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Agilent Technologies Reviews

Updated 28 February 2015
Updated 28 February 2015
595 Reviews
3.6
595 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This company has long been a shining star in "work/life balance" for its employees (in 117 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 learning Opportunity- Good Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - TECHNICAL SUPPORT/SALES ENGINEER
    Current Intern - TECHNICAL SUPPORT/SALES ENGINEER

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

    Pros

    Great Learning Experience.
    I did an internship with Agilent Technologies (Currently known as Keysight Technologies ).
    You learn a lot, great development program in place for the interns

    Cons

    I thought the pay was bit low compare to other companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 Contractor - Trade Compliance
    Current Contractor - Trade Compliance

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies as a contractor (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
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  5.  

    Great company, great people,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    Ok but not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  9.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Engineer in China, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Engineer in China, TX (US)

    I have been working at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Good working environment, good managers. People get the resources they need to make achievement. Everyone gets the opportunity to develop and grow.

    Cons

    Big company, sometimes the decision making process is complicated and slow. Slow to competition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Working in Agilent Technologies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Agilent Technologies

    Pros

    Camaraderie, strong focus on integrity, team work and individualistic components evenly balanced.

    Cons

    Low bonus, may have too much work piled onto the staff though with balance and prioritization, can manage better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aim to grow more verticals and have more staff related events for relaxation, especially for shift related staff to gain more recognition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very results focused, diverse projects, excellent company culture, but no hesitation lay off workers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Agilent Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun projects, excellent cross-functional teams, experienced work force and constant innovation. Excellent internal training programs. Very fair layoff packages.

    Cons

    A bit brutalist when they shut down a product line, not a lot of time to find work internally before the layoff takes effect.

    Neutral Outlook

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