Danaher Reviews | Glassdoor

Danaher Reviews

Updated March 19, 2019
308 reviews

Filter

Filter


3.3
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Danaher President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas P. Joyce, Jr.
Thomas P. Joyce, Jr.
77 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (13)

    "Field Sales Rep @ Beckman Coulter"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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. "The Real Deal"

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

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

    Pros

    DBS is the culture here and it shows. Each element of the company provides an opportunity to make changes that will be felt across the organization.

    High growth rate means most of the problems here are good ones to have - growing pains.

    Leadership are pros, and the Danaher brand pays dividends on your resume. Plenty of room to grow within the company throughout your career.

    Danaher’s results speak for themselves. A GREAT place to be.

    Cons

    The lean approach means that there can be some area that seem less polished, such as office space. My opinion is that this is best reinvested in the growth of the business.

    Some turnover where leadership changes have occurred.

    Advice to Management

    Thrilled with our OpCo’s leadership team.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company but scary business unit - Danaher Digital"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to different projects
    Free lunch (if still doing that)

    Cons

    Well, the company itself is good but Danaher Digital is one of worst units in entire company.

    The company hired a new leader for Danaher Digital who is abusing and disrespectful, so, be prepared to get disrespected starting you day 1 (they role play very well in interviews and try to depict a heaven in front of you but it substantially changes right after you join).

    Vision and strategies are never communicated with the team. Danaher Digital leader does not allow associated to contribute into business unit strategy. People are never allowed to view operational progress within the function. Long story short They put you behind the walls!

    Cheap leader(s). Senior management spend their time to policing associates instead of focusing on the bigger thing: business strategies and operations.

    Hierarchies are just not right! middle managers and senior leader have to switch their place in the business. This can make Danaher Digital a healthy place to work with.

    Little to no career development opportunity. The leaders just talk about it and never practice developing employees.

    No positive outlook for Danaher Digital (despite what they try to convey to new employees or in interviews to candidates)

    Advice to Management

    Share with your teams how you got hired at Danaher. They are very curious to know how come Danaher extended job offer to you.
    Be transparent, share with your team members what is going on in your organization.


  4. "Good Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hatfield, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hatfield, PA

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

    Pros

    nice to learn lean tools

    Cons

    management doesnot care about employees


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid Danaher Digital (formerly Danaher Labs)! incompetent leadership"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Danaher Digital (Danaher Labs) in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Danaher Digital (Danaher Labs) in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Snacks
    Good colleagues
    Variety of projects

    Cons

    - Toxic environment with new leadership.
    - All good people have gone (are leaving) one by one in the past 1-2 years. Or have been demoted to cheap roles. Roles are not in harmony with the skill sets.
    - The new leadership is in love with secrecy.
    - Poor leadership competencies, no employee feedback is received and honored. Labs
    - Leadership doesn't value career development of associates.
    - Slavery and disrespectful environment.
    - Heavy workload without motivations
    - Welcome to India :) literally! even rare to "interview" other nationalities for new roles.

    Advice to Management

    Please take people management 101. First competency in management is to respect your people, listen to them, ask for feedback, make them engaged, motivate them. Maintain the diversity in your function environment (both gender diversity and race). This function is "Danaher Digital", not "Men of India"!
    True growth should be measured by revenue, NOT cost cutting! don't spend your time cutting usual operations cost. Start with lifting revenue.
    Value career development of your associates. Developing associates is not achievable only letting them taking classes. Help them rotate around the business, help them be exposed to different projects.
    And PLEASE be down to earth, treat people with humility and respect.


  6. "Mechanical engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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


  7. "VP operations"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

  8. "VP of Sales"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  9. "Great potential"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  10. "Senior Software Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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