As a Fortune 150 science and technology innovator, Danaher and its close to 30 operating companies share a relentless drive to improve on past success. That never-ending cycle of innovation has helped us beat the S&P 500 by more than 7,875% over the last 25 years. And as the functional team that supports our operating companies and the more than 80,000 people across Danaher’s global enterprise, Danaher Corporate sees innovation and continuous improvement as core to the work we do every day.
Danaher Operating Companies
Danaher has close to 30 operating companies, and 80,000+ associates all united by a shared purpose: To Help Realize Life’s Potential. Our operating companies which we refer to as “OpCos” are organized into four strategic platforms.
- Life Sciences
Danaher’s Life Sciences companies make leading-edge scientific research possible at clinical research facilities, academic institutions, and government agencies.
Danaher’s Diagnostics businesses safeguard patient health globally and improve diagnostic confidence with the most advanced tools and software available.
- Water Quality
Our Water Quality businesses deliver precision instrumentation and advanced purification technology to help analyze, treat, and manage the world’s water.
- Product Identification
Our Product Identification businesses touch consumer, industrial, and pharmaceutical products to ensure freshness, consistency, and accurate labeling and tracking.
Danaher Business Systems
Danaher Business System (DBS) is who we are and what we do—it’s a set of tools, processes, and frameworks, but it’s also our culture and core values. DBS is our shared language, and where we find daily inspiration. It enables change not for its own sake but because we believe that our work is never done, and that we can always do better tomorrow.
Wonder What’s Within Danaher
Life at Danaher Corporate provides opportunities across multiple industries—everything from the life sciences, medical diagnostics, water quality, and product identification spaces—and comes with strong support from our close-knit team.
We’re ambitious and move quickly, but we pride ourselves on open lines of communication—between teams and operating companies, and with leadership.
Some of our best leaders began as strong individual contributors, and many executives and operating company presidents were promoted from within Danaher.
Diversity & Inclusion
Our goal is to continuously improve and sustain an inclusive culture in which diversity provides deeper customer insights and creates a competitive advantage in the markets we serve. By attracting, developing and engaging the best team of diverse and empowered associates, we help realize life’s potential for ourselves, our customers and our shareholders.
Danaher has five Associate Resource Groups – known as ARGs – to help us further enhance the culture of inclusion and support a workplace that encourages diversity of background, thought and perspective. These associate-led groups reinforce our shared purpose and elevate our ability to develop, include and engage our associates.
- Asian Descent + Friends
- Black + Friends
- LatinX + Friends
- LGBTQ + Friends
- Women + Friends