CareFusion

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CareFusion Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
412 Reviews
2.8
412 Reviews
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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. 4 people found this helpful  

    Cant wait for BD to clean out managment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 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
  3. 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
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    Portfolio Specialist

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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 (less than an 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible

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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 (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst place in San Diego 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 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
  8. 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent and rude Middle Management

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

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

    Pros

    Nice Compensation, PTOs, San Diego weather,

    Cons

    You need to puppet, carry out tasks assigned by managers but not allowed to ask any questions.
    Very arrogant and rule middle management, they pitch themselves expert of everything.
    Very depressing environment.
    Micro Management- You need ti give status/ or 5 people will advising you how to carryout your tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up fire incompetent managers, this place will be much better to work for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    FPA Department

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - NOt Telling You in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - NOt Telling You in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    You get to learn a lot. There are a few good Directors in FPA.

    There are A LOT of promotions at this company because

    A) there is a lot of favoritism

    B) The churn rate is ridiculously high

    Cons

    Poor management, overburdening work schedule, long hours with no overtime pay (could be against US Labor Laws).

    Managers come down on employees at times and treat them like crap. Don't expect management to be grateful for working superfluous hours, you are just doing 'status quo'

    Extremely confusing matrix organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of managers are not ready to be managers at this company. Teach managers proper management skills. CareFusion has the worst mid-level management I've seen in my career. A manager should display proven leadership before becoming a manager not be a suck up/'teachers pet'.

    Training is non existent, misallocation of work, confusing matrix work organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    This job will own you and try to destroy you and your family, if you let it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - NOt Telling You in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - NOt Telling You in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Full-time work with varying degrees of overtime. PTO accrual. Benefits exist. Better than flipping burgers.

    Cons

    Your boss's honest is measured in micro-meters. Be on your guard, always.

    You are a cog in a corporate environment. Know it. Live it. Learn to love it. Not family friendly at all. Bottom-line only traded company. The state of the economy plays a heavy role in decision making for how they treat employees (you are EXPENDABLE): They know there is always someone beating down the door to take your position and they are not afraid to remind you of it. QUALITY MEANS NOTHING to CareFusion ("Confusion" should be the real name).

    If you have a family need for an unplanned circumstance, like surgery or sick leave, you will be told "the needs of the business" followed by some logical meandering way of telling you that you don't matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is utterly clueless to the customer experience and employees trying to 'make-do' with the ineptness of how the development of new products are going.
    Kieren, CEO, is just another figure-head waiting for a golden parachute. TSC is the #1 complaint of the customers.

    CF has hired inept middle management that will finally sink the ship. It hasn't happened yet, but it will. repeatedly reminding skilled employees that we can and will be replaced says something about "CarelessFusion."

    The mere fact that I'm hiding JOB TYPE/TITLE/CITY is a clue. Am pretty sure CF is monitoring this site. I'll keep the job, but at this point, it's ONLY a job. Not at all what I used to believe in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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