Agilent Technologies
3.6 of 5 473 reviews
www.agilent.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.6 473 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

Agilent Technologies CEO and Director Bill Sullivan

Bill Sullivan

(309 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "There are opportunities for reasonable work-life balance, including a flexible time off policy"
    in 93 reviews
  • "Good work environment when I worked there, by that I mean the physical environment"
    in 39 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work / Life Balance sometimes out of balance"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Upper management runs the business based on politics for shareholders, not customers or employees"
    in 15 reviews
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Good company with vast resources, nice people

Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

ProsA lot of nice and talented people, can learn a lot, especially in product divisions.

ConsBig company, slow in responding to latest market changes and competitor movements. Trade company, a little shortsighted for company growth.

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Great Employees, poor management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

ProsEmployees are the soul of the company, great legacy, innovative company.

ConsManagement rules with fear of job loss unnecessarily, constant middle management turnover weakens perceptions, layoffs over even slightest dip in forecast results, drive to earn bonuses is employees' perception of management decisions

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees as adults and give them a reason to feel safe and secure. Hard to have self-confident employees who spend time worrying about their jobs, even when they have done little wrong, due to management decisions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not much of the old HP culture left

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood amount of vacation time. Several jobs allow you to work from home.

ConsManagement no longer seems to value input from its employees. It is very much an "everyone can be replaced culture" now. Too bad it was so much more of a team effort back in the HP days. Compensation is no longer among industry leaders. Not even close.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou might think about listening a little bit more to your subject matter experts.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people, well-paying industry, big business.

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I worked at Agilent Technologies as an intern for less than a year

ProsMy department and everyone I worked with was really personable. My boss made a great effort to staff me on meaningful projects and spent nearly 5-10hrs / week coaching me and reviewing my recommendations.

ConsThe company and people who work at Agilent have been around for a while; there's a feeling of getting stuck in place. However, in my short time there, I definitely saw hard work and results being promoted. Regardless of the mean, pay for performance still matters.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou guys were really nice.

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Good people, loyal client.

Marketing (Current Employee)
Fort Collins, CO (US)

I have been working at Agilent Technologies as a contractor for more than 10 years

ProsStrong commitment to people and teams, genuine concern for work-life balance, hard workers who demand hard work in return -- but also show great appreciation and loyalty for performers who get the job done.

ConsOccasional tendency toward fire drills, some projects could use more planning, but overall, projects are planned as far in advance as possible, and roles and responsibilities are clearly defined.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Senior Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

ProsHealthy work environment with work-life balance

ConsCutting on budgets since the past one year

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very good company to work for

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

ProsManagement is essentially nice, co-workers are friendly, very supportive,

ConsBoils down to your manager, how much he supports you.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great High Tech Company with a lot of potential for growth

Systems Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood culture, that still has the heritage from the old HP-way (Agilent was originally a spin-off from HP) and good benefits. Work-life balance is also OK

ConsThey are now just concentrated on Life Sciences and not investing in electronic measurement anymore therefore the spin off

Advice to Senior ManagementMore diversification on their R&D investment would help the company in my opinion to be a truly great leader

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Interesting work and good life balance

Advanced R&D (Current Employee)
Santa Rosa, CA (US)

I have been working at Agilent Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

ProsFlexibility in getting your work done is a plus. The people that work here are fantastic.

ConsGrowth of pay smaller than other locations

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best company for work life balance

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Hachiōji (Japan)

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

ProsDegree of freedom by individual authority is very high and saitisfied.

ConsAll action of top management seems to be selected only to rise stock price.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to invest employee for company future.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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