Why Agilent?

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Purpose with an impact

Agilent’s mission is to deliver trusted answers and insights that enable our customers to advance quality of life. Our innovations, solutions and expertise enhance outcomes in the efforts to improve the quality of our air, food, water and soil, conduct ground-breaking Nobel Prize research, and increase the precision of cancer diagnoses and targeted treatments for patients. Have a quick look at who we are.

Long history

Agilent's history can be traced to the 1960s when, as Hewlett-Packard, we entered the analytical chemistry market with our first gas chromatograph. Shortly thereafter, we expanded into mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography, and we've never looked back. With an HQ in the heart of the Silicon Valley and over 16,000 employees worldwide, we are now serving customers in over 110 countries.

We have just celebrated our 20th Anniversary as Agilent.

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Bill Hewlett (left) and Dave Packard standing in front of the Hewlett Packard Garage US National Register of Historic Places sign.
Bill Hewlett (left) and Dave Packard standing in front of the Hewlett Packard Garage US National Register of Historic Places sign.

Pledge to our people

Agilent's success stems from our people, who make amazing things happen every day. As a truly global community, much of Agilent’s success is rooted in the diversity of our teams, customers, and partners as well as the commitment of those people to inclusion. Our diverse perspectives make Agilent a best place to work, recognized and awarded for our products, culture and values.

Our culture and values

Our One Agilent culture is built on the values we live every day. Innovation and contribution - Uncompromising integrity - Trust, respect, and teamwork - Speed - Focus - Accountability. We focus intensely on our customers, acting as owners, innovating and simplifying with urgency. We welcome feedback, recognize our successes and continuously develop.

Development opportunities

Agilent’s culture of innovation encourages employees to stay at the top of their game. Our structured development programs provide the fuel to enable this continued learning and growth, while our global reach and internal mobility open the door to new possibilities.

Commitment to Net-Zero Emissions

We are committed to sustainability and environmental protection since our founding. We believe that it is our responsibility to help build a safer, more sustainable world.

In 2021 we pledged to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

“This commitment to net zero is consistent with our history and our mission of delivering insights that advance the quality of life. Agilent, with our culture of innovation, is in a strong position to contribute important solutions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” Agilent CEO Mike McMullen

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(Right) Our CEO Mike McMullen participating on a tree plantation in India at a school adopted by Agilent India near our Manesar office, where Agilent is aiming to create a conducive learning environment in the school through appropriate infrastructure and education support.
(Right) Our CEO Mike McMullen participating on a tree plantation in India at a school adopted by Agilent India near our Manesar office, where Agilent is aiming to create a conducive learning environment in the school through appropriate infrastructure and education support.

Competitive benefits

Our employees enjoy a substantial experience that includes competitive salaries and bonuses, opportunities for equity ownership, and a robust employment package that promotes well-being across all aspects of their lives.

Health and well-being

Access to programs that encourage wellness of the mind and body

Work-life balance

Programs that recognize the life and events our employees have away from work, and that provide opportunities to relax, recharge, and live a well-rounded life

Volunteer time off

We support giving back to communities as we support our employees who give their time and talent through volunteer activities

Financial benefits

Include competitive salaries and bonuses, company stock, retirement programs, insurance, and financial counseling

The “extras”

are the host of on-site conveniences, amenities, and services Agilent provides to help keep inspiration flowing. Offerings are designed to meet the unique interests and needs of the people who work at each site

* Find specifics for each country on our location pages.

#LifeAtAgilent

"Agilent really has an open environment. You will always find very good coaches that can help you grow and learn through your journey. There are no limitations to your development."

"At Agilent, we care about the impact we have in our communities and we support one another to best serve our customers. It feels great to work for a company that truly lives its values."

"Innovation attracted me to Agilent, as the company believes innovation and contribution will be critical to achieving new scientific milestones and advances to meet the needs of tomorrow’s world."

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