Danaher Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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Danaher President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas P. Joyce, Jr.
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Pros
  • Very process driven the Danaher Business System really works (in 9 reviews)

  • Good benefits and for the most part the culture is okay but it can be a bit demanding (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / Life Balance is horrible they expect you to work whenever they say but you unable to carry any time off over to the next year (in 14 reviews)

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

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  1. Do more with less

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Electrical Design Engineer

    I have been working at Danaher full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Make some good friends and there are some great people to work with.
    The company encourages good problem solving methods and encourages individuals to come up with simple solutions to complex problems.

    Cons

    Long work hours. Everyone is expected to work 9 or 10 hour days and it can be stressful at times.

    Advice to Management

    The company is doing well and is continuing to grow but the employees are overworked. The value of a company isn't only in the brand names they own, it is the employees that work there.


  2. Leadership Rotation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Materials Management in Elizabethtown, NC
    Current Employee - Materials Management in Elizabethtown, NC

    I have been working at Danaher

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Danaher Business System
    Friendly work environment

    Cons

    Remote location
    Fast paced
    Lengthy rotations
    Average benefits
    Slow growth


  3. Helpful (2)

    This company is one that expects a lot from its' employees but is willing to reward them for their time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Danaher

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    they are willing to pay well
    great benefit package
    interesting to work for due to the vast majority of industries they operate in

    Cons

    A lot is expected of employees in terms of hours worked
    lack of HR representatives at each location
    The vast size of this company provides for slow decision making processes


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Danaher

    Pros

    Office culture was good, fairly laid back. DBS and 5S were good tools to have and were definitely enforced. Would work for Danaher again!

    Cons

    Benefits weren't great, but better than most. Raises and reviews didn't always happen in a timely fashion. Promotions weren't always encouraged from within.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great stock to own, less of a great place to work unless you work in accounting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management Sales
    Former Employee - Middle Management Sales

    I worked at Danaher full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong financial health, deep pockets for acquisitions. When they enter a segment they want to dominate it. Good sense of who to buy and when. Good comp plans. Lot's of opportunity to advance and grow.

    Cons

    It is run by bean counters. In all the lines of business you will find a person with an accounting background running the show. Hard to do things like innovate, serve the customer well, make good equipment and grow the top line when the people in charge are looking through the lens of a spreadsheet.

    Advice to Management

    1) Stop putting CPA's in charge of large sales organizations.
     2) If you are buying companies that have working equipment and the new models developed under DHR don't measure up, you are doing it wrong
    3) Danaher is becoming a brand in and of itself, and in some lines of business letting the companies keep their individual brands creates confusion for the customers and weakens the impact of being owned by DHR.


  7. Electronics Technician

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Wood Dale, IL
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Wood Dale, IL

    I have been working at Danaher full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company, Excellent benefits, lateral movement to subsidiaries.

    Cons

    Pay scale on the low side. cannot move up "The Ladder" without paper ( Degree).


  8. Helpful (2)

    Have worked at Danaher for 2 years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danaher full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Danaher pays well and seems to have a lot of upward opportunity for high performing employees.
    True company wide culture around DBS and really accepts and implements lean processes - there are a variety of training opportunities within the company and the corporate level employees are brilliant.

    Cons

    Danaher is very demanding and can be a high stress environment. Sometimes the decisions that are made are more focused on the short term bottom line versus the long term success and sometimes at the expensive of the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in touch with your operating company level leadership and what they are doing. I think the corporate VPs should meet with middle managers at the operating company to get a better view of what is really going on and how customers are impacted.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Challenging - Training under fire

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Danaher full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They leave you room to grow up in pay and responsibility when you start a job at Danaher. If you work for an acquired Danaher company be prepared to work hard and cut out wasted tasks (process improvement)

    Cons

    Most of their systems don't talk to one another and yet detail reports are requested on demand.

    Advice to Management

    High paying chiefs are paid well, but sometimes it feels like there are not enough Indians.


  10. Working as contract employee for 2+ years

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Danaher as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The corporate Danaher does not seem to mess around with the division level companies and obstruct their operational strategy/tactics (good thing) but provides reasonable structure and financial backing when needed.

    Cons

    Unwilling to be flexible when it comes to things like vacation. Some methodologies in place (e.g. expenses) that seem very antiquated and cumbersome.

    Advice to Management

    Keep allowing division-level independence with respect to operational tactics and allow more flexibility for unique division culture.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Nice colleagues and balanced life.

    Former Intern - Tax Intern in Cleveland, OH
    Former Intern - Tax Intern in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Danaher as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Workload is very reasonable and the environement is appealing.

    Cons

    The corporate culture is not quite attractive.

    Advice to Management

    More communication among employees.



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