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Updated Jul 7, 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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    If you can "corrective action" your way thru anything; this is the place for you.

    Production Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsThis is a company that is known nationwide for being aggressive, a plus on your resume.

    ConsNo work life balance at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople don't live to work; they work to make a living.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Progressive Growth

    Business Development Manager (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsGrowth potential has been steady.
    DBS is key and processes are in place for efficiency.
    Office culture is friendly.

    ConsCompensation does not seem to be aligned with market and experience. Yearly performance appraisal is around 3%. There is no concept of profit sharing/Bonus based on the success of the company.
    Policy for Vacation is use it or lose every year.
    Employee stock purchase is not an option.

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

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    A mixed bag

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere is a culture of continuous improvement which is nice. Great company match on 401(k) which works out to be 6% as long as you put in at least 5%.

    ConsUpper-management try to push "the best team wins," but it seems that only upper-management "win." Pay is sub par.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure you're paying people realistically.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Procurement

    Buyer (Current Employee) Elizabethtown, NC

    ProsFlexible work schedule, remote working.

    ConsUndermanned, lots of work to do with not enough people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Treat me well, but too much focus on stock price

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Solon, OH

    ProsI'm at an op-co, Keithley Instruments. Locally, it's a great environment, friendly (if nerdly) people. Interesting work and products.

    ConsCheap. Have to fight to get computer equipment appropriate to the job you are doing. Danaher is stock-driven, so game playing at the end of every quarter to make the numbers look good. Many departments are chronically short-staffed; only so much more you can do with less.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Learning the ropes.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people I work with.

    Consnot at this time, may rewrite later

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    Decent but not outstanding.

    Supply Chain (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits and for the most part the culture is okay but it can be a bit demanding.

    ConsThe plant equipment is aged and the office carpet, furniture, and flooring is pathetic. Our division is one of the largest cash flow generators for Danaher but you would never know it by the condition of our office and building. Also, when I was hired, outside ideas were welcome but now it is strictly all about DBS as the only way of running a business. I would probably not recommend this as a place to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShake loose some of the cash and update the building.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Steady but dull place to work

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsStable, if you are in a profit center

    ConsNo risk taking, no internal RandD, would rather acquire than promote interrnal growth

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake some risks, spend some money, you can't take it with you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Only grows by acquisition and reducing costs.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsBetter to invest in DHR
    They apply DBS (similar to the Toyota Way) to all newly acquired OpCo's which drives their success

    ConsBe prepared to assume two or three roles if you remain for any period of time after the acquistion,
    The company really doesn't invest in R&D. The growth comes from aquisition and some new products.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don't believe the best team wins as per the company philosophy states.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Lean culture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Elizabethtown, NC

    ProsAble to get things changed quickly, easy to move to different roles. Sister companies offer a ton of opportunity if you are willing to move.

    ConsVery high turnover, maybe due to remote location. This location is a cash cow with little investment in plant and equipment. There seemed to be a preference for ex-military for management promotions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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