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Updated Jul 6, 2014

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2.5 117 reviews

48% Approve of the CEO

Danaher President, CEO, and Director Larry Culp Jr.

Larry Culp Jr.

(79 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very process driven the Danaher Business System really works(in 9 reviews)

  • Good compensation, good benefits, some good people(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Danaher can be a tough place to work in terms of work life balance and stress(in 13 reviews)

  • There is absolutely no work-life balance(in 6 reviews)

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    Business Operations Leadership Development

    Buyer/Planner (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsA lot of visibiility with upper level management. Able to control your own career.

    ConsRecent hire, none showing so far.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    fast pace

    Scientist (Current Employee) Orange, CA

    ProsAccountability, responsibility and interface with multiple departments

    Consheavy workload, too much fixups, out of dated equipments

    Advice to Senior Managementsome middle management lack of working knowledge

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    favorable experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Richmond, VA

    ProsThere are always opportunity for growth

    ConsThe is very limited work life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Well-run company.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStable, well-run company that performs in down-turned economies. The Danaher Business System is a proven success. Open communication amongst operating companies is fantastic and leads to further success.

    ConsExpectations are high, so associates are driven to work longer hours when a lot is on the line. Travel can be a bit too much at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent place for professional growth

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRecognition for results, fast paced, very good environment for driver personalities.

    ConsDifficult to maintain work life balance. Will take as much as you allow. You must have incredibly honed task management and prioritization skills to thrive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow talent organically. There are a number of very talented employees with runway. Stop cycling MBA candidates with no experience through jobs they have no prior skills with. They're in the role just long enough to make a mess for others to clean up then they get promoted. It leads to poor morale among those who drive true accomplishments.

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    Effort is appreciated - Results Matter

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsResults focus
    Profitable company
    DBS
    People

    ConsFocus on #'s at the expense of people
    politics (not everywhere - but getting worse)
    HR is becoming more powerful = more BS and less ability to move quickly

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't let all of the OP's talent leave - remember how we got to be this great of a company (DBS and great OP's guys!)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDanaher is a great place to work if you are process orientated, highly structured, and results driven. In addition, small operating companies are a plus because you get the feeling of working in a smaller company with the benefits of a larger one.

    ConsDanaher can be a tough place to work in terms of work life balance and stress. In addition, the very flat management structure means that sometimes there is no-where to get promoted to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWalk the talk when it comes to your 'the best team wins' values. Do this by treating employees with respect and compassion. Some times the last $ cut can have lasting negative impacts on the team and its motivation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    would go back one day

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proschallenging at work, enjoyed.
    Lots opportunity to be involved in different tasks.

    Conshigh pressure, management team change

    Advice to Senior Managementmanagement move too frequently sometimes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    get out what you put in

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prospeers are cream of the crop. however, be ready to run a marathon. hard work and high expectations

    Consit can be an intense place - not for everyone

    Advice to Senior Managementstay grounded. remember to recognize when people are doing a good job. say THANK YOU

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place To Work

    Director (Current Employee)

    ProsEverything is a pro about this company. My favorites are: Stock options, leadership is great, employees feel empowered to make changes,

    ConsI really can't think of any cons - maybe the fact that if you do your job well you may be asked to relocate for promotions

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep on doing the things that you ahve done in the past - things are very good as they are

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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