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"Escape if you can"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

If you're a stockholder, historically this company has provided good returns.

Cons

If you are reading this because your company was recently acquired by Danaher, that's unfortunate. The next step is basically to strip you down as far as possible in order to achieve higher profits. Expect any "above-average" benefits your previous employer had to diminish over time. This includes pay raises (none with the current economy, minimal otherwise), bonuses (formulas to calculate will likely change to lower payout) , ESPP programs (non-existent) , restricted stock grants (only for *very* select individuals), etc. Basically any non-essential compensation should be removed.

Danaher has an unparalleled ability to transform a good likable company into one that's despised by the majority of its employees. "Associates" are treated as expensive liabilities instead of valued assets. Unfortunately this model works very well for increasing operating profit, at the expense of the underlying individuals making it happen.

Advice to Management

Respect and appreciate your people? At least fake it?

Other Employee Reviews for Danaher

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away if you have a heart!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good financially stable company. If a business cannot grow, they have the cash to acquire adjacent Companies to reach the growth expectation. Good focus on process, which provides a great place for young talent to learn how to run a business.

    Cons

    Danaher is all about getting the number. They have little respect for ethics and people that work in the building.

    Advice to Management

    Start over.... there is more to life than meeting the number!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good pay, good benefits, poor upper management."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many internal companies to transfer to, however, there is minimal management support to transfer to other locations or companies.Large company with many opportunities for learning, growing and training. The best thing about working there is the size of the company and the discounts we receive from companies like craftsman and Fluke.

    Cons

    A lot political non-sense internally and incompetent middle and upper management, Danaher corporate has alot good ideas and really tries to incorporate companies they purchase into the DBS, however, old manangement has a hard time correctly adapting the DBS concepts and quickly delegates blame to cover up their own mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Do not listen to the management of the companies they purchase, because they will only tell them what they want to hear.

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