CareFusion Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
393 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 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. 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

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Employees are being treated bad so they quit and the company can outsource

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CareFusion full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros. the money is decent, but not great.

    Cons

    There is constant pressure and negative enforcement. Employees are constantly being set up for failure by changing work expectations. There are constant threats of write-ups or firing. Management "paces" the floor constantly. Management is creating a hostile working environment. the writing is on the wall: Get rid of the employees without paying severance, and then outsource to other countries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pointless. Management just cares about their bonus, and not if there are still employees around to manage in a few years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    There is no job security at CareFusion and little opportunity to advance.

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    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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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice facilities, good industry and good products

    Cons

    if you want to be micromanaged and treated as a number and not a human being, this is the right place for you. It's all about profit and nobody cares about the well being of the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovation, and success can only happen with good employees and if you don't treat them well all the valuable people will leave and the rest will stay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst place in San Diego to work!

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    HR 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 ManagementAdvice

    Leadership in Human Resources is weak, open your eyes to the problems!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Upper management has no idea as to how things are being run

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    • Senior Management
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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

    Hard to say pros as it is very deceiving. What sounds good up front about PTO and other benefits is hidden behind some really small print and exceptions. Everything is for CareFusion benefit and not the employee. Lay-offs are quite regular. Middle management lacks experience and professionalism.

    Cons

    Many Directors and Managers have been placed into their positions without the experience and training necessary; because of this, they are very suspicious of everyone working around them. They take micro-managing to a whole new level while at the same time, treat everyone in very insulting and condescending ways. The group is too tight and won't allow star performers to excel or speak with management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After listening to upper management speeches and then speaking with the directors and managers who take it back to the employees, I have often wondered if they work at the same company. What is told and what is practiced is two totally different stories. Ethics are very questionable with regards to authorship of reports and business practices; the tight group justifies excessive traveling for their own gain (membership points).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good idea but execution is everything

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Strong brands such as Alaris, Pyxix. Someone who left the company told me there was life after Carefusion; I didn't know what they meant at the time. HA- LOL, now I do and it's great.

    Cons

    Culture, communication. Great coworkers but management needs a leadership lesson. The best part about not working for this company anymore (well, second to the best part) is not having to hear customers refer to it as Confusion anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worked for 3 years in IT Operations.

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    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Work Environment and Pay was not great but good. Overall I was satisfied with my compensation package. My coworkers were great, helpful and were good. Allowed me to work with a variety of individuals at all levels of the organization. Good business community.

    Cons

    No motivation whatsoever you get from Manager. Manager does not trust her team instead likes contractors. I think encouraging good work is a way to boost the employee's morale. Supportive work environment is essential for an employee to make significant contributions to the company. In my case, unfortunately, that lacked and left me no choice but to quit my job, although I loved the technical aspect of it. Upper Management does not have time to listen to your concerns. Huge employee turnover in this IT team compared to any other IT teams (Total 10 people left under this manager and 4 people in last four months).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to work "Except" in IT Operation Team. Advice to management - stop employee turnover in this team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK but not great; employees treated as commodities.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CareFusion

    Pros

    Decent compensation, environment, good vacation policy.

    Cons

    Poor management, poor career development. Recent cuts to benefits, other management moves that show employees are not valued as individuals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extreme poor and inexperienced middle level management.

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

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

    Pros

    VP's and above management are very innovative, futuristic and willing to grow the company.

    Cons

    Middle 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 ManagementAdvice

    Managers performance should determine by taking feedback from employee, not from their weekly summery.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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