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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
536 Reviews
3.6
536 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This company has long been a shining star in "work/life balance" for its employees (in 110 reviews)

  • Good work environment when I worked there, by that I mean the physical environment (in 46 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is challenging constant stream of top priority projects keep people working OT non stop (in 12 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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    • 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.  

    Great company, great products, smart people

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with best of the best on leading edge measurement technologies. Long history of continuing to push advancements in spite of size & structure. Culture in the Test & Measurement side of the business is very much the old "HP Way".

    Cons

    Very experienced workforce resulting in limited advancement opportunities. For the stability the pay is good but not at the leading edge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to focus on a compelling vision and taking risks vs expecting everything to always work as planned

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    The Culture - people are treated with respect. Management by objective. You are empowered to make decisions.

    Cons

    Not much upward movement. Low attrition rate at the higher levels. Also, could use a little more company-funded fun.

  7.  

    Best Place to work with

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Program Specialist  in  Mānesar (India)
    Current Employee - Finance Program Specialist in Mānesar (India)

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

    Pros

    Flexibilty,Open door policy,Emploee friendly environment,stong culture and values,supportive management

    Cons

    Manesar Location,Little slow growth,spread processes,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great technology company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Intern  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Agilent Technologies as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    good working environment and great leadership

    Cons

    The working pace is a little bit slow

  9.  

    gg

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good op and good benefit

    Cons

    busy work
    how about
    too much
    no oppturnity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    very bad

  10.  

    A very satisfying career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hardware Design Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Palo Alto, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent organization with a great technical value added product lines for a key growth market. Good market position and technologies for an ever expanding need.

    Cons

    Too much work being shipped to Asia for all the wrong reasons. Mgmt should focus on how to become more competitive in the US.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the above comments happen.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture, amazing benefits

    Cons

    Pay is not great, no job growth for a while, no emphasis on measuring employee performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better policies to promote the right individuals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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