CareFusion

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CareFusion Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
418 Reviews
2.8
418 Reviews
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CareFusion Chairman and CEO Kieran Gallahue
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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    S-Carefusion empoyees away, so they can outsource

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and ok pay.

    Cons

    An entire department got their working hours changed to match the busiest traffic times in San Diego. All that, so people quit and they don't have to lay more people off, so they can outsource to NON AMERICAN, bad English speaking workers somewhere in another country. Daily bullying from the management, again, to make people quit. All that, for a big fat bonus for management and above. What about the customers?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please leave and let somebody take charge that knows what they are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Cant wait for BD to clean out managment.

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    Current Employee - Product Support Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Product Support Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Some of the best coworkers I could ever ask for! If managment cared half as much about putting out a good product and taking care of our customers as the typical worker the companys share price would easily be double of what it is.

    Cons

    Terrible upper managment destroying long term success for short term earnings.
    products pushed out before they are ready.
    benifits have slowly been cut over the years.
    No respect for work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about the company and less about your bonus the people under you know how to achieve great things get out of there way and let them do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Serious disconnect with management team and employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The knowledge and the comittment of the Infusion team - Sales, Clinical support and field engineering have elevated this organisation to market leaders desipte a lack in investment in new product development.

    Cons

    Perks - none. Time off and work life balance policies are non existant.
    Management teams outside US appear to be Pharma focused rather than medical device focused, this means that a Pharma culture has been imposed on successful teams where cutting cost at the expense of hiring ineffectual middle management teams means that there is a serious "disconnect". Result - disaffected sales teams and a management teams that are obsessed with the share price given that they will now reap the reward with the BD merger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your employees that understand the business outside of the US rather than employing MBA graduates who know nothing about the Healthcare market and are only in this for the short haul. There is no appreciation of talent from within this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Only as a last resort.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Yorba Linda, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Yorba Linda, CA

    I have been working at CareFusion full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Non-management employees are usually genuine regarding their concern about the customer and the products they produce. They are hard workers that are easy to work with regarding any type of issue.Non-management employees are usually genuine regarding their concern about the customer and the products they produce. They are hard workers that are easy to work with regarding any type of issue.

    Cons

    Management preaches ethics and code of conduct but, fails to follow them. The lower level employees are always to blame.

    Management is not engaged with staffing and product issues.

    The HR department very seldom sides with the lower level employee. Regardless of the evidence to support the employees claim.

    Favoritism runs repent.

    Out date systems too quickly and easily identify issues regarding products.

    This is just a few things. There are really too many to list.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR
    Start supporting the lower level employees and hold all levels of management accountable.

    Management
    Practice what you preach.
    Listen to your employees.
    Start doing the right thing for your customers, employees and share holder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    The company that the MBAs built.

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    Current Employee - R&D Dispensing in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - R&D Dispensing in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Generous vacation package.
    Nice industry - working with clinical workers is an honor for me.

    Cons

    Utterly chaotic environment. Extremely high turnover. Too many managers managing roles they don't have the knowledge, skills, or aptitude to manage. Too many promotions based purely on personality. Skills do not earn promotions. Extremely political environment. Lot's of BS going around and the managers all seem to have forgotten how to spot it. People who make empty promises and deliver nothing get promoted as long as they know the right people. Those who actually produce are often forgotten and receive no recognition.

    All the new (post Cardinal Health) senior management is overly motivated by money and nothing else. All the people who actually cared about anything and had any depth to their experience have been replaced by fast talking MBAs with salesman personalities. These guys could really care less about the state of things they manage. They're just thinking about their next bonus and many of them don't last long at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start looking for jobs. BD is probably not as stupid and gullible as the CF board of directors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Okay until they outsource your job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    I used to think Carefusion was an okay place to work until they screwed us after years of service destroying people's lives to make their bottom line better and put large bonuses in upper management's pockets.

    Cons

    They have a company wide day of caring last week to celebrate a 5 year milestone then tell everyone we're losing our jobs around Christmas. Management is sneaky telling you not to believe rumors... Of course their jobs are protected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to realize these are real people you're affecting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Corporate "leadership" is non-existent.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CareFusion full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The paid time off is generous.

    Cons

    Not enough space to pontificate on the cons. I've worked for CareFusion (formerly Cardinal Health) for 15 years. The "leader" has no clue, only self enlightened interest. Profess to care about customers, employees, and end users...not. Ageism is rampant and most at the VP level and above are incompetent. In addition this is the most "siloed" company I ever worked for. No common goals; upper management only does what they can to get a bonus at the expense of everyone. They are trying to "cost save" the company to success rather than focus on innovation and actually grow the business. The only reason I work here is I thought it would be better than Cardinal Health. I was wrong. When the economy improves there will be a giant sucking sound as employees leave en mass (including me).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should be ashamed of yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former life-changer.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    None! You can work all the overtime you want. It'll provide a paycheck while the job search continues. Nice co-workers, but beware who you talk to, corporate politics always at work.

    Cons

    Long hours, unending work loads, zero recognition for performance, abysmal job/pay progression. This company thrives on inefficiency and excessive top heavy management, pointless ineffective corporate reorgs (4 over the 3 yrs I was there), company touts an 80/20 promote within "concept"; to the contrary of reality, exclusive "boys club" only the close-knit few get the opportunity progress. Zero work life balance.

    Employee are treated as objects being passed from one group to the next. Employee morale could not possibly be lower.

    Best case scenario for rewarding top performers; 3-4% raises (only if you're lucky, and on good years)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scale back management, too top heavy. Maintain a work-life-balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Portfolio Specialist

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    • 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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice facility, has a gym, and free yoga. The people are nice, but be careful who you befriend

    Cons

    Great place to work if you like to be micromanaged and LOVE employees who stab you in the back, and are hypocritical. HIGH turnover rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so quick to judge, and micromanaging is bad for employee moral. Follow Google's advice. You will retain better employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    There is no job security at CareFusion and little opportunity to advance.

    • 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 offers a lot of paid time off and 401K matching (although that has been reduced by the CEO).

    Cons

    Since Kieran Gallahue took over as CEO, there have been constant layoffs all over the company on a regular basis. There has never been enough people laid off at one time to make it a reportable event, however CareFusion has been increasing their stock prices by reducing labor costs and hiring cheaper labor overseas. They even outsourced part of their R&D to India. There is also little-to-no room to advance in to management without playing the corporate game. It's all about who you know and not your capabilities or performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your experienced staff in house and put more focus on employee retention. You can offset the costs by selling more quality products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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