work from home

    Cons

    compensation, growth, hr engagement, leadership review,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensation, benefits, leadership reviews,

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good employer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Mānesar (India)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Mānesar (India)

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed work culture and great campus

    Cons

    less perks and less challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    believe on the efforts of employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company Overall

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Support Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Support Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very talented and intelligent individuals. The company has great high-level management who is leading the company a good direction.

    Cons

    Middle management, GM and VP, leaves something to be desired. Turn-over was very high, and it seemed that the General Managers were setting short-term division goals designed for a quick promotion to VP, rather than planning for long term stability.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Benefits

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

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

    Pros

    Pension plan is a huge plus, 401k a plus, good medical plan offerings, stock reward been shrinking over the years for everyone but C level

    Cons

    Work life balance is challenging constant stream of top priority projects keep people working OT non stop. Cost cutting does not help

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward top performers. Mgmt does not walk the talk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A very good place to work without stress.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Big area for you to explore. Since the job is not stressful, you can learn things without stress. Also internal job posting allows you to change to other functional team and let you explore more area.

    Cons

    Too stress free company. And create some bad working culture on some employee (e.g. slacking)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand what employee really want.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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