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Danaher Reviews

Updated April 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 (1)

    "Challenging pace with developed and exciting toolbox for operational excellence"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Danaher Business Systems Leader in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Danaher Business Systems Leader in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Data driven, Opportunities for growth, professional development, result focused, development focused, engagement focused, operational excellence toolbox (DBS Tools) drive improvement activities and focus

    Cons

    Extremely fast pace and expectations, data driven, performance driven, continue to optimize process to reduce costs and sustain growth which can be construed as trying to remove people but really about controlling costs to ensure growth


  2. "Engineering Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Wood Dale, IL
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Wood Dale, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent 401K plan, Flex hours

    Cons

    Experience is ignored, one has to have FOUR YEAR "Paper" for promotion. Management approval rating stuck @50%.

    Advice to Management

    What say you try something different and crazy..Manage!!


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

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    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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Dir Strategic Sourcing- Indirect and Logistics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. "Focus on numbers"

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    • Culture & Values
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    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


  7. Helpful (16)

    "Great company to invest in as an investor but not as an employee serving share holders"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - R&D Director in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many great people with good intentions. Some very strong and humble leaders. Very good place to learn and move on.

    Cons

    Endless RIFs in pursuit of ultimate LEAN means no job security and no work life balance. Mindless and mind numbing bureaucracy in many areas sucks life out of you when you try to get a job done.

    Advice to Management

    Someday, all the employees will be eventually replaced by robots but we are still humans with feelings and thoughts. A little empathy will go a long way. Also, work is not a jail sentence and a business trip should not be a punishment. It is not necessary to publish a travel policy that reads "you are allowed to call home once a day for a reasonable length". We are all adults here trying to contribute.


  8. "Manufacturing Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Elizabethtown, NC
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Elizabethtown, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of hands-on and practical opportunities. A real family culture.

    Cons

    Reactionary plant. Not very proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with the associates.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ladera Ranch, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ladera Ranch, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of DBS Tools to learn from.

    Cons

    Tools drive the wrong behaviors and culture if used wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Do not overuse and overthink DBS tools. Sometimes they just don't work for certain departments.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Was great before Danaher bought us out."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love love love my co-workers! My supervisor and manager are awesome but high up leadership is awful, textbook awful.

    Cons

    Dictatorship. No collaboration. You are just told what to do without discussion. Cut people constantly which causes training issues and you have no training because person to train is no longer there.

    Advice to Management

    Take some leadership and business classes. Having such a high turnover is more costly than having a sufficient number of employees. No point in doing enhancement surveys if you don't improve anything.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Biomedical repair tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady employer with professionalism in management

    Cons

    Not great at promotion from within

    Advice to Management

    Look at some of the employees you have to promote based of professionalism and work history and promote from within



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