Danaher

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience but can be a SHARK TANK!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DBSL
    Former Employee - DBSL

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

    Pros

    Metric driven organization with high levels of accountablitly. Heavy focus on Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement. Upper management provides tools necessary to achieve goals.

    Cons

    Metrics are everything at Danaher. They strive to make sure everyone knows the rules of the game and what both winning and losing looks like. However, if you are in a division that is suffering financially the game is impossible to win.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more involved with projects throughout the month and not just for montly reviews.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Danaher delivers on its promises to associates & customers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager

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

    Pros

    Great focus on continuous improvement in a collegial, non-blaming environment. Great opportunities for career growth across the many companies Danaher owns. Wide variety of science, technology and environmental companies under the Danaher umbrella. Senior management is excellent. Lots of highly intelligent people in the company.

    Cons

    Sometimes the decentralized nature of the company means several operating companies are duplicating efforts. Like most publicly-traded companies there is an intense focus on meeting Wall Street's numbers each quarter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the focus on keeping the unique culture that makes Danaher great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bottom line focused

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - District Manager in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Danaher (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management is committed for better or worse to DBS. Sing from the same page. Very good stock appreciation

    Cons

    Strong focus on quarterly results without much care for long term prospects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Benchmark long term performance against industry peers better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    How much productivity can they squeeze out of you?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations in Marengo, IL
    Former Employee - Operations in Marengo, IL

    I worked at Danaher full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary, and decent 401k match and profit contribution after 1 year.

    Cons

    As other reviews have pointed out, Danaher is interested only in the bottom-line. Work/life balance is not a concern for them. No sick days, so have to use vacation, and it takes a very long time to get additional vacation days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't discuss incentive comp plan bonuses around non-management employees that are not eligible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Senior Software

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people and bosses are great to work with

    Cons

    Some times you will have to work long houses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are great and no advice is needed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    The Bottom Line is ALL that matters.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Salary: That is how they get you. Remember that the grass is NOT always greener!
    DBS: Danaher Business System. (Toyota Business System)
    Employees that were working at the Danaher Business Unit prior to be acquired by Danaher.

    Cons

    Engineering's time was spent on fixing the existing products. No R&D. No Marketing. No dedicated outside sales force. Manufacturing runs the show. Cut costs, cut costs, cut costs. The customer does not come first. Employees are assets to be used accordingly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Any advice in contrast to Manufacturing or Accounting's ideals will be disregarded or considered to be provided by someone who's opinion is useless.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great for resume and lean, poor for quailty of life

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President Human Resources in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Vice President Human Resources in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Strong lean tools, excellent place to learn

    Cons

    Negative culture, blaming environment. Lost what made it special

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    By far the worst company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Salary is fairly decent buts thats about it.

    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. Did i mention you only get 10 days per year. Danaher considers there employees as a statistics you are just another number on a sheet to them. Once your project ends be prepared to look for another opportunity because they already forecasted the end of your job. There is ZERO culture at Danaher you feel like a drone working here & you can be easily replaced. I believe the average lifespan of an employees is 1-3 years if your not senior management expect to get canned within that timeframe. I would avoid working for them or any of there subsidiaries at all cost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your employees welfare then just what they can do for you. Provide opportunities for growth not just for senior management but for all the other associates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ormco Corp

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Production Engineer in Glendora, CA
    Former Intern - Production Engineer in Glendora, CA

    I worked at Danaher as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of friendly employees
    Treated an intern well
    Gave me a serious project as a intern

    Cons

    Corporate control
    Outsourcing
    Doesn't have room for engineers to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No big advice from an intern! Company constantly being restructured. Too much change for a productive environment. Shaky ground discourages the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Operations Leadership Development

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer/Planner in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Buyer/Planner in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    A lot of visibiility with upper level management. Able to control your own career.

    Cons

    Recent hire, none showing so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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