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Danaher Reviews

Updated June 20, 2018
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Danaher President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas P. Joyce, Jr.
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Pros
  • "Many growth opportunities available and a great business system in place to support you" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Good place to learn many new technologies at least skin deep" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Also work/life balance has a long way to go" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Everyone is told by upper management that the current ventilation system is adequate even after all the people getting sick" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Field Sales Rep @ Beckman Coulter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Brea, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danaher full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, solid training, benefits are excellent, colleagues are great.

    Cons

    Not an easy job so be prepared to work hard and learn a lot. Not for couch potatoes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with all the new initiatives launched with new L1 (leadership). Keep research and development at the front of everything. New technology and assays are important. We need to distinguish ourselves from competitors with better offerings for our customers.


  2. "Big company that squeezes everybody"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Danaher full-time

    Pros

    Backing of a big company with lots of money

    Cons

    They don't share that money with employees, they just push everyone to do more work and drag their feet for years on raises.

  3. "Hard working"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danaher full-time

    Pros

    Good employee benefits as well as entertainment benefit.

    Cons

    Everyone works very hard - difficult to stand out.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Danaher okay Implant Direct Bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Danaher full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    DBS system good for business and own professional development

    Cons

    company values not lived at individual level companies. At Dental Platform radical firings especially in sales - not keeping the best, business damaging. Customers pissed, competitors happy. It is a disaster.

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention to what is actually taking place and not only to top line figures. Status usually manipulated and not tangile longterm. Working for shareholder value is not working.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Danaher needs to FIX Leica Biosystems Richmond"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Richmond, IL
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Richmond, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Danaher full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Not much,
    A pay check,
    Free OT,
    Free raffled off Uline garbage,
    useless town hall meetings gives everyone a hour off,
    No communication walks from the MGT team anymore!!! This was created from an action plan which is part of the DBS process.

    Cons

    Bugs in the building where Diagnostic solutions are made AFTER there filtered!! What would customers say if they knew that or even the FDA???!!!!!!!
    A ventilation system from the flinstone days!! Countless people have walked into the XP/Tank room over the years and begin complaining about there eyes are burning, they are having a difficult time breathing and have to be rushed outside for fresh air immediately, begin vomiting.
    Everyone is told by upper management that the current ventilation system is adequate even after all the people getting sick.
    Isn’t it messed up that Leica Biosystems Richmond is manufacturing diagnostic solutions to help pathologists diagnose cancers but the same people manufacturing them solutions are complaining of how bad the supplied air is???!!!
    Associate handbook which defines all the rules that are to be enforced/followed but yet upper management breaks them rules daily to accommodate themselves!!! Former associate walks out on there job and 2 years later, upper management is calling them back wanting them back to work and a few months later that person is doing the same thing again!!! Talk about NON COMPLIANT!!
    SOP’s need to be updated big time!! It was suggested that a training coordinator job be created but that idea/suggestion was immediately shot down due to cost by UPPER MGT..
    Companies who manufacture materials for diagnosing illness’s should NOT be so hung on lean manufacturing.
    Huge mistake!!
    Waste thousands upon thousands of $$$$$$$$$ on Kaizans and Shin events and there is no sustainment whatsoever!! The Shin event from 2016 had implemented work ideas that less than 2 years later were broken and every one was back to the old ways!!
    The all associates survey is a joke. The results from the 2015 survey created action plans focusing on improving associates moral. To this day that NEVER was completed!!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Fix Leica Biosystems Richmond NOW!! So many horrible things going on there. So many people have QUIT that place since 2016 it’s amazing that there are still people working there!! Associates from all levels quitting that place. So sad and depressing to watch.


  6. "Great place to learn and grow!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Danaher full-time

    Pros

    They invest in talent and provide employees with learning opportunities. A lot of emphasis on diversity and inclusion.

    Cons

    At times it can be hard to get the operating companies to agree to process changes etc. which makes it difficult to be fast-paced.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  7. "Great Place to Challenge Yourself"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danaher full-time

    Pros

    Growing with the company, nice team, focus on result

    Cons

    100% dedicated required, sometimes tiring

    Advice to Management

    More people caring

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Buyer with long experience."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Purchasing in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Purchasing in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Danaher full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company, worldwide. Scure job.

    Cons

    More work, less benefits. Too much pressure.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A company that values their employees!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danaher full-time

    Pros

    This is the first place I've worked where career development is actually a priority. And it's not just lip service - they actually give you the tools and resources to increase your self worth.

    Cons

    I'm disappointed by how little we give back. I mean we do, but it's not much compared to companies who have a lot less money. Be nice if they did a donation matching program for employees, increased the number of scholarships available toward kids etc.

    Also work/life balance has a long way to go. We are getting there and it really depends on your manager.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Tax Analysis"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danaher full-time

    Pros

    Fast pace, a lot of opportunity.

    Cons

    Very political (caused by one or two people).


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