Danaher Reviews

Updated April 28, 2014
Updated April 28, 2014
123 Reviews
2.6
123 Reviews
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Danaher President, CEO, and Director Larry Culp Jr.
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85 Ratings

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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Danaher - a driven culture through the use of Lean Manufacturing philosophy ie DBS

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DBS Director
    Former Employee - DBS Director

    I worked at Danaher full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very Strong Management - winning culture, not a place for those with a weak work ethic

    Cons

    Wil be interesting with Larry Culp stepping down

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Danaher

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Danaher full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The benefits are good; on par with the offerings prior to Danaher acquisition.
    Fast paced environment.
    Never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Priorities tend to shift too quickly. Policy deployment initiatives are too short lived.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If PD initiatives are important and not the hot spot of the day then follow through with them until they are complete; don't drop them the next quarter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best place to start a career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain
    Current Employee - Supply Chain

    I have been working at Danaher full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Unbelievable opportunities, good career advancement and mentoring, management is supportive of all changes, great lean culture, DBS is a powerful tool, puts people in positions just before they are ready to encourage growth/development

    Cons

    The workload can be overwhelming if you do not have good time management skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome place to develop your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President Human Resources  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President Human Resources in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Danaher full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The caliber of people you work with and the DBS Danaher Business System training you receive is incredible, very decentralized and entrepreneurial. Danaher is very good at allowing cross business career opportunities for high achievers.

    Cons

    The company is demanding from a time standpoint some positions would be tough on a young professional beginning a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on what has made Danaher successful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very satisfied

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orange, CA

    I have been working at Danaher

    Pros

    A very good career path planning

    Cons

    Uncertainties in the future and clear directions are needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aggressive...

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced, performance oriented, obsessed with growth.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operating Company President
    Current Employee - Operating Company President

    I have been working at Danaher full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great business system and tools. Outperforms by outworking the competition. Success for those willing to sacrifice and deliver results.

    Cons

    Work / life balance will be a problem for many, but if you know this is an issue you may want to steer clear. "Average" performers will struggle here, and will likely be disappointed with career progress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasis on growth and share price is causing deterioration of Operations and Engineering. Don't lose sight of what creates value for customers because you're too narrowly focused on the shareholder. Take care of customers and employees and the shareholders will come.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Its great to work for a fortune 200 company which is so transparent to its employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales and Applications Specialist  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Sales and Applications Specialist in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Danaher full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    MNC culture
    good salary
    great work culture
    less hierarchy

    Cons

    Travelling rigorously is a part of Danaher which sum lazy people may not like but for me its always a fun.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Positive, great growth if you do a good job and manage others well; best team wins

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danaher

    Pros

    Stock out performs most all other companies in sector, best example of lean Mfg outside or Toyota (I actually think we do it better since we are not making simple cars!)

    Cons

    Step up to the plate, be able to embrace constant change and recreating standard work, people looking for a "comfortable, lay low" job dont belong here. Strong culture, on the bus, or get off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, I think we are getting too heavy into medical since 2006 though, lets diversify.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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