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"Work you hard, reward you well, beat you down"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager
Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Danaher full-time

Pros

Meritocracy, plenty of opportunity, learn a lot about how to run a business well

Cons

Never good enough, not as much autonomy as preached, too many metrics, people are disillusioned, very polarized workforce

Advice to Management

Celebrate sucesses

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great bullet point on resume but not trustworthy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DBSL
    Current Employee - DBSL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Will gain great experience and knowledge, especially when involved heavily with DBS (Danaher Business Systems)
    - Can drive amazing short term results

    Cons

    - Shark Tank!
    - Nothing matters other than metrics, cost savings, and results for the sake of upper management and shareholders; leads to massive shortcutting and neglecting of core values and top two publicized metrics (Safety, Quality)
    - DBS can be utilized for better purposes; company talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk
    - Impossible to succeed at OpCos (subsidiaries) that have been leaned out (anorexic state) and suffering from lack of reinvestment while cost metrics become more rigid; Danaher succeeds while subsidiaries eventually fail

    Advice to Management

    - Walk the walk and reinvest in the business. Lean should be used to make the business more efficient, thereby making room to bring in more business and opportunities, not cut heads. Danaher seems stuck in the 80's/90's.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience but can be a SHARK TANK!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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.

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