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Danaher Reviews

Updated October 26, 2017
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Danaher President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas P. Joyce, Jr.
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  • 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

    Helpful (2)

    "Unique Place To Work..."

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    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. "Danaher"

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

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

    Pros

    Results oriented, merit based, focused on continuous improvement

    Cons

    Hard driving culture not suited for everyone.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Danaher Summer Intern Program (DSIP)"

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Danaher (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well laid out, had the opportunity to travel and meet employees within multiple business functions.

    Cons

    Project was often not the most intense or stimulating, leading to much downtime.

    Advice to Management

    In each of the Operating Companies, try to install an attitude that would really allow other associates to help the intern with their project.


  4. "Processes over people"

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

    I have been working at Danaher full-time

    Pros

    The environment is great for self-driven, high achieving personalities. The tools that Danaher has developed, when used properly, are excellent at simplifying and driving change. There is lots of opportunity, and the job is never boring.

    Cons

    Success is still variable by op-co. At mine, the people serve the processes, not the other way around. This leads to delay and in-fighting among departments. No trust in management either. But I have heard differently from other op-cos

    Advice to Management

    Processes are necessary, but make them work for us, not the other way around.


  5. "Danaher Review"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Management can be disorganized at times.

    Advice to Management

    Thoroughly review position responsibilities before recruiting


  6. "Decent"

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and good experience

    Cons

    Not difficult, bad internal communication


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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

  8. Helpful (4)

    "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.


  9. "Global Director Executive Talent Acquisition"

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    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.


  10. "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.


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