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Danaher Reviews

Updated July 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. "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Environment is positive, engaging, diverse and challenging. The teams work hard, enjoy themselves and support one another. They are supportive to new employees by running them immersion and giving them time to acclimate to the new company, processs and peers.

    Cons

    On-boarding needs some work for new employees. Resources always seem to be a little short.

    Advice to Management

    Communication, preparation and delivery are keys to a positive experience?


  2. "Unique Place To Work..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Low politics, transparent, improve leadership, make a difference, results oriented, can get things done, OUTSTANDING people - best I've worked with.

    Cons

    Lean environment. Can be complex.

    Advice to Management

    Excited about increased focus on associate engagement over last several years...it's making a difference, please continue.

  3. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities, ownership and results driven. Develop skills in an associate that they don't recognize until thrown in a situation that tests those skill

    Cons

    Sometimes operates like a small company rather than think like a large organization


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Working in a Danaher OpCo means unlimited opportunities"

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

    I have been working at Danaher full-time

    Pros

    The Danaher Business System (DBS) ensures excellent processes to run a business in an OpCo. Accountability means that you get ahead because you're doing a good job. OpCos are run lean, which means that we are always under-resourced, teaching us how to prioritize and absolutely kills politics.

    Cons

    Too lean - down to the bone; and that can sometimes be very difficult to deal with. The cost savings when you are growing and making money can be de-motivators. Less focus on innovation and more on streamlining the business.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on organic innovation (and not just via M&A)


  5. Helpful (1)

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

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    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


  6. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    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.


  7. "Danaher"

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    Former Employee - Danaher Business Systems Leader in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Danaher Business Systems Leader in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with positive outlook

    Cons

    Too many business units/companies under the umbrella affecting the profitability of the company.

  8. "Revenue Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Danaher as an intern

    Pros

    Really take care of your work. You would make progress under their supervision. It is a good place to go if you want to focus on corporate finance.

    Cons

    Not pretty much Cons. The working hours are good. Work/fife balance is good and people are very nice there. Really cannot come up with any particular cons.

    Advice to Management

    Not pretty much advice. The working hours are good. Work/fife balance is good and people are very nice there. Really cannot come up with any particular cons.


  9. "Advanced Development"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advanced Development Engineering in Hatfield, PA
    Former Employee - Advanced Development Engineering in Hatfield, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to work on multiple projects, everyone is really friendly and willing to help, get paid overtime, get to work with higher level management as just an intern, get to do presentations

    Cons

    No initial training, there really isn't that much bad stuff to say about being an intern here.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  10. "MBA Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Danaher as an intern

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn general management via hands-on experience at gemba

    Cons

    Can't think of a single one.


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