Joining Agilent as a fresh graduate in June 2015, I had no formal training as a project manager as I studied Biomedical Engineering in university. Despite this, I was given the opportunity to take up the CrossLab Services Implementation Specialist role, and naturally I was a little concerned if I would be able to perform well in the job. My concerns turned out to be unfounded as both my managers as well as the different teams I collaborated with were all supportive and did not hesitate to show me how to best carry out my tasks. In addition to this, I was entrusted by my manager to develop tools and templates for the larger regional CrossLab Teams within the first few months of working in Agilent. This culture of supporting one another across functions, combined with Agilent leadership's focus on employee development has truly enabled me to achieve many things and learn even more on both a personal and professional level.
The best thing about working in Agilent is the community formed between colleagues. While everyone is focused and driven to do their jobs well, there is always time for a laugh in the office, and when things are tough, problems are solved as a team.
With a strong community and a collaborative spirit, combined with the many opportunities to take on new challenges, I think the potential for personal and professional growth in Agilent is immense for myself and anyone who would like to join Agilent.
The best way to learn and progress as a new hire, or even as a long time employee, is to have and open mind, be willing to make mistakes, and take constructive feedback. Agilent employees come from a myriad of backgrounds and each has a unique perspective on a problem or challenge. Being able to put aside what you know and learn from others puts one in an excellent position to broaden your own horizons towards a satisfying career.
I started working for Agilent as a Scheduler in the Service and Support Centre in November 2011. This was a totally new world for me as before this I worked in the transport and logistics part of the business.
The start of my Agilent career was full of new experiences and I had a lot to learn from new products to new types of customers and systems. As Agilent pays a lot of attention to its employees, I received the assistance and opportunities I needed to learn and grow every day.
Working for Agilent is like having the best of both worlds. You get to work for an international company with all the benefits this gives, but you are still in a warm atmosphere with respect and appreciation for every single employee.
During your career at Agilent you get a lot of possibilities to learn in every aspect of your job and you feel truly valued by your co-workers and managers. Agilent will always support you in taking initiatives and gives you the time and chances to gain experience.
The best advice for any new employees is to work with an open mind and a motivated attitude. Don’t hesitate to call for help or ask questions. Agilent is a very supportive company and people here will always do their best to offer assistance and support. There will be challenges but these will be accompanied by good spirit and fun.
I started my journey with Agilent in 2010 as a Remote service engineer and I am now working as a RSE supervisor, working with 14 members in my team to provide excellent online branding service for our customers and achieve excellent customer satisfaction with ACX.
Prior to joining Agilent, I worked as a QC and Research Scientist for 5 years. In the past 7 years at Agilent I have been very happy and full of power in my daily work. I am able to fix customers’ instrument problems through phone or the Agilent Wechat platform. I keep my smile, patience and present professional technical knowledge in each interaction I have with a customer.
One of the main reasons I love working at Agilent is because of its culture and working environment. At Agilent we are focused on providing excellent customer experience. We collaborate very well between different functions and demonstrate "One Agilent" in the eyes of our customers. Internally there is a lot of trust and respect for employees. I enjoy my job very much and would recommend Agilent as a great place to work. For any new starter I would like to say that Agilent is a great company to work for. It has an excellent culture, values and numerous opportunities to develop.
Henrik is currently finishing his undergraduate degree in Organization Communication at Copenhagen Business School.
When asked what excites you most about Agilent, Henrik said: "I love going to work because I feel that the managers and my team believe in my skills and appreciate the work I do here. I am highly motivated every time I go to work because I know that when I enter the Site, I will be met with ambitious and dedicated colleagues. At the same time, there is a warm atmosphere which makes me feel that I belong to something bigger than just a business."
Since my first day at Agilent, I've been given quite a high level of responsibility and everyone trusted in my decisions immediately. My managers always appreciated the outcome of my work rather than expecting me to fulfil a certain image. This has given me the opportunity to do my job "my way" and this includes making my own mistakes and then learning from them.
I have started in support; and I am now also involved in marketing activities, which is a new area for me as a scientist. So you can see that Agilent is not a company with a rigid structure; things move on and develop. This is why I see a variety of future possibilities for my personal career.
Many colleagues have worked for the company for decades, which gives a stable feeling. I am looking forward to all future projects together with my colleagues and the friends I’ve made here. Of course, no job is always sunshine – but here I feel I am free to release some pressure when I have to.
My advice is that it's important to focus on a field that you are heavily interested in, like science or art for example, but understand that your interest in the subject will probably change over time. Don't accept a job that you find boring – no organism can grow big in the wrong environment. Never hesitate to try changing an unpleasant work situation – either it's improving or you know when it’s time to move on. Stay curious – there's a lot to find out everywhere!
I've joined Agilent as a Marketing Communications Intern as part the placement year of my Marketing degree at the University of Salford. So far I have only been interning at Agilent for a short time, but already I can see that our values really are embedded and practiced at each point within the business. There is a real sense of community across Agilent and the network I am building here really acts as support in my development and offers me insights into different business areas and new learning. After hearing of interns at other companies only making teas and coffees I can honestly say that each day has been an interesting one, with my tasks giving me wide visibility and responsibility in my team.
The idea of a future career with Agilent after my degree is an exciting one. I'd put this down to the community spirit and the interactions with people from across the board, from fellow interns through to my superiors. You get a sense that the work you are doing is supporting and contributing to the success of your team and other business areas. There is a real commitment from Agilent to make sure that you are equipped with the skills and confidence needed to grow both personally and within your role.
My advice to new interns would be to really get stuck in to your role, show your enthusiasm, be inquisitive and speak to others around you. Building connections within Agilent is good to socialise, to get help when you need it, and to give help when you can. You can speak to anyone and if you don’t understand something then don't just sit on it, ask.
I started my journey with Agilent in 2007 as a Japanese Language expert. I started with entry level Data quality work for Japan, and then there was no full stop. Now with the time spent in Agilent, I have gained a lot in terms of reporting and analytics and I have had opportunities to learn about various enterprise tools like Oracle, SAP-ECC, and SAP-CRM.
Apart from my regular work there has been continuous engagement in different world-wide projects which has given me exposure to working in a culturally diverse team and interacting with people around the world. With new challenges every day I have always felt engaged with my work, which has enabled me to gain expertise in many different areas. I have always found my job thrilling and exciting.
When I think about Agilent, the first thing which comes to mind is "It's a great place to work with". I can say it, because I am a mother of 5 year-old, and the culture of Agilent allows me to balance my work life and personal life very well. The people here are so approachable and friendly that you can always seek any kind of help or support. They are always happy to help and collaborate. Now I don't think of it as my work place, it's an another family of mine which I look forward to everyday.
So start your job with a positive spirit. Customers plays a key role in any company, so always understand your customers’ requirements and try to serve them as per their expectation and on a timely manner. Be responsive and proactive. Always keep your team members, partners and customers informed.
I joined Agilent as an application engineer in atomic spectroscopy in February 2015. Prior to joining Agilent, I have experience as an application engineer in another company for 10 years. Starting my career at Agilent, I have put on demonstrations for customers, presented technical seminars and visited customers for on-site training. In addition, I have had numerous presentations at conferences. Furthermore, I was a part of a committee, of a society engaged in formulates of analytical standard methods. I would like to expand my skills and experiences by doing my best for Agilent.
Speaking of 'what do I like about Agilent?', one thing I would like to emphasize is that Agilent is a self-directing professional group. More than anything, I believe it is important to have individual autonomy in our work, in order to develop unique products and innovative technology. I absolutely need an environment where I can fully exercise my creativity. Agilent provides this through an attractive and compelling work environment. I am happy to work together with all colleagues that can work under a higher level of consciousness and who are very interested in working in the most advanced technology.
For new starters I would like to say that if you wish to explore a new field and reach an unconquered summit someday in the future, I strongly recommend you to join Agilent.
Since there are many highly experienced people in Agilent, I believe you can exchange multilateral ideas and share valuable opinions. I am looking forward to working with you.
I joined Agilent in Penang in May 2013 as a Research and Application Scientist straight after I obtained my PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and Cancer Proteomics from the University of Melbourne. When I first joined, the team was still quite small yet we supported both the Research and Development team as well as Production team.
I have taken charge of a few different projects ranging from Halal authenticity verification through to Next Generation Sequencing for the study of cancer and diseases as well as Tissue Pathology focusing on staining of cancerous tissues to expedite the diagnosis by clinicians. I am really appreciative of the technologies we develop. These are the instruments that help us unravel the mystery of cancers and disease.
I am also glad that my Manager has entrusted me to cover such different business areas, and that I've been exposed to many types of technologies across many instrument platforms that Agilent caries. Agilent's cultures also encourage us to be not merely creative and innovative in developing new technologies but to understand the market, and the needs of the consumers to best serve the people in our community.
Agilent is an international company, so there are many opportunities to work with counterparts across the globe. I have learnt to work side by side with colleagues from different cultural backgrounds from the US, Germany and the Asia Pacific countries. Since, we work closely with each other to develop the technology and to really understand the market, I was given the opportunity to travel to a few Agilent sites in other countries. It is interesting to note that even though we have different backgrounds and cultures, we still share the same Agilent values.
Agilent is a great company to work with since it thrives on a good work-life balance. When I first joined Agilent from academia, I imagined that it would be more demanding and I would have to put more hours. It was wonderful to note that this was not true, there is less bureaucracy and we are more focused on our work. Agilent also focuses on the career-development of its staff. It is great to note that my manager always discusses strategies and encourages me to pick up skills to build and broaden my career path.
"Be creative, always look up for challenges, yet always enjoy and stay passionate with what you do". That's what I would say to people that would like to join us.
I joined Agilent Technologies after a relatively long spell in scientific research at the National University of Singapore. After I received my PhD, I was determined to work in the world of science without actually having to sit at the laboratory bench to do experiments. More importantly, I was interested not just in scientific theory but also its applications in the wider world.
My role at Agilent requires that I familiarize myself with the background to each invention that the client wishes to patent, the problems that each invention would address, investigation of competing patents and analyzing ways and means around them. In the course of my work I get to help inventors who are at the forefront of scientific innovation. This allows me to gain exposure to the cutting edge technology and a broadened perspective on Science. I am entrusted with a great deal of autonomy and responsibility in carrying out my tasks.
These tasks, while challenging and highly varied, require me to keep in regular contact with both our US and European counterparts, which I enjoy immensely. I regularly get to learn something new, be it a technological innovation or a legal challenge, allowing me to have a fresh excitement to keep me going. While part of me misses the thrill of bench experiments, the broad and motivating scope of my work at the meeting point of science, law and business more than make up for it.
A useful piece of advice I could give to prospective employees is to always approach one's work with enthusiasm and never be afraid to learn new things. More importantly, one should always be willing to work well with others, for that is part of the learning process needed in this line of work.
Every single day at Agilent I learn new things and develop myself professionally. My colleagues are highly skilled in their fields and have always offered their professional support at every turn. I have faced many challenges along the way, but they always turn out to be rewarding learning experiences. After about 27 months in my current role, and receiving much encouragement from my colleagues and manager, including a recent promotion, I feel I am more motivated than ever. I strongly believe that Agilent has a bright future and I'm proud to be a part of it.
I migrated to Australia right after graduating from university in Tehran, Iran, with a master's degree in Photonics. I joined Agilent's R&D department as an intern for 6 weeks to gain local experience. During the internship a position for a graduate optical engineer became available. I felt that I couldn't be any luckier. It was a matter of being in the right place at just the right time. Once my 6 weeks were complete I was offered the graduate position and the decision to accept it was an easy one for me. I had already settled in to a professional and friendly working environment which I knew would help me build a great career.
My advice to new employees would be to strive to deliver exceptional quality in your work, and to always have the customer in mind when doing so. Try your best to get involved in the team work and collaboration involved with each project, and learn from others wherever possible. Agilent is a fantastic and rewarding place to work. I hope that you enjoy your journey here.
Starting in a new job without relevant experience, and coming from a different culture would have been challenging if Agilent hadn’t provided all the tools, the people and the circumstances to help me adapt rapidly to a professional, international business environment.
As Agilent’s HUB in Barcelona is a melting pot of many different cultures, the development I went through has not been only professional but also personally enriching. Growing responsibilities in a constantly changing environment through the years has made my stay in Agilent as exciting and challenging as the world around us. The way Agilent managed to deal with the economic downturn during last years is a good example of how a company can be making critical decisions and keeping the employees motivated at the same time. Whatever comes, I feel I am prepared for it.
A ‘best place to work for’ means – to me – a right balance between your professional and personal life: the opportunities and flexibility Agilent is offering to its employees is definitely one of the main reasons to keep on going.
Besides that, Agilent is a High-Tech company to be proud of: our instruments are used to improve the quality of our environment, they are used to control the quality of our food, they help developing medicines and, for a few years, they are used in cancer research.
To anyone joining Agilent, I would say be open minded and inspired by a constantly changing environment; be curious and eager to learn; be critical and not afraid to speak up in case you see space for improvements; be creative so you can inspire others. But most of all, remember that we are all working together to satisfy our customers’ needs. Being customer orientated in everything you do, on whatever level you are working, is key to being successful at Agilent.
My name is Tobias and I graduated from University in Mechanical Engineering in 2015. I started at Agilent as a screen tape production engineer 4 month ago. Right from the beginning I was impressed by the company's spirit and how dedicated, helpful and positive everyone was.
But it is not only the excellent working environment which excites me about my new job, I am also thankful for the many different projects I already could take part in. From day one, my coworkers trusted in my decisions and always offered me a helping hand and their professional support. I also enjoyed the fact, that I could work together with various people in an interdisciplinary team and as a result achieved optimum results. Despite my short period of employment I already gained a great understanding of chemical production processes and learned how complex this field really is. For me, every day brings new tasks and challenges - which I find very motivating.
My time with Agilent has been challenging and exciting. I love the idea of how our products help to improve this world and that I can contribute to that. My advice as a newcomer myself would be to be open to new ideas and to always stay curious. Do not hesitate, whenever you have questions, problems, or also suggestions to make, be dedicated and take on challenges. This shouldn't be a hard task - this company makes it so easy to love your job.
Ever since I was a child, I’ve been passionate about and intrigued by science. Now as an adult, I get to work at a company that, through science, directly affects the way that we humans live in and interact with our world. Our customers are engaged in almost every kind of scientific discovery that you can think of. Their efforts encompass ensuring the air we breathe is pure, the water we drink is clean, the food we eat is healthy, and the medicine we take is effective, among other things. In summary, we are helping to improve the human condition, and that means a lot to me.
I’ve only been with Agilent for 7 years but my career journey so far has been exceptionally fulfilling, rewarding and challenging, both personally and professionally. After being recruited and trained, I was offered a role in the sales organization as an Account Manager. I had the opportunity to work with an incredibly broad spectrum of customers doing so many different types of science that impact humanity on many different levels. I was viewed as a partner to help deliver the right solutions to maximize their organization’s impact in whatever they were doing. The broad market exposure inherent in such a role positioned me perfectly to move into a more strategically focused, technically challenging role.
After three years, I was asked to join a newly created Product Specialist team. The broad market and product line exposure I enjoyed as an Account Manager was now being supplemented with a much deeper exposure into a single product line, but over a much larger regional geography. While I was relatively limited to a single metropolitan area as an Account Manager, as a Product Specialist I would have the opportunity to travel extensively and expose myself to the regional differences of the customers and industries that Agilent serves.
The people here are amazing! From a professional perspective, I’ve had the opportunity to explore, grow and develop my skills. I have been trusted to take on more and more responsibility when I am ready and willing, and I have had the support structure to back me up to ensure that I am successful in those new roles. The people that I work with are some of the best in the industry, and I am challenged every day working with them. I have had the opportunity to be led by people who are truly exceptional at what they do.
If you’ve made it into the organization, it means that we know you have the skills, the personality and the character to succeed in your current role. But it also means that you have the potential to develop into a leader of the organization. Structure and process go a long way in helping to frame the activities required to run a successful organization, but they can have their limitations. I think the best way to work through the challenges in any organization is to get to know as many people as you can, in every department that you can. Know everyone. Get involved in activities. Sit with people you don’t know at lunch.
Never lose your desire to learn. Whatever it is that stokes your curiosity, embrace and pursue it. Learning is a lifelong process. Those that love to learn are passionate about it, and it clearly shows. Leadership notices the passionate, motivated members of the organization. That can only lead to good things.
At the end of the day, whenever I’m asked why I love working for Agilent, I think back on the last 7 years and see all of the opportunities and experiences that I’ve had, and I realize that I really am having fun doing what I do every day at work. I see how my career has progressed, and how it will continue to progress, and that excites me. To me, I think that is what I love most about Agilent. It’s a place to work that leaves me loving what I do, every day.
Working in the field of service, every day holds new tasks and challenges for me. We work as a team and focus on the needs of our customers.
When you start working at Agilent you learn that you entered an international and versatile company. You get the opportunity to work with colleagues of other departments – often even of other countries – on a daily basis, which is an interesting aspect to me.
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