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Helpful (5)

Penny wise pound foolish; cuts made that decrease productivity and professional growth.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX

I worked at Danaher

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

Pros

Decreased management to leaner levels. Pay and benefits remained the same for the first 6 months.

Cons

Upon taking over a very large multinational medical instrument company cut out all travel for some departments and attendance to national meetings. Removed copiers, stopped replacing ceiling lights. Forbid upgrading computers, took back cell phones and other communication devices. increased costs to field support persons for car, cell phones. Over worked field support. Many resignations. Senior persons taking jobs with competitors or taking lay off package.

Advice to Management

Wake up or abandon ship. This is only the tip of the iceberg ahead.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    How to ruin a great company, ChemTreat, in three easy lessons

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - District Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Danaher

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

    Pros

    Name recognition and decent health benefits

    Cons

    The support staff has been treated like slaves. Despite meeting targets, ChemTreat refused to give the average employee a raise. Desention amongst the lower managers and their staff runs high. People are in positions of higher management without the necessary education that most companies typically require. The company was once a proud employee owned place of business that attracted the top talent in the field of water treatment. Why anyone would choose ChemTreat for their career is beyond me (except for the need for a paycheck).

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the basics. Remember what made ChemTreat great. Give the salesman the power to make business decisions for their territories. You are paying people of real profitability. Stop making up your own profit numbers and looking for ways to cut bonuses.

  2. Helpful (10)

    Professionals: Avoid this company at all costs

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairport, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairport, NY

    I worked at Danaher

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Danaher is a global company and you gain some international exposure. There are very good and hard-working employees here that try their best to support each other, as well as customers despite the harsh working conditions.

    Cons

    This company consistently makes promises to clients they can't keep. It is a high pressure, thankless environment with many unsatisfied employees that are afraid of being the next to get the ax. It is a constant revolving door of people. One day they are there, the next day they are fired without regard to how long they've served the company. Expectations are completely unrealistic, and there is a culture of blame. The high volume of work and pressure promotes errors that reflect badly on you and are reported on a daily basis. There is little to no training for most of the positions, and the environment is toxic. The smart ones make a bee line to the exit door when they wise up to the situation. I advise all accomplished professionals or those looking to start their career to not waste their time with this hell hole. Heed this warning: this is not a good place to work compared to other companies in the area. Unless you are very desperate and are a glutton for punishment, don't waste your time or talent. For the engineers out there, the technology is not cutting edge and leaves much to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and professionalism. Word gets around. The worker bees know the clients so make an effort to actually implement changes, not just talk about them. Take time to listen and learn on what the real issues are, and stop blaming individuals when the whole system is dysfunctional. It is nearly impossible to provide adequate customer service for this reason. Spend the money to improve training and boost morale so good employees actually want to work there. That revolving door will cost you sooner or later.

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