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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated 17 September, 2014
Updated 17 September, 2014
533 Reviews
3.6
533 Reviews
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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.  

    Great , exellent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    You can learn much of state of art technology

    Cons

    There are a lot of travel , you can be out of office about 80%

  2.  

    Well established organization

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer  in  Burnaby, BC
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Burnaby, BC

    I worked at Agilent Technologies as a contractor

    Pros

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

    Cons

    limited space for a balanced work environment

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Good team. very supportive management.

    Cons

    Too many changes in business.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to start a career.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Get to work with talented and smart colleagues. Collaborative and team-oriented approach to problem solving. As you get more experience (I started as a software developer) you will get the opportunity to work with colleagues from different areas or functions and this really helps to give you a broader appreciation of product development.

    Cons

    Agilent is a big company and, like all big companies, is slow moving compared to what can be accomplished in a start-up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Generous pay and good work enviroment

    Cons

    lack version on software development

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Very good management, respect for employees, open communication, great pay

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Very well managed company. Managers are given management training and treat people with respect. Very little politics compared to other companies. High quality employees shows up in mutual respect and top customer treatment.

    Cons

    Limited carreer options in sales offices without relocating to manufacturing/R&D/Marketing centers. Remote management in some areas means limitied visibility. Relatively slow and conservative in making decisions. Corporate oversight limits action in fast moving competive businesses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think of putting more of the HP Way back into how you treat and nurture employees. When I began with HP in the 80s it was one of the most respected companies in the world and an honour to work for. Today there are many companies that have surpasssed HP/Agilent in that measure. While much of the philosophy was still there when I left, and long time emplyees still believe in the HP WAY, spreadsheet decision making and cost cutting seems have widened the cracks that allow compassion for employees to fall thru. I would gladly return to work for Agilent if the opportunity arose.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good to see life in an established company with a mature product - Co-op/Intern perspective

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    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer (co-Op)  in  Burnaby, BC
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer (co-Op) in Burnaby, BC

    I worked at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    It was great to work on a product that was useful, and used by a wide range of excellent companies. Getting involved with a wide variety of networking protocols is a great experience. Although the product is mature and changes are constrained by previous versions, testing was a little bit less so. In the time I was there (8 months) there were some significant changes made or planned to the testing process, some of which came from the Test Engineers as well as the managers. The coworkers are great, especially the team I worked on.

    Cons

    Working on a mature product meant that there was little room for creativity. The improvements and changes were constrained by the previous iterations. This applied to the testing as well, although less so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps create more avenues for bottom-up changes to the product and/or process.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    Best Place to work with

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    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
  11.  

    Great technology company

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    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

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