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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.6 513 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Agilent Technologies CEO and Director Bill Sullivan

Bill Sullivan

(334 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • This company has long been a shining star in "work/life balance" for its employees (in 108 reviews)

  • Good work environment when I worked there, by that I mean the physical environment (in 45 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 16 reviews)

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    Great company, great people,

    Business Development Manager (Former Employee) Edinburgh, Scotland

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

    Consthe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Compromise less than zero

    Trade Compliance (Current Employee)

    ProsBig worldwide company with big project incomes

    ConsIt 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 Senior ManagementSometimes lowering costs is not the main objective to be bigger...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people to work with but senior management not in touch

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Edinburgh, Scotland

    ProsDecent salary and benefits and very flexible regarding working practises.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop the spreadsheet management and apply some intelligence to the process.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Edinburgh, Scotland

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

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

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    Ok but not great

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Edinburgh, Scotland

    ProsEngineering legacy from the HP Way

    ConsSenior Management communication and trust

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in the work force

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    Good mid-sized company

    IT Specialist (Current Employee)

    ProsStability, and flexible work hours. Good benefits, still contributes to a retirement pension account. Good colleagues to work with.

    ConsGlobal company means out of normal workday hours. Outsourcing to offshore model can be challenging. Offshore vendor resources make aggressive schedules difficult to meet on some projects.

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

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    Cares about employees but limited opportunities for advancement post company split. Existing management now overpaid.

    Finance (Current Employee)

    ProsYour experience at Agilent is dependent on your immediate manager. The company allows a lot of freedom for managers to dictate the environment for the staff. Some allow freedom to work from home others do not. work/life balance is fair, but with back office operations in South East Asia, there is a lot of work done outside of 'normal' work hours.

    ConsPretty tight expense controls. No frills and the old HP employee perks are gradually going away one by one (retirement etc).

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop selling and splitting the company and try to grow it!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a well managed and employee oriented company.

    Tax Compliance Specialist (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    Pros1. Work life balance
    2. Work independently.
    3. Open door policy.

    Cons1. A little slow in growth.
    2. A stretched or lengthy hierarchy.

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

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    Good Place to work

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    ProsNice Work Environment
    Work Life balance

    ConsTechnology not upgraded
    Job Insecurity as company is split in August,2014

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    Aging Company

    Account Manager (Current Employee) Dallas, TX (US)

    ProsAs a young engineer in sales, there is a lot of opportunity in the older generation retiring. There is a lot of expertise and experience available

    ConsThe company has an aging mindset and doesn't seem to be able adjust to getting, cultivating, and keeping young talent. The people that stay are complacent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe open with employees about career planning

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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