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Below are all of the forum threads, including all the responses to the original posts.

What is your opinion of Agilent?
Good - I work for them now or have in the past 10% [ 2 ]
Bad - I work for them now or have in the past 33% [ 7 ]
Good - I have only dealt with them 33% [ 7 ]
Bad - I have only dealt with them 24% [ 5 ]
Total votes : 21
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Kirt Blattenberger
Post subject: Agilent Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:34 pm

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Please use your personal experience with Agilent when voting in the poll.


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Post subject: Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:11 pm
HP it's not!

I went to work for them about the time they split from HP. As soon as the ink from the divorce papers was signed, they started shipping just about everything to Malaysia. This included engineering positions. In the 4 years I worked for them, the site reduced it forced by 70%. That's right, 70% got laid off, fired, retired or offered an over seas relocation. It got so bad that Agilent was inventing new ways to get rid of people without having to pay severance. They fired 10 people for using company email for personal business. No warnings, just walked out.

A buddy of mine worked there 15 years and was fired one day and told his project was cancelled and they had nothing for him to do anymore. The mangement called him up a week later and wanted him to finish his project on contract for half his salary and no perks. Kinda sounds like the Wal-mart way!


Post subject: Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:27 am


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Agilent's comms TE is bloated and hard to navigate the features. They charge an arm and two legs for every option. $$$thousand$ for simple software upgrades.

- Rich

Posted  11/12/2012

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