Danaher Reviews

Updated August 5, 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. Materials Planner

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    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


  2. Field Service Engineer

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    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


  3. Small op-co companies

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Helsinki, Southern Finland (Finland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Helsinki, Southern Finland (Finland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Danaher full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good place to learn many new technologies at least skin deep

    Cons

    Technology integrator, no real research, small op-co companies


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great metric driven atmosphere with solid processes and but no accountability

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    • 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.


  6. Buyer Planner

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer Planner in Hatfield, PA
    Current Employee - Buyer Planner in Hatfield, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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


  7. Good company with challenge

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    Former Employee - R&D Management in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - R&D Management in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Danaher (More than a year)

    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


  8. Vice President and General Manager

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

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

    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.


  9. Helpful (5)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Danaher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Unstructured career path, experience depends on ops company


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

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    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in New Delhi (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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



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