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Danaher Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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Danaher President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas P. Joyce, Jr.
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Pros
  • Danaher Business System, company values and integrity (in 16 reviews)

  • Good benefits and for the most part the culture is okay but it can be a bit demanding (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Always on the road - work life balance is a challenge (in 21 reviews)

  • Endless RIFs in pursuit of ultimate LEAN means no job security and no work life balance (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Unique Place To Work..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danaher full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Low politics, transparent, improve leadership, make a difference, results oriented, can get things done, OUTSTANDING people - best I've worked with.

    Cons

    Lean environment. Can be complex.

    Advice to Management

    Excited about increased focus on associate engagement over last several years...it's making a difference, please continue.


  2. "Diverse Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danaher full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Diverse conglomerate corporate entity setup. Allows for lateral /upstream movements within corporate entities structure.

    Cons

    cost controls may limit derivation of perceived benefits vs. future benefits from cost investment.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Nice but weak sr. management"

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    Former Employee - Data Scientist Danaher Labs in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Data Scientist Danaher Labs in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Danaher full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, free lunch, open to new ideas, nice colleagues across teams

    Cons

    New strategy every morning, no big data application, direct manager supporting and knowledgeable but senior management is lost with little to no strategic direction that makes sense. Very junior human resource only searches for troubles instead of supporting the team that always led to increasing friction between team members. Not stable department and no job security. Avoid if you love real big data!

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your employees, they are companies assets. Firing does not help always. Let an experienced senior leader that has previously run corporate labs run the Labs.


  4. "Global Director Executive Talent Acquisition"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danaher full-time

    Pros

    Dedicated smart teams. great tools.

    Cons

    Not for individuals not willing to commit time and energy into constant improvement.


  5. "VP Americas"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Danaher full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Top Talent.

    Cons

    High pressure environment. Only for the strong.


  6. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danaher full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Environment is positive, engaging, diverse and challenging. The teams work hard, enjoy themselves and support one another. They are supportive to new employees by running them immersion and giving them time to acclimate to the new company, processs and peers.

    Cons

    On-boarding needs some work for new employees. Resources always seem to be a little short.

    Advice to Management

    Communication, preparation and delivery are keys to a positive experience?


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Data Scientist Danaher Labs"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist
    Current Employee - Data Scientist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Danaher full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you have no interest in working, you can just smile and say "yes" to all the comments, you are good to go

    Cons

    Worse place too work, zero learning, no passion or motivation, small group of 2-3 people, hire interns with cheapest rate and ask them work more than full-times with no learning, none of the project are delivered complete, the manager has a very short-time vision of success, no interest in delivering their responsibilities right, I can go on and go on, there is no end for cons of the data science team at Danaher Labs

    Advice to Management

    "time" is the post precious fortune that is being waste by wrong and unprofessional management. Management is an important skill, not just a position you accept to get paid more. you have a responsibility about your employees career and growth. it is not limited to bossing around people.

  8. "DBS Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company interaction, company commitment to values/mission.

    Cons

    Overworked, HR not supportive, pulled in too many directions.

    Advice to Management

    Find a better way to offer work/life balance


  9. "Superhuman"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learn stuff that can be used later

    Cons

    politics all the time, learn to fill in spreadsheets

    Advice to Management

    learn how to manage


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great for shareholders, not so much for employees and customers"

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

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

    Pros

    The company has many great processes that can be leveraged to improve business performance.

    Cons

    Executive management struggles to think outside of their own Danaher Business System. They fail to recognize when particular businesses are in up or down cycles. They spread the same requirements across all businesses, like peanut butter.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the market and competitive conditions of the businesses. Give management more freedom to adjust investment in the business up or down to maximize the return on investment over not only short time periods, but also longer time horizons.


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