CareFusion

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CareFusion Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
417 Reviews
2.8
417 Reviews
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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. 3 people found this helpful  

    The company that the MBAs built.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 All the people who actually cared about anything and had any depth to their experience have been replaced by fast talking MBAs with salesman personalities.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
  2.  

    Okay until they outsource your job

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    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
  3.  

    Patient & Clinician no longer the #1 Priority

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, PTO decent. Fellow employees do care about the work they do making lives better for patients and clinicians

    Cons

    Wall Street and stock price has become the focus of how business is done. Therefore budgets for face to face work with customers are slashed. Each engineer has accountability for 3 to 4 projects generally due at the same time so there is not enough time to adequately focus on the objectives for each team. Employees are never sure what has priority which has lowered morale tremendously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When this company was at its peak, there were 3 & only 3 objectives that every employee was focused. This created an arrow sharp trajectory that brought all employees together (across functions and shared departments) for common goals. EVERYONE was awarded for meeting these priorities & morale was always high.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Colleagues, Good. Management, BAD.

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

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

    Pros

    Pay was decent. Co-workers made going to work more worth while. They are always willing to help and have a good sense of humor to give a slight boos in the already low morale. The company gives good discounts from other vendors, but they are not as good as when they were Cardinal Health. If you can survive the riff-raff of this company, you can work anywhere.

    Cons

    Due to the high demands of upper management, lower management tends to micromanage and has limited knowledge about the products being supported. If you have a question on how to troubleshoot an issue, it's best to seek help from a colleague than with a supervisor. Communication from upper management is poor and always changing. They are starting to offshore a lot of positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep jobs in San Diego. The employees that are at CareFusion are very intelligent, considering they are given poor training and documentation, so work on maintaining your top employees. Better yet, take better care of your employees.

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

    Politics Politics Politics

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    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 a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, easy bank hours. Work wasn't too bad and most people there were great to work with.

    Cons

    Inefficient management at director and VP levels. People are more concerned with office politics and playing games to see how people will react instead of actually taking care of their employees and trying to get results. I don't have a lot of tolerance for bs, I'd rather be direct and get the work done. Not a lot of growth unless you're willing to play the games and part of the 'in crowd'. View their employees as numbers vs. actual people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing games and actually do your work and try to work collectively with one another.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customers are noticing changes and relationships are suffering.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CareFusion

    Pros

    compensation is great as well as benefits.

    Cons

    Age discrimination is a huge con and wide spread in the company, however they have good lawyers to legally protect the firm - good for them, not good for employees that are over 45.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Age discrimination will be the demise of your strong relationships already in place with customers. Politics are abound and personal agendas will be costly to the future of this company. Customers are noticing.

  8.  

    Implementation Engineer

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    Current Employee - Implementation Engineer in Yorba Linda, CA
    Current Employee - Implementation Engineer in Yorba Linda, CA

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

    Pros

    Stable company with good pay. Coworker are great to work with. Willing to help when you need help. Yearly raise and bonus.

    Cons

    Unorganized when it comes to procedure. No one to update product documentation when new product and software support are release. Never really have a proactive view to help customers. A lot of work without enough resource. No room for advancement. No education/training for new products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Procedure and document need to be address or release when new product are supported to help customers. Come up with some sort of advancement/promotion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Worst Senior Management Ever

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Most co-worker people are friendly and helpful.
    Work-life balance is great.
    Few manager has great leadership and are helpful and caring towards their employee.
    Some other managers are horrible to their employee.

    Cons

    Time-off is great, you get a lot and it increases and carries over.
    Too much politics and out sourcing.
    Office culture is good within your own team, or a few teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Loved working at CareFusion

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

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

    Pros

    Culture, People, Products, and Benefits

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about the company...loved working there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome!

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, autonomy, high sense of purpose, ethical management.

    Cons

    I cannot say anything against CFN - great place to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep close proximity with the teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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