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Danaher is a huge bear on a mono-cycle.

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Former Employee - Regional Sourcing
Former Employee - Regional Sourcing

I worked at Danaher full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Strong management philosophy - following Japanese Kaizen and the Toyota Way; very focus on waste elimination and policy deployment. Everyone is aligned and trained in this management philosophy.

Cons

Micro-management has reached new heights. Danaher Business Systems is sometimes driving too much focus on small improvements and not leap-frogging new initiatives. Toyota production system is very good for serial production - but not effective at achieving breakthrough designs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look beyond the immediacy of small improvements. Breakthrough improvements require change in top management focus and new policies will bring higher efficiency. Better open communications and feedback from bottom will serve well if top management is willing to listen.

Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    You will succeed if you like putting other people down.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danaher

    Pros

    If you like operations, you might like Danaher.

    Cons

    Inept managers that manage by fear, not a friendly place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Danaher DNA?

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    Current Employee - A Senior Engineering Leader  in  New England (Jamaica)
    Current Employee - A Senior Engineering Leader in New England (Jamaica)

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

    Pros

    Excellent learning experience. Competitive pay. If you want to lead and excel and work in a competitive environment, this place is for you

    Cons

    If it's not, and you want to find a job that you like and can stay at for a long time, need not apply.

    Despite all their talk, the managers have no control. They are still lower on the hill in the direction of leadership. If you want to excel, just complete your tasks. They don't have to be right, they just need to be on time. They prefer to throw it up on the wall, rather than put any rational thought behind it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the comments here! You treat your employees like a statistic and don't hide the fact. Forcing a furlough with 8% in sales growth despite no investment, hiring freeze, penny pinching scrutiny only to meet a short term goal, sits very poorly with your staff and employees that work for us.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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