McKesson Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
555 Reviews
3.4
555 Reviews
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
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313 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They also support a work-life balance and provided flexibility for family/personal life (in 46 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.  

    McKesson provices an opportunity to learn about technology and healthcare.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Consultant in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Solution Consultant in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I have been working at McKesson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people at McKesson are very nice and encouraging. McKesson is like working with family.

    Cons

    Not the best raises and not a lot of women in upper management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Analyst III in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - QA Analyst III in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at McKesson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment. Coworkers are great.

    Cons

    Need more training available for employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some Verticles don't know what they are doing or where they are going.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant

    I worked at McKesson (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good health and wellness benefits.
    There are opportunities to work remotely.
    Some flexibility with hours.
    Middle managers who actually care about their teams.

    Cons

    Company has layoffs every year at the end of fiscal year in March.
    Some departments are sinking faster then the Titanic because of bad decisions made by upper management so they are having mass lay offs.
    Pay is lower than other companies.
    Raises are very minuscule...it's mainly a cost of living adjustment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start holding upper management responsible for making bad business decisions.
    Before having mass lay offs each year, at least have knowledge transfers and train those who are left.
    Listen to those who are actually doing all the work so you know what clients want and what the challenges are so you can make better decisions.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great if you find the right fit

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at McKesson full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I am fortunate to work in a great department with wonderful people and a very caring boss. Other departments in this company are not like this.

    Cons

    Pay is low, by design, compared to other companies in the industry. They figure you are compensated in other ways by working here, which is somewhat true. Raises and career advancement are difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic company to work for. Focused on global growth but still maintains ethics, and treats employees fair.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Detroit, MI (US)

    I have been working at McKesson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Industry leader, focused on global growth while still maintaining ethics and employee and customer centric beliefs

    Cons

    Competition is not ethical, does not play fair and tries to win at any cost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on acquiring strategic competitors that will continue to bring additional scale and scope to all markets. Manufacture more and rely less on manufacturing partners that control our costs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very large corporation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKesson

    Pros

    Good hold in the market

    Cons

    Many moving parts, relying on automation to much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There might be to much automation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    I was given the opportunity to grow my career from Accounting to Sales Operations.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager of Sales Operations & Project Management in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager of Sales Operations & Project Management in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I worked at McKesson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people & benefits kept me at McKesson for 20 yrs.

    Cons

    Certain divisions of McKesson are going through major pain points as the core products have well past their maturity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company to work for!

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

    I have been working at McKesson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, Focus on growth and results from what you are doing

    Cons

    Moving up seems a bit hard to achieve, but they do offer a lot of jobs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Stable company in a great industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Passionate employees who really believe in the company values. Industry leader on a positive trajectory. Strong emphasis on work-life balance for employees. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Good company for mid/senior-level managers, but not enough value placed on emerging talent. Very conservative, change- and risk-averse. Not enough diversity in leaders & decision-makers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a continued focus on leadership and management diversity, especially women

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ever changing, politically charged, and often times too quick to embrace change.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKesson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is a LOT of opportunity here, but you have to be willing to work hard and look for the opportunities.
    If you are competent and thought of as a thought leader, you will get praise, and rewards.

    Cons

    Work life balance is awful - you are expected to work above 40 hours a week to be considered a "normal" contributor. If you work 40 hours, don't expect praise, rewards or a good performance review.
    Benefits aren't what you would expect from the largest healthcare organization in the world. At all. They are expensive and the bare minimum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The changes that you are trying to make are, in most cases, great ideas, but you continue to place individuals in the positions to implement the changes without regard to the employees below. What was once a blossoming corporate environment of change leadership and open communication has turned sour and is no longer transparent, leading employees to lose trust in the leadership. It's hard to endorse or share the vision of a company when you aren't sure you can see the whole picture. Promote your stars from within - they can do so much more than you think they are capable of doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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