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Danaher Reviews

Updated April 20, 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. "Summer Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - BOLD Intern in Chaska, MN
    Former Intern - BOLD Intern in Chaska, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Danaher as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    large company, good pay, many career options

    Cons

    disconnect between managers and interns


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Danaher full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Phenomenal experience and education on product management , refinement of strategic development skills, financial acumen and applying lean principles to manufacturing and field service operations. Incredibly smart environment.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not strongly encouraged or nurtured. You have to learn to establish your own boundaries butnrecognize that it may not be conducive to career growth. It is a hard driving environment.


  4. "Strategic Accounts Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Accounts Manager in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Strategic Accounts Manager in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Its an unbelievable company from a process management perspective - they lead globally with their Danaher Buisiness Systems DBS which is a variation of the Toyota Six Sigma Lean culture.

    Cons

    Process scares people but once they have an introduction, if they're smart and want to see success for the company, they will jump on board. I think they could always improve on conveying this to newbies and oldbies as well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the ball rolling with the business performance but make sure you don't lose track of the human factor in the process - keep up efforts to minimize attrition and burnout which is the biggest challenge and employee turnover.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Inside Sales Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Anaheim, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work environment if you are competitive, hungry to learn and ready to take off. This role is ideal to those who are not or are in the midst of acquire a bachelor's. Lot of support given to almost everyone.

    Cons

    Few to mention as I didn't stay there for too long due to the fact that I am not a typical inside sales person. However, there are lot of associates on the inside sales team that have been there for too long, which isn't an advantage in the sales field.

    Advice to Management

    Never higher someone with lot of accomplishment in a smaller role; YOU WILL END UP LOSING THEM.


  6. "Manufacturing Technician and Inspection"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Gurnee, IL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Gurnee, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    5 percent 401k match, Roth IRA, Good pay

    Cons

    High pressure and no future investment in equipment.


  7. "Leadership Rotation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Materials Management in Elizabethtown, NC
    Current Employee - Materials Management in Elizabethtown, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Danaher Business System
    Friendly work environment

    Cons

    Remote location
    Fast paced
    Lengthy rotations
    Average benefits
    Slow growth

  8. "Electronics Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Wood Dale, IL
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Wood Dale, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company, Excellent benefits, lateral movement to subsidiaries.

    Cons

    Pay scale on the low side. cannot move up "The Ladder" without paper ( Degree).


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging - Training under fire"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They leave you room to grow up in pay and responsibility when you start a job at Danaher. If you work for an acquired Danaher company be prepared to work hard and cut out wasted tasks (process improvement)

    Cons

    Most of their systems don't talk to one another and yet detail reports are requested on demand.

    Advice to Management

    High paying chiefs are paid well, but sometimes it feels like there are not enough Indians.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Nice colleagues and balanced life."

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    Former Intern - Tax Intern in Cleveland, OH
    Former Intern - Tax Intern in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Danaher as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Workload is very reasonable and the environement is appealing.

    Cons

    The corporate culture is not quite attractive.

    Advice to Management

    More communication among employees.


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