CareFusion Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated June 22, 2014
Updated June 22, 2014
394 Reviews
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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.  

    Awesome

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

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

    Pros

    Limited supervision, great place to work, team oriented

    Cons

    Contract to hire with limited full time positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring contractors with many years experience working with the company.

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

    Strategic Sourcing

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    The pay was good, not great but good - overall I was satisfied with my compensation package. My coworkers were great, relationships were good. I had a lot of autonomy to do my job, which I like. I got to lead some great projects that allowed me to work with a variety of individuals at all levels of the organization. I was fortunate to be working on a diverse team/dept, although not all parts of the organization are like this. Some of the executives I had a chance to work with are great individuals - funny and caring. The organization also has Employee Resource Groups which is great so you can feel a part of something and meet others outside your direct dept/team - make sure to take advantage of these.

    Cons

    Workload is heavy, although there are brief moments of peace. High pressure position, definitely stressful (especially at fiscal year end). Policies and procedures need to be revamped for greater efficiency and to match industry best practices. I didn't like some of the business decisions made that negatively impacted the employee population (including temp workers). I understand bottom line is important, but people are important too. Constant RIF's. For those that have been with the organization for a while, stop saying "that's just how we do things" since obviously not everything being done is exactly working well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees as people, not objects. Look at the market, some of the most successful companies are the ones taking care of their employees (at all levels).

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Inter in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Inter in San Diego, CA

    I worked at CareFusion as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Personal growth is fairly good with some good areas for opportunities in SW development

    Cons

    Office culture could be more merrier as you might end up getting bored sitting in cube all day

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company with too many internal "improvement" programs.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Controls Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Material Controls Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits package is first rate, couldn't be better. Stable company with a good and secure product line, especially as our population ages. CareFusion teaches work/life balance to all employees.

    Cons

    Although CareFusion teaches work/life balance, demands are high frequently at the cost of work/life balance. There are so many internal improvements and training classes required, it is sometimes hard to manage your primary job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are too many "silos" created at CareFusion by people trying to protect their turf.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    My Review

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and great benefits

    Cons

    Confusing directions from management and too many restructurings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to a straegic plan with yearly motifications

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very positive.

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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

    Good atmosphere, good people, decent pay.

    Cons

    Occasionally long hours, but it's not so bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept the seasonality of the business and don't react so radically.

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

    Great Company then...

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

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

    Pros

    Pays very well, and you'll get to work on life saving products. You can learn and can fairly easily move up the ladder (if you are good).

    Cons

    Lots of politics, and many of the good people that I had started with had left and moved on.
    FDA!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales people should not manage engineering groups.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clinical Consultant

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

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, fantastic training, supportive team environment! Benefit Package was pretty good, healthcare rates were affordable , 401k match was fantastic with the company contributing an additional discretionary 3% however, they discontinued this recently.

    Cons

    Salary was a bit low (70-75k) per the Industry (85-95k) and for a position requiring 80% travel/ 3-4 overnights a week. 80% overnight travel affects your home and social life, although this can't really be helped as this is a part of the job, a higher compensation could ease the pain a bit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bump Salary up a bit to attract and retain quality candidates

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

    A lot to learn

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

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

    Pros

    - Very stable company
     - Hard work is appreciated
     - Work with a team of talented engineers

    Cons

    - Sometimes promotions depend on who do you know
     - Too much maintenance of old products
     - Lack of communication between the different departments within the organization.
     - Continuously cutting benefits(Medical, 401K, Bonus ...)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make an extra effort to motivate and keep talented engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Software Engineering Inter

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay , all the ppl there are friendly

    Cons

    boring job, same task everyday

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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