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Danaher Reviews

Updated March 13, 2017
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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 with challenge"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - R&D Management in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - R&D Management in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Danaher (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company, good salary and treat employee with fairness

    Cons

    High working pressure, life is not easy

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication to employees


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning of Danaher Business Systems

    Cons

    Absolute focus on short term profitability

    Advice to Management

    Danaher could be a better place to work if they didn't focus so much on achieving Quarterly profit targets


  3. "Vice President and General Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barrington, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barrington, IL
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great process oriented company with smart employees.

    Cons

    Great deal of measurement and reporting that can impede progress towards goals.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the longer term goals.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Danaher full-time

    Pros

    Many long time employees that really treat each other like family

    Cons

    Management always pushes for more, without considering safety, health or welfare of employee

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say and be aware of pressure you put on associates can affect them negatively


  6. Helpful (16)

    "Lean is the name of the game."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company. If you can make it there you can make it anywhere. Great opportunity to enhance ones skill set. Looks great on a resume. If you are a numbers person, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional culture at best. So focused on lean that everyone is extraordinarily overworked. People really don't seem to care about each other. It's very much about covering yourself and it's usually at the expense of others. So much analysis and reporting and numbers that have to be reported back but no one has the time to look at the people or issues behind those numbers. Work life balance is a fairy tale. You can't work enough there. Bottom line, no one really cares about you... at all.

    Advice to Management

    There are PEOPLE behind your numbers. I understand business 101 - sales, money, revenue. But there are people that make that money for you and you are working them to death. Can you please hire an admin? Anywhere at any level... People need some level of support but they are all doing the job of 2-3 people at any given time. No one has time to care about the things that matter because if they slow down for one minute, they will get their backside handed to them.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company To Work For"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to grow and advance if you are willing to put in the work and commit.

    Cons

    Some company initiatives seem to conflict with the greater good, they tend to focus to much on data and analytics instead of looking at things from other perspectives.

    Advice to Management

    Visibility and communication seem to be key areas where the company could improve as a whole.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "This company is one that expects a lot from its' employees but is willing to reward them for their time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    they are willing to pay well
    great benefit package
    interesting to work for due to the vast majority of industries they operate in

    Cons

    A lot is expected of employees in terms of hours worked
    lack of HR representatives at each location
    The vast size of this company provides for slow decision making processes


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Worst Place for Engineers to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Glendora, CA
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Glendora, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On paper this looks like a good job for a Mechanical or Materials engineer because they'll be dealing with mechanisms and new materials.

    Cons

    However there was motivation for innovation and upper management was focused on ringing every drop from that dam Damon line. People were nice enough, but just pretty dressed because they all see the end coming and don't have enough energy to get off the boat

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. This is a horrible place to work and mainly because of Danaher and upper management


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Work hard, get opportunities to grow and have more responsibility"

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

    I have been working at Danaher full-time

    Pros

    Challenging daily work environment, talented management, high expectations. If you are willing to work hard, ask questions, and show you are committed, it is a great place to begin your career or grow your career. Also many locations around the country and world

    Cons

    Business moves very quickly which can be frustrating for some. Acquisitions of other companies are frequent and can cause confusion about how company will be integrated into the existing Danaher operating company

    Advice to Management

    communicate more on where we are going with products and direction in the marketplace, how we are going to continue winning


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Very business focused where employees were expected to perform at not 100% capacity but at 110%."

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

    Pros

    Employees are encouraged to strive for excellence at all times which also motivates personal growth. There are many opportunities to learn and expand your knowledge as well as training. Many great people work there, the most enjoyable part of the job was to be around such wonderful people.

    Cons

    Due to the constant pressure the company puts on their employees it is a very stressful to be an employee there. Employees are required to conduct many self assessments each year but are rarely rewarded for their efforts.



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