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Hach Company Reviews

Updated September 22, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great company, good benefits, great people including managers on up" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Good Pay, freedom to set your own schedule" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Difficult to also maintain a work/life balance" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Upper management seems to frequently turn a blind eye to these practices and sometimes appears to encourage it" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work if you have a good boss"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hach Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Chance to learn lots about the water business and improve the efficiency of your group. Kevin Klau is a great President. He actually cares about the employees of Hach. The people that work at Hach are great!

    Cons

    Some in management don't know how to manage people- they are just intent on personal advancement. Focusing on stretch goals means no matter how well do it is never good enough.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all bosses are actually doing their job managing people not just using their current position to get ahead personally.


  2. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is a nice place to work

    Cons

    It is in the middle of nowhere

  3. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hach is part of Danaher, a fortune 500 company, and opportunities exist with other op-co's. Friendly, team-orientated people. Good Benefits.

    Cons

    The Marketing Department has overtaken the company.
    Leaders have limited sales experience.
    Limited career growth within Hach itself.

    Advice to Management

    There is a reason metrics are not aligning with behaviors.


  4. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hach Company full-time

    Pros

    Great brand name, repeat business, best products in the industry

    Cons

    Comp plan could be better.


  5. "Culture of distrust-Environment of job insecurity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loveland, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loveland, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In general, co-workers were good hearted, creative and fun people to be around.
    Facility has a great view of the Colorado front range.
    Company develops and manufactures products that make peoples lives better.

    Cons

    Many mid-level managers are so obsessed with climbing the corporate ladder and creating personal empires that they routinely throw dedicated and talented employees under the bus.
    Many mangers seem to show little consideration for the company's best interest and the greater good of the workers under their command in order to ensure a path for quicker personal advancement.
    A workplace where managers and supervisors employ a culture of job insecurity and actively encourages distrust between the workers to cement control over the workers who report to them. Upper management seems to frequently turn a blind eye to these practices and sometimes appears to encourage it.
    Final quality of some products and services were sometimes an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Change the fear based and worker disparaging environment you have allowed to develop beneath you. Upper level management should do what it is paid for and keep a closer eye on the techniques and strategies utilized by the lower level managers for self gain. Senior management should wake up to the growing perception among its workforce, the overall water quality industry and the community where you draw your worker from that Hach is no longer a fun, exciting and desirable place to be employed, but rather a somewhat soulless entity. The vice presidents and president need to come to grips with the fact that the workplace under their command no longer possesses many of the virtuous core values that guided Hach to success for many years, Values that were put forward by the company founders Clifford and Kitty Hach, that workers job security and dignity should always be put on par with with profits and market share.


  6. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hach Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Recognized name brand in municipal sector. The market space will survive, forever. Good people fill the ranks in the company and general industry. Could be a great job.

    Cons

    Pay isn’t great. You’ll get better benefits from your spouse’s company. Sales management rewards activity (gaming SFDC metrics) but refuses to acknowledge accomplishment (solving real issues with real customers) with a competitive compensation payout. Actually, most reps will tell you they haven’t a clue how their comp plan works. Mgt wants Sales conversations to start with Solutions, then Problems are pointed out, then we pepper customers with Alternatives, that nobody really understands, until customers stop talking to us or they begrudgingly buy some powder pillows... and put their order in through distribution. Marketing? Marketing?? Do they even exist?

    Advice to Management

    Have the stones to reward accomplishments and not aimless activity.


  7. "Company Benefit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hach Company full-time

    Pros

    - Bonus program
    - Flexible schedule

    Cons

    - Low salary
    - Below average PTO

  8. "Decent place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hach Company full-time

    Pros

    Decent wages. I don't usually have to work a lot of overtime

    Cons

    There are problems just like anywhere else


  9. "Hach Rookie Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Support in Loveland, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hach Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    • Hach is a global industry leader with a unique mission but it is also a Danaher operating company.

    • Danaher is #144 on the F200, has grown over 1300% in the past 20 years, and is an outstanding parent company.

    • Hach is a Global Environmental & Applied Solutions company with a worthy mission: ensuring water quality for people around the world.

    • Danaher is a global family of over 20 science and technology companies, focused on innovative solutions to improve quality of life around the world.

    • All Hach team members can internally promote across all of Danaher operating companies.

    • We are united by Danaher's Core Values, the Danaher Business System, and our Shared Purpose - helping realize life's potential.

    • For the reasons mentioned above, Hach attracts and retains top talent.

    Cons

    • The interview process is very selective and interviews dive deep. It's is intense, it's certainly a F200 company.

    • The family of global companies and brands are extensive and learning Hach's extended family is daunting.

    • I am rarely the smartest person in the room so I have to work hard to keep up!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! My leaders walk the talk. They attract and then invest in exceptional people, they drive improvement through innovation, they listen, and they have a deep commitment to realizing my full potential


  10. "Great place to get started"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PC Support Technician in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - PC Support Technician in Loveland, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hach belongs to Danaher, a fortune 500 company, and opportunities exist with other op-co's. Friendly people.

    Cons

    Limited growth within Hach itself. IT is not the focus. Pay is middle to middle low of industry standards.

    Advice to Management

    Do move to help develop internal talent.


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