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Good Company
Logistics/Operations Coordinator (Former Employee), Gastonia, NCOctober 28, 2014
I was disappointed when this company shut down in Gastonia. This was an excellent group of individuals to work with. A lot of experience and knowledge was gained here regarding project planning.
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All about the money
Associate (Current Employee), Southern CaliforniaJune 29, 2014
Pros: none really
Cons: super long hours, no work-life balance, average pay, below average benefits at high cost, only 7 paid holidays, rude leadership
Danaher's publicly stated #1 goal is to increase free cash so they can buy more companies. To accomplish this, they put all internal financial objectives (A/P, inventory, payroll, etc.) at the top front and center of the list, meaning things like customer service, supplier satisfaction, and employee morale take a way way way distant back seat. For example, – more... at Danaher it's better to be stocked out on a product then to carry the appropriate level of inventory to keep customers delighted. It's better to go on credit hold with suppliers than it is to keep your production lines running. It's better to make the existing workforce work 60 hour weeks than it is to hire the appropriate resources for the job. Wall Street is easily fooled by the numbers, but those who have direct interaction with Danaher (customers, suppliers, and employees) know better. Ironically, it's not the associates at Danaher who get rewarded for the excessive work (keep in mind most are salaried), it's the stockholders of the distressed companies that Danaher buys (and the Danaher executives too, of course). Not even the stockholders of Danaher get a decent reward - the share price hasn't changed much in the last year or so, and only token dividends are paid. Most employees are looking for new jobs and WILL leave as the job market improves. – less
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Global Organization with Local Thinking
Human Resources Manager/Strategic Business Partner (Former Employee), Brea, CAJune 2, 2014
As a large conglomerate it can feel as though you are lost in the fray, but the company does a fantastic job of focusing on its employees and ensuring their voice is heard.
The people who work there are truly what make it a great place to work and the company does well to promote from within.
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Great company to work if interested in cross disciplinary teams
Sr. Software Engineer (Current Employee), Brea, CAMay 22, 2014
Exemplary coworkers and attitude, management is decent, work is challenging and there is job satisfaction.
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Highly productive workplace with apt room for career development.
Material Controller (Former Employee), Nashville, TNSeptember 16, 2013
Highly productive workplace with apt room for career development.
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a lot of energey, team work
Shipping/Receiving Lead (Former Employee), Middleton, WISeptember 4, 2013
Pros: christmas party, and the traveling to baseball games.
Cons: short lunch..
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 – more... we enjoyed the job when we finished all orders , and satisfaction of our customers, – less
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Production Enviroment
Operator (Former Employee), Elizabethtown, NCAugust 13, 2013
Most enjoyable part is working on my machine. Management was wonderful.
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Excellent Data/Results Driven Company
Various Positions (Former Employee), Des Plaines, ILJuly 10, 2013
Working there was a great experience. The Danaher Production System and continuous improvement culture is world class.
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Challenging work environment with lots of learning opportunities
HR Generalist (Current Employee), Bloomfield, CTMay 25, 2013
Pros: lots of learning opportunities.
Cons: little work- life balance.
Focused on continuous improvement - always pushed to find ways to perform better by working smarter rather than harder.
Great people & great processes in place.
Challenging & enjoyable work.
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Not a fun place
Credit &Collections Specialist (Former Employee), Richmond, VAApril 1, 2013
Pros: pay check
Cons: work environment
This is not a good place to be . no life/work balance. managers are rude. it`s always about the numbers. no opportunities for growth as well. stay away
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Good company, poor culture
Business Intelligence Analyst (Current Employee), Anaheim, CAMarch 19, 2013
Good company to work for. The culture really is poor though. Little or nothing done to engage the employees. It is a demanding culture though.
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On request
Vice President of Life Science Division (Current Employee), Chicago, ILJanuary 8, 2013
Pros: on request
Cons: on request
More upon request - Very fast pased high change environment focused on stretch managment and targeting.
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Startup purchased by large holding company
Regional Sales Manager, Great Lakes (Current Employee), Chicago, ILDecember 2, 2012
Pros: too soon to tell, process is only 6 months old.
Cons: too soon to tell, process is only 6 months old
When a 200 person company is folded into a 50,000 person company there are many changes to the culture and the people who work for the smaller company.
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They still owe me money!
Technical Scientist (Former Employee), MiamiNovember 2, 2012
Danaher/Beckman Coulter still owes me a lot of money for past expenses paid. Has not yet reimbursed me for months! This is even after years of dedication to the company. Is this how they treat employees?