CareFusion Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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CareFusion Chairman and CEO Kieran Gallahue
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Pros
  • Excellent work life balance at CareFusion (in 21 reviews)

  • Good Benefits - meets industry standards (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • Time off and work life balance policies are non existant (in 17 reviews)

  • Upper Management does not have time to listen to your concerns (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Toxic environment and disrespectful culture

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the people are nice and smart. They are in the minority.

    Cons

    Negative culture is pervasive throughout the company. Big egos and big tempers.

    Advice to Management

    You'll continue to repel good candidates and lose existing talent by neglecting the culture. CareFusion is one of the least professional companies I've worked at.


  2. Helpful (7)

    Work here or go back to high school - which would you choose?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at CareFusion (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company makes medical devices that save lives. The products are well-engineered and well-manufactured. Saw them in action, it was great.

    Cons

    Too much middle management that aren't held responsible for their poor decision-making and lack of experience managing people. The non-managers, who do ALL the work, are the last ones to get any credit. First discretionary 401k match was taken away, then employee bonus program but managers who take no responsibility still get bonuses. The "culture," as they like to call it, sounds really good from the outside but is not upheld once you start working there. Too many people stuck in the same role for years, busting their humps but never getting promoted - instead a contractor was brought in and paid way more for the same work. Pretty much zero room for advancement unless you go to another department entirely. Everything is a big secret; office doors are closed all the time and managers pretend like they don't know what's going on; they may tell a few of their 'insiders' and then those people walk around acting like they're better than everyone else because they know something you don't. Lots of cliques like a high school but the managers just say the groups are "siloed." I got so sick of hearing that word when the truth was people put themselves into those groups and refused to interact with others unless forced to.

    Advice to Management

    Your HR department has a lot of great individual contributors in your manager-and-higher levels, however, they have ZERO people management skills. An over 50% turnover in HR within just a few years ought to show you that. Employees are held responsible for the tiniest of errors but managers don't take responsibility for their mistakes: they just blame their subordinates for everything. Hopefully when you're taken over by BD they'll be able to get rid of the overpaid managers and VPs who do nothing but take credit for everyone else's work.


  3. Helpful (3)

    A generation behind current IT standards

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

    I have been working at CareFusion as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good place for Indian housewives to retire while "working" and not adding any value to the role.

    Cons

    Not good for intelligent and techie people.
    If you are intelligent and knowledgeable and explain how things can be better, you will be let go.

    Advice to Management

    Learn about technology


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  5. Helpful (2)

    CarelessFusion

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This was a great company during the Alaris years.

    Cons

    Worst company I have ever worked for!
    Continuous downsizing in small numbers so the shareholders and investors are unaware of the company's instability. Firing starts with all the managers followed by the directors, soon entire floors are empty and we are left doing the work of 5 people so no work/life balance as claimed. Mission statement,: Careless Fusion.. use the few remaining and dump the rest. Everyone is treated like a number, even after giving over 10 years to this company, you get layed off without warning or you never know who's next! This is the worst company ever!

    Advice to Management

    Non, they don't care, especially CEO Kieran Gallahue, the Corporate raider!


  6. Helpful (2)

    Field Service Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Field Service Technician in San Diego, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent client base, wonderful employees to work with,

    Cons

    Unqualified management, unable to make any decisions, only out for themselves at the cost of the company and employee's. No work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your organization, get rid of the dead weight, your best performers and talent are gone now


  7. Helpful (4)

    S-Carefusion empoyees away, so they can outsource

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (7)

    The company that the MBAs built.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Former life-changer.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Portfolio Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (2)

    Horrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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



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