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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
561 Reviews
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561 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This company has long been a shining star in "work/life balance" for its employees (in 116 reviews)

  • Good work environment when I worked there, by that I mean the physical environment (in 49 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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    • Senior Management
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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.  

    Good company but too siloed, need to break down internal barriers

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Sales Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Service Sales Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good strategic planning process, excellent products

    Cons

    Too siloed (CA, LS and DG do not work well together), too product centric rather than customer centric, too focused on quarterly results, need to make some profound changes to enable long-term success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break down the silos! Re-engineer the company to put the customer at the centre instead of the products. Accept that this will take significant investment and be brave enough to tell Wall Street that the investmewnt is needed and will have a 2-3 year impact on profitability as part of the required change process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Compromise less than zero

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Good people to work with but senior management not in touch

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Ok but not great

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    • Senior Management
    • 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
  8.  

    A positive work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    A global company with the best employee. fair, friendly, honest, open, flexible

    Cons

    The knowledge and experience I gained

  9.  

    notthing to say

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    I do not know it

    Cons

    it is hard to be honest because you are always cheated

  10.  

    Good company but too operational, requires exciting story

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement
    Current Employee - Procurement

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

    Pros

    Hp way, respect employee and work life balance

    Cons

    Too operational
    Lack exciting new product

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More visionary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Quality Specialist

    Current Employee - Quality Specialist in Cary, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Specialist in Cary, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Management is good, good benefits and bonuses

    Cons

    Seams like every decision is about the bottom line. profit

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