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Danaher Washington Reviews

Updated May 18, 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. "OK company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Scientist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    stable, innovative, competitive in the field in terms of technology

    Cons

    extreme cost saving, not competitive pay

    Advice to Management

    don't squeeze your employee too much


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Dare be Sick!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are none that immediately come to mind.

    Cons

    According to HR, no employee there ever takes an unscheduled day of leave for illness or anything else ever and that someone attended a conference with a broken leg. Wow, gold star for you, martyr! It's not written down anywhere, but just know if you work there, you will be expected to carry perfect attendance outside of planned vacation days. Not realistic. Things happen to people.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up and accept the fact that your employees are human.

  3. "Corporate Development"

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    • Culture & Values
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    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.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "By far the worst company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is fairly decent buts thats about it.

    Cons

    Work / Life Balance is horrible they expect you to work whenever they say but you unable to carry any time off over to the next year. Did i mention you only get 10 days per year. Danaher considers there employees as a statistics you are just another number on a sheet to them. Once your project ends be prepared to look for another opportunity because they already forecasted the end of your job. There is ZERO culture at Danaher you feel like a drone working here & you can be easily replaced. I believe the average lifespan of an employees is 1-3 years if your not senior management expect to get canned within that timeframe. I would avoid working for them or any of there subsidiaries at all cost.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees welfare then just what they can do for you. Provide opportunities for growth not just for senior management but for all the other associates.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Don't ever be sick...and people are friendly, but not friends!"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of autonomy, good salaries and bonuses

    Cons

    Lack of management, no communication

    Advice to Management

    Don't penalize someone for being out sick. I missed two days in six months and was told that nobody ever misses work there. In fact, there are people who have been there for years who have never missed a single day of work. I was not hired permanently because of this, but they would not tell me that. They just kept overlooking me for open positions that I was well-qualified for.


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