Fluke Corporation

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Fluke Corporation Reviews

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
74 Reviews
2.9
74 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • DBS (Danaher Business System) teaches you about Lean Processes, and there is flexbility with change and constant adaptation (in 4 reviews)

  • As a Danaher company, Fluke uses the Danaher Business System (DBS), which is an offshoot of the Toyota Production System (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Work / Life balance is many departments is non-existent (in 9 reviews)

  • Stock performance is impressive and the Danaher Business System is only partly responsbile for the company's success (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very Good place to learn business operations

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fluke Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn business operations using DBS/TPS/Lean. Respected products and brand. Smart/collaborative co-workers. Clear roles. Fast pace. Not very political - results driven. Good multi-national structure.

    Cons

    Big numbers promised to parent each quarter (DHR). Older technology/industry. Shortage of resources. Little investment in employee development/morale. Aging facility/workspaces.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to make your numbers and still have an engaged and motivated workforce.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's been a great company but changing rapidly – and not for the better.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA

    I have been working at Fluke Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Deep pool of talented, enthusiastic, committed people who want to belong to a successful company for the long term.

    Cons

    Work life balance. Lack of R&D investment. Outsourcing engineering and manufacturing. Prioritization of cost over quality. Retention becoming a problem. Talent not replaced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in organic growth. The 'best team' is won by the best management team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wrings the life out of you. Execs turn blind eye to blatant Management issues.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Everett, WA

    I have been working at Fluke Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is slightly better than unemployment.

    Cons

    Inexperienced Director level employees have no clue what is going on. Long hours for salaried employees while upper levels take credit for work.HR is useless and has their own agenda which is dictated by the abusers in power. All management with any experience or compassion have left the company over the last 3 years since the inept management was hired. Company benefits slowly decreased to bare minimums.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house from the highest levels, reward the employees pulling the weight of the company to keep the talent happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Lean Manufacturing

    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Everett, WA

    I have been working at Fluke Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company was built on strong values that included work life balance. Those original values have lasted through the years.

    Cons

    The values that made the company what it is can lost when the focus is on lean manufacturing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what employees want in terms of life/work balance.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Struggle

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Everett, WA

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

    Pros

    You are always able to make changes to your work environment if their is a problem.

    Cons

    There is not enough time provided to make the necessary changes. Pay structure and some of the policies need to be reevaluated. Annual revues only matter when it is that time of year - you essentially are just going through the motions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go to gemba.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tough sink or swim culture.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fluke Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Autonomy, Implement change, Lean manufacturing

    Cons

    HR, Human resources, Work force management, Few truly happy employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit skimping out on human resources. Manufacturing teams suffering due to lack of support. There are only two manufacturing engineers to handle the problems of the most accurate pressure and temperature calibration units in the world! 2 engineers per factory! Get real if you want things to be done well, invest human resources.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    If you like change, this is the place for you

    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Everett, WA

    I worked at Fluke Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent opportunities for career movement if you are open to relocation, benefits are okay, compensation is fairly competitive.

    Cons

    Very few development or learning opportunities beyond the usual Danaher Business System courses. Little recognition - not a very appreciative culture. Work / Life balance is many departments is non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to set the tone for appreciation, work-life balance, taking risks to be innovative. Focus less on process and reporting to DHR Corporate, and more on the customer and your employees.

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Senior Technician and Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Senior Technician and Supervisor in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Technician and Supervisor in Everett, WA

    I worked at Fluke Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Highly qualified technical personnel and extremely hard working people

    Cons

    Very little work/life balance. I was sucked into a supervisory position and promised I would be ahead of any technician within 2 years. That never happened and I supervised technicians that made far more than I did on overtime. e ended up taking pay cuts and furlough days towards the end and I left because I saw the writing on the wall. Danaher will burn people out as fast as they can and just replace once they're burnt out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have enough personnel to have backups when people are on vacation or sick. Fluke was acquired by Danaher. Since the acquisition by Danaher, employee morale has been destroyed. The only reason most people stay there is because it is such a nice area to live in. Otherwise, their turnover would be incredible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Making a difference

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fluke Corporation

    Pros

    I have been at Fluke for almost four years now. If you are interested in metrology, Fluke is arguably the best company in the world for this. We routinely interface with the best calibration laboratories in the world, who look to Fluke for answers on the most accurate measurements. Fluke continues to grow and they value promoting internally, but also understand to stay on top of the technology that they need to recruit people with up-to-date technical expertise. Some of the new technologies being developed such as Fluke Connect are going to significantly impact the industry and really pushes Fluke out ahead of the competition. One of the things that I found refreshing is that politics plays a very small role in the day to day management and that the best ideas, no matter where they come from are the solutions that are implemented.

    Cons

    not really cons to me, but there is certainly a strong culture of hard work and doing what it takes to accomplish the task. If you do not believe in lean manufacturing principles, then you probably need to look elsewhere as it is nearly a religion here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top management could benefit by a more time at gemba, getting on to the floor with people doing their daily work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Fluke Corporation Response

    Jun 13, 2014Human Resources

    Thanks! We really work hard to make our Metrology Lab - World Class.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn, not a great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master Scheduler in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Master Scheduler in Everett, WA

    I have been working at Fluke Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is a great place to learn when it comes to supply chain and operations. There are a ton of growth opportunities available within the company.

    Cons

    All the operations talent has left the company, the operations group is so short staffed management is asking people to take on 2 and 3 people’s responsibilities. There is no sense of urgency to back fill any of the vacant roles which is causing people to burn out and hate working for the company, which contributes to everyone’s attitudes at work. The pay scale is not equivalent to the job market or the amount of work people are being asked to do.

    Doesn't Recommend

    Fluke Corporation Response

    Jun 13, 2014Human Resources

    We have hired some super Operations talent within the last year!

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