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It's OK. A typical B2B firm.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Colfax

Pros

For the most part, people at Colfax are decent hard working individuals who genuinely care about doing a good job.

Cons

There is a clash of cultures with the old guard and new guard coming in. The new guard believes that anyone who doesn't have a Danaher background or Northwestern MBA isn't worth anything. If you have those two things, you'll be welcomed otherwise you're on the outside.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The values posted are phony and I didn't see the follow through that you would expect from something described as 'so important'.

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Making quarterly numbers is all that matters.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Colfax full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company is very profitable. Colfax has great employees at all levels. Many of them have been in their jobs for a long time. The products are very good because operators take pride in what they are doing. Very safe work environment. Excellent Lean Manufacturing.

    Cons

    High stress jobs. Lots of pressure to exceed Wall Street expectations. Top management has high salaries, bonus and stock while the remaining employees get very little. Raises are very low, and benefits are marginal for such a profitable company. Promotions are not given. All opportunities are given to outsiders. You can not move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company lacks vision. You are focusing to short sighted. Look past the next quarter to long-term goals and objectives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Copy of Danaher, shares will rise, disrespect to people will never change

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    Current Employee - CBS Facilitator  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - CBS Facilitator in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Colfax full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Following the successful strategy of Danaher leads to sustainable rising shares

    Cons

    No listening before judging, no humble inquiry what's going on, disrespectful behaviour to the empployees, no clue about the products, business system is becoming to be the purpose instead of the tool

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your people, perception before judging, start asking 5 why's after grasping the situation, instead of guessing it's better to know what's going on, be on the shop floor, you can't change the system, you only can develop

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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