CareFusion

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Confusion

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

I worked at CareFusion full-time

Pros

San Diego is a great city in which to work. Convenient gym in the building. Some of the people are talented and helpful.

Cons

The matrix organization leads to people coming and going on projects without continuity. Too many "directors," especially ones who have been around for over a decade and are far removed from being informed yet are still in positions to hinder work. There are more forms of paperwork than a gaggle of directors could shake a red stapler at, leading to paperwork trails that seem complete but without anyone having true accountability. There is a lot of dead weight from employees who have been around a lot and are required on signatures and it seems that their only reason for existing is for obscure documents that no longer matter, yet they seem to take up the majority of your time to get the simplest of tasks completed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Eliminate most directors, remove dead weight employees, form smaller teams with accountability.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Was a nice place to work when it was Pyxis but the new management is killing the company

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Reasonably competitive salaries. Generous vacation plan.

    Cons

    Senior management is incompetent and unethical. There has been no innovation in our products since Cardinal Health took us over and replaced all the management with their own. Ever since then, the management decisions lack any vision or even common sense. The business is only hanging on because of the continuing success of the "legacy" product lines even thought for 8 years, all the R&D funding that would otherwise have gone into these product lines has been diverted into a virtual black hole known as the "next generation" products. The next generation products have failed to materialize, partly because the management decided to reinvent the wheel from scratch, excluding the expertise and lessons learned from the legacy R&D team and instead using people brought in from outside the company. Those who originally designed and built the highly successful "legacy" products are marginalized and not included in the development of the new products, which would save the company from relearning all the same lessons the hard way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-purpose the ES group to create a REAL international product - not just a translated domestic product and also invest in the legacy domestic product lines. Stop thinking in terms of either / or when it comes to "legacy" versus ES. International is where the future is but CareFusion is missing the boat because there is no real development going to create an international dispensing product. This will never happen unless you dedicate a significant part of your development pipeline to such an effort. Also, you are committing suicide by killing off your legacy domestic R&D capability and no extending that product line. You are delusional if you really think you'll be able to get all your domestic customer off the old product and onto ES. What's far more likely to happen is customers will get sick of waiting for up to date technology from CareFusion and a competitor will knock us out of the game.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is a solid company with market leading products and a new CEO who is making the right moves

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    Current Employee - Director Customer Service Technical Management in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Director Customer Service Technical Management in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at CareFusion

    Pros

    Market leading products
    Increasing spending on R&D
    Competitive benefits
    Good working environment
    Competent employees
    The company is moving in the right direction

    Cons

    Currently integrating businesses which leads to culture clashes
    Multuple business systems among the various business units
    Infusion products are under a consent decree with the FDA, although they are managing it well
    Quality focus restricts flexibility to get rid of non-value added activities

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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