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Danaher Reviews

Updated January 10, 2019
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Danaher President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas P. Joyce, Jr.
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Pros
  • "The Danaher Business System (DBS) ensures excellent processes to run a business in an OpCo" (in 17 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. Featured Review

    Helpful (9)

    "Field Sales Rep @ Beckman Coulter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. "Mechanical engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    No complaints about my job

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "VP operations"

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

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

    Pros

    Career development talented network DBS tools

    Cons

    Budget process not always aligned well with strategy

    Advice to Management

    Balance


  4. "VP of Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales & Operations in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President Sales & Operations in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fortune 500 in Major Market

    Cons

    M & A activity can disrupt employee and market place lives dramatically.


  5. "Great potential"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Danaher full-time

    Pros

    High dynamics envioroment, great colleagues, amazing products

    Cons

    If you are working in remote areas, you will never get a chance for career development. Not all Danaher OpCo's are equal. Some Middle Management people are dinosaurs and should be kicked out!

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the staff satisfaction surveys. Why are the retention ratios high? Not because of the lean, its due to incompetent middle management.


  6. "Senior Software Engineer"

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

    I worked at Danaher (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Management and work environment

    Cons

    there are no cons here


  7. "director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danaher full-time

    Pros

    challenging and interesting work opportunities

    Cons

    overly focused on cost cutting

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great if not for ego driven middle management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Johns Creek, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Johns Creek, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a learning friendly environment

    Cons

    The drive to be a professional corporate environment supersedes simple and logical decision making

    Advice to Management

    The job was good but they need to cultivate a certain culture instead of given middle management free range.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Nice company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady work over the years Pay good Vacation paid Breaks

    Cons

    Management not great
    Needs to retrain

    Advice to Management

    Retrain your team


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Product Manager"

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

    I have been working at Danaher full-time

    Pros

    DBS, opportunity to move between OpCos

    Cons

    Not innovation oriented. Too focused on bottom line