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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated 16 December, 2014
Updated 16 December, 2014
565 Reviews
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565 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Not good at all

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer

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

    Pros

    I can't find anything positiv. I am really sorry.

    Cons

    Not at all customer focus. At least in the division I worked for. Processes to complicated. Everything just takes to long time. Nobody is following up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs way more customer focus and a better communication with employees. Improving the process should be focus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Used to be good. Now there is no clear direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Sales in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Individual contributors are the one generating growth and Profit for the company. Given a lot of free play to achieve results.

    Cons

    Managers has no direction and only wants to achieve results. Poor or No leadership. Sales is everything and all else secondary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Are you still there?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company but too siloed, need to break down internal barriers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Service Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good strategic planning process, excellent products

    Cons

    Too siloed (CA, LS and DG do not work well together), too product centric rather than customer centric, too focused on quarterly results, need to make some profound changes to enable long-term success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break down the silos! Re-engineer the company to put the customer at the centre instead of the products. Accept that this will take significant investment and be brave enough to tell Wall Street that the investmewnt is needed and will have a 2-3 year impact on profitability as part of the required change process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Aging Company being carved out for shareholders

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great brand and history.

    The HP legacy is still there despite Bill Sullivan's best efforts to kill it

    Cons

    Agilent has gone from 7+ divisions and 51,000 employees in 2001 to 5700 employees and three divisions in 2014. That is a 90% reduction in employees

    The constant downsizing means there is NO growth for rank & file. It is NOT a career, it is just a job unless you sit on executive row.

    Management is rewarded for continually splitting chunks of the company off and selling them. Keysight is just the latest chunk to be whittled out for the benefit of the shareholders and the board.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about Customers, Employees and Product before your personal enrichment (ha!)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best in class among competitors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Good products some great people

    Cons

    The bureaucracy is horrific. Too much "anything someone else doesn't want to do" is piled on customer-facing employees, and there are too few of them. Company is very bloated in middle management, perhaps in part as an attempt to make people feel they have a career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fill in the bottom of the pyramid. The company is pear-shaped

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Finance coordinator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Coordinator in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Finance Coordinator in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance good management

    Cons

    salary and levels, employee growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about employees growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice Workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work environment is awesome and supportive.

    Cons

    Not much challenging work. Long ques for promotion.

    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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 (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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    good working environment and great leadership

    Cons

    The working pace is a little bit slow

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