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Danaher Reviews

Updated March 13, 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 15 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. Helpful (3)

    "Working in a Danaher OpCo means unlimited opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

    The Danaher Business System (DBS) ensures excellent processes to run a business in an OpCo. Accountability means that you get ahead because you're doing a good job. OpCos are run lean, which means that we are always under-resourced, teaching us how to prioritize and absolutely kills politics.

    Cons

    Too lean - down to the bone; and that can sometimes be very difficult to deal with. The cost savings when you are growing and making money can be de-motivators. Less focus on innovation and more on streamlining the business.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on organic innovation (and not just via M&A)


  2. "Was a great place to work, with the word WAS"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co workers, safety is important and benefits are good. Some additional perks such as discounts on Verizon ect. Very diversified company.

    Cons

    If you don't have a college degree, you will go no where. Once a year the employees get to take part in a survey about the company they work for. It's always bad. It has gotten worse the past year with the clear downsizing of the company. We are not told the truth, they just use the excuse, your position is being eliminated and the new position replacing it pays about half. Take it or leave it. Most of the sales force has left and went to the competitors. Dedicated employees with perfect records for many years are now treated like children, having to account for every move including using the restroom. Phone calls are recorded and picked apart as a reason to mark your employment record. Direct manager had no control or backbone to stand up for his/her team.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink what is important. Your employees matter


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Dir Strategic Sourcing- Indirect and Logistics"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Danaher full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong professional experience & development opportunities

    Cons

    Poor work life balance. Strong shareholder value but not employee value


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  5. "VP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Danaher full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn how to efficiently run a business

    Cons

    Some common sense is ignored in the favor of forcing DBS tools

    Advice to Management

    Be flexible


  6. "Good environment--few complaints"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Approachable managers
    Free coffee and other amenities

    Cons

    Stuffy office environment
    Position only temporary
    Dated equipment available for use


  7. "Danaher Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fellow co workers are good to work with

    Cons

    Company just treats you like a number.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your best assets. Those are your employees.


  8. "Focus on numbers"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Two Inlets, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Two Inlets, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Less respect and appreciate to employees. Only focus on the sales number and growth. Stressful working environment and the managers lack off experience

    Cons

    A lot management tools and practice. Highly growth business in merge market so more opportunities and young employees and managers that is good for innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Need more care employees not only numbers


  9. Helpful (4)

    "HR"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot! Great place to go if you need an MBA education.

    Cons

    Be ready to work ridiculously hard and not be appreciated. Heartless employer

    Advice to Management

    Strive for integrity instead of compliance. Start treating people like you really value their contributions rather than constantly judging them and looking for the faults.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Now with experience...Looking Back 2016 review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Drove me to my biggest success yet ...at a different company.

    Cons

    I interviewed, got the job and moved to a different state for a Talent Management job just to find out a week before I started that they were changing my job scope to a Data Talent Specialist and was told that my manager was going to reside in a different state. Manager had me commute/drive twice a week from Richmond, VA to Raleigh, NC for our 1-1s... the few phone calls on updates occurred when she was walking her dog. Needless to say, I was put on a PIP on my third month on the job. When the PIP expired, I had already found a different job and I was very very happy to leave. As a "favor" the didn't charged me back the money for relocation. New job turned out to be extremely successful, I've been with them for four years and already got a promotion under my belt.


  11. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice team environment, great first job

    Cons

    Can be forgotten at times, need to make work for yourself or other things can be extremely busy



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