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Danaher Reviews

Updated 2 February 2015
Updated 2 February 2015
147 Reviews
2.7
147 Reviews
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Danaher President, CEO, and Director Larry Culp Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very process driven the Danaher Business System really works (in 9 reviews)

  • Good benefits and for the most part the culture is okay but it can be a bit demanding (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • the place can be high strung work hours, poor work life balance, cliques, back biting (in 14 reviews)

  • There is absolutely no work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you want to work for an organization with warped values, then this is the place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danaher

    Pros

    Reasonably financially stable and reasonably paid

    Cons

    If you had self-esteem when you arrive then you certainly won't by the time you leave. As nothing is ever good enough and apparently it is motivational to 'celebrate the red'. There is absolutely no loyalty in this organization as it is a complete senior management shark tank and be prepared to be mauled by the great whites if you or the department do not perform to the targets that are set.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider what your function actually is when you are called 'Management'

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only for the young and those who only like to execute.

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    Former Employee - Vice President EMEA in London, England
    Former Employee - Vice President EMEA in London, England

    I worked at Danaher full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great BtoG/B industries to work in because of their potential and scope. Danaher could be an amazing company to work for, but will need change of culture.
    For very young people great way to learn basic processees and get tech know how.

    Cons

    Culture is a based on fear, mindless processees and hyrarchical thinking and very elitist.
    It is an investment fund disguised as a operational company run by investment bankers & politicians with a very US centric and mormon mind set..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be leaders and stop behaving like greedy politicians. Activate your teams, think global and built a culture based on people as an asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good 'short term' learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England

    I worked at Danaher

    Pros

    This is the most extreme management culture you are likely to encounter. Learn fast, take the money while it lasts and get out.

    Cons

    Upper management are selected as ' insecure over achievers, moved away from their families and pitched against employees. Don't believe you are dealing with balanced people, they have no interest in/respect for employees and are tied to Danaher via massive stock options.
    If you reject the culture imposed on you, you will be paid to leave ie. you boss will sacrifice you - there is a separate corporate budget for redundancies that doesn't effect your companies bottom line!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope it is worth all the misery that is caused, or is it just that if you didn't do it, someone else would.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great People, Lacking Management

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    Former Intern - Engineer Co-Op in Elizabethtown, NC (US)
    Former Intern - Engineer Co-Op in Elizabethtown, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work around, operators on the floor were my favorite part. If you need help, employees will stop everything their doing to help in any way they can. Certainly a great place to learn.

    Cons

    It's a great place to get your feet wet, but not to stick around. Consistently a revolving door of engineers, and management certainly has lots to learn about letting engineers d their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    This company is one that expects a lot from its' employees but is willing to reward them for their time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Danaher

    Pros

    they are willing to pay well
    great benefit package
    interesting to work for due to the vast majority of industries they operate in

    Cons

    A lot is expected of employees in terms of hours worked
    lack of HR representatives at each location
    The vast size of this company provides for slow decision making processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very business focused where employees were expected to perform at not 100% capacity but at 110%.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Danaher

    Pros

    Employees are encouraged to strive for excellence at all times which also motivates personal growth. There are many opportunities to learn and expand your knowledge as well as training. Many great people work there, the most enjoyable part of the job was to be around such wonderful people.

    Cons

    Due to the constant pressure the company puts on their employees it is a very stressful to be an employee there. Employees are required to conduct many self assessments each year but are rarely rewarded for their efforts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Danaher

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Danaher

    Pros

    Growth, flexibility, rotation., Good for MBAs..

    Cons

    Unstructured career path, experience depends on ops company

  9.  

    Work hard, get opportunities to grow and have more responsibility

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager

    I have been working at Danaher full-time

    Pros

    Challenging daily work environment, talented management, high expectations. If you are willing to work hard, ask questions, and show you are committed, it is a great place to begin your career or grow your career. Also many locations around the country and world

    Cons

    Business moves very quickly which can be frustrating for some. Acquisitions of other companies are frequent and can cause confusion about how company will be integrated into the existing Danaher operating company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate more on where we are going with products and direction in the marketplace, how we are going to continue winning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Its just OK to work for Danaher, the work life balance gets out of order a lot

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in New Delhi (India)

    I have been working at Danaher full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Perks are as per industry standard,
    Office culture is OK

    Cons

    Too much sales pressure,
    Work life balance is not great,
    opportunities for personal growth are limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management should try to improve work life balance & compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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