At Keysight Technologies, 89 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 2493 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.12. It was published on Jul 2, 2018. 2140 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
94%
 
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
93%
 
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
92%
 
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
92%
 
People care about each other here.
91%
 

What They Do

We asked Keysight Technologies to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We deliver breakthrough solutions and trusted insight in electronic design, test, manufacture, and optimization to help customers accelerate the innovations that connect and secure the world.

About this Company

Website: www.keysight.com Industry: Electronics
US Headquarters: Santa Rosa, California, 95403 US Sites: 34
Major Locations: Santa Clara, California; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Calabasas, California; Loveland, Colorado; Roseville, California; Austin, Texas; Englewood, Colorado; Morrisville, North Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; Everett, Washington US Employees: 4,647
US Revenues: $1,240 million Worldwide Revenues: $3,249.1 million
Employees Worldwide: 12,758 Corporate Structure: Public
Stock Symbol: KEYS Founded: 2014

Employees at our Atlanta office in the middle of an intense foosball match with CEO Ron Nersesian.

Perks and Programs

We asked Keysight Technologies to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • People Come First: No one was prepared for the utter devastation of the Tubbs fire that swept through Santa Rosa in October 2017, impacting Keysight headquarters as well as 1500 employees and their families. The crisis displaced tens of thousands of Sonoma County residents and destroyed nearly five thousand homes in the area. CEO Ron Nersesian’s messages to employees emphasized Keysight’s people-first policy. Within 30 hours of the fire, all employees and contractors were notified that they would not lose their jobs and that they’d receive full pay regardless of how long the recovery took. Within 48 hours, a Keysight Emergency Response Center was established, distributing food, water, clothing, and toiletries, as well as providing a place for people to connect, help and support each other, and receive counseling. Keysight provided $10,000 to each of the 119 employees who lost their homes, and $1,000 to each employee who was evacuated.
  • The Keysight Family: Our One Keysight value nurtures a united, adaptable, collaborative, diverse yet inclusive, respectful, supportive, and safe community. When the firestorm hit last year, employees pooled resources to help those affected, both monetarily and by taking on extra work to keep our business running and our customers happy. Keysight sponsors activities that make the workplace enjoyable and fun. For example, the Colorado Activities Support Team (aka CAST) organizes family events such as picnics and Halloween trick-or-treating and community outreach activities such as Habitat for Humanity projects. In Santa Rosa, a large garden enables employees to pursue their horticultural interests. The NextGen group helps new hires connect to their new environment, while the Hackathon program brings together software engineers to tackle today’s toughest challenges in a fun way. Keysight provides facilities and equipment for sports and recreational activities such as cycling, basketball, softball, volleyball, kayaking, and disk golf, to name a few.
  • Flexibility for Work/Life Balance: Keysight believes that the optimal work environment varies from employee to employee. While Keysight has facilities around the world, many positions don’t require the employee to work on-site. We have invested in collaborative tools that enable this flexibility, saving commuting time for employees and allowing work teams to consist of individuals geographically separate. Employees receive flexible time off starting at 20 days per year, plus 11 paid holidays each calendar year. Most employees can set their own hours, with management approval. Keysight offers a range of leave-of-absence programs that provide time off for various reasons, including the employee’s own medical condition or that of a family member, maternity/paternity, educational pursuits, and extended personal travel. A military leave of absence may be requested for up to five years. Part-time employment and job sharing are available. We offer on-site perks such as fitness centers, yoga classes, meditation rooms, and sports clubs.
  • Best-in-Class Benefits: Employees are our greatest asset and their holistic well-being matters to us. Keysight’s benefit package includes competitive salaries and results-based incentives, health benefits, retirement programs, 401(k) matching, equity programs, dependent care and healthcare savings plans, as well as life insurance packages. Employees may enroll a same- or opposite-sex domestic partner and eligible dependents for health benefits and life insurance coverage. For newly hired employees, Keysight provides a 401(k) plan which includes company matching contributions of 100% on the first 4% of employee contributions and $0.50 of the employee’s next 4% of contributions for a total matching contribution of up to 6%. Keysight also offers an Employee Stock Purchase Plan under which employees may purchase Keysight stock at a 15% discount. Employees can purchase goods and services at corporate-negotiated discounts.
  • Training and Development: Keysight believes in investing in our employees by providing them with the skills they need to succeed and to create greater value in our rapidly changing industry. We offer training and development through a wide range of programs, workshops, classes, and resources. Keysight University hosts a catalog of online/instructor-led training modules ranging from engineering and technical topics to leadership and management. Employees can map out and own their development plans with support from their managers and align to the needs of the organization. Tuition reimbursement policies and distance learning degree programs with major universities supplement our educational offerings. Keysight’s Emeritus Program allows for our most experienced members of the company’s best-in-class workforce to coach, train, mentor, and transfer knowledge to the next generation of employees. For our sales and marketing teams, we invest in a one-week face-to-face training session called Keysight Insight.
  • Giving and CSR: We have a long tradition of outstanding corporate citizenship, and we’re proud of the role we’ve played to enrich the many communities of which we are a part. Keysight employees overwhelmingly gave to the Keysight Employee Relief Fund to help colleagues affected by the Santa Rosa fires, donating vacation days as well as money. Our Corporate Giving Program provides employees with many opportunities to give financially and the Keysight Technologies Foundation will match eligible employee contributions dollar for dollar (100%) up to certain country-specific matching caps. For example, in the last 12 months, US-wide, the employee donations, and matching funds were $1.7 million.
  • Nurturing Future Engineers: To solve the problems facing our society and planet, we need to close the skills gap in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), which means increasing student interest in STEM subjects and building skills in these areas. The Keysight After School (KAS) program is a hands-on science course for children and features 23 different life, physical, and earth-science experiments ‘in-a-box’ that provide these young problem solvers with an experience they will never forget, from building electronic-circuit games to exploring clean-water engineering. This program is led by Keysight volunteers and is delivered completely free of charge. Over the past year, five groups of company employees brought the KAS program to more than 150 students in Sonoma county. A signature program on the Santa Rosa site is the Mike Hauser Algebra Academy, now in its 11th year. Other examples include MathCounts, FIRST Robotics, and the Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival.
  • Advancing Women Engineers: Keysight actively supports and sponsors our engineers to attend Society of Women Engineers (SWE) conferences and leadership training. The Keysight SWE Enterprise Program (KSWEEP) promotes activities that empower and inspire female employees to reach their full potential with the right support and connections so that they in turn inspire others. Last year, Keysight manager Liz Ruetsch was named a winner of the SWE global leadership award. Volunteers like Liz serve as role models for middle and high school girls in the San Francisco Area through programs like Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED) and Girls Exploring Science Technology Engineering and Math (GESTEM). Keysight Vice President, Pat Harper, is an active advocate for men to participate as diversity partners in KSWEEP programs, and is featured in a 2017 SWE podcast.
  • Volunteering: Our Corporate Giving Program provides employees with many opportunities to give financially and to volunteer on Keysight time (i.e., 4 hours/month or 6 days/year). Recent activities include Tour de Keysight cycling/walking event for charity, North Bay Heart Walk, Habitat for Humanity projects, Care and Share Food Bank, Canine Companions for Independence, Thanksgiving Bring-a-Turkey to Work Day, bike donation drives, and countless environmental projects at parks and open spaces. Julie Silk, Keysight environmental compliance manager, won a Women in Business award for founding Keysight’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED).
  • Local Culture and Individuality: We take pride in our local cultures and believe that the freedom of personal expression and individuality bonds us and provides the camaraderie and motivation to perform at our best. For example, in Colorado, many employees enjoy nature, the outdoors and volunteering. In 2007, a group of next generation employees created a disc golf course around the Colorado Springs campus while making excellent use of the mature trees and landscaping surrounding our property. In 2010, we had our first employee tournament as part of the United Way campaign. It was such a success that Keysight granted extra budget to purchase custom discs for all participants, as well as chain baskets and cement pads for the tee boxes. In California, we focus on the environment as seen with our huge solar panel at the Santa Rosa campus to reduce our carbon footprint, our award-winning recycling processes, and our beloved vegetable gardens.

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$55,474 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Manufacturing Technology Coordinator, Process/Product/Production $112,205 Average salary and additional cash compensation for R&D Engineer, Advanced, Software
100% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary97% Company-paid health coverage for employees
97% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 97% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $7,369 Average Tuition Reimbursement

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Restricted stock units
Aspiring young female ‘engineers’ from the sixth through 12th grades tackle fun science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) challenges in Keysight’s annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED).

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

31 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 20 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment

WORK-LIFE BALANCE PROGRAMS

  • Flexible schedule
  • Telecommute option
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness
  • Onsite Amenities (The amenities vary by site. We generally we have onsite cafeterias, coffee and tea, fitness classes (yoga, spin, weight training, sports teams like golf, basketball, softball and onsite massages).)

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

152 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 72 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

48 hours Paid time off to volunteer $229,800,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
$1,600,000 Total company-matched employee donations in last year Corporate Social Responsibility Director Leads environmental impact team
Third-Party Conducted Environmental impact audit Yes Sustainable commuting program
Yes Renewable energy program Yes Carbon offset program
Yes Recycling program Yes Locally-sourced food program

Diversity

  • Chief People & Administrative Officer oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity

 

Workforce Diversity

 
Within 48 hours of the Tubbs fire devastation, a Keysight Emergency Response Center was established to distribute daily necessities. CEO Ron Nersesian, pictured here with employees, was the most hands-on leader who emphasized people and safety first. #KeysightStrong

DEMOGRAPHICS

 
Employees in Santa Rosa celebrate Day 1 (November 1, 2014), marking Keysight's split from parent company, Agilent Technologies.

How to Get Hired

We asked Keysight Technologies for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We look for excitement and passion for the job. We want to see candidates who are curious about our business and customers. We value candidates who love the field they are working in and are comfortable collaborating with others.

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Connect with our employees, leaders, and recruiters on LinkedIn. Get to know us and our people through industry conferences, trade shows, social media, our corporate webpage, and our careers website. For college students attending our targeted universities, visit our career booth and information sessions on campus. Additionally, we nurture direct relationships with the Career Development Centers at multiple universities to promote internship opportunities.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We’re excited to be hiring many new employees within our sales organization in 2018, and adding 100+ recent graduates and 100+ interns across the US in marketing and R&D. We are looking for candidates with bachelor of science and master of science degrees as well as doctorate degrees. We have positions in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, mechanical engineering as well as technical sales and marketing, and finance.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

In addition to connecting with us via LinkedIn and our corporate website, interested candidates can visit our careers page (www.jobs.keysight.com), apply to jobs of interest, create email alerts for jobs of interest, and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

hiring Outlook

750 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 31% Job Growth
25 Average applicants per opening 20,000 Total job applicants
23% New hires by employee referrals 15% Openings filled by current employees
100 Recent graduates hired
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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