Shipping/Receiving Lead (Former Employee) – Middleton, WI – September 4, 2013
releasing orders and following a process ,,shipping & receiving , cycle count , and answering calls from customer services , and sales person,, learned , SAP software, and management scale, and resolve all daily problems,with a great crew,,who I coached ,, Hardest part is when we are busy day with short crew,,we managed a hot orders first,,in mean time we enjoyed the job when we finished all orders , and satisfaction of our customers,
christmas party, and the traveling to baseball games.
Inventory Specialist (Former Employee) – Everett, WA – August 30, 2016
Daily working with customers world wide through emails and some phone calls.
Learned more about end of life management.
Management changed during my time here. Too many changes all at once made things very difficult. No change over time to accommodate changes. Retired too many people all at once with a huge loss in contacts and information.
Co-workers for the most part was easy to work with most of the time.
No collaboration with other areas to stream line processes.
Working with data collection and system conversions.
Working wit engineering and service centers world wide
Hours didn't accommodate service centers world wide
Customer Care Specialist (Former Employee) – Orange, CA – August 8, 2016
Good company to work for. Very busy!! Customer care has expanded many roles and back up many other divisons in the company. A typical day is answering the phine to customers calling for repairs, returns, or want to place an order. Data entry for orders, returns, repairs, etc. Creating UPS labels for returns, Entering credits. My coworkers were always friendly and helpful, as was the management team. The hardest part of my job was the stress of a complaining customer. The most enjoyable part was being on the morale team and planning team building events for the staff. I liked working for Danaher.
Undisclosed (Current Employee) – Georgia – June 16, 2016
Many opportunities to learn, but very few opportunities to advance. Work/Life balance non-existent. Feel like you are an infidel if you need to work at home, call out sick, apply for FMLA or handle personal family matters. Currently, there are NO managers as all have left for other, more lucrative and appreciative opportunities.
Executive leadership does not follow through on engaging employees or developing them for growth. There is a whole division of employees who are heavily engaged in helping the business leaders implement company strategy, but are completely ignored and continuously unrecognized.
Materials Buyer/Planner II (Former Employee) – Glendora, CA – July 9, 2016
The Danaher company that I worked at was wonderful, pre-Danaher. When Danaher takes over, although tough, the business improvements are definitely good for the business. The people, however, suffer. There is complete lack of concern for long-term employees; people who have no other skill than what they have been doing for 30-40 years. They do not want old people or old "tainted" culture. If you are young and ready to climb a ladder, this is the place for you. Otherwise, steer clear.
Danaher/Human Resources lack concern for the "humans".
Cell Associate / Warehouse Stockroom (Former Employee) – Rockford, IL – October 24, 2016
I enjoyed my time at Danaher Motion, I held a number of positions there, as I worked there for 30+ years. The management created a lean work atmosphere, that challenged us as a team. The hardest part of the job was to make our daily rates. We all pitched in as a team to make our rates, and our work experience enjoyable.
Great company to apply leadership and management skills
Sr. Director - Product Management (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – August 19, 2016
Trains its leadership on "Danaher Business System" principles. Leaders are then expected to drive rigor, build talent that promotes the DBS culture. The result is every employee thinks and solves problems like a scientist. Status quo is constantly questioned and business model continuously strengthened.
I have worked with Danaher for over 2 years now and have been promoted to 3 positions within a 6 month span. I went from machine operator, to Cybron Production and Scaling, to Quality Assurace Technician. Paying attention to detail and the need to learn more than my assigned postion, I am able to advance in my knowledge and understand how the departments work together to produce the desired outcome of parts and assembly. I enjoy leaning how to make new molds, how to adjust them, and gaining knowledge of what is part does for each customer we produce for. The engineers work closly with me to teach me details of their work, so I may improve constantly on my job in quality. I work closely with management in my daily work schedule where I feel free to make suggestions or offer advice to make operations more organized or improved as well as follow instructions given to me, I work overtime and in the place of those that may need to miss a day.I work weekends when needed and other shifts when needed.
Working 2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on, 3 days off
The job is not in my field of study, which is chemistry. The pay is not what was expected of me, as I had experience before joining this company.
GOOD: This is a great company to learn and develop in. They challenge you daily but allow you to accomplish things that you never thought possible. The people are amazing to work and the teamwork is amazing, even with conflicting metrics.
BAD: They will take everything that you will give which can cause a challenge personally to have a healthy work/life balance. They need to focus more on development conversations and actions instead of daily objectives.
Assembler (Current Employee) – Elizabethtown, North Carolina – April 2, 2015
Danaher has the worst management ever. The management focus more on friendship than business. Favoritism is out of this world. There is definitely no trust with the management team. We cannot even go to our human resource for help. The rules are not for everyone. Certain individuals are definitely excluded. The pay is horrible meaning an individual that has been there for 40 years is making the same thing as individuals that have been there for 3 to 5 years performing the same task. The raises are definitely unfair. How can your grade be the same every year even though you exceeded in mostly everything that was expected, but still receive the same raise year after year? You cannot advance in this place. It is according on who you are. It should be based off of skill, education, and performance, as well as some other qualifications, but race should not be one. Hate to sound cliché, but race is definitely a factor. You do not have to take my word, just visit the facility and do a walk through up front in the office area and decide for yourself.
Mechanical Engineering, Quality Intern (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 2, 2016
My internship at this location was excellent. The work I was exposed to contained more responsibility and value than any other company I had worked for previously. The work culture was great as well as the work environment.
This job was challenging and i love a good challenge. I found this job very rewarding. The 200 people that reported to me were an absolute pleasure to work with. Together we built a great team and became the top in this facility.
Inventory Specialist (Former Employee) – Everett, WA – March 1, 2016
High customer service demand. Most work was done individually without much team work. Required a lot of push demands instead of being able to be proactive. Requires more communication between departments internally. Customer service is required for internal just as much as an external customer. Getting to personally talk with my regular customers in other service centers. Emails and instant messaging doesn't always work for explaining issues.
While working at Danaher (Beckman Coulter) I grew as a professional as well as person. My experience at this work place were knowledgeable, and insightful. It accommodated my needs at the time of hire to be able to continue with the family needs that I acquired at that time in my life. The opportunities to grow in my field of employment were always available and I was able to take advantage of the challenges offered where I performed at 100% of my ability. The relationships developed with my co-workers were true and loyal and we learned to work as a team were each of our work reflected the balance of an excellent working environment. I always felt as if it was my second home. The only reason I left was because my family moved to Maryland and I didn't want to continue being alone in Florida.
Customer Service/Quality Assurance (Former Employee) – Marengo, IL – November 4, 2015
The co workers were awesome. The working environment had times of great stress and concern with it ever changing and being a worldwide company. Many good people were let go to maintain the company's profit targets. This was the hardest part of the job. The most enjoyable was building and repairing products.