CareFusion Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
391 Reviews
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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.  

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

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    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
  2.  

    Compensation

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    • 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
  3.  

    CareFusion

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Learning and Development Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Learning and Development Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good people and good culture and values and benefits. Good products and services that really helps their customers and patients.

    Cons

    They need more internal mobility and career advancement opportunities. I needed more growth opportunities and room for career advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A very medium place to work

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    • 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
  6.  

    Good company, decent pay, great management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good company in healthcare sector

    Cons

    Pay not the best as compared to others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Political, volatile, revenue driven...but mostly good people

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    Former Employee - Finance in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Most of the people are first rate. The wages and benefits are average for San Diego, the location is great, and the products and services are best in market, and "CareFusion" looks great on a resume.

    Cons

    As a spinoff from Cardinal Health in 2009, CareFusion is still trying to figure much of itself out.
    Add staff, cut staff, add staff, cut staff...
    No stock purchase program. No annual revenue share. And the 2% subjective employee bonus and 401k match are fairly pitiful.
    New product release timing is more important than it actually working as intended.
    Politically, favoritism is rampant. The saturation of Director level + above (and even at the manager level) having been placed in their position owing more to relationship than skillset is pretty high.
    Watching good employees leave in droves, or be cut in a RIF because they were on the wrong side of the political fence, is something that should be considered before you apply.
    Very little trust between employee and manager. "Open and honest 2-way communication" is purely lip service.
    If you are constantly adaptive within the ongoing change management, and know how to tell people what they want to hear, and cover your rear well, you will do fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful in your pursuit of doing more with less.
    Go spend a week at the Illumina campus, and do likewise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Call Center Technical Support

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    You get paid top dollar., great friends , you get to joke and go to after work events.

    Cons

    sweat shop, get that next call, from the top down, managers, supervisors, V.P. get that next call, if you got one put it on the back burner and get that next call, then it's hey customer called that you have not fixed problem whats taking you so long.
    Call center going to China

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sit and take calls for one week.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Slow and not so steady

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at CareFusion full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - The company corners the market and always has customers
    - Good pay
    - Big company with lots of resources
    - Good benefits
    - Easy to stand out and do a good job

    Cons

    - Lots of people who only think about themselves and their career and won't lift a finger unless it directly affects them
    - Somewhat disorganized, not run like a tight ship
    - Many people don't care about the job, the product, or their coworkers
    - Brown nosing is rewarded as much or more than hard work
    - The good people often get let go and they keep the drones

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the revolving door hiring and lay offs. Managers need to keep their employees for more time instead of always having to train new ones.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging

    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Compensation
    Location (in San Diego)
    Has potential

    Cons

    Lacking innovation. Most people does not welcome change - stuck in " this is how we've done it in the past"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow those people with knowledge to lead and remove those who are just obstacles

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    CareFusion Review

    Current Employee - Product/Market Senior Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Product/Market Senior Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good place to work, good people

    Cons

    Rigid structure, hard to make things happen, risk averse culture

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