Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated 24 April, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Good culture, but old fashioned

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Scientist in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - R&D Scientist in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Agilent's company culture still has remnants of the old HP, where employees are respected, and many managers open to advice and concerns. Management tries to do the right thing, and work/life balance is respected. Co-workers are smart and friendly.

    Cons

    HR is very old fashioned. Promotions dishearteningly rare, salaries below average and stagnant. Relative ranking system devalues most employees, rewards manager favorites rather than rewarding results, promotes competition rather than cooperation, and leaves most employees feeling bitter and demoralized.

    Advice to Management

    Agilent is a biotech company now, rather than an engineering company, and needs to change its mindset. Upper management needs to hire more executives with real biotech experience and with vision to grow the company. Salaries need to get more inline with Silicon Valley biotech salaries.

  2. Enjoy working at Agilent

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Work life balance. Great management. Really smart people

    Cons

    Old processes hinder speed to market

  3. Marketing

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work environment and reasonable benefits

    Cons

    Far too much change and cost cutting

    Advice to Management

    Leadership from the top

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  5. A very nurturing environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agilent Technologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quite a relaxed working environment. Upper management are easy to talk to. Many opportunities for self improvement through company-sponsored courses.

    Cons

    The bonus is quite low. Progression is slow

  6. I am having a good time working here.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Decent pay, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Lack team motivation and incentives

  7. interview

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Delhi (India)

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

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

    Pros

    good training and work environment

    Cons

    very busy environment for employees

    Advice to Management

    should improve salaries for employees

  8. Remarkably innovative company with a beautiful focus on customers, employees and shareholders.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agilent Technologies

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

    Pros

    Outstanding colleagues, culture of progress and stunning leadership development.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement due to size of company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Agilent is a large company with the typical tradeoffs one finds in that situation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agilent Technologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive salary, bonus and reward system, plays by the rules as far as I know. Has an ethical culture at the worker level meaning that they treat full time professionals humanely (I can't vouch for contract workers). Lower level managers I have had have been competent and even likeable.

    Cons

    Gradually moving away from the benevolent model to become more like other corporations. Replacing older experienced and expensive older workers with cheap talent without an appreciation of the long term consequences. Focused on the stock analysts and the quarter, blah, blah. It is hard to be a real star at the contributor level. The company is just too big.

  10. Would never recommend anyone work for them

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Newport, DE (US)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Newport, DE (US)

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It's a job and you earn a paycheck

    Cons

    Horrible pay and the benefits are close to non existent because you pay so much out of pocket. No room for advancement. Rather hire people off the street instead of in house.

    Advice to Management

    Get better compensation for the workers. And treat them better all together. Allowing someone to work a holiday is not a treat. A bonus is :)

  11. Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance. Good work culture

    Cons

    Distance. Located in Manesar

    Advice to Management

    Develop your next level

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