CareFusion Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
370 Reviews

2.7
370 Reviews
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CareFusion Chairman and CEO Kieran Gallahue
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pretty good benefits all the years that I was employed there (in 33 reviews)

  • This is a good company when it comes to work life balance and resources available (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes it feels as though promotion of work-life balance is lip service (in 15 reviews)

  • Upper Management does not have time to listen to your concerns (in 19 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great products, but constantly lays people off.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at CareFusion full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The best reason to work for CareFusion is their mission which is making healthcare safer. You can go into almost any hospital and see CareFusion products in use.

    Cons

    It was great working for this company before the spinoff from Cardinal. Unfortunately the new senior leadership seems to think that anything previously done was wrong and that they need to let go of the old employees and hire new ones. Unfortunately many of the new ones don't work out, so they quit or are let go. It's been a few years since the spinoff, and I would have expected the organization to be stable by now, but it is still in flux.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize the great people you have and stop putting all your faith in new blood. Most employees are unhappy and operating on the defense with fear that they may be the next to go.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run as Fast As you Can!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I worked at CareFusion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a job that produces income.

    Cons

    Worst Management ever! Management doesn't know what they are doing. Can you say dinosaurs? They don't care about their employees. Most people don't make it that long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire management. The do nothing about the high turnover. The employees are unhappy and management doesn't care. This company gives you vacation but never expect you to take it. 90% of the management doesn't understand the function duties and challenges most employees face.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good salary and relaxing political company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good salary if you don't do anything.
    Good promotion opportunity if you are a political expert.

    Cons

    Poor management.
    "It is your false" culture.
    Personal relationship dominates.
    It is sinking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire most of the management, including the executives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sacrificing the future for short-term appearances

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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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    HQ in San Diego, CA. Products improve the quality of healthcare. Still the market leader. The company has not been in the red financially, yet.

    Cons

    Wrong strategy on the core product line has put the financial stability of the company at risk (already starting to see the decline). Strategy around secondary product lines is being reset (a lot of uncertainty). The company is very employee unfriendly; "you are on your own" culture. Constant layoffs, and some of the best talent is leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the company's problems are related to strategy and culture, which is driven by executive management; so, my advice is obvious.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    internal audit

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internal Audit  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Internal Audit in San Diego, CA

    I worked at CareFusion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good pay and benefits; smart managers in other finance teams (not in internal audit)

    Cons

    -managers do a poor job at developing and helping staff learn the business and advance in their careers
    -managers are out to promote themselves and will throw you under the bus if needed
    -no sharing of information or knowledge from management
    -constant layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -treat your employees fairly and with respect
    -stop taking vacations during busy seasons when you expect your own staff to stay and work long hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Frustraing; so many growing pains and feelings of insecurity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Project Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Project Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Company cares about others and for making healthcare better and safer

    Cons

    Growing pains leaves you feeling insecure about future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communciation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company with too many internal "improvement" programs.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Controls Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Material Controls Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at CareFusion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits package is first rate, couldn't be better. Stable company with a good and secure product line, especially as our population ages. CareFusion teaches work/life balance to all employees.

    Cons

    Although CareFusion teaches work/life balance, demands are high frequently at the cost of work/life balance. There are so many internal improvements and training classes required, it is sometimes hard to manage your primary job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are too many "silos" created at CareFusion by people trying to protect their turf.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Advisor, Finance/Accounting

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities if you have the following: are white or from Ohio. Very culturally diverse workforce (worker bees). Company promotes diversity as ONE OF THE COMPANY GOALS for the year.

    Cons

    Cliquey environment made up of qualities stated above. Very very low diversity at manager level and even lower at director level (directors in my current department is 92% white). Company's diversity goal is bottom of the list of overall goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your "Hoarder strategy" is a great service to shareholders but buying companies right and left - to prop up sagging revenues from faulty products has consequences: lousy operating efficiency and bloated overhead. Matrix organization DOES NOT WORK!

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

    Company does not seem to care about employee moral.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and room for advancement. Salary is decent and benefits are alright. 401K, bonus, etc

    Cons

    Company keeps going through periods of restructuring and layoffs. Employee bonus is meager and there is no stock options or stock purchase program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve company moral and stop constant restructuring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    My Review

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and great benefits

    Cons

    Confusing directions from management and too many restructurings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to a straegic plan with yearly motifications

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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