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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated 17 October, 2014
Updated 17 October, 2014
544 Reviews
3.6
544 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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  1.  

    Not a good paymaster, suitable for those seek for stagnant and stable working environment

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

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

    Pros

    Very Structure and organised company , but sometimes cannot be very rigid, lack of innovation

    Cons

    Even though work life balance was emphasised, but somehow in certain department, we have to work numerous OT especially month end to hit the target. Moreover, with the strict and regid compliance rule and regulation, especially with the monthly internal audit, life can be upside down and loss it's balance.

    And to my surprise, the variable bonus was paid twice a year, every 6 months.
    and i found out that the variable bonus ( generally) for perm staff, is not even up to half a month of salary, i mean this make no difference between the contract and perm staff! and there is no D&D end of the year or any welfare funding for each department. My manager eventually need to spend their own money for the quarterly welfare of the staff. ( strange)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    instead of feeding the shareholder, appreciate your staff and increase the bonus,/ welfare.
    Work hard and play hard

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Easy work culture

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

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Flexible timing, easy working culture

    Cons

    Performance bonus are poorly applied

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Benefits

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

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

    Pros

    Pension plan is a huge plus, 401k a plus, good medical plan offerings, stock reward been shrinking over the years for everyone but C level

    Cons

    Work life balance is challenging constant stream of top priority projects keep people working OT non stop. Cost cutting does not help

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward top performers. Mgmt does not walk the talk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cares about employees but limited opportunities for advancement post company split. Existing management now overpaid.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance
    Current Employee - Finance

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

    Pros

    Your experience at Agilent is dependent on your immediate manager. The company allows a lot of freedom for managers to dictate the environment for the staff. Some allow freedom to work from home others do not. work/life balance is fair, but with back office operations in South East Asia, there is a lot of work done outside of 'normal' work hours.

    Cons

    Pretty tight expense controls. No frills and the old HP employee perks are gradually going away one by one (retirement etc).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop selling and splitting the company and try to grow it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A very good place to work without stress.

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

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Big area for you to explore. Since the job is not stressful, you can learn things without stress. Also internal job posting allows you to change to other functional team and let you explore more area.

    Cons

    Too stress free company. And create some bad working culture on some employee (e.g. slacking)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand what employee really want.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Best work environment !!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Wilmington, DE (US)

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

    Pros

    Very consistent in terms of hiring people with good attitudes. You will work with very smart people and learn a ton ! They believe that a happy employee will perform well ...... and they are right !

    Cons

    There are limited growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company greatest assets is called "employees"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good company searching for direction

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

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

    Pros

    Great company and coworkers and solid products

    Cons

    Have been cost saving mode the last few years

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Misrepresented

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Wilmington, DE (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, vacation schedules

    Cons

    As an Agilent manager, it is frustrating not being able to reward strong employees. Handcuffed, year after yr. resulting in poor attitudes, diminished performance. Too many talented people leave for more rewarding jobs. Constantly training new individuals, only for them to leave after a couple of yrs. Long term employees are leaving at an alarming rate, taking with them a wealth of knowledge. Clear separation of mangers and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To understand that the employee is their greatest asset and should be treated on par with their customers.You take care of your employees they will take care of you. The formula for success does not get any simpler. That is not the case here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    It's a well managed and employee oriented company.

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

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

    Pros

    1. Work life balance
    2. Work independently.
    3. Open door policy.

    Cons

    1. A little slow in growth.
    2. A stretched or lengthy hierarchy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good mid-sized company

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

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

    Pros

    Stability, and flexible work hours. Good benefits, still contributes to a retirement pension account. Good colleagues to work with.

    Cons

    Global company means out of normal workday hours. Outsourcing to offshore model can be challenging. Offshore vendor resources make aggressive schedules difficult to meet on some projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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