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Danaher Reviews

Updated March 15, 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. "favorable experience"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are always opportunity for growth

    Cons

    The is very limited work life balance


  2. Helpful (1)

    "fast pace"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Orange, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Accountability, responsibility and interface with multiple departments

    Cons

    heavy workload, too much fixups, out of dated equipments

    Advice to Management

    some middle management lack of working knowledge


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Business Operations Leadership Development"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer/Planner in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Buyer/Planner in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of visibiility with upper level management. Able to control your own career.

    Cons

    Recent hire, none showing so far.


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  5. "Senior Software"

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

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

    Pros

    The people and bosses are great to work with

    Cons

    Some times you will have to work long houses

    Advice to Management

    They are great and no advice is needed


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience but can be a SHARK TANK!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - DBSL
    Former Employee - DBSL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Metric driven organization with high levels of accountablitly. Heavy focus on Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement. Upper management provides tools necessary to achieve goals.

    Cons

    Metrics are everything at Danaher. They strive to make sure everyone knows the rules of the game and what both winning and losing looks like. However, if you are in a division that is suffering financially the game is impossible to win.

    Advice to Management

    Become more involved with projects throughout the month and not just for montly reviews.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Danaher delivers on its promises to associates & customers"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great focus on continuous improvement in a collegial, non-blaming environment. Great opportunities for career growth across the many companies Danaher owns. Wide variety of science, technology and environmental companies under the Danaher umbrella. Senior management is excellent. Lots of highly intelligent people in the company.

    Cons

    Sometimes the decentralized nature of the company means several operating companies are duplicating efforts. Like most publicly-traded companies there is an intense focus on meeting Wall Street's numbers each quarter.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the focus on keeping the unique culture that makes Danaher great.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "If You Live to Work, This is Your Place"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities if you're willing to sacrifice and work extremely hard. Will become a millionaire if you get in the equity program. Great business system and processes for most everything. If you can survive here, you can survive anywhere.

    Cons

    Processes aren't always followed. Quest for revenue growth leads to some questionable ethics and decisions. More politics than sr. leadership will admit to. No investment in facilities and work environment is poorly maintained. Not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Deploy some capital in the facilities and give people a place to work they can take pride in. You are losing customer focus by being overly concerned with short term financial results.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Network Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer
    Current Employee - Network Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danaher full-time

    Pros

    Always something different.
    All in all great place to work

    Cons

    can get burnt out
    Danaher asks alot out of thier employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Highly challenging and meritocratic but not warm and fuzzy."

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    Former Employee - Finance Director
    Former Employee - Finance Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Danaher part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn and grow professionally for self-starters with initiative and drive. Good comp and benefits. Smart, professional colleagues. Very disciplined, successful approach to operations and financial management.

    Cons

    Cost-cutting and layoffs are excessive and damaging to business health and employee morale. Very focused on short term results versus true growth. Human resources and IT are very low priorities. Don't look for lots of approbation. Poor at true innovation and creative marketing & sales strategies. Process (DBS) can become form over substance, and is not effective in some areas of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Place a much higher value on the good people you have and demonstrate it. They will make you even more successful. You need to make "The Best Team Wins" a genuine cultural imperative, not just a hollow saying. As it is, employees view that "core value" as a bit of a joke.


  11. 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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