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Danaher Motion Reviews

Updated July 10, 2014
Updated July 10, 2014
15 Reviews

3.2
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Working at Danaher Motion was the best job I ever had. I wish I was still there. Truely a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Brushless Motor Tester  in  Radford, VA
    Former Employee - Brushless Motor Tester in Radford, VA

    Pros

    Everybody in HR and Management really cared for the workers. They helped out in any way they could. They helped me out many times.

    Cons

    I cant think of any bad side to working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great work experience and opportunities to learn and grow, but the work environment and management aren't that great.

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant  in  Radford, VA
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Radford, VA

    Pros

    Reasonable starting salary; good financial program to learn different aspects of accounting; standard procedure oriented; fast paced; not boring because there is always so much to do

    Cons

    Many employees in the finance department are cliquey; no clear corporate structure and path for promotions; staff may feel belittled by upper management; middle management is not that great because everybody is so busy - never ending supply of work to be done; can be stressful at times and overtime is usually necessary at month end

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with your staff; be more efficient so that there is more time for managing people and making sure that everything is going smoothly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience selling good products to interested customers.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good team. Good product. Good brand recognition in the marketplace

    Cons

    Poor delivery, poor customer service, poor responsiveness to customer complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your promises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid, well managed company

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Danaher Buisiness System linkes every aspect of each business unit together to keep focus on long range goals.
    With such a wide range of products, a salesperson always had something to offer each account, regardless of the industry.

    Cons

    A very political work environment. Empoyees are a liability and short term asset. Willing to layoff productive empoyees to boost the bottom line, then wehn buisiness regains momentum, would spend months and $$$ to train a new empoyee.
    Too many product managers vying for a salespersons mindshare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest with employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    No appreciate for people

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    Former Employee - Controller  in  Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Controller in Downers Grove, IL

    Pros

    Strong focus on processes and process improvement

    Cons

    no respect or appreciation for people. People are a means to an end for DHR to make a profit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Highly challenging and rewarding experience. Gained a ton of knowledge on lean manufacturing and operational efficiency

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Radford, VA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Radford, VA

    Pros

    Great learning environment
    Fast career growth
    Great raises
    Excellent mentorship and rotational programs

    Cons

    Not a people friendly company, it's all about the metrics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus more on the people. Not talking about the rockstars, the every day people that execute the metrics that are so vital for the health of the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Healthy pressure to perform

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    Current Employee - Materials Manager  in  Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Materials Manager in Buffalo, NY

    Pros

    People are held accountable for results. Tools are given to analyze data and implement change.

    Cons

    Almost too Lean. Not enough resources in some areas to accomplish everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful what metrics you drive. It can cause undesirable results.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Don't work here if you want a balanced work/life environment

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain  in  West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in West Chester, PA

    Pros

    Resources of a large parent company; you work with mostly smart, talented people, global opportunities to move - of course you are expected to be mobile - if you are not - you had better leave the organization

    Cons

    Where to start - associates are NOT the most valued asset - what a joke. Budget, budget, budget is all you ever hear at Danaher - you would swear the company is operating as if it is going out of business; the culture is oppressive - you are EXPECTED to work 24/7 - including vacation. Don't even think of going anywhere on the face of the earth without being connected and checking your email. Work/life in non existent. And in the opinion of many - one of the rudest cultures and work environments around. They actually do engagement surveys every YEAR and do nothing with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue - stop doing surveys without listening to your people. Stop cultivating a culture of work till you drop dead. Truly promote a culture of employees are your most valued asset - because right now they are NOT

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Danaher Motion Sales positions are not valued.

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Engineer  in  Radford, VA
    Former Employee - Field Sales Engineer in Radford, VA

    Pros

    Fair amount of product knowledge to be gained. The coworkers were great people and i still have lasting friendships. If you are a grad of a top MBA program their is room at the top for you. Growing from the bottom up is impossible

    Cons

    Quality problems with their products. Lack of single point of leadership. Focused strictly on manufacturing sector of the business and sales is only seen as a necessity, not a means to grow the business. Price increases seen as a way to increase gross profit instead of a way to balance out costs. No clear communication lines between sales and manufacturing or even design.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate senior management positions. Too many chiefs in this organization and not enough followers.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Driven by KAIZEN

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Director in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

    Pros

    Danaher has a good internal training for staff that like to develop skills within Lean thinking.
    Good opportunity if You show good skill to get assignment in other parts of the world.

    I did bring lot of skills in my backpacker (CV) that I'll will use in the future

    Cons

    Forget 8 hours days, its more like 10+!
    Lot's of reporting as Danaher is a group of companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Different part of the world has different work regulations, respect National holidays outside US.
    Corp. can be more involved in the reality, US mindset is not working www.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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