CareFusion

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CareFusion Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
411 Reviews
2.8
411 Reviews
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CareFusion Chairman and CEO Kieran Gallahue
Kieran Gallahue
201 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • This is a good company when it comes to work life balance and resources available (in 21 reviews)

  • Good Benefits and PTO (19 days off but you rarely get other holidays off) (in 37 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes it feels as though promotion of work-life balance is lip service (in 17 reviews)

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

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    Field Service Engineer - Infusion Devices

    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, benefits, and work from home

    Cons

    Not much opportunity or room for growth

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Typical Corporate Environment.

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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

    Pros

    Exposure to everyday medical technology and working on important projects for a company that has large market share.

    Cons

    Management is out of touch with the work force. No trust between business units, and in some cases, there's actual turf wars that have been raging for years. Quality processes are bureaucratic and ineffective. Managers turn a deaf ear to quality concerns from their engineering subordinates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more credence to technical experts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Principal Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at CareFusion

    Pros

    Good people (mostly) working there.

    Cons

    They had stealth terminations; every couple of weeks you'd hear of some more people you know being laid off. Never knew when or if you'd be next.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Could be a great company

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

    I worked at CareFusion full-time

    Pros

    Nice benefits, relaxed atmosphere for my division

    Cons

    Only seemed to concentrate on the big ticket divisions, paid little attention and support for smaller start up divisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Tends to not treat all employees the same. Rewards, luncheons, work from home only offered in certain departments.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CareFusion full-time

    Pros

    Overall, good company to work for.

    Cons

    It's too bad they don't treat similiar departments equally. It all depends who you work for and what department you fall under. Monthly onsite happy hours, luncheons, rewards, work for home opportunities only for certain departments. Other departments you don't get any perks. Not even a desk calendar.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, decent benefits, no real good career path

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, lots of flexibility, decent support from managment.

    Cons

    No real opportunity for growth depending on the department. Not sure what will happen with BD. Too much uncertainty. Would have recommended to a friend but now it might be a risk depending on office location.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    People are solid, well meaning, caring. Management wants micro-managing, punitive management style.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Broad product set with lots of opportunities for growth by moving roles within teams / business units. Strong focus on patient safety and helping to improve the safety of caregivers and patients.

    Cons

    Lack of innovation - lots of lip service but most projects are evolutionary extensions of sacred cow projects.
    Too much focus on short term revenue opportunities and not enough long term strategic planning / execution.
    Management promotes those who micro-manage and are punitive. Lip service about collaboration and employee satisfaction when what they really want is results at any cost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the long term sustainable competitive advantages
    Cultivate true innovation by starting new projects and investing in new technologies / opportunities
    Stop micro managing - believe in your teams, give them freedom to be responsible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    One mission: Save Money

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CareFusion

    Pros

    The work that we do goes to saving lives and other important things. The people are nice to work with for the most part.

    Cons

    It seems lately that the only thing that the management wants to do it squeeze margins and save money. This is fine, but when it is your ONLY goal, this is not very positive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop worrying ONLY about your bonuses, and outsourcing AMERICAN JOBS.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A very medium place 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Stable workplace with rewarding work that really helps people. Very moving success stories and a lot of good people to work with. Interact with a lot of diverse groups and ahve the ability to work in a variety of areas.

    Cons

    A very large company with big company problems. Sometimes it's hard to get moving on certain projects becasue of politics. Seems interested in fostering career growth, but then takes no action to prove that they actually are interested versus just telling you what you want to hear. Senior management seems distant at times and are too busy to interact directly, instead they rely on top down and bottom up communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you really are interested in help your employees along their career, then give your managers the ability to add or modify positions that would keep people on their paths and help them stay motivated and loyal rather than tightening the budget so tight that changind head counts are nearly impossible. Also, change the compensation plans away from an average and let higher ranked employees get better increases without affecting anyone else.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contracts Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Contracts Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at CareFusion as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is a job to have not enjoy.

    Cons

    Not compensated per industry salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To pay people their worth. Show appreciation for the overworked employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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