CareFusion
2.6 of 5 344 reviews
www.carefusion.com San Diego, CA 5000+ Employees

CareFusion Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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36% Approve of the CEO

CareFusion Chairman and CEO Kieran Gallahue

Kieran Gallahue

(73 ratings)

24% of employees 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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    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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    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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    CAREFUSION SUCKS! I've kept my feelings quiet, but need to release.

    Hard Worker (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsA gym on-site, cafeteria and ? Well, couldn't think of any more other than I have a job.

    Conswatching the steady decline of employee morale.

    Kieran T. Gallahue, Compensation $9,628,148, As of Fiscal Year 2013. 2.6% approval rate out of 277 reviews. LOL

    Great employees continue to ship. Get the picture? The Company’s stated values sound good, but they have a very difficult time executing.

    Everything is about shareholder value. Radical changes and continual layoffs in the name of "simplification" have resulted in too many people being let go. The remaining people feel like walk around feeling like they might be next. A strong culture of layoffs and fear is in place.

    We are told all the time to “we are life changers”. Well, us underdogs certainly are! CareFusion, how about changing some of our lives that make you the BIG BOY in the news? We have been chipped away at since CFN spun off. Where is your cut in pay Kieran???

    Stop treating employees as merely a means to their end. The overall picture would be painted in a much different way, if you would really HEAR THE VOICE OF YOUR EMPOYEES. Who make your loads of money for you? I would seriously examine the competency of some of the managers you have in place, and listen to voice of the employee feedback that is provided. Of course that was not done during my tenure with CareFusion.

    Work on your organizational culture. The constant reorganizations makes it difficult for people to stay engaged. Extend profit sharing or increase bonuses to regular FTO employees. A 2% annual bonus for non-managers/technical positions is an insult while we see millions being thrown into the pockets of managers and above. It’s sad because management and above seem to focus on “THEIR BONUSES” rather than the happiness and welfare of their employees.

    Employee morale is at a new low. In other previous jobs, I would see that the managers could be trusted. I can assure you that I do not trust my manager and I can be sure that she "does not have my back”. My mistrust of her occurred after seeing several examples of her throwing subordinates "under the bus". POOR management. Ridiculous amount of favoritism. My manager clearly displays who her favorites are by breaking Company procedures.

    Constant re-organization. After working many long hours and weekends over the past ten years, I was let go just prior to for vesting of profit sharing and long term incentive. (the compensation would have been good had these not been taken away, but with the constant layoff cycles you cannot count on long term employment).

    NEWS

    CareFusion buys 40% of Caesarea Medical Electronics – 10.12.2013
    U.S. medical technology developer will pay $100 million with option to buy majority stake. U.S. medical technology developer CareFusion has agreed to buy a 40% stake in Israel’s Caesarea Medical Electronics for $100 million, CareFusion announced Monday.

    CareFusion buys Vital Signs for $500 million
    Expanding its medical products lineup, San Diego-based CareFusion Corp. has agreed to buy the Vital Signs unit of GE Healthcare for $500 million. Vital Signs makes disposable products for respiratory care and anesthesiology, such as masks and infusers. From: U-T San Diego (via Google News) – in the last month

    CareFusion is well-funded to pursue other purchases, both domestically and in other countries, Gallahue said. These purchases will be made to help the company grow in its core markets and boost earnings by the third year. The Vital Signs purchase is expected to be neutral or moderately positive to earnings in 2014, and positive by 2015.
    CareFusion to invest $100M in Israeli infusion pump maker

    By Daily Transcript staff report
    Monday, December 9, 2013
    CareFusion (NYSE: CFN) has announced it will invest $100 million for a 40 percent minority stake in Caesarea Medical Electronics (CME), an infusion pump systems manufacturer.
    WHERE ARE THE (((below Manager Level EMPLOYEES AMONGST ALL THIS)))???

    Simple…we have no voice!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKieran, how about an anonymous employee survey, and actually listen to what people are saying and how they are feeling? This has not been done since CareFusion spun off from CardinalHealth in 2009. How sad is this? It probably would not matter anyway. CFN management is not about the employees that continue to fatten their wallets.

    STOP the churn! Stop the constant hiring and layoff cycles. Stop lying to us! We are human beings not machines with no innards.

    Lots of people in San Diego used to work here, and most of the ones I have spoken to are glad that they moved on and that CFN is only a memory and a lesson learned from their past.

    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 place to work

    Technical Consultant (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsGood Package.
    Job location San Diego, Best weather

    ConsManagers & bureaucracy make life horrible.
    Really incompetent Manager.
    More Hassle, less work. More meeting less work.
    Lot of interference from other people. No planning

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease remove the bureaucracy, think about employee.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Frustrating changes in direction

    Software Quality Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsBenefits are acceptable
    Pay is fairly competetive
    Some really good people

    ConsHostile work environment
    Limited professional growth
    Lack of ethics
    Inconsistent internal directions

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake quality seriously. The number of releases in a month is NOT a metric for an effective company. Take a look at your complaint rates! Listen to your customers! Watch how good employees are jumping ship!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice People, Nice Place, Do Not Work Here!

    IT Program Manager (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsThe company went through several expansions which was fun. The HQ and San Diego buildings are nice buildings, with gyms, a good cafeteria, and a lot of very nice people work here.
    Base salaries and promised benefits are good. In theory after the Affordable Care Act is fully implemented there may be increased spending on the companies products, plus overseas markets show promise.

    ConsThere were 5 major layoffs during my 3 years working here. There was constant re-organization, and management fads, and a continued hiring of outside managers with no relevant experience who did damage to internal teams and undermined the earnest workers. After working many long hours and weekends over the years, I was let go just prior to for vesting of profit sharing and long term incentive. (the compensation would have been good had these not been taken away, but with the constant layoff cycles you cannot count on long term employment).
    The companies stated values sound good, but like their business plans they have a hard time executing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop the churn! Stop the constant hiring bingeing and layoff cycles.
    Develop long term thinking and meritocracy among your managers. Lots of people in San Diego used to work here, and most of the ones I have spoken to are glad to have moved on.

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

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    Incompetent Managers

    Engineering (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsThere are a lot of talented people working there, and they provide a decent set of working tools (Software) help get the job done.

    ConsManagement is woefully incompetent. Office politics runs rampant in the division I worked in (San Diego).

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would seriously examine the competency of some of the managers you have in place, and listen to voice of the employee feedback that is provided. Of course that was not done during my tenure with CareFusion. When you have several layers of management in place that do not listen to the opinions of engineering employees who are doing all the hard work, it creates an atmosphere of skepticism and distrust. Employee morale was at a new low when I worked there. In other previous jobs, I would see that the managers could be trusted. I can assure you that I did not trust my manager and I can be sure he "did not have my back", so to speak. My mistrust of him occurred only after seeing several examples of his incompetence and of his throwing other subordinates "under the bus".

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

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