Danaher Reviews

Updated June 26, 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. Great metric driven atmosphere with solid processes and but no accountability

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

    I have been working at Danaher full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Learn the Lean / Toyota production system type tools in short order. If you aren't satisfied in your current role, wait six months for the next reorg and you'll be doing something different. Great place for the metric driven, technical personality. The top execs know the business well and are very engaged.

    Cons

    Not well suited for people who don't want their dirty laundry laid out in the wall for all to see and sometimes help fix. However, the accountability is lacking because turnover is so high that they can't afford to lose the skills the low performers possess. Plan on working Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas Eve and New Years Eve building product even if you are office staff to avoid hiring more headcount.

    Advice to Management

    I can go to them directly and don't need this forum to do it.


  2. Buyer Planner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer Planner in Hatfield, PA
    Current Employee - Buyer Planner in Hatfield, PA

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

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

    Pros

    - Opportunity for advancement if placed in the correct op-co
    - Career development is made a priority for recent grads

    Cons

    -Small opco's lack opportunity and advancement
    -Aggressive culture if you are not use to it


  3. Good company with challenge

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - R&D Management in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - R&D Management in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Danaher (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company, good salary and treat employee with fairness

    Cons

    High working pressure, life is not easy

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication to employees


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  5. Vice President and General Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barrington, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barrington, IL

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great process oriented company with smart employees.

    Cons

    Great deal of measurement and reporting that can impede progress towards goals.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the longer term goals.


  6. Helpful (5)

    Very business focused where employees were expected to perform at not 100% capacity but at 110%.

    • 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
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are encouraged to strive for excellence at all times which also motivates personal growth. There are many opportunities to learn and expand your knowledge as well as training. Many great people work there, the most enjoyable part of the job was to be around such wonderful people.

    Cons

    Due to the constant pressure the company puts on their employees it is a very stressful to be an employee there. Employees are required to conduct many self assessments each year but are rarely rewarded for their efforts.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Danaher

    • 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

    Pros

    Growth, flexibility, rotation., Good for MBAs..

    Cons

    Unstructured career path, experience depends on ops company


  8. Its just OK to work for Danaher, the work life balance gets out of order a lot

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in New Delhi (India)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Perks are as per industry standard,
    Office culture is OK

    Cons

    Too much sales pressure,
    Work life balance is not great,
    opportunities for personal growth are limited.

    Advice to Management

    management should try to improve work life balance & compensation


  9. Great benefits...chance to make an impact

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

    I worked at Danaher full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Once you're in middle management for one of the operating companies, you get good benefits and opportunities to really drive change in the business

    Cons

    Certain businesses are not really growth companies. strategy and direction is either stagnant or changes wildly every year


  10. Helpful (1)

    Interesting company with huge growth year on year

    • 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
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Focus on Lean Management and practices many tools from the Toyota Production System toolkits. Good management focus with many metrices to follow up on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Whenever an organization gets too large, there are bound be a few areas with conflict of interests. Strategies have to be deployed down clearly and expectations aligned. Personal experience - plans made but scrapped without explanation. When leaders don't listen, the organization suffers.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your people and their skills and careers - not everything is about bottom line or getting that lean cycle in place. Invest in people and provide them with a place that they can learn and contribute, and be able to enjoy some sense of belonging.


  11. Challenging, rewarding, high stress

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HRM in HarbourFront (Singapore)
    Current Employee - HRM in HarbourFront (Singapore)

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging KPIs to meet, highly driven culture, adequately compensated. If work life balance is important, this is not the place for you.

    Cons

    Employees are very stretched, managers are only concern about growth and drives people hard ; doesn't really hear/understand concerns and issues

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what the employee is really saying!



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