CareFusion Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated 30 September 2014
Updated 30 September 2014
374 Reviews
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Pros
  • This is a good company when it comes to work life balance and resources available (in 18 reviews)

  • Pretty good benefits all the years that I was employed there (in 35 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 20 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Political, volatile, revenue driven...but mostly good people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Finance in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Most of the people are first rate. The wages and benefits are average for San Diego, the location is great, and the products and services are best in market, and "CareFusion" looks great on a resume.

    Cons

    As a spinoff from Cardinal Health in 2009, CareFusion is still trying to figure much of itself out.
    Add staff, cut staff, add staff, cut staff...
    No stock purchase program. No annual revenue share. And the 2% subjective employee bonus and 401k match are fairly pitiful.
    New product release timing is more important than it actually working as intended.
    Politically, favoritism is rampant. The saturation of Director level + above (and even at the manager level) having been placed in their position owing more to relationship than skillset is pretty high.
    Watching good employees leave in droves, or be cut in a RIF because they were on the wrong side of the political fence, is something that should be considered before you apply.
    Very little trust between employee and manager. "Open and honest 2-way communication" is purely lip service.
    If you are constantly adaptive within the ongoing change management, and know how to tell people what they want to hear, and cover your rear well, you will do fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful in your pursuit of doing more with less.
    Go spend a week at the Illumina campus, and do likewise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good group of engineers to work with in Dispensing R&D.

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    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at CareFusion as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good group of engineers to work with. Collaborative and supportive, relaxed, productive work environment. Lots of interesting products to work on. Every aspect of development located in one area so you are able to work with everyone locally involved in product development.

    Cons

    Could manage projects better and more effectively. Try to complete multiple products at the same time so competing demands aren't coordinated as well as they could be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on better coordination of product development and improve efficiency with realistic product introduction timelines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company, decent pay, great management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good company in healthcare sector

    Cons

    Pay not the best as compared to others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's seen better day

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Company offers good wages, benefits and transition from temp to FTE

    Cons

    Micro-management, focus, communication skills, lack of strategies, personal development or investment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Single minded management focuses on Wall Street's quarterly review and bottom line will only take you so far. It's continued focus on outsourcing to overseas is about to seriously impact its ability to ensure contract renewals and satisfaction. People truly want to strive to provide the best possible end result for both the company it used to trust and its faceless patients who use to the company's foundation. Post spin off CareFusion from Cardinal Health it has yet to find its driving force and focus on how to resume it's place as the first in class it use to be. So many employees are holding out to see if it can be turned around but are ready for the possible layoff that seems to be inevitable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Patient & Clinician no longer the #1 Priority

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    Former Employee - R&D Engineer  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - R&D Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, PTO decent. Fellow employees do care about the work they do making lives better for patients and clinicians

    Cons

    Wall Street and stock price has become the focus of how business is done. Therefore budgets for face to face work with customers are slashed. Each engineer has accountability for 3 to 4 projects generally due at the same time so there is not enough time to adequately focus on the objectives for each team. Employees are never sure what has priority which has lowered morale tremendously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When this company was at its peak, there were 3 & only 3 objectives that every employee was focused. This created an arrow sharp trajectory that brought all employees together (across functions and shared departments) for common goals. EVERYONE was awarded for meeting these priorities & morale was always high.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Politics Politics Politics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at CareFusion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance, easy bank hours. Work wasn't too bad and most people there were great to work with.

    Cons

    Inefficient management at director and VP levels. People are more concerned with office politics and playing games to see how people will react instead of actually taking care of their employees and trying to get results. I don't have a lot of tolerance for bs, I'd rather be direct and get the work done. Not a lot of growth unless you're willing to play the games and part of the 'in crowd'. View their employees as numbers vs. actual people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing games and actually do your work and try to work collectively with one another.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at CareFusion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, autonomy, high sense of purpose, ethical management.

    Cons

    I cannot say anything against CFN - great place to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep close proximity with the teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Worst Senior Management Ever

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at CareFusion full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Most co-worker people are friendly and helpful.
    Work-life balance is great.
    Few manager has great leadership and are helpful and caring towards their employee.
    Some other managers are horrible to their employee.

    Cons

    Time-off is great, you get a lot and it increases and carries over.
    Too much politics and out sourcing.
    Office culture is good within your own team, or a few teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Call Center Technical Support

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    You get paid top dollar., great friends , you get to joke and go to after work events.

    Cons

    sweat shop, get that next call, from the top down, managers, supervisors, V.P. get that next call, if you got one put it on the back burner and get that next call, then it's hey customer called that you have not fixed problem whats taking you so long.
    Call center going to China

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sit and take calls for one week.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Former life-changer.

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    Former Employee - Contract Specialist  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at CareFusion full-time for 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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