CareFusion Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
391 Reviews
2.7
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This is a good company when it comes to work life balance and resources available (in 19 reviews)

  • Pretty good benefits all the years that I was employed there (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes it feels as though promotion of work-life balance is lip service (in 16 reviews)

  • Upper Management does not have time to listen to your concerns (in 21 reviews)

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  1.  

    Meh

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

    I worked at CareFusion full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can sneak through cracks if you want to

    Cons

    Management only looks out for themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to help employees grow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good - Bad - Worse?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Work life balance. (Depends on your manager though. ..some teams are happy and some are suffering)
    Good Benefits - meets industry standards

    Cons

    Lots of cost and budget cuts. That has downward impact on what and how much resources are available
    Culture has shifted from value creation to CYA and Back stabbing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the culture that previous management had created

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It's seen better day

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

    I worked at CareFusion full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company offers good wages, benefits and transition from temp to FTE

    Cons

    Micro-management, focus, communication skills, lack of strategies, personal development or investment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Single minded management focuses on Wall Street's quarterly review and bottom line will only take you so far. It's continued focus on outsourcing to overseas is about to seriously impact its ability to ensure contract renewals and satisfaction. People truly want to strive to provide the best possible end result for both the company it used to trust and its faceless patients who use to the company's foundation. Post spin off CareFusion from Cardinal Health it has yet to find its driving force and focus on how to resume it's place as the first in class it use to be. So many employees are holding out to see if it can be turned around but are ready for the possible layoff that seems to be inevitable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Patient & Clinician no longer the #1 Priority

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at CareFusion full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, PTO decent. Fellow employees do care about the work they do making lives better for patients and clinicians

    Cons

    Wall Street and stock price has become the focus of how business is done. Therefore budgets for face to face work with customers are slashed. Each engineer has accountability for 3 to 4 projects generally due at the same time so there is not enough time to adequately focus on the objectives for each team. Employees are never sure what has priority which has lowered morale tremendously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When this company was at its peak, there were 3 & only 3 objectives that every employee was focused. This created an arrow sharp trajectory that brought all employees together (across functions and shared departments) for common goals. EVERYONE was awarded for meeting these priorities & morale was always high.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Colleagues, Good. Management, BAD.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CareFusion full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay was decent. Co-workers made going to work more worth while. They are always willing to help and have a good sense of humor to give a slight boos in the already low morale. The company gives good discounts from other vendors, but they are not as good as when they were Cardinal Health. If you can survive the riff-raff of this company, you can work anywhere.

    Cons

    Due to the high demands of upper management, lower management tends to micromanage and has limited knowledge about the products being supported. If you have a question on how to troubleshoot an issue, it's best to seek help from a colleague than with a supervisor. Communication from upper management is poor and always changing. They are starting to offshore a lot of positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep jobs in San Diego. The employees that are at CareFusion are very intelligent, considering they are given poor training and documentation, so work on maintaining your top employees. Better yet, take better care of your employees.

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

    Politics Politics Politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, easy bank hours. Work wasn't too bad and most people there were great to work with.

    Cons

    Inefficient management at director and VP levels. People are more concerned with office politics and playing games to see how people will react instead of actually taking care of their employees and trying to get results. I don't have a lot of tolerance for bs, I'd rather be direct and get the work done. Not a lot of growth unless you're willing to play the games and part of the 'in crowd'. View their employees as numbers vs. actual people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing games and actually do your work and try to work collectively with one another.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Carefusion is a great place to work to start your career at another company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Carefusion is a company comprised of several smaller companies who through corporate politics, can't get their act together. Never quite potty trained and wet behind their ears, spilling out big words that they haven't grasped the meaning of. If you're looking at a company that over promises and under delivers take a hard look at this company.

    Cons

    Infastrucure is consistently being compromised with incompetent and jr level SAP liasion, Upper level Business Management Team and IT Design and Developmemt are constantly edging for ice hockey power plays and Call Center plagued with constant dropped calls from customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop, look, listen to your employees who put their lives on hold on a continuous basis due to inadequate system errors, software upgrade issues, debacled product releasses and not really understanding your actually playing with big boy money. Spend wisely!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Had Potential; Appears That Most Have Given Up, Including Mgmt

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits (Medical, PTO, Fitness Center)
    Nice co-workers, which appears to be the strength of the employer
    Makes products that have an impact on maintaining health and saving people's lives

    Cons

    Encourages employees to "Drink The Kool-Aid" out loud
    No back fills on resources (IT, Engineering, Business)
    Lying to employees about Outsourcing
    Lip-service about culture and employee values (only works when it's convenient)
    Complete double-standards when it comes to Sr. Mgmt versus employees (travel perks, reserved parking, bonuses)
    Managers, Directors and VP's just don't get it and are allowed to build dynasties that aren't penetrated by the message coming from below or above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Are you even in touch with the employees or are you just waiting for the stock to hit $50 a share? Do you not see that your employee's morale is extremely low (look at the turn-out at Town Hall Meetings)? That they are looking for jobs elsewhere taking with them so much knowledge that you should truly value? That making employees sign non-disclosures about the Kuala Lumpur office as you secretly staff it to move jobs yet covers up the truth? What happened to the Culture that this company spent so much money on, saying it wasn't "The Flavor Of The Month"? Behind closed doors, please remember that it is the people who really give their time at this company to make equipment that saves people's lives; reward them for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Absolute lack of direction from the top.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TSR/SLIDER/CASE WORKER in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - TSR/SLIDER/CASE WORKER in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at CareFusion full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -higher than average pay
    -can accumulate PTO time very quickly
    -mostly flexible schedule
    -Co-workers are great for OJT

    Cons

    -constant pressure to perform
    -middle management has no clue about products or flow
    -lack of direction from constantly changing upper management
    -standards and requirements change on a whim

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your head out of the clouds and focus on the real problems not imaginary issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Very little motivated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you like sunny San Diego weather this is one of those companies.
    Heaven for consultants.

    Cons

    We don't feel the presence of HR in this company. The only interaction with HR is workday.
    Performance reviews are done just for name sake. Managers have their own standards and views in rating their employees. No uniform standards across teams in recognizing talent and hardworking. Senior managers do not show any interest in interacting or taking to employees under their managers. No skip level meetings.
    Managers do not encourage full time employees to participate in crucial projects and contribute. In a way the managers do not allow employees to grow in the company. Outside consultants do projects and full time employees slog late hours in fixing the production issues after project go live. No scope for improving skills as there is no training budget always. I see there is no trust among people or teams. We work in a hostile environment. Lot of meaningless documentation and change control procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please talk to every body in your team. Know your team. Take outside help in devising effective review and recognition process.
    Get feedback on you managers from all sides.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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