A step-by-step guide to Danaher's recruitment process

An inside view of your candidate journey - from application to onboarding

Interviewing can be a nerve-wracking experience. For most job seekers, it doesn't happen very often and every company’s approach is different. At Danaher, we strive to deliver a positive candidate experience from the first phone call—and that starts with sufficient preparation and the right expectations.

This guide will tell you what to expect, how to prepare and tips for your conversations with our team. While not everyone will receive an offer at the end of their experience, we hope candidates walk away with new connections, learnings and possibilities for future roles.

Our step-by-step recruiting process

While timelines can vary by role, this guide provides ranges that apply to most hiring processes at Danaher and our operating companies. ​​​​​​​
Step 1


Once you find a role that fits your experience and career goals, submit your resume and additional details through our online portal. Afterwards, U.S. candidates will be prompted to set up a candidate homepage, which you can use to track your application status. 
Timing: Our recruiters typically spend two to three weeks reviewing applications before selecting qualified applicants and scheduling phone screens. 
Step 2

Reviewing your application & scheduling a phone screen (30-45 minutes)

If your experience and ambition satisfy the job requirements, we’ll reach out to schedule an initial phone screening, where you’ll have a chance to share more about your background and learn about the role and our company. Depending on the position, a recruiter may then send you additional skill-based assessments. 
Timing: If you’re selected to move on to the next round, a recruiter will get in touch to schedule your in-person interviews—all of which will happen within three to five weeks. If you are not selected, we’ll let you know within 10 business days. 
Step 3

In-person interviews (45-60 minutes)

Meet members of the hiring team in a series of interviews.  At this stage, we want to get to know you better, through stories about your experience, your preferred learning style, and the environment where you do your best work. Depending on the role, you’ll meet with between three and eight stakeholders. We may ask you to complete additional skills-based assessments at this point in the process.

Interviewing for remote positions:

Depending on the role you are applying for, we may conduct some or all interviews virtually. To make up for a visit to the office, we’re making an extra effort to share what it’s like to work with the team and to provide candidates with details about our culture and working styles. Toward the end of the interview process, some managers gather their entire teams for a video call to help a candidate get a better sense of team dynamics. 

Timing: The in-person interview process can take three to five weeks, depending on scheduling and the number of interviews.

Step 4

Receiving an offer

If you’re selected for the role, you’ll receive a verbal and written offer including information on your new job title, team, compensation, and benefits. 

Timing: You should receive an offer or rejection five to ten days after your final in-person interview. 
Step 5

Onboarding & preparing to start your new role ​​​​​​​

Should you accept our offer, we’ll send you new-hire paperwork and ask you to complete a background check and drug screening. 
Timing: Onboarding can take approximately three weeks, but timelines vary. 

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