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Danaher Overview

Washington, DC
10000+ employees
Company - Public (DHR)
Health Care Products Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
We are a Global Science and Technology Innovator

And we have a competitive advantage. One that has contributed to our long-term outperformance*. It’s not a secret. It’s the combination of our exceptional people empowered to lead change ... Read more

Mission: Our globally diverse team of 65,000 associates is united by our Shared Purpose—Helping Realize Life’s Potential. This Shared Purpose is at the core of our deep commitment to developing innovations in science and technology that make a difference in the lives ... Read more

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    Danaher is immensely proud to have several operating companies directly involved in the fight against COVID-19. Learn more about our teams and technologies on the front lines.

  • COVID-19

    The health and well-being of our associates – including prospective associates – is our top priority. We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and have made adjustments to our processes accordingly. We felt it would be helpful to outline the steps we are taking and what you can expect from our recruiting teams during this time.

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Danaher – Why Work With Us?

All About Our People: Connection, Adaptation, and Teamwork During COVID-19

If there’s one thing COVID has made us realize, it’s how much connections matter. Our connections with colleagues give us the support we need to do great work in difficult circumstances, whether it’s a quick conversation about our families, an offer to collaborate, or a much-needed moment of levity. Here are some of the amazing people at Danaher who are leading us through this time, helping keep everyone safe and healthy, and reminding us that we don’t have to have all the answers, as long as we have each other.

Melissa Aquino, President of Leica Biosystems, on writing a new playbook for the age of COVID-19, being kind to ourselves in the midst of chaos, and empowering her team to make creative decisions.

Julie Sawyer Montgomery, President of Beckman Coulter, on the company’s work toward a COVID-19 serology test, removing barriers to her team’s success, and fostering innovation and ambitious product development even in these unpredictable times.

Sarah Smith, VP, Danaher Corporate HR on taking quick action to support associates as the pandemic hit, the team’s ongoing response efforts, and making peace with a new normal.

To learn more about how Danaher Operating Companies are fighting against COVID-19, click here. 

Experience a World of Infinite Potential
At Danaher, your potential is amplified. Our culture of continuous improvement defines who we are, drives our success, and translates to a career without limits for our team of 59,000 intellectually curious associates. Our global ecosystem of businesses, operating within some of the world’s most demanding industries, provides a platform to chart an uncommonly diverse career.

At Danaher, our experiential learning environment, transparent culture, and accessible leadership means that your potential is recognized and actively cultivated. Associates commonly move between operating companies and functional roles, which is facilitated by our foundational operating system – the Danaher Business System (DBS).

Our Shared Purpose

Our globally diverse team of 65,000 associates is united by our Shared Purpose—Helping Realize Life’s Potential. This Shared Purpose is at the core of our deep commitment to developing innovations in science and technology that make a difference in the lives of millions of people across the globe. As agents of possibility and change, we make a meaningful contribution to something much larger than ourselves.


Many companies talk about changing the world. At Danaher, we live it every day. Fueled by the ingenuity of our people and the power of the Danaher Business System, we’re on a constant quest to make things better–for our customers, ourselves and the world.


Danaher has been named one of the Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. Our associates weighed in and gave Danaher high marks for our commitment to celebrating differences, learning from diverse perspectives and creating an inclusive workplace. We jumped to #113 on the list – up 89 spots from last year. United by our Shared Purpose to help people realize life’s potential, our quest to make things better for our customers, ourselves and the world continues.


The Danaher D+I strategy is both local and global. Throughout the world, we localize our D+I actions to ensure associates experience inclusion in a locally relevant way. In 2019, we hosted our first North Asia Women's Leadership Summit in Shanghai, China with more than 100 women leaders from China, Japan, and South Korea network, learn and reflect on challenges women leaders face at Danaher, including work and life balance, career opportunities and visibility, and learning from role models.


Danaher Associate Resource Groups (ARGs) are sponsored networks for associates, across all operating companies, to come together, share, learn and develop with each other. They help our associates realize their full potential and increase the representation of high-potential diverse talent at all levels of the organization.

Danaher Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Good company with strong growth and smart people"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Washington, DC
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Danaher full-time (More than 3 years)


    Very good company to drive growth year on year. People are smart and hardworking.


    Nothing to highlight on the drawbacks as it's a good company to work

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Danaher Interviews



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    Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Danaher in February 2020.


    Interview process was really lame. The person I spoke on the phone with was a real weirdo, super unprofessional. Started off calling me from a bad connection, then called back asking me what happened, claiming he called me but I didn't answer. Asked me about my background, (I was MORE than qualified for the job, in fact overqualified), then was asked about Salary. Clearly the guy didn't like my numbers, so he then conjured up an excuse that he didn't see any College on my resume, and that a Degree was a requirement. The ad in question stated the requirement was "A Degree OR MCSE." I have an MCSE, the interviewer was aware I had it, but continued making up the excuse "I'm real sorry but a Degree is a requirement." The ad went up again 2 weeks later without the Degree requirement. Do yourself a favor and don't waste your time at this place.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you worked with VMWare, and where did you work with VMWare?   1 Answer
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Danaher Awards & Accolades

  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2008
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
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Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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