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Danaher Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Danaher Business System, company values and integrity (in 16 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. "Corporate Development"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Danaher part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, amazing deals that you can work on.

    Cons

    None that come to my mind.


  2. "Roller coaster ride"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Technician Distribution in Hebron, KY
    Current Employee - Associate Technician Distribution in Hebron, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse culture, meeting at the beginning of each shift which includes stretching.

    Cons

    Team leads are quick to blame others for their own mistakes, high turnover, lack of training, lack of communication, drama!

    Advice to Management

    Better training is needed.

  3. "Director of Program Management and Contracts"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Program Management in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Program Management in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Danaher (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent in Lean and Kaizen Management. Allowed time off regular schedule to lean Danaher Business Systems (DBS). The President I reported to was a great leader and mentor.

    Cons

    No cost accounting system in place
    They were bought by Meggitt and unfortunately several upper management lost their jobs, including myself.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Representative in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Representative in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers, Culture, Cafe, Work Life Balance, Coworkers

    Cons

    Nothing that comes to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees more.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Very Challenging"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Danaher full-time

    Pros

    Team environment, Danaher Business System, Lean and continuous improvement are focus. Very fun and fast paced. If you like working hard and not with a bunch of slackers its the place to be

    Cons

    Very focused on shareholder returns. It is an investment company after all, but it can become frustrating when projects are derailed

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Danaher Business System to drive improvement. Leverage size and diversity of company to allow operating companies to help each other overcome obstacles


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Not entrepreneurial"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Danaher full-time

    Pros

    Great Stock and benefit plan overall

    Cons

    Lack of Management communication or commitment to employees. Health benefits are not the best since Obamacare's cadillac tax forced the company to cancel their UH 90/10 plan


  7. "Materials Planner"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Materials Planner in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Materials Planner in Plainsboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room for growth
    Fast-paced environment if you enjoy that
    Daily meetings for assistance

    Cons

    Poor alignment of metrics between planners and management
    Daily meetings not always helpful and can be a waste of time

    Advice to Management

    More engagement and alignment with planners
    Sit where the work happens not in the office

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Drive for Profit, High Turn rate and poor management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Simsbury, CT
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Simsbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great associates to work with, fun enjoyable. CEO has a clue but was better in his previous role as a President

    Cons

    Leadership is all about themselves, a mis managed bunch of clowns that could get out of a box even if they had directions.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully CEO will look back to his past leadership role and gain wisdom from how he motivated great thinkers to work together and foster better learning and how he turned around everything he touched. Its a lot of reflection upon oneself but it all will payout in the long run. Lots of top line talent has either left or been MIS managed out, and look at the mess thats left.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging and rewarding job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Growth Opportunities, Global Assets, Skilled in Lean Manufacturing

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals and expectations, Poor people management

    Advice to Management

    Has a great handle on the manufacturing process, but needs work on the people management process


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Material Planner"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There are no pros here.

    Cons

    Worst place to work ever.


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