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Danaher Reviews

Updated February 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 place to learn many new technologies at least skin deep (in 5 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)

    "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


  2. "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


  3. "OK company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Scientist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    stable, innovative, competitive in the field in terms of technology

    Cons

    extreme cost saving, not competitive pay

    Advice to Management

    don't squeeze your employee too much


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Work hard, play hard, get better everyday."

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

    Pros

    -autonomy
    -fast paced
    -failing is ok
    -lots of opportunities to do different and exciting stuff

    Cons

    -no chance to take a breathe
    -no appreciation for work done
    -turnover of your team is hard and fast

    Advice to Management

    -care about your people and don't consider everyone to be replacable


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a good company to grow."

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

    Pros

    Challenging projects, lots of autonomy. It's a company that is really low on headcount, so it is expected of every employee to give 110% every time.

    Cons

    Culture is driven by business first, even though the current CEO is trying to change that in the near future.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

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    • 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.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team. Good product. Strong focus on processes and process improvement. Great learning environment.

    Cons

    Not a people friendly company, it's all about the metrics. Almost too Lean. Not enough resources in some areas to accomplish everything.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful what metrics you drive. It can cause undesirable results.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Biomedical repair tech"

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    • 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


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Some good, some bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits. Lots of turnover so if you like the job it's fairly stable.

    Cons

    Lots of new people replacing good people who got fed up and left. New leadership has lots of half baked ideas.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Danaher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Danaher (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for and gain experience. worked there for many years and gained valuable experience

    Cons

    work life balance is minimally valued, large company with minimal communications between businesses

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on performance not politics



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