Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated 24 April, 2015
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Pros
  • This company has long been a shining star in "work/life balance" for its employees (in 117 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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  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. Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agilent Technologies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team. very supportive management.

    Cons

    Too many changes in business.

  3. Well established organization

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

    I worked at Agilent Technologies as a contractor

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    limited space for a balanced work environment

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  6. great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Generous pay and good work enviroment

    Cons

    lack version on software development

  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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. Software Qa

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible working environment and management is good

    Cons

    Growth is slow and you need to update your skills yourself no training provided from company

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on employee training

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    Quality Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Culture is still strong and positive. Good leadership, but you need to go looking for it. Opportunities exist, but you have to earn them and sell yourself. Performance is rewarded, be willing to work hard for it.

    Cons

    Some really good managers, some really poor managers. With the spin off of Keysight, the new management team is cliquish (strong Chemical Analysis bias). Politics become more important.

    Advice to Management

    While pay for rewards is a great idea -- you need to listen to your top performers more than the management filtered messages. Too many people trying to look good for upper mgmt.

  11. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible timings, Great managers ,Good working environment

    Cons

    Nothing...I really cant think about any cons at the moment..

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

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