Danaher Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Ruthlessly Efficient

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hatfield, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hatfield, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Aggressively managed by financial hawks. No wonder it's a well-performing stock. Hard to imagine any competitors being more ruthless.

    Cons

    Uh, like I said, aggressively managed by financial hawks. Very hard on employees, suppliers and customers. Layoffs come without warning. Solely focused on short-term goals.

    Advice to Management

    I doubt it would be wildly expensive to earn some small level of loyalty with your employees and your suppliers. Word travels; the present situation negatively affects Danaher's ability to recruit.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Great Lean culture

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Able to get things changed quickly, easy to move to different roles. Sister companies offer a ton of opportunity if you are willing to move.

    Cons

    Very high turnover, maybe due to remote location. This location is a cash cow with little investment in plant and equipment. There seemed to be a preference for ex-military for management promotions.


  3. Helpful (6)

    Former Employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Quality in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Danaher full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good place to gain experience but I would not stay more than 3-5 years. Benefits are good. Salary ranges have not changed since the company started. Once you make it to a certain level, you never get another raise. It is almost impossible to get promoted. They might give you a new position but it's usually at the same salary.

    Cons

    They set goals that are unrealistic and unattainable. Part of the problem was because management has no idea how much time it takes to perform a job. My position required me to stay until 6-6:30pm every night, come in on weekends and to work on holidays, just to keep my head above water.

    Advice to Management

    Think about work life balance. Have defined career paths to get to the next level. Provide in house training to enhance employee knowledge.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Potential varies on your manager, not your performance

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, additional opportunities, Lean, safe work environment

    Cons

    Work never stops
    Goals are set so high, you are meant not to hit them
    Unless you are a "high potential" there is no clear path for advancement - and it is largely based on your individual manager as to how well you can do here.

    Advice to Management

    More career counseling and defined goals please.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Current Employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danaher

    Pros

    Good benefits. Operating companies are allowed some degree of autonomy

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Always made to feel that the work produced is never good enough. Salaries lag the market.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Poor work/life balance - no sales culture

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation, good benefits, some good people.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Profit is everything. Short sighted. Spreadsheet centric not sales centric.

    Advice to Management

    Your sales force is your true customer.


  8. Helpful (4)

    They know the price of everything, and the value of nothing.

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

    I have been working at Danaher full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of training in quality. Not so much practice. If they need you they pay well.

    Cons

    Every month the screws get tighter. Less vacation, fewer benefits, endless ways to chop nickles and dimes out of your total compensation.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Process is More Important Than the People

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

    I worked at Danaher full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Danaher Business Systems (DBS) has value in identifying and tracking key metrics. Excellent comp and benefits

    Cons

    The purpose of DBS is to set the team up to not achieve their targets while pushing them to achieve as much as possible. Regardless of results you never feel like you are winning due the constant beat down you receive on a monthly basis. This results in very low job satisfaction and high turnover. Need to understand that not everything fits into DBS process. DBS doesn't work the same on the commercial side of the business as it does in operations. There is too much focus placed on internal metrics which will always cause pain to the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up on DBS...use what is good but let the team feel like they are winning. Focus more on the customer and not just on the shareholders.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Work you hard, reward you well, beat you down

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

    I have been working at Danaher full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meritocracy, plenty of opportunity, learn a lot about how to run a business well

    Cons

    Never good enough, not as much autonomy as preached, too many metrics, people are disillusioned, very polarized workforce

    Advice to Management

    Celebrate sucesses


  11. Helpful (2)

    Awesome place to develop your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Human Resources in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President Human Resources in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Danaher full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The caliber of people you work with and the DBS Danaher Business System training you receive is incredible, very decentralized and entrepreneurial. Danaher is very good at allowing cross business career opportunities for high achievers.

    Cons

    The company is demanding from a time standpoint some positions would be tough on a young professional beginning a family.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on what has made Danaher successful



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