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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. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Continuous Growing company. DBS makes a difference. This is their culture . Opportunity to change job within the different operating group companies.

    Cons

    Though targets , reports are mandatory not optional. They make sense but consume time. Cost is always on the spot


  2. "Summer Intern"

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

  3. "Efficient & Non-bureaucratic"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked their full time for 8 years. Every day is different. Company grows fast. Felt like I was on a learning journey every day. Change is constant due to M&A, and divestitures. Management can effectively build inspiring vision, purpose, common language, and culture in a big global organization. Non-political culture is good.

    Cons

    May neglect the long term view, and human side of the organization when rushing too aggressively for quick money, quick wins.
    Always on the road - work life balance is a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Building a global science and technology company not only with DBS but with more people care. The associates that I work with are absolutely talented, devoted and hard working people, somehow constantly worry about being laid off due to very aggressive goals and re-structuring.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "VP"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. Helpful (4)

    "HR"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot! Great place to go if you need an MBA education.

    Cons

    Be ready to work ridiculously hard and not be appreciated. Heartless employer

    Advice to Management

    Strive for integrity instead of compliance. Start treating people like you really value their contributions rather than constantly judging them and looking for the faults.


  6. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice team environment, great first job

    Cons

    Can be forgotten at times, need to make work for yourself or other things can be extremely busy


  7. "BOLD Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Fast paced environment
    -Opportunities to move many different companies and locations
    -Meaningful projects
    -Chance to demonstrate you accomplishments at the end of the summer

    Cons

    -Poor communication between location and corporate
    -Review is 90% based on project results
    -Difficult to get tasks done in given amount of time

    Advice to Management

    Improve your communication between OpCo's and corporate. Make sure expectations are clear at the beginning of the program. Plan more activities for interns to get to know each other and members of the company.

  8. "Linx"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Ives, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Ives, East of England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Danaher (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great team of people, good working conditions.

    Cons

    Aggressive end of every month.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the team you have.


  9. "Sales managed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great structure and protocol around quality

    Cons

    Too process orientated which can paralyze a sales force

    Advice to Management

    Be flexible


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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