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 first joined Agilent about a year and a half ago. Before this I was studying for my PhD in pharmaceutical sciences at the Toxicological Centre at the University of Antwerp.
After completing my PhD, I was beyond excited to receive a job offer from Agilent. Despite my experience and scientific drive originally pushing me towards the position of Application Chemist or Field Engineer, I took a job as an Instrument Sales Account Manager and have enjoyed every second of it. I was initially a little worried about my adaptation to this new challenge, however, with the continuous support of my colleagues and manager, I integrated into the Agilent culture in no time.
I love that my role gives me the opportunity to visit different customers and laboratories whilst trying to find the optimal solution for each and every one of them. In addition to this, I love the values which Agilent stands for. We always work as a team to provide our customers with trustworthy answers. The fact that we can offer our clients rigid solutions without any comprises and use the most cutting-edge technology makes me proud to be part of this community. The thought that our products and solutions contribute to make the world a better place only strengthens this feeling. Agilent offers many possibilities to develop yourself, your knowledge and your career in a positive way. To anyone joining Agilent, I would advise to use the opportunities which Agilent gives you and approach your role with an open mindset. Doing this will help you grow and develop in what you do in no-time.
I can't believe I remember everything about my first day at Agilent. It's been a happy 10 years and four months! I have had many roles from a field service engineer to service channel management, enterprise service project manager, service manager and sales manager. I enjoy my job and take pride in my personal achievements and career development. I strongly believe that this is all thanks to Agilent's corporate culture: focus on customers and continuous innovation.
I am confident that Agilent will continue to achieve success as everyone at Agilent believes in the power of innovation. When I put forward ideas to solve problems I always get the support from my colleagues to help me succeed. You will receive lots of feedback and support from your colleagues if you keep sharing your ideas.
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.
Someone once told me that when you are working you should work for a company that opens your world. I found this when I joined Agilent as a Service Engineer in 2007. Every day I meet new people who give me great ideas for self-development.
My desire to learn new things and develop my career is always changing due to the fast pace of Agilent technologies. Agilent works as a team with trust and respect for its employees. I am fortunate to have good colleagues and a good management team who support the "One Agilent" culture. Agilent is not only a profitable company, but a company who cares about its employees and provides the best solutions for its customers.
My advice to any new starter would be to encourage them to seek out new challenges and continue using their inner strengths, professional skills and creative thinking to gain acceptance and recognition from everyone. Working at Agilent means working for a company which is always growing and where employee experiences are endless.
After obtaining my Master Degree from university I joined Dako as an Application Specialist. With Agilent acquiring Dako I soon became an Agilent employee. I am so fortunate to be an Agilent employee, as I am able to experience the Agilent culture which values not only its customer, but also its employees. Agilent provides multiple development opportunities so that employees can make successful careers. At Agilent people evolve in every moment and in every chance. It is great to work at Agilent and see myself growing and working together with my colleagues.
I can proudly say that Agilent is the best place to work. Employees are trained both on the job and through a variety of training programs. Having a good work life balance allows employees to focus on their work efficiently and maximise their results. I recently came back from maternity leave and can continue to focus on my work with support from my colleagues and the company. I love the Agilent collaboration that gives me the opportunity to grow.
To any new starter I would emphasise the importance of a positive mind. This drives positive results and influences others. As a new starter, it is important to understand your role and responsibilities. On the job training and learning from others will help you to perform better. If you embrace the Agilent values and culture you will have a successful career at Agilent.
I'm a new employee at Agilent having joined the business six months ago when Dako merged with Agilent. Before the merger, I worked in the Dako Pathology business unit for eight years and now I am part of the Pathology business in DGG.
On my first day I was a little worried about the new environment I would be working in. However, once I started the people and culture helped me to adapt to the new environment and I am really enjoying my job thanks to my colleagues and the good education program at Agilent. I'm so proud to be an Agilent employee and I will do my best to be a successful leader in our market. I do my job with pride and I hope to make my dream come true.
I think Agilent has a very good development program. It is so effective and systematic and helps me to grow. Agilent also has high standards of welfare and has a pleasant working environment. Employees work together under the disciplined collaboration. My colleagues in Agilent are friendly, smart and enthusiastic about their work. It is this culture of "One Agilent" I like the most.
If you want to be challenged and accomplish something new, do not hesitate to join Agilent. This is a great opportunity to take your first career step and fulfil your dream. I love that Agilent drives me to dream. Please don't hesitate to make your dream at Agilent! You can make it real!
I joined Agilent 15 years ago and started as a Laboratory technician in R&D. During the years, I realized that I have a drive for optimizing processes, planning tasks in projects and working closely with my colleagues to achieve our goals.
My manager has always been supporting me with my ideas and goals for my career path and in 2015 I was promoted to Team Leader of Test Execution. As a Team Leader I have been so lucky to work with a very professional and dedicated team, and we have over the last 2 years achieved important goals and milestones together. This resulted in a new promotion to Manager this year and I am excited to continue my journey within Agilent.
The friendly and dedicated people have inspired me over the years. The atmosphere in Agilent is rewarding, fun and we enjoy our work. We are inspired to take a chance. The collaboration between the teams are an important driver for all of us. Innovation is part of our daily work and all new ideas are welcome; don't be afraid to speak up. We are bus but focused and respect each other's opinions. So, if you like all of this, Agilent is the right company to be in. Come and join us to continue the great atmosphere and help us make a change.
Joining Agilent in 2015 as my first job from university has been an exciting experience. Being a fresh graduate, I was worried that I might not be able to adapt to a new working environment. However, my colleagues are always supportive and show me the ropes whenever I need them. Agilent always encourages employee development by providing a variety of courses that help you to grow and get to grips with working life.
One of the main reasons I love Agilent is because of its culture and working environment. Although everyone is focused and driven by their work, there are always places to connect and chat to your colleagues. Opportunities for career development are provided to everyone regardless of your background.
There may be challenges during your onboarding, however, your mentor and colleagues are always by your side to help guide you and provide you with advice. You should not be afraid to voice your opinion as Agilent always encourage an open door policy.
Time flies. I have been with Agilent for 1 ½ years and am still enjoying the journey. This is my first taste of working in the life science industry as I came from an IT and electronics background. Agilent has been very successful in managing its workforce diversity and its wonderful being able to collaborate and work with people globally that have different abilities and cultural backgrounds.
The 6 Agilent values form the core foundation in the way we operate as a coordinated social unit that works continuously in meeting a common set of organization goals.
These set the basis for how Agilent operate which enabled me to fit into the organization quickly.
What excites me is our technology and contribution to the life science industry. Being part of this is what drives me to go the extra mile in executing my tasks in an effective and efficient manner. My advice to any new colleagues is to keep an open mind by embracing new concepts. Be patient and be prepared to collaborate with various teams across the organization and do not be afraid to make mistakes.
After having supported the Global Presales Localization team as an external employee for three years, I was offered the opportunity to join the Agilent Writing Center of Excellence as an in-house terminologist. Since this position was completely new within the company, I had the chance to bring in my expertise as a linguist to develop workflows, strategies and best practices. Now, I am working with a multicultural team of writers and marcom specialists of various product lines and localization coordinators to define localize and catalog the Agilent product names and technical terms to ensure that Agilent really speaks with One Voice.
I really love the spirit of Agilent. You are always encouraged to further develop yourself and to contribute to the company's goals with your own ideas and expertise. It's also great to get so much help from the colleagues, especially during the onboarding phase. I think this strong interpretation of teamwork is also a driver for the company's success. There is a feeling of mutual trust and respect, not only amongst colleagues, but also between the managers and the teams.
Don't be shy. You will learn that your ideas and feedback will always be welcome at Agilent. At the same time, show respect towards your colleagues and their work and you will see that they show the same respect to you. Ask as many questions as you want to - there is no such thing as stupid questions and your colleagues will be willing to help you. Profit from the team spirit, consider the overall goals of Agilent and try to develop yourself in such a way that you can help to achieve them.
While earning my master’s degree in Molecular Biology at the University of Rome-Tor Vergaa, I spent one year working in a Finance department on a student exchange program. Since then, I’ve always found the idea of working abroad in an international environment fascinating. When Agilent came to me I seized the opportunity and moved to Netherlands with my wife. I am now a technical support scientist working in an international team with the opportunity to speak a variety of languages including English, French, Spanish and of course Italian. My main duty is to provide remote support regarding Genomics technical issues to customers from Italy and Benelux.
I love Agilent because of its people. I am surrounded by experienced people that welcomed me from the very beginning and made me feel part of this wonderful team I'm working with. The synergy is our strength; no matter how complicated an issue is we always work together to find the best solution. Since day one, I have been aware of the opportunities of growth that Agilent have offered me. In a short period of time, I have been given a lot of chances to explore and develop my skills. Day by day I’m facing new challenges; day by day I’m learning new things, day by day I'm building up my career.
My best advice would be to strive to work with passion. That passion that makes you eager to learn, that makes you open to new prospects, that helps you to overcome tiredness and that pushes you to do your best.
I joined Agilent technologies about a year ago following my DPhil in Clinical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Oxford. When I finished my DPhil, I knew that I wanted to work within the scientific industry. But I didn’t want to sit at the laboratory bench and perform experiments. My role as a science writer allows me to stay informed of scientific development and their real world applications, while giving me the opportunities to develop my skills in other areas such as marketing.
What excites me about working for Agilent is the positive difference Agilent makes to the world. The products that we make are used for so many important causes, including improving the quality of our environment, the safety of our food, and cancer research.
I'm really excited about my future career with Agilent. The projects that I've been involved in so far have been incredibly challenging but rewarding. Right from the start I’ve been given the tools to develop professionally. This has included attending a marketing workshop in Italy to being the writer for major marketing campaigns.
My colleagues at Agilent are amazing; we have a really great atmosphere in the office. Everyone is always willing to share their knowledge and to help each other. My advice to new starters would be to make the most of every challenge and opportunity given to you. Don't be afraid to speak up when you have questions, if you need help, or to make suggestions if you have them. Meet as many people as you can, and get involved in life at Agilent.
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.
During my studies at Karlsruhe Institute of Technologies (Bioengineering) I got the opportunity to write my Master thesis at Agilent. I was working in between the screen tape production and R&D department and therefore got a lot of insights in the Agilent culture and first contact to working environment in contrast to University. Getting in contact with spectroscopy when writing my master thesis, I am now supporting Customer Engineers regarding technical questions about spectroscopy. I enjoy being responsible for important decisions and belonging to a worldwide team located in Germany, Australia and USA.
Working for Agilent is a great chance for a graduate like me, to develop in a professional and well known company, getting a lot of input and support of experienced colleagues. In the morning I don’t know what the day will be like, so there is a lot of variety and I like that defiant and diverse task. I appreciate that kind of experience, the support of the team and the deferential working atmosphere.
Do not be intimidated, be open to various disciplines and don't doubt about being new to the job, everyone has another point of view and can contribute to a solution on another way. Agilent makes it easy to find your own strength and focus on what will take you further on your career.
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'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 was assigned a very challenging job soon after joining Agilent. Before I joined Agilent, I was a software engineer in another field and didn't have any knowledge for elemental analysis. In addition, I worked in Japan and was surrounded by Japanese workers only. Now I work with colleagues in Australia. Everything is new for me here, but my manager gives me enough support and more so he is also putting his trust in me and lets me work as what I think. I am excited with my new career.
I love Agilent because of people and environment. People in Agilent are very clever and they know their customers well and think about them with deep empathy. This is sometimes tough for me but it also inspires me at the same time. There are many opportunities to build skills and a career here with a bright future.
If you want to be a good engineer, it is important to work in an environment which gives you challenges and colleagues who stimulate your interests. Agilent has all of these. My career at Agilent has just started recently, but I am sure I am given many opportunities which makes my capacity wider and will be a part of my brilliant career.
Working as a CSR lets me experience various scenarios enabling me to learn about global trade, Agilent processes, order management, and so on. Senior CSRs, and BPAs in COpC work so hard together with other CSRs. They shared their knowledge with me so I can resolve many complex issues. With all these, I got an opportunity to become a part of Project Degas which was integrating Dako, a leading cancer diagnostic company into Agilent Technologies.
Agilent is fair with those who seek opportunities. If you are eager to have career development, you will get an opportunity regardless of working experience, or where you came from. You will also be pleased to see great news about how our customers succeed in their businesses using Agilent products.
You will face with many challenges when you get on board the job. However, you will have your mentor and colleagues who will gladly help you to adopt your job and give you an advice how to solve multiple issues. Working at Agilent, you won't have to worry about getting lost as other colleagues will be supporting you.
I have worked for Agilent for one year and nine months. During the first four months, I took several trainings related to office works and our instruments I am going to support. I also visited our customers with my coworkers as an OJT. After that, I started work as an FSE and what I am doing so far are Installation, Preventive Maintenance and Repair jobs for LC and LC/MS. Since I have very little experience in this field, I often ask my superior coworkers for advice to complete my jobs in time.
I appreciate the environment where I can almost always find an appropriate answer for my question. As Agilent has very experienced engineers for every product, even when I have difficulties to understand a problem/function related to our instruments, they always help me to figure it out.
I also found it very attractive for me that since Agilent is deeply involved in chemical research I am interested in, even if I work for another department, I can still find what they are doing very interesting.
A passive attitude is not going to help you to broaden your horizon. Although you will have many jobs just by waiting, that attitude does not let you improve yourself. I would recommend to actively get involved and talk to people from different departments and be interested in what they are doing. I am sure that leads to a widening of your outlook.
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.
When I joined Agilent in April 2012 as Materials Engineer, I wasn’t sure if it was going to be a good career move. I was doing well in my Field Applications Engineer role in my last company, which made it an even tougher decision. But the lure of a Supply Chain Management career was so strong that I could not resist. Moreover, my interest is always in procurement and sourcing. After more than 4 years in Agilent, I am very glad that I had made the right choice.
I was very lucky to have a good boss who saw the potential in me and provided many opportunities for me to grow. Her expectations were high but reasonable. I never felt alone when dealing with difficult situations. She would always be there for me when I needed help. When I was promoted to manager role within 2 years, I was very green in people management. She continued to provide excellent guidance to me and ensure I could transition to my new role successfully. Without her mentorship, I would not be where I am today.
It has been a great career journey for me, a fairy tale to boot.
The thing I love about Agilent is the abundance of energy and passion. As a manager, I have a team of amazing professionals. People are very passionate about their work and take pride in the products that the company is selling. We know that everything we do at Agilent contributes to improving people’s lives. In recent years, life science sector is advancing at an astonishing pace and has been dynamic. It’s incredible how the company is very nimble and fast to recognize new opportunities. New products and technologies are constantly being explored so we could be in front of the curve in a booming sector. I have seen none of the bureaucracy commonly associated to big American companies.
It will be exciting time ahead for Agilent. I see myself continue to develop professionally and learn new skills to cope with the new challenges.
Agilent is a place where everyone can excel. Talents are recognized and given the chance to fulfill their potential. A new starter should not be afraid to voice out his/her views or ideas. Innovations are usually created by people who dare to think differently. When you are at Agilent, you will never stand alone. People from all the other departments work collaboratively to achieve common goals. We are One Agilent! Yes, you will be in good company.
Being an Engineer has never come across my mind since I started my career as a Chemist in year 2008, before having an opportunity to join Agilent 2 years ago. Coming from a Chemistry background, I was concerned if I could take up the challenge as an Application Engineer. With analytical usage of instruments as my forte, the engineering aspect was something that I was not familiar with. Thankfully, I have a group of colleagues who are willing to share their knowledge and managers who are patient in training and grooming me. In this role, other than ensuring the quality of instruments manufactured, I am also involved in New Product Introduction where I have the opportunity to work with different functional teams from around the world.
I have always had an aspiration of having a career that can directly or indirectly improve lives. Working in Agilent has helped me to achieve my life goal as the products that I am working on are used in a wide range of industries ranging from food and water safety, to drug development that can help to improve lives.
Agilent is a place where opportunities are available for people who are willing to learn and explore their limits. Never be afraid to speak up as Agilent’s open-door concept encourages open discussions and feedback between managers and colleagues. As a new employee, I encourage one to have an open mindset which will eventually lead to a successful and fulfilling career.
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.
I had the privilege of interning at Agilent for two years before transitioning into my full-time position. As an intern, I was introduced to a wide-range of tasks, assignments and employees throughout the organization. This exposure to different aspects of Agilent allowed me the unique benefit of developing a new set of skills with each project introduced. As a full-time employee, I am able to use that experience to make the most out of my work, as well as embrace new projects outside of my "typical" job description.
There are two aspects of Agilent that set the organization apart from other companies: the culture and my colleagues. Questions are encouraged, and I have often found that my superiors will take a break from their work to make sure I know how to do mine. From my first day here, I have been encouraged by Agilent’s commitment to make sure I have the skills, experience and support needed to enhance my professional career. Agilent has created an environment that values collaboration, personalized communications and fun. From face-to-face interactions with managers, to company picnics and competitive after-work sport leagues, the culture at this organization is one I am proud to be included in.
Get involved - that is the biggest piece of advice that I can offer to a new starter. Network and meet as many people as you can. I have found that the more colleagues I meet, the more I am able to take advantage of the overwhelming amount of learning opportunities awarded to me here. Take advantage of everything Agilent has to offer and explore different segments of the company.
Although I am a relatively new employee, I can share with you a few of my observations. Historically Agilent had been a test a measurement company and only recently had moved into the life science markets with efforts in proteomics and genomics, and with the acquisition of DAKO has cemented its role in clinical studies. And although DAKO has had clinical scientists, I am the first one for Agilent. This has been an exciting milestone for myself, as well as for the company as this position has provided an opportunity to collaborate on projects not only here at Agilent Santa Clara but also with my clinical science colleagues in Denmark and Carpentaria.
Based on my experiences to date, I can only imagine the wide variety of different types of diagnostic and genomic clinical studies that I will encounter during my tenure here, but I also have a chromatography background and as that market evolves in the eyes of the world’s various regulatory agencies I am hoping to play a role in helping Agilent attain medical device approval for its product in various geographies. As far as I can see, the sky is the limit because Agilent’s products have already captured an amazing market share as well as universal acceptance for a variety of applications!
Agilent is truly an engaging, dynamic, and kinetic work environment where one can be challenged and grow both as a person and scientist. Thus one of the true benefits of working at Agilent is the opportunity to obtain this growth is the ability to partner with the many highly experienced people here who are willing to assist, advise, and mentor those who seek their guidance. Another benefit to working at Agilent is the fascinating subject matter involved in day to day operations so having the opportunity to immerse oneself in new technologies and research is not only exciting but a way to keep yourself current in the field and this is definitely one key to my success.
During my undergrad career in Durango, Colorado, I discovered my interest in instrumentation. Just before graduation, I received an official job offer from Agilent. I was beyond thrilled, that such a great name in science would be interested in my talent. As a chemistry major in college I knew well of the instrumentation Agilent was responsible for. I have always had a propensity towards science.
Agilent has given me the opportunity to learn so much about business, service, sales, and, chemistry. My coworkers have been so gracious and available to help me learn and expand my knowledge of everything Agilent has to offer. Working as a Field Service Engineer, I have been able to see incredible laboratories and work with highly regarded chemists. I have met countless successful people at Agilent, and the best part is that they all seem to love their job; they are fulfilled by the work they do every day. I have no doubt that I will be with Agilent for a long time. I can see so much opportunity for my own growth within the company.
My work is never mundane; this is definitely the best part of my job. I get to see a new lab and new customer almost every day! In addition to learning more about my trade from customers and coworkers, Agilent is funding my further education as I work towards my Master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry. I tell my customers all the time that I have the best job.
As a new employee with Agilent, my advice would be to ask questions. Do not be timid and meet as many people as you can. Be aware and learn the jobs of those around you, as this will make you successful. Knowing who to contact for help is crucial in a company where so many employees work remotely. Agilent is always interested in improving; if you have good ideas do not be afraid to speak up. Most of all enjoy your job; coworkers and customers are always encouraged by a good team player that is happy to help.
What excites me about my future at Agilent is that I don't know exactly where I'll end up or what I'll be doing. Nothing is set in concrete. There’s potential to move around and learn about different product lines and areas of the business. New opportunities pop up all the time and I feel I'll be able to build a career that's right for me.
I joined Agilent as a graduate in January 2015, less than one month after graduating from university with a degree in Chemistry. Within a year of starting as an Applications Chemist in Atomic Spectroscopy I travelled to China twice, visited customers, presented posters at a conference, conducted training and worked on projects in areas ranging from software evaluation to marketing. On my first day I never would have imagined doing so much in such a short time.
As a chemist who used Agilent instruments throughout my studies the thing that initially drew me to a career at Agilent was their technology. Although the technology and innovation are still major interests for me, the thing I love most about working at Agilent is the people behind the technology. We support, help and respect each other. My coworkers are happy to share their knowledge and I've never felt scared to ask a question which was especially important for me starting as a graduate. I've made great friends in my office and overseas, and we share a passion for helping people through technology.
My advice to a new starter would be to make the most of every opportunity you're given. Don't be afraid to give something a go, even if you've never done it before or think you won’t be good at it. We grow and learn by doing things that take us outside our comfort zone. If you try different things you'll find out what really interests you, and you might surprise yourself!
I am Sophia Teh, and I graduated from INTI International College Penang with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Wollongong, Australia. I have been with Agilent for a year and it is wonderful. Since the first day at work, my seniors have been very helpful and caring. They are willing to teach me even though they were extremely busy when I came in. They accepted me to the team and soon became good friends.
My managers are very encouraging and friendly. They don’t push us or blame us for mistakes – they encourage and challenge us to do better and always seek improvement and excellence in our work. They always trust us with tasks that we are not familiar with and give us the encouragement that we can do it and that we can do better.
I love Agilent because this company provides good benefits, a good working environment, good culture and great people. The culture here is good, the working environment is good. We don’t have much internal politics and we are more than just colleagues, but friends that share lives together. We are happy to work together.
If I were to introduce and describe my career here to someone else, I would say that Agilent is a company where the work environment and opportunities given is the closest to what we dream and imagine about a company where we would love to work. My colleagues who have worked elsewhere always say that Agilent is a professional “heaven”.
If you are a new hire, don’t be nervous or afraid of managers and seniors. If you want to succeed and have a happy career here, you will need to be willing to learn, willing to be taught, to always challenge yourself to improve, be efficient, happy, positive and confident.
I’m from Salerno in the south of Italy, and I graduated from the “Universitá degli Studi of Salerno” with a degree in political studies. I started in Agilent in April 2007 as a Customer Sales Representative and then moved to the Credit & Collection Department.
I love Agilent for the multicultural environment that fosters respect for individuals, their ideas and contributions. We prioritize and simplify to understand what’s really important. We focus on anticipating and satisfying customer needs. I believe that our values — the most fundamental part of Agilent — are the secret of the company’s success.
Particularly important is one of those values – innovation – which is not the result of a single department, but of team efforts and collaboration between people working in various disciplines, countries, all motivated to reach best in class results.
I would tell any new starter to always think that a goal is a long-term objective and that means that during your path you will have periods that feel like you are not moving up, but that should not stop you from moving forward. You might need to take a step left or right sometimes to keep moving up.
To succeed at Agilent means you need to be curious, creative, open to new ideas – and self-efficacy, self-esteem, social monitoring, and proactive personality will help you succeed within the company.
I started my journey at Agilent in 2007 as a Temporary Worker doing basic report-production work in MS Access and Excel. In these 8 years, Agilent has provided me with opportunities to learn many Enterprise tools (Seibel Analytics, Hyperion, SAP ECC, BCM and CRM) and to improve my skills – allowing me to become a Subject Matter Expert, helping the business with their data and analytics needs. Agilent gave me an opportunity to learn the concept of quality at work and even lead a Six Sigma Green Belt Project to improve existing processes.
Agilent’s environment is very dynamic which helps you learn things and also ensures your job never gets stagnant. Work culture is employee friendly and Agilent believes in providing good "Work Life Balance" to employees. In Agilent you get the opportunity to take charge of your work, the flexibility to learn more and more, and to improve yourself continuously.
For a starter, it is important to understand your role and try to learn more about it. The more you have the process knowledge the more you grow in the value chain. Be open to changes and accept the new work given to you. Be a team player and be passionate about your work.
I'm very pleased with the path my career has taken at Agilent. I started as Country Controller in Brazil four years ago, and the greatest challenge I've faced has to be the key role I played in helping Agilent Brazil overcoming a variety of issues related to processes, people, and system: all related to our third party partner. I learned a great deal from the experience – it was a great challenge. While we certainly did have a tough time, we successfully changed many processes, including the system, which resulted in a significantly more efficient financial environment.
Today, I am leading the A&L (Adoption and Learning) training program for the SAP implementation and I am experiencing many new exciting challenges.
My primary responsibilities involve interacting with employees on all different levels of the organization and across many functional areas: Agilent encourages open communication. I like that I get to learn new things about our business and meet new, exciting people. I enjoy finance and accounting but I also like learning a little more about the business. In prior roles, I spent a lot of time and effort recording the business activity but now I get to help to shape it. My long-term goals at Agilent are take on additional responsibilities to continue to learn, and to contribute as much of value as I can.
Agilent promotes communication, collaboration, innovation, and focuses on results. I would advise anyone joining, that Agilent has a very open culture: be proactive, have a positive attitude and most important, enjoy the company of your co-workers. Take advantage of a great culture and relax, keep your mind open, get to know your team members, and enjoy working at Agilent.
I joined the company 12 years ago and I work in manufacturing. I have always worked here and I have continuously looked for new challenges. For instance, I have been a part of projects with validation and buying of new machines. I’m a union representative and I'm also a part of our Works Council where I collaborate with local Management. I find this variety rewarding and fun and I’m still very happy with my job.
I also like that we have freedom to more or less plan our own working day. We are empowered and no two days are the same. We have lots of different challenges for better or worse. Sense of urgency or 'speed', change readiness and flexibility is required. If you like this then Agilent is the right place to be.
My advice is to always ensure good quality in your work and to remember what we are working with. Other human beings are dependent on us delivering top quality products so they get a correct diagnosis. Our customers are important and we need to do what we can to get the products out on time. We should have fun, too, when we are at work, but always with respect for each other and our products.
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.
I joined Agilent just after finishing my PhD in neurobiology in 2012, and was hired in as a specialist for a scientific support function. Relatively quickly I found myself interested in getting to know additional business areas such as R&D, operations, QA and sales.
As a result, I took on a lot of different tasks and responsibilities and quickly gained a great understanding of many business areas within Agilent. Despite my relatively short time in the business, I have already gained experience as project manager and I’ve just taken over a new role as team leader.
When I joined Agilent, I was very surprised by the great atmosphere among my new colleagues. Everybody was very friendly and happy to introduce me to the department and our work. I believe that this great atmosphere is relatively unique. I continuously meet and work with friendly and dedicated people, which I find valuable and inspiring.
I have also been given a great deal of responsibility despite my relatively short period of employment. I believe this is because have worked hard and been dedicated, and because of this I’ve received credit in terms of increased responsibility, freedom to operate, and new career opportunities.
So, my advice to a new starter would be to work hard and be dedicated, as it really pays off. I would also encourage anyone joining, to help us to maintain the great atmosphere amongst colleagues.
I joined the European Customer Operations Center of Barcelona in 2001, the year of its foundation. During my long career, I’ve had the great opportunity to serve our major Italian customers by covering different operational positions in the organization.
I really enjoy working in such a multicultural environment. To be successful in our daily job, we constantly interact across different cultures, ways of thinking and behaviour, which contribute to my professional development and personal enrichment.
Over the years, I have been Team leader of the Italian Support Agreement group, a Business Service Specialist, a Trainer for newcomers and a member of some interdepartmental projects. In 2010 I was also rewarded as High Achiever of the year in Agilent.
This strong experience and knowledge has provided me with a global vision of the Agilent Business in the areas where we are involved in satisfying customers' needs daily. Since 2012, I have been a Trainer for the Customer Contact Program, an initiative that provides and enhances the critical skills people need to build an effective customer relationship.
All this has been possible thanks to Agilent's values and the teamwork – the base that drives us to build an effective and successful interaction with our customers. And according to our values of respect, trust and uncompromising integrity, I have both full autonomy and the support of my management, to make decisions intended to satisfy customers' needs and exceed their expectation.
I'm also very proud of Agilent for the strategic vision to succeed, its customer-first culture, the focus on technological innovation, and our mission to help – through our customers – human advancement and to build a sustainable future.
I'm very excited about building my future at Agilent according on my strengths, abilities and experience, by facing new challenges and taking advantages of the continuous opportunities that Agilent offers.
For those about to start, I would say it's essential to show your motivation to learn, to clearly understand your objectives and goals, and also to ask your colleagues for help – they are experts!
I've just started to work at Agilent Technologies, Inc. as a Technical Sales Specialist of CSD (Chemistries and Supplies Division) in Korea in June 2015. I was super excited to be a member of Agilent because I've desired to work at Global and multi-cultural company for a long time as this was my dream.
I had experienced as a Product Marketing and Account Sales Manager in local (Korean) companies for 6 years before joining to Agilent Technologies, Inc.
So I knew already that Agilent Technologies, Inc. is the most well-known company in food, environmental, pharmaceutical, energy, research, diagnostics industry not only in Korea also in world wide.
Working at Agilent helps me to take pride in my work and to learn developed technologies, professional skill sets and international market trends in these fields. Agilent Technologies is the perfect company what I wanted to work and gives more opportunities to meet our valuable customers, great products and professional colleagues than I expected.
I feel how fast Agilent is moving and developing technologies leading the market. Every day I am so pleased to work here and learn a lot even though I just joined. If you want to pursuit your career in Agilent, my advice is to prove your real value and show your ability in order to contribute to personal and company growth. Then, you can achieve goals successfully in Agilent in a great company.
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.
I joined Agilent in January 2014 as a Process Mechanical Engineer straight from University. Since day one, people around me have been very helpful in guiding me as a fresh graduate, and they always encourage me to explore my skills and talent. In a short period of time, I have been given a lot of opportunities to develop as an engineer. Agilent applies innovation as one of the company’s values, and over time it has nurtured me to always think out of the box and beyond.
Agilent's flexible working environment lets me develop limitless creativity in delivering my daily job. This inspires me to perform better while improving my problem solving skills. With this momentum, Agilent guarantees me endless possibilities to gain knowledge and skills for my future career here.
As a newbie, my best advice would be that passion is key. You have to love with what you are doing in order to keep moving forward. Other than that, staying connected to the current technology will help you in increasing your competitive edge as a professional.
I joined Agilent in April 2012 and I could not have imagined just how good of an opportunity I was walking into. My job here has helped me excel both personally and professionally. It has made me realize the potential I have to grow and provided the opportunities to do so. I am empowered to perform at my best and deliver excellent service every day.
All of the support from people and learning has equipped me to grow. As long as you have the determination to work hard, there are no limits to how far you can reach. If you want to work in good environment, you can join any place, but if you want to work in a great environment – this is the place.
The main USPs are work culture, work-life balance, flexible hours and most importantly one can explore new avenues. For me, being in Agilent is a career offering all of the personal goals that I’ve planned in my career path; and seeing the business and management ‘up close’ is a great opportunity.
With a Degree from University of Malaya, I started my career in Agilent as a Process/Mechanical Engineer during the EMG (Electronic Measurement Group) product transfer in 2002. Then I moved on to support as a Project Engineer on outsourcing initiatives and then as an NPI Project Lead. Later I was offered an NPI manager position with a newly formed division in EMG. As a team, we managed to launch a total of 26 NPIs within two years. Currently, I’m with LSAG Vacuum division as a Manufacturing Engineering Manager managing teams in Malaysia and other parts of the world.
Agilent provides good opportunities for self-development, has a good culture and values. Added to that, great products that are changing human lives. These are key reasons why I love being part of the Agilent family. Not only am I able to work on multiple roles in my professional career with Agilent, I also get support to advance myself personally by completing my Master’s Degree at USM (University Science Malaysia) and now pursuing a PhD in UMP (University Malaysia Perlis).
My advice is to look into yourself and see how you can contribute to the company. When your personal goals match with your passion to contribute, you are more likely to succeed in the company and that will help you reach a fulfilling career here in Agilent.
It has been 6 years since I moved to Agilent Technologies. Time flies very fast. The years with worries that how can I make it successfully and the excitement for the new company in Agilent Technologies gave me a very good experience.
Sometime I worked late till night with colleagues to look towards one goal with passion for work. As a result of this, I could get the honor of "high achiever". High achiever is the award to give the employees who has the excellent performance and achievement in Sales area. With this kind of experience and warm encouragement of my team colleagues, seniors and manager made me stronger.
Agilent is a company that respects the various cultures and individual employee's perspectives. In addition, Agilent is a great leader in life science, diagnostics and applied chemical market.
The product GCMS that I'm in charge of has the global market share No. 1 in our industry. I believe that this product is the one that can show our Agilent Values.
The phrase from the book <You can go quickly alone, but you can go far with companion> that I read lately repeatedly goes around in the head. I am always ready to be with you in the same field. Please don't hesitate to apply job in Agilent. In Agilent, you will find yourself successful, strong, harmony, with well managed career.
Agilent creates great products. While I formerly worked on Electronics Test Instruments, I now work on Life Science Instruments. These instruments are being used by scientists around the world to detect and find a cure for cancer. It is an ever learning experience and life is never boring here in the Lab. We are constantly in search of new and innovative ways to get things done. It is very exciting, when after all the hard work, to see the things you design work and see the product shipped.
I started my career in Agilent as an Engineer in 2000. We had a really crazy schedule having to transfer three products in the first year. It was well worth it as we managed to land the manufacturing of the first of many EMG products in Penang. From transfers, I worked towards direct NPIs creating a test system from scratch. Now, I work in the R&D Lab in Penang where we develop new products directly from the Penang Lab.
I would recommend that new starters try to understand why things are done in a particular way. It will be a base from which you can springboard and add your own innovation to create something better. Don’t just follow, but learn and improve. Combining improvements and knowledge from various technologies will help create great products of the future!
I first joined Agilent approximately 18 months ago after graduating from University with a degree in Forensic Science. I joined as part of the Ireland Scheduling Team, and in four months I had moved to scheduling UK Installations.
This provided me with a platform to increase my knowledge of our product lines and our internal processes as well as to develop my interactions with Customers, Engineers, Sales and co-workers. After working as a scheduler for 7 months I was offered the position of a Field Service Engineer within Agilent. I am now part of the Northern District and cover several product lines.
What excites me most about my future career is that I work in a market that is ever evolving and being with Agilent enables me to continually build on my skill sets and product lines in order to stay relevant and be the best I can.
No two days at work are the same for me. Each day I meet new customers, develop myself professionally and learn new things. And I’m not sure where else I could ever have that. The work is challenging but incredibly rewarding.
My advice to any new starter at Agilent is to embrace the opportunities given to you. Integrate yourself into part of our team. Develop professional relationships not just in your own department but across the spectrum. The job is not easy but there is always a great team around you to support you whenever you need it.
I started as an entry-level hire at Agilent after I was recommended by one of our Field Service Engineers. I was blown away at how easy it was to assimilate. As a former customer it was easy to place myself in a customer service role and take on the tasks necessary to be successful. Agilent’s commitment to quality training not only prepared me for my first solo customer service experiences, but ensured that I would thrive in all situations that arise onsite.
The independence, coupled with management’s willingness to help at every level has proved to be a tremendous asset as I’ve grown with the company. I’ve been able to work on a great variety of analytical products that test my technical ability and in various roles such as account management, that have challenged a wide variety of my abilities and provided very satisfying rewards.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Agilent, mostly because there is always opportunity to grow here. Every quarterly meeting seems to unveil a new way to better serve our customers that requires an ever-changing skill-set. It allows one to thrive not only in a technical setting but also capitalize on soft skills that can’t be taught in a classroom. As long as you are willing and open to work on the projects that come your way you can really test yourself and find new skills to explore and develop within the company. These meetings are also great in exposing you to other groups within the company that you can work with and learn from. These new skill developments allow you to thrive on a professional level and let you test a variety of career “hats” before settling in your role with the company.
As a newcomer myself I was told that you should always be pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone. The most successful people I work with regularly take on additional responsibilities to see what they can handle and what they can’t. Taking on those responsibilities can show you what your strengths are and where you can improve. I’d also say not to shy away from help. Some of the best advice I was given was to know what you can’t do and get the help you need to achieve your best. Agilent is big on training and cooperation among groups and will not put you in a circumstance you haven’t been trained to handle. There’s a great confidence that comes with that, and it’s why we’ve been recognized time and again for our great customer service!
In 2011, I found out that Agilent’s Waldbronn site offered the opportunity to gain a bachelor degree in Life Science Informatics through the Cooperative State University Baden-Württemberg. I was immediately attracted by the interdisciplinary combination of informatics and natural sciences – and also by Agilent as future employer.
The cooperation between Agilent and the university involved a switch between university work and practical experience with Agilent every three months. Prior to each practical phase, my tutor from Agilent gathered relevant topics while at the same time giving me the opportunity to work on diverse projects. The technical demands grew successively, but the excellent support enabled me to solve difficult tasks, and I always felt that I made progress.
Before I started my last phase in July 2014, I applied for my current job as production IT engineer. Therefore, a project in this department provided an excellent transition from gaining my bachelor degree to beginning my future job. When I actually started my job, I attended some introductory sessions that helped me gain a complete overview about our work in Waldbronn. At the same time, I could connect to other new beginners, as well as colleagues that have worked here for years.
I’m sure this approach facilitates the future cooperation. For example, now my job involves exciting projects, and I have a variety of responsibilities – but with the support of my colleagues, who have always been helpful whenever I need assistance. And who have generously offered insight into their own work.
In fact, I have always loved the friendly atmosphere at Agilent, and I appreciate the uncomplicated, personal interaction among employees, which is a distinguishing characteristic of Agilent's culture. The complete trust I was met with from the very beginning, has enabled me to get the best out of my projects.
I started my career at Agilent as a spectroscopy sales intern as part of my co-operative program at Concordia University. The majority of the students in my department (biochemistry) elected to pursue laboratory-based positions for their internships; however I knew that I wanted something more dynamic for my last two internship sessions having completed my first two work-terms locked inside window-less lab rooms with an LC-MS as my best friend at work.
I have always had a deep passion for science and naturally gravitate toward roles that provide a lot of contact with people, so when a new internship program was created at Agilent Canada I saw the opportunity as a dream job. The role was focused on inside sales and outbound prospecting, which I found to be an extremely rewarding blend of science and business. My onboarding process was exceptional and exposed me to a culture of excellence, openness, creativity, and diligence. My manager and his team truly inspired me with their knowledge and experience, both on the technical scientific aspects as well as through their sales and business acumen. It was an exciting and dynamic fast-paced environment.
After I finished my degree, the Canadian sales manager interviewed me for a permanent position and here I am now, at the beginning of my career as the first Inside Sales Associate in Canada and team leader for the Canadian intern program – assisting in their onboarding and training so that they may experience and see what I saw during my fascinating 8-month internship at Agilent.
My advice to a new starter is:
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!
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.
I have been working for 15 years in Agilent Technologies and now working as Sales manager of Chromatograph / Mass spectrometry team. Being consistently felt pride while working at Agilent Technologies, the pride makes me try to find a good performance with my team members.
Agilent Technologies is leading company in developing the product and solution consistently to help quality improvement and R&D for food, environmental, pharmaceutical, energy, research, and diagnostics. Beside, Agilent Technologies managing the Agilent academy program to find out young scientist and to contribute to the society steadily.
As part of contribution, Agilent Technologies has formed a volunteer group "behelpers", employees operate scientific exploring classroom for the elementary students under the name of AAS (Agilent After School) program every year. That is one of the vision sharing activities that Agilent has the social responsibility.
Internally, based on the open communication, company listens to voice of employees. Also company provides equal opportunity to all employees for a open position via internal job posting. We also have an atmosphere that emphasizes the teamwork, one of the company values. With this trust and teamwork between the colleagues and team, I could serve 15 years and until now in Agilent.
Agilent is committed to creating new opportunities through constant change and provide the employees with development opportunities.
If you want to feel the speed of the change and the success, please knock the Agilent door right now.
I dreamed about joining Agilent and my dream came true 2014. So far, I have been on a wonderful journey - I'm learning the business, and the processes, and I’m now really excited to be delivering as part of the team.
I think that's the best part about Agilent - the people around me - my colleagues. They are extremely helpful in providing the right opportunities, and in transferring or sharing their own knowledge to the entire team. The business is an open door environment where you can approach anyone for help and advice. This collaboration also exists between different parts of the business and it creates a remarkable and positive environment that really promotes excellence.
Agilent is of course a customer-focused company. It is extremely systematic and managed by highly professional people. I believe everyone in the company is passionate towards their job and really aims to exceed the high benchmarks that we set and to ultimately deliver the results.
There is a real energy in Agilent, we are in a profession where our attitude towards work is fulfilling. That's why I think a passionate person will easily find a place here. You'll get the opportunity to demonstrate your talent at Agilent. And it's fun - that's one of the ingredients in workplace. We win together which excites everyone, and at the same time we celebrate success together.
If I were to give some advice to a new starter, I would say give your best and everything will fall in place automatically!
My time with Agilent has taken me through three different roles reporting to three different managers. It has allowed me to work with corporate strategy, sales and integration projects, manufacturing, supply chain and M&A. I have been given great development opportunities, worked in global teams and recently relocated from Denmark to California with my wife. This has happened within a couple of years being with Agilent.
Has it been both challenging and exciting? Absolutely, and I think it illustrates the great opportunities that Agilent provides in a rapid changing environment, if you are ready and willing to take them on.
What do I like about Agilent? Agilent helps improve the quality of life for people and societies around the world – how cool is that? I think that more or less speaks for itself. Delivering solutions that truly matter is a great motivating factor for me whether that relates to faster discovery of therapeutics, diagnosing cancer, or assuring the water quality for future generations.
On top of that, I believe we have only seen the beginning of the journey and advancements within the life sciences and healthcare arena. Agilent has taken, and continues to take, great and bold moves to adapt and win in our markets by making sure that we have a focused and agile company. I am positive that this development will continue in the years to come, and I am excited to be a part of that journey.
For new starters I would say that I believe that we are all responsible for our own career. I suggest being open about your goals, to discuss opportunities and desires with your manager, and never to think that asking for help or support is a sign of weakness. For me, this has resulted in being assigned challenging tasks, whilst always having the right level of support when needed.
I think this approach to people development is embedded in the way we work in Agilent and provides a solid foundation for personal, team and company growth. I see continuously striving to learn, being curious, and being a strong result-oriented team player as core skills to succeed.
If we always seek to deliver high quality solutions and reaching them without compromising our own, our colleagues, or the company’s integrity, I believe all doors are open.
Right after the graduate the Master degree in my university, I joined Agilent Technologies as Field Service Engineer in March, 2015.
I was very lucky to meet Agilent people in my university. And that make my fate is changed to have a dream to work in Agilent. At that time, It was third grade of University to know Agilent Technologies for the first time with the help of my older alumnus who graduated already. He came to our lab in university and explained about the Agilent how it is good company and good place to work not only in Compensation and benefit package but also in lots of opportunity with well-organized system.
There are lots of graduates whose job is Field Service Engineer in the lab I belonged to, the advice from the graduate who worked in Agilent made me to pursuit the further study. I decided to apply and finish the master degree course. This was only to join Agilent. Because having a master degree would help to go to Agilent and would be very necessary to meet Agilent customers.
I finally got accepted to Agilent after 3 years of long waiting for Agilent Job opening after my master degree course. Good atmosphere with the office is the first impression of the first day in Agilent Technologies. And warm welcome from many people makes me feel I’m in my family member.
Every day I feel that I am working in very good company with a good autonomy to employees and self-motivated environment. Everything is very new and keeps me busy but I’m not alone and not so hard because I’m doing with my manager, my colleagues and my mentor.
If you dream about your professional success, please try to challenge in Agilent. If you become one of Agilent employees, your success will be waiting for you.
I moved from Texas to Little Falls Delaware to take an intern position on Melanie Fitzgerald’s instrument online sales team. After 5 months I was offered a permanent position as a transactional generalist. By continuing to make connections and develop relationships through team bonding events, field day, on-site volleyball, etc. I learned about a variety of processes that allowed me to excel at my TG job.
I then applied for a district owner position on the west coast in California. Leveraging the contacts I had made on the east coast, I got introductions with new teams and managers all around the Santa Clara office. After two years of supporting the west coast, I applied for an Account manager position in Seattle, Washington. I have been an account manager for the last year and a half and do not anticipate changing my role any time soon.
What excites me about working for Agilent is my ability to work for and with a market leading company – a pioneer in the scientific community, developing new technologies, and working hand in hand with the world's leading scientists. I truly enjoy the opportunity to help the best and brightest in the private, government, and academic sectors get the instruments they need to complete their research projects. In a Sales capacity, I am uniquely blessed to offer products I truly believe in, without hesitation to our customers.
I would suggest a new employee meet as many people as possible once you start at Agilent. Knowing the right people in Agilent is essential to learning which teams are available to assist. Keeping a customer first focus and managing a self-accountability to answer questions or inquiries as quickly as possible will allow one to go far with Agilent.
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.
In a word, I dare say Agilent Technologies is a good company.
If you feel comfortable at work and no overtime working, is it a good company?
A good company is the one you can work pleasantly but sometimes work intensively to complete the goal assigned with the vision, hope and future. I Think Agilent is the right company where you can be provided with these good opportunities to achieve your goal. .
The biggest value in Agilent Technologies is the giving opportunity to grow not only for the company but for individual employees.
Company provides various training and benefit program for employees’ growth and high level of welfare. In addition to this, based on the MBO process, company share the vision and the objective with all employees giving them opportunities to experience for career success. So employee can grow with their designed career path for example a team leader, technical specialist or regional specialist in Asia Pacific region. That means, company doesn’t limit employees’ capability and career within Agilent.
This kind of company atmosphere leads employees to find opportunity beyond of Korea. If employee is interested in working in the other countries, company help to find the opportunity to apply for the open position in other countries. My colleagues and my team are very much proud of Agilent product, solution to customer, value, culture and well organized system.
Campus hire program is one of these that Agilent can find potential young talents who will be the leader in the future. I’m already excited and happy to see this young talent becomes the excellent leader in Agilent in the future.
Agilent has the corporate culture that enables us to communicate with open mind and to achieve sustainable growth.
Agilent Technologies gives you the opportunity to maximize your competency and to interact with people around the world in Agilent so that you can learn and be connected with them. For my case, since joining in Agilent, I met wonderful people in other countries and had lots of chances to grow altogether. By doing so, you can learn about responsibility to meet the company goal then you will get reward based on various reward programs.
Agilent Technologies has a clear vision.
Agilent has the strategic intent saying "The Premier Laboratory Partner for a Better World"’. We provide a solution to the customers right on time when they need. This is based on Agilent vision to be the best laboratory partners to make the world a better place.
Agilent CrossLab Group I belong to offers innovative leading service solutions to help customers’ business success under the slogan "From Insight to Outcome”. Also Agilent contribute to contribute to the society as a sustainable company to help people in a community.
Agilent grow every year with very fast and steadily with remarkable growth rate. As one of the service business manager, as one of Agilent CrossLab Group member, I am happy to work in Agilent Technologies that customer values, I am so proud of sharing Agilent story to my family, friends.
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 was one of the first cell biologists to be hired at Agilent. My journey within Agilent has been highly educational, as I learned more about the applied markets and pharmaceuticals, and conversely, Agilent became more of a life science company and entered into new markets.
For years, Agilent was primarily focused on the applied and pharmaceutical markets. At the turn of the millennia, Agilent started to focus more on life science markets (such as proteomics and genomics). I have had the opportunity to grow my career within Agilent, taking on several different sales and marketing roles, culminating in my current role managing the marketing team for our time of flight mass spectrometry products.
I am excited about working at Agilent because I am proud of the products we make and I see every day how they impact the world in a positive way. Likewise, I am also excited to work with the top level people at Agilent, who are intelligent, driven and provide a dynamic working environment.
There are many highly experienced people within Agilent who are willing to transfer knowledge and mentor. Work hard, have fun and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
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