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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated 17 October 2014
Updated 17 October 2014
545 Reviews
3.6
545 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This company has long been a shining star in "work/life balance" for its employees (in 114 reviews)

  • Good work environment when I worked there, by that I mean the physical environment (in 48 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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    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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    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in New Delhi (India)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great in terms of work/life balance.

    Cons

    Slow promotions, tight spending, not much benefit if travelling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Love my work but manager training would be appreciated!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Folsom, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Generally kind and helpful people to be working with. Technical staff is VERY intelligent and always willing to assist. Competitive pay and people have a very good chance to achieve an excellent work-life balance.

    Cons

    As with most companies, management is based almost purely on politics instead of ability. It seems that some supervisors are only put in place to be puppets for high management and those individuals should be trained more thoroughly on how to interact with their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are happy and want to be happy! Most do their best and are doing great work. There is no need to micromanage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    My second job, Good workplace.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - R&D Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    9 years in Agilent. Engineer is respected. Good work life balance. First line manager is good. I like the culture.

    Cons

    EMG business doesn't grow slower than life science and chemical analysis. Upper level management team usually pay more attention on business with high growth because it's easier.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    lives by its values, respect for all employees, collaborative work environment, work life balance

    Cons

    global company - you may need to work at odd hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    accelerate growth, new markets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Engineer in Mānesar (India)
    Former Employee - Material Engineer in Mānesar (India)

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

    Pros

    company values compensation policies work life balance everything

    Cons

    benefits promotions perks work life balance compensation policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, great products, smart people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  11.  

    Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Agilent does interesting projects. Individual contributors tend to be nice, and competent. Management at all levels: not so much.

    Cons

    Agilent tolerates bad managers. There appear to be no repercussions for those that ruin the company, or are imcompetent. Cronyism is tolerated. Mediocre pay. Lays off divisions freely and frequently.

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