Danaher Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
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  1. 4 people found this helpful

    If You Live to Work, This is Your Place

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities if you're willing to sacrifice and work extremely hard. Will become a millionaire if you get in the equity program. Great business system and processes for most everything. If you can survive here, you can survive anywhere.

    Cons

    Processes aren't always followed. Quest for revenue growth leads to some questionable ethics and decisions. More politics than sr. leadership will admit to. No investment in facilities and work environment is poorly maintained. Not for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deploy some capital in the facilities and give people a place to work they can take pride in. You are losing customer focus by being overly concerned with short term financial results.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Great experience but can be a SHARK TANK!

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

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

    Pros

    Metric driven organization with high levels of accountablitly. Heavy focus on Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement. Upper management provides tools necessary to achieve goals.

    Cons

    Metrics are everything at Danaher. They strive to make sure everyone knows the rules of the game and what both winning and losing looks like. However, if you are in a division that is suffering financially the game is impossible to win.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more involved with projects throughout the month and not just for montly reviews.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Danaher delivers on its promises to associates & customers

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

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

    Pros

    Great focus on continuous improvement in a collegial, non-blaming environment. Great opportunities for career growth across the many companies Danaher owns. Wide variety of science, technology and environmental companies under the Danaher umbrella. Senior management is excellent. Lots of highly intelligent people in the company.

    Cons

    Sometimes the decentralized nature of the company means several operating companies are duplicating efforts. Like most publicly-traded companies there is an intense focus on meeting Wall Street's numbers each quarter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the focus on keeping the unique culture that makes Danaher great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Senior Software

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

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

    Pros

    The people and bosses are great to work with

    Cons

    Some times you will have to work long houses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are great and no advice is needed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Business Operations Leadership Development

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of visibiility with upper level management. Able to control your own career.

    Cons

    Recent hire, none showing so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    fast pace

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

    I have been working at Danaher

    Pros

    Accountability, responsibility and interface with multiple departments

    Cons

    heavy workload, too much fixups, out of dated equipments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some middle management lack of working knowledge

    No opinion of CEO
  8. favorable experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Danaher

    Pros

    There are always opportunity for growth

    Cons

    The is very limited work life balance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danaher

    Pros

    excellent working envirnoment and compensation

    Cons

    top line has to be sure for the policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

  10. Well-run company.

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

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

    Pros

    Stable, well-run company that performs in down-turned economies. The Danaher Business System is a proven success. Open communication amongst operating companies is fantastic and leads to further success.

    Cons

    Expectations are high, so associates are driven to work longer hours when a lot is on the line. Travel can be a bit too much at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Excellent place for professional growth

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danaher full-time

    Pros

    Recognition for results, fast paced, very good environment for driver personalities.

    Cons

    Difficult to maintain work life balance. Will take as much as you allow. You must have incredibly honed task management and prioritization skills to thrive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow talent organically. There are a number of very talented employees with runway. Stop cycling MBA candidates with no experience through jobs they have no prior skills with. They're in the role just long enough to make a mess for others to clean up then they get promoted. It leads to poor morale among those who drive true accomplishments.

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