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Awesome place to develop your career

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
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 for more than 3 years

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 ManagementAdvice

Continue to focus on what has made Danaher successful

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience but can be a SHARK TANK!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DBSL
    Former Employee - DBSL

    I worked at Danaher full-time for 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great bullet point on resume but not trustworthy

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

    I have been working at Danaher full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Will gain great experience and knowledge, especially when involved heavily with DBS (Danaher Business Systems)
    - Can drive amazing short term results

    Cons

    - Shark Tank!
    - Nothing matters other than metrics, cost savings, and results for the sake of upper management and shareholders; leads to massive shortcutting and neglecting of core values and top two publicized metrics (Safety, Quality)
    - DBS can be utilized for better purposes; company talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk
    - Impossible to succeed at OpCos (subsidiaries) that have been leaned out (anorexic state) and suffering from lack of reinvestment while cost metrics become more rigid; Danaher succeeds while subsidiaries eventually fail

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Walk the walk and reinvest in the business. Lean should be used to make the business more efficient, thereby making room to bring in more business and opportunities, not cut heads. Danaher seems stuck in the 80's/90's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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