CareFusion

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CareFusion Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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2.6 352 reviews

44% Approve of the CEO

CareFusion Chairman and CEO Kieran Gallahue

Kieran Gallahue

(168 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pretty good benefits all the years that I was employed there(in 33 reviews)

  • This is a good company when it comes to work life balance and resources available(in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes it feels as though promotion of work-life balance is lip service(in 15 reviews)

  • Upper Management does not have time to listen to your concerns(in 19 reviews)

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    Employees are being treated bad so they quit and the company can outsource

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are no pros. the money is decent, but not great.

    ConsThere is constant pressure and negative enforcement. Employees are constantly being set up for failure by changing work expectations. There are constant threats of write-ups or firing. Management "paces" the floor constantly. Management is creating a hostile working environment. the writing is on the wall: Get rid of the employees without paying severance, and then outsource to other countries.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPointless. Management just cares about their bonus, and not if there are still employees around to manage in a few years.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    There is no job security at CareFusion and little opportunity to advance.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCareFusion offers a lot of paid time off and 401K matching (although that has been reduced by the CEO).

    ConsSince Kieran Gallahue took over as CEO, there have been constant layoffs all over the company on a regular basis. There has never been enough people laid off at one time to make it a reportable event, however CareFusion has been increasing their stock prices by reducing labor costs and hiring cheaper labor overseas. They even outsourced part of their R&D to India. There is also little-to-no room to advance in to management without playing the corporate game. It's all about who you know and not your capabilities or performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your experienced staff in house and put more focus on employee retention. You can offset the costs by selling more quality products.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsNice facilities, good industry and good products

    Consif you want to be micromanaged and treated as a number and not a human being, this is the right place for you. It's all about profit and nobody cares about the well being of the employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementInnovation, and success can only happen with good employees and if you don't treat them well all the valuable people will leave and the rest will stay

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst place in San Diego to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsThe founders of the company were very people focused and the products made by this company are life saving devices the. But the new management is very profit focused not people below the C suite focused, and the typical MO is to acquire a company and then move operations to Mexico focused leaving many US employees without a job.

    ConsHR management is terrible and out of touch. Multiple departments have gone through almost 100% turnover within the past 2 years including compensation, recruiting and employee relations. If you are in HR this is the last company you want to work for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership in Human Resources is weak, open your eyes to the problems!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Extreme poor and inexperienced middle level management.

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsVP's and above management are very innovative, futuristic and willing to grow the company.

    ConsMiddle layer management is very poor. They want to criticize others and point out the obstacle, rather try to solve it. They try to show off their credit by criticize junior. Stop to build more leaders to keep job security.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers performance should determine by taking feedback from employee, not from their weekly summery.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Run for the hills

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Reston, VA

    ProsCasual work environment, fair pay, good location and comfortable office.

    ConsIt's unfortunate that there is little collaboration, trust or respect in the office. Managers dictate and micromanage minute details of everyday work or how things should be done. Employees are not able to speak up or offer improvement suggestions. Managers and senior staff are often rude and condescending to other soft spoken employees. They also have little patience and tolerance for anything that is not done their exact way or if people need further assistance understand something. Communication is very poor between the office. Managers believe they have explained a topic enough but do a pretty terrible job of conveying the information in a way where the rest of the technical team can understand. When technical team asks questions management replies with snarky comments and offers little assistance. They are often annoyed that the technical team did not immediately understand something that is apparent to others. There are too many managers and competing priorities and constant power struggles between managers. This is apparent during meetings as they tend to high jack other meetings or talk over one another without work getting done. The entire office feels like like several different teams fighting one another instead of working together for a common goal. No one wants to help anyone else. It's no wonder the office gets smaller and smaller by the day. I wouldn't be surprised if this office was completely gone by the end of this year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe open to improvement suggestion. Hire smart or staff smart. Management should be staffed with experts in their field not former nurses. Former nurses should be consultants and offer occasional expert opinion expert clinical background. They should not be leading efforts in testing or requirements gathering as they have no formal training or experience. Learn to communicate better with less animosity towards other teams. Have patience with others when explaining new information. Not everyone understands and you need to be patient enough to explain it to others. Learn how to work well with others, do not dictate what you want but listen to suggestions and have an open mind to change. Be more available to team members. There is no time set aside for anything else other than high level meetings with other managers. Trust others to do their work and learn to delegate. Micromanaging helps no one. When others ask questions take the time to show them instead of giving condescending and useless answers that help no one.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Incompetent and rude Middle Management

    Consultant (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsNice Compensation, PTOs, San Diego weather,

    ConsYou need to puppet, carry out tasks assigned by managers but not allowed to ask any questions.
    Very arrogant and rule middle management, they pitch themselves expert of everything.
    Very depressing environment.
    Micro Management- You need ti give status/ or 5 people will advising you how to carryout your tasks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up fire incompetent managers, this place will be much better to work for.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    FPA Department

    NOt Telling You (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsYou get to learn a lot. There are a few good Directors in FPA.

    There are A LOT of promotions at this company because

    A) there is a lot of favoritism

    B) The churn rate is ridiculously high

    ConsPoor management, overburdening work schedule, long hours with no overtime pay (could be against US Labor Laws).

    Managers come down on employees at times and treat them like crap. Don't expect management to be grateful for working superfluous hours, you are just doing 'status quo'

    Extremely confusing matrix organization

    Advice to Senior ManagementA lot of managers are not ready to be managers at this company. Teach managers proper management skills. CareFusion has the worst mid-level management I've seen in my career. A manager should display proven leadership before becoming a manager not be a suck up/'teachers pet'.

    Training is non existent, misallocation of work, confusing matrix work organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    This job will own you and try to destroy you and your family, if you let it.

    NOt Telling You (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsFull-time work with varying degrees of overtime. PTO accrual. Benefits exist. Better than flipping burgers.

    ConsYour boss's honest is measured in micro-meters. Be on your guard, always.

    You are a cog in a corporate environment. Know it. Live it. Learn to love it. Not family friendly at all. Bottom-line only traded company. The state of the economy plays a heavy role in decision making for how they treat employees (you are EXPENDABLE): They know there is always someone beating down the door to take your position and they are not afraid to remind you of it. QUALITY MEANS NOTHING to CareFusion ("Confusion" should be the real name).

    If you have a family need for an unplanned circumstance, like surgery or sick leave, you will be told "the needs of the business" followed by some logical meandering way of telling you that you don't matter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership is utterly clueless to the customer experience and employees trying to 'make-do' with the ineptness of how the development of new products are going.
    Kieren, CEO, is just another figure-head waiting for a golden parachute. TSC is the #1 complaint of the customers.

    CF has hired inept middle management that will finally sink the ship. It hasn't happened yet, but it will. repeatedly reminding skilled employees that we can and will be replaced says something about "CarelessFusion."

    The mere fact that I'm hiding JOB TYPE/TITLE/CITY is a clue. Am pretty sure CF is monitoring this site. I'll keep the job, but at this point, it's ONLY a job. Not at all what I used to believe in.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    At least it is a job that will pay your bills.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are nice people that do work here and the company makes life saving devices. It is heartwarming to see that our devices better patients' lives.

    ConsWay too political--it is all about who you know and not how well you perform that determines your career path. Company is way too top heavy, with too many people that have zero leadership abilities in management roles. The front line employees have no voice in changing or affecting any type of cultural change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen and get feedback from all your employees, especially the people that are actually doing the work, not just managers and above.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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