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Danaher Reviews

Updated 22 May, 2017
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Danaher President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas P. Joyce, Jr.
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. "DBS Director"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company interaction, company commitment to values/mission.

    Cons

    Overworked, HR not supportive, pulled in too many directions.

    Advice to Management

    Find a better way to offer work/life balance


  2. "Superhuman"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learn stuff that can be used later

    Cons

    politics all the time, learn to fill in spreadsheets

    Advice to Management

    learn how to manage


  3. "Engineering Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Danaher as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Focus on interns' growth and ability to give them resources to thrive

    Cons

    Demanding, results, and solely numbers oriented


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Dir Strategic Sourcing- Indirect and Logistics"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong professional experience & development opportunities

    Cons

    Poor work life balance. Strong shareholder value but not employee value


  6. "Good environment--few complaints"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Approachable managers
    Free coffee and other amenities

    Cons

    Stuffy office environment
    Position only temporary
    Dated equipment available for use


  7. "OK company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Scientist in Washington, DC (US)
    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a good company to grow."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging projects, lots of autonomy. It's a company that is really low on headcount, so it is expected of every employee to give 110% every time.

    Cons

    Culture is driven by business first, even though the current CEO is trying to change that in the near future.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Work hard, play hard, get better everyday."

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -autonomy
    -fast paced
    -failing is ok
    -lots of opportunities to do different and exciting stuff

    Cons

    -no chance to take a breathe
    -no appreciation for work done
    -turnover of your team is hard and fast

    Advice to Management

    -care about your people and don't consider everyone to be replacable


  10. "Team Lead : Global Marketing Process is perfect for people who are about to retire : Absolutely no challenge in the work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Market Research in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Lead Market Research in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    1. Chilled out environment
    2. Mumbai office does not have attendance metric system : Come as you want
    3. Remote Managers

    Cons

    1. HR functions in India
    2.Global Marketing team is jeopardized , appraisal evaluation is not fair.
    3. None of the Opco supports DBS Policies
    4. If you are not into favourism you will suffer in terms of compensation

    Advice to Management

    Please think about the Global Marketing team. Different OpCo's working together and reporting to Leica management is absolutely not fair. HR and IT is horrible, nowhere compensates with an MNC culture.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ladera Ranch, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ladera Ranch, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Danaher (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of DBS Tools to learn from.

    Cons

    Tools drive the wrong behaviors and culture if used wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Do not overuse and overthink DBS tools. Sometimes they just don't work for certain departments.


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