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Hach Company Reviews

36 Reviews
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36 Reviews
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Lance Reisman
11 Ratings
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    Worked with high performers; lack of resources crushed my soul

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    Current Employee - Global Product Manager  in  Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Global Product Manager in Loveland, CO

    I have been working at Hach Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You work with high performance people who (in general) know their jobs well and are committed to performing. Despite difficult company circumstances, people are generally pleasant and knowledgeable. Depending on position of course, pay can be good to great.

    Cons

    The company is considerably under-resourced, and employees are forced to make do with shortages of IT support, R&D funding, facilities budget, department budgets - the list goes in. Even when budget is available, you never know when Hach's parent company (Danaher) will ask for more cash and you'll be asked to give it back on short notice. R&D budgeting and personnel shortfalls lead to lots of re-work and a difficult development processes - a significant number of R&D employees have quite on short notice within the past few weeks on a critical project. The sales force can't even get demo products for selling in the field - a lot of penny-wise, pound-foolishness. Upper management is not communicative - never once got a company-wide e-mail from the president. My manager was new to managing knowledge workers, and as a result struggled mightily with delegation and diversity of opinion. By and large, I believe this was the luck of the draw - most managers seem to be high performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage risk-taking within the organization and for your employees. Be open to doing things in new ways - the Danaher way is "standard work" - make more risk-taking standard work and spur new growth and employee satisfaction. Trust people to figure out the right way to do things; stop micromanaging on everything from product pricing to R&D schedule to web content - yes, you're smart, but you can't possible know better than the people on the ground about MOST things which pertain to individual products, etc. Stick to people managing and strategic direction like upper management should.

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