McKesson

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McKesson Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
573 Reviews
3.4
573 Reviews
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
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318 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They also support a work-life balance and provided flexibility for family/personal life (in 47 reviews)

  • I was a work from home employee which was a desire of mine (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Pay, Work-life balance can be tough to achieve if you are a salaried employee (in 24 reviews)

  • Upper management limits middle management from creating a functional work environment (in 28 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    General office work at McKesson

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales

    I worked at McKesson

    Pros

    Large company - well reputed; diverse workforce; busy and challenging environment, fast paced. Friendly staff., pleasant management.

    Cons

    Understaffed - not enough staff to handle the workload. Often required to work very long hours. Overtime a constant necessity, particularly when another member of staff was away. Difficult to take annual leave. High stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure staff levels are realistic relative to the workload; don't take on new contracts until it is clear that the company can handle the growth - lest contracts are lost due to staff being unable to deal with the demands of current/existing contracts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    wonderful

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Prairie, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Prairie, TX (US)

    I have been working at McKesson full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    solid company with very good benefits. great people

    Cons

    no cons thus far. very diverse group of people making the company a great place to work.

  3.  

    Better than my other jobs.

    Current Employee - Triage RN in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Triage RN in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at McKesson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fair pay based on your locations. Several bonuses for meeting performance standards. Short commute (Work from home). Reimbursement for education.

    Cons

    Time off is easy to apply for but difficult to get approved. Health benefits are somewhat expensive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work out a better plan for time off during the holidays. Other than that everything is pretty good.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people great culture amazing work life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at McKesson full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Great people and cross-departmental networking
    -Company takes interest in improving employees
    -Great work-life balance
    -Enjoyable work

    Cons

    -Politics
    -Certain groups are limited
    -There arent many bathrooms (stalls) per floor
    -I wish there was a place to sit to eat lunch (on the roof or somewhere nearby)

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at McKesson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Smart people, good culture, good benefits, has the right strategic direction

    Cons

    Some groups are anti-working at home which is difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a more uniform working from home policy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKesson full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Because it's a large company, there's a chance to move within company structure and work with different products or in different areas of the company. Competitive benefits package.

    Cons

    A lot of churn in upper management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company - Lots of changes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Organizational Change in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Organizational Change in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at McKesson full-time

    Pros

    The company CEO cares about the employee opinion survey and takes seriously the results. The information is related top down and concerns are addressed. Really good place to learn and tighten up on skills. Good environment with your co-workers. Great location in different parts of the US. Opportunity to work on global projects.

    Cons

    However, implementing changes that improve the situation is not always followed through. Therefore, the mid-level Managers and lower suffer when there is a re-organization. Whereby you have very top heavy and highly paid Directors and above that do not suffer at all. Not a lot of co-department and co-organization changes. The organization works in silo. There is no conformity of how business is done across McKesson as a whole. Depending on your EVP and org President (each business unit has it own President) you can have a great career or not so great experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO vision is not bad - the Presidents and EVPs should run with that vision. Get more of your lower-level employees to help with the change transformation and assign your contractors to facilitate the change not just run up a large consulting bill.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKesson as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people Flexible lots of learning, will continue to contract for them if needed. Competitive pay.

    Cons

    Lots of travel sometimes unorganized can be last minute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better organized and use of resources

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cherry Picker in Ridgeland, MS (US)
    Current Employee - Cherry Picker in Ridgeland, MS (US)

    I have been working at McKesson full-time

    Pros

    Health Benefits for the family
    Daily lunch
    Work life balance and the awesome overtime.

    Cons

    Was told to get permanent I would need more hours to work. I got hired through Adecco so overtime isn't allowed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Ok work for an ok paycheck

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - A/R Specialist in Queensbury, NY (US)
    Former Employee - A/R Specialist in Queensbury, NY (US)

    I worked at McKesson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ok money for not hard work. Typical office environment. Most work pretty mindless. Very laid back atmosphere with most co-workers evident of that.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth. Middle management very unprofessional on floor, mostly due to not being qualified for management positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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