Danaher Reviews

Updated August 27, 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. Helpful (2)

    Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Representative in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Representative in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers, Culture, Cafe, Work Life Balance, Coworkers

    Cons

    Nothing that comes to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees more.


  2. Materials Planner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Materials Planner in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Materials Planner in Plainsboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room for growth Fast-paced environment if you enjoy that Daily meetings for assistance

    Cons

    Poor alignment of metrics between planners and management Daily meetings not always helpful and can be a waste of time

    Advice to Management

    More engagement and alignment with planners Sit where the work happens not in the office


  3. Very Challenging

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danaher full-time

    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


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  5. Not entrepreneurial

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Danaher full-time

    Pros

    Great Stock and benefit plan overall

    Cons

    Lack of Management communication or commitment to employees. Health benefits are not the best since Obamacare's cadillac tax forced the company to cancel their UH 90/10 plan


  6. Helpful (2)

    Drive for Profit, High Turn rate and poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Simsbury, CT
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Simsbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great associates to work with, fun enjoyable. CEO has a clue but was better in his previous role as a President

    Cons

    Leadership is all about themselves, a mis managed bunch of clowns that could get out of a box even if they had directions.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully CEO will look back to his past leadership role and gain wisdom from how he motivated great thinkers to work together and foster better learning and how he turned around everything he touched. Its a lot of reflection upon oneself but it all will payout in the long run. Lots of top line talent has either left or been MIS managed out, and look at the mess thats left.


  7. Field Service Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Danaher full-time

    Pros

    Large company, equals numerous opportunities to move within the company

    Cons

    Large company equals numerous changes

    Advice to Management

    A bit more hands-on


  8. Helpful (1)

    sinking ship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Sales Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Sales Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    paycheck clears the bank every other friday

    Cons

    -low pay, the IC comp plan has been gutted last 2 years -poor morale among sales team, very high turnover rates -sales staff is leaving in droves for competitors -Sales team was reduced by several reps last year meaning new territories are larger -Managers have many more reps to manage and this reduces time and availability to help reps in the field or with deals -sales reps being forced to cover open territories for months since reps leave and they can't hire anyone, the word is out Danaher/Beckman Coulter is a terrible career move

    Advice to Management

    they are too deaf to listen


  9. Challenging and rewarding job

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Growth Opportunities, Global Assets, Skilled in Lean Manufacturing

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals and expectations, Poor people management

    Advice to Management

    Has a great handle on the manufacturing process, but needs work on the people management process


  10. Helpful (1)

    Material Planner

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are no pros here.

    Cons

    Worst place to work ever.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great metric driven atmosphere with solid processes and but no accountability

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.



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