Danaher Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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Danaher President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas P. Joyce, Jr.
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. Very Challenging

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danaher full-time

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

    Pros

    Team environment, Danaher Business System, Lean and continuous improvement are focus. Very fun and fast paced. If you like working hard and not with a bunch of slackers its the place to be

    Cons

    Very focused on shareholder returns. It is an investment company after all, but it can become frustrating when projects are derailed

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Danaher Business System to drive improvement. Leverage size and diversity of company to allow operating companies to help each other overcome obstacles


  2. Helpful (3)

    VP

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Danaher

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding financial performance, rigid metrics

    Cons

    Stifles creativity and erodes enthusiasm for workers

    Advice to Management

    Dont change a thing


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wood Dale, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wood Dale, IL

    I have been working at Danaher full-time

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

    Pros

    After nearly a decade at this company, and having been in the workplace generally for over 25 years at several Fortune 500 companies, I can say that this is one of the best run, most well managed companies I have ever worked for. Smart, aggressive, talented. All of these traits apply equally throughout. I feel like I work with the best and brightest.

    Cons

    Not many. Some people complain that the hours are long and the company expects weekend and after hours work. I agree that is the case, but the compensation and the autonomy granted by the company to enable an employee to succeed more than makes up for that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making the right decisions and continue to be the bargain hunters of M&A. It's paid off nicely over the years,


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good Company To Work For

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Grand Rapids, MI

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to grow and advance if you are willing to put in the work and commit.

    Cons

    Some company initiatives seem to conflict with the greater good, they tend to focus to much on data and analytics instead of looking at things from other perspectives.

    Advice to Management

    Visibility and communication seem to be key areas where the company could improve as a whole.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Work hard, get opportunities to grow and have more responsibility

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

    I have been working at Danaher full-time

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

    Pros

    Challenging daily work environment, talented management, high expectations. If you are willing to work hard, ask questions, and show you are committed, it is a great place to begin your career or grow your career. Also many locations around the country and world

    Cons

    Business moves very quickly which can be frustrating for some. Acquisitions of other companies are frequent and can cause confusion about how company will be integrated into the existing Danaher operating company

    Advice to Management

    communicate more on where we are going with products and direction in the marketplace, how we are going to continue winning


  7. Work with the very best minds across multiple industries.

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Competitive environment with strong leadership and opportunities to grow. Better than average benefits, and a total compensation package that is aided by extremely strong stock performance.

    Cons

    Many things are decentralized and sometimes lean is taken too far, but hard to argue with results.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to keep a laser focus on results and growing the business through strategic acquisitions, but also not lose sight of the most important resource in Danaher, it's people.


  8. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - DBS Director
    Former Employee - DBS Director

    I worked at Danaher full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    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


  9. Helpful (3)

    Danaher

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

    I have been working at Danaher full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Best place to start a career

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

    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

    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


  11. Helpful (2)

    Awesome place to develop your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

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

    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 Management

    Continue to focus on what has made Danaher successful



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