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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated 16 April 2015
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  1. Great company, great people,

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the people in general were great; products cutting edge, good work life balance.

    Cons

    the management don't seem to be able to understand when and where to invest in their business. They sold off so many business in the Telecoms area when really they just needed better management and more support. Could have really dominated in that region with better management.

  2. Ok but not great

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Engineering legacy from the HP Way

    Cons

    Senior Management communication and trust

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the work force

  3. 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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  5. Helpful (1)

    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.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Overall, a great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in Santa Rosa, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Electronic Technician in Santa Rosa, CA (US)

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

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

    Pros

    I've enjoyed working for Agilent for the past 14 years. Company values and employee culture were two of the strongest assets for me, personally.

    Cons

    Rough times during the company restructuring periods. It was tough, but overall I believe the company did everything they could first before deciding to implement a workforce management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the business a fun place to work. Retaining key contributors is easier when they like coming to work. Keep the benefits strong and keep the open door policy alive.

  7. Trying to keep the culture and vision alive...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Agilent's biggest strength so far has been its roots in the HP culture. Employees are given the freedom and flexibility to do their best work. There are still some very good employees and managers.

    Cons

    In India, strongly in need of better salary structure esp. in teams outside of Finance. Expenses should be balanced throughout the year instead of sudden spending and sudden freeze.

    Advice to Management

    Employee performance evaluation needs to be more objective!!

  8. It was very rewarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people there was great

    Cons

    Too many rules to follow

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  9. Working in Agilent Technologies

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Agilent Technologies

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

    Pros

    Camaraderie, strong focus on integrity, team work and individualistic components evenly balanced.

    Cons

    Low bonus, may have too much work piled onto the staff though with balance and prioritization, can manage better

    Advice to Management

    Aim to grow more verticals and have more staff related events for relaxation, especially for shift related staff to gain more recognition.

  10. Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Engineer in China, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Engineer in China, TX (US)

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, good managers. People get the resources they need to make achievement. Everyone gets the opportunity to develop and grow.

    Cons

    Big company, sometimes the decision making process is complicated and slow. Slow to competition.

  11. Very results focused, diverse projects, excellent company culture, but no hesitation lay off workers.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fun projects, excellent cross-functional teams, experienced work force and constant innovation. Excellent internal training programs. Very fair layoff packages.

    Cons

    A bit brutalist when they shut down a product line, not a lot of time to find work internally before the layoff takes effect.

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