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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated 17 October 2014
Updated 17 October 2014
545 Reviews
3.6
545 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company, great people,

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Compromise less than zero

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    Current Employee - Trade Compliance
    Current Employee - Trade Compliance

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

    Pros

    Big worldwide company with big project incomes

    Cons

    It keeps reducing its staff constantly and never invests in hiring new professionals; my personal experience is being a subcontractor for the past 2 years. Its main goal is to reduce costs at the maximum, therefore even subcontractor companies are changed regularly, what impacts in the normal functioning of our day to day work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes lowering costs is not the main objective to be bigger...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good people to work with but senior management not in touch

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits and very flexible regarding working practises.

    Cons

    Completely broken ranking process. No growth opportunities. Continual draconian expense management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the spreadsheet management and apply some intelligence to the process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Jury is still out..............................

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I worked at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits,. Still a lot of people with hp way in mind.

    Cons

    Kind of lost their way a bit after they split from HP. Although I hear that things have got a bit better now they are out of the protracted transition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't always go for the cheapest most unform solution. Sometimes something smarter is required.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Ok but not great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Engineering legacy from the HP Way

    Cons

    Senior Management communication and trust

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the work force

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in New Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in New Delhi (India)

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great in terms of work/life balance.

    Cons

    Slow promotions, tight spending, not much benefit if travelling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Love my work but manager training would be appreciated!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Folsom, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Generally kind and helpful people to be working with. Technical staff is VERY intelligent and always willing to assist. Competitive pay and people have a very good chance to achieve an excellent work-life balance.

    Cons

    As with most companies, management is based almost purely on politics instead of ability. It seems that some supervisors are only put in place to be puppets for high management and those individuals should be trained more thoroughly on how to interact with their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are happy and want to be happy! Most do their best and are doing great work. There is no need to micromanage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    My second job, Good workplace.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - R&D Software Engineer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    9 years in Agilent. Engineer is respected. Good work life balance. First line manager is good. I like the culture.

    Cons

    EMG business doesn't grow slower than life science and chemical analysis. Upper level management team usually pay more attention on business with high growth because it's easier.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    great place to work

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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    lives by its values, respect for all employees, collaborative work environment, work life balance

    Cons

    global company - you may need to work at odd hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    accelerate growth, new markets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Engineer in Mānesar (India)
    Former Employee - Material Engineer in Mānesar (India)

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    company values compensation policies work life balance everything

    Cons

    benefits promotions perks work life balance compensation policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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