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"A Difficult but Rewarding Place to Work"

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Current Employee - Area Vice President in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Area Vice President in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

There is no doubt that working for a Danaher company is professionally challenging. The company culture is continuous improvement. There is a constant effort to eliminate waste and inefficiency. Every aspect of a portfolio company's operating plan is reviewed each month, with course corrections applied as standard operating procedure. The company culture is anathema to those seeking a vanilla 40-hour week, or the know-it-all that thinks they're smarter than the collective intelligence of a Kaizen Team.

Danaher is a place where innovative thinking, teamwork, and performance are rewarded. Those that embrace the Danaher Business System concept will thrive. A collegiality develops among those who commit to the process orientation, and job satisfaction peaks. Every employee is expected to perform as though his or her job is the most important, and to strive to accept accountability for the quality, value, and cost of their contribution.

Danaher is a great place to learn, even for those with 20+ years of experience. Mastering DBS concepts opens many doors, both within the Danaher family and out. DBS expertise is highly valued. It really is up to the Associate to determine the level of effort that he or she is willing to invest in their career.

The company values intellect, work ethic, and leadership skills. A Masters Degree never hurts, but it is not a substitute for DBS proficiency or a track record of performance. It's a cop out to blame a failure to advance solely on the lack of an advanced degree. I've been at a Danaher company for two years, do not have an MBA, but have been promoted to Area Vice President nonetheless.

Cons

Working at a Danaher company is hard, It is unlike anything most people have experienced in their careers. The continual push to minimize waste and maximize productivity often threatens the job security of lower level employees. This reality is exacerbated by a corporate growth strategy that is driven by acquisition. Trimming the fat is always a key element of assimilation. Negative fallout is a natural byproduct. As a rule, it's never good to be the acquired. There is a reason why the acquired company is not able to be an acquirer.

Employees that are not career-driven, or who lack the social or political savvy to chart an advancement path can feel unappreciated. Danaher rewards performance. Coddling the uninitiated is not part of the company DNA. I don't personally object to this posture, but it is in conflict with those that expect to just do their job and go home.

Advice to Management

I''d like to see Danaher do a better job of on-boarding new employees and training management how to indoctrinate line employees in the company culture.

Other Employee Reviews for Fluke Networks

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Several years at Fluke. Okay so far."

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

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

    Pros

    The people make all the difference. Higher percentage of good decent workers/managers than most companies I have worked for.

    Cons

    Layoffs happen all too often. Usually unexpected and wider reaching than they should be. I didn't notice too many managers getting let go in the last round...


  2. Helpful (2)

    "They are more focus on acquiring new startup company to extent the business."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some products are leading the market, you can see some real development in network area.

    Cons

    There are no much long term plan and strategies, it is under pressure of earning the market directly. They are more focus on acquiring new startup company to extent the business.

    Advice to Management

    Company should make long-term plan and strategies, training the customer and technical team.

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