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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
536 Reviews
3.6
536 Reviews
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Agilent Technologies CEO and Director Bill Sullivan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This company has long been a shining star in "work/life balance" for its employees (in 110 reviews)

  • Good work environment when I worked there, by that I mean the physical environment (in 46 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is challenging constant stream of top priority projects keep people working OT non stop (in 12 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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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time for 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 for more than a 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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    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, great products, smart people

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with best of the best on leading edge measurement technologies. Long history of continuing to push advancements in spite of size & structure. Culture in the Test & Measurement side of the business is very much the old "HP Way".

    Cons

    Very experienced workforce resulting in limited advancement opportunities. For the stability the pay is good but not at the leading edge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to focus on a compelling vision and taking risks vs expecting everything to always work as planned

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A great company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    The Culture - people are treated with respect. Management by objective. You are empowered to make decisions.

    Cons

    Not much upward movement. Low attrition rate at the higher levels. Also, could use a little more company-funded fun.

  9.  

    Best Place to work with

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    Current Employee - Finance Program Specialist  in  Mānesar (India)
    Current Employee - Finance Program Specialist in Mānesar (India)

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

    Pros

    Flexibilty,Open door policy,Emploee friendly environment,stong culture and values,supportive management

    Cons

    Manesar Location,Little slow growth,spread processes,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great technology company

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    Former Employee - Finance Intern  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Finance Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    good working environment and great leadership

    Cons

    The working pace is a little bit slow

  11.  

    gg

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good op and good benefit

    Cons

    busy work
    how about
    too much
    no oppturnity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    very bad

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