CareFusion Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
372 Reviews
2.7
372 Reviews
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CareFusion Chairman and CEO Kieran Gallahue
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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 15 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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    Former life-changer.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I worked at CareFusion full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    None! You can work all the overtime you want. It'll provide a paycheck while the job search continues. Nice co-workers, but beware who you talk to, corporate politics always at work.

    Cons

    Long hours, unending work loads, zero recognition for performance, abysmal job/pay progression. This company thrives on inefficiency and excessive top heavy management, pointless ineffective corporate reorgs (4 over the 3 yrs I was there), company touts an 80/20 promote within "concept"; to the contrary of reality, exclusive "boys club" only the close-knit few get the opportunity progress. Zero work life balance.

    Employee are treated as objects being passed from one group to the next. Employee morale could not possibly be lower.

    Best case scenario for rewarding top performers; 3-4% raises (only if you're lucky, and on good years)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scale back management, too top heavy. Maintain a work-life-balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Portfolio Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at CareFusion full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice facility, has a gym, and free yoga. The people are nice, but be careful who you befriend

    Cons

    Great place to work if you like to be micromanaged and LOVE employees who stab you in the back, and are hypocritical. HIGH turnover rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so quick to judge, and micromanaging is bad for employee moral. Follow Google's advice. You will retain better employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CareFusion full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CareFusion full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Since 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at CareFusion full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice facilities, good industry and good products

    Cons

    if 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 ManagementAdvice

    Innovation, 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst place in San Diego to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at CareFusion full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    HR 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 ManagementAdvice

    Leadership in Human Resources is weak, open your eyes to the problems!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extreme poor and inexperienced middle level management.

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at CareFusion full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Middle 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 ManagementAdvice

    Managers performance should determine by taking feedback from employee, not from their weekly summery.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run for the hills

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    I have been working at CareFusion full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    It'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 ManagementAdvice

    Be 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent and rude Middle Management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at CareFusion full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice Compensation, PTOs, San Diego weather,

    Cons

    You 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 ManagementAdvice

    Wake up fire incompetent managers, this place will be much better to work for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    FPA Department

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - NOt Telling You  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - NOt Telling You in San Diego, CA

    I worked at CareFusion full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You 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

    Cons

    Poor 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 ManagementAdvice

    A 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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