McKesson Reviews

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

Review Highlights

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

  • Very flexible and will allow you to work from home several days a week (in 26 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great public company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    -great team and management
    -because this is such a big company the opportunities are endless
    -promoting within
    -work/life balance is great
    -benefits are great - Employee Stock Purchase Plan, 401k, gym membership, insurance premium reductions

    Cons

    -layoffs are not uncommon but if you show your worth and add value this shouldn't be a concern
    -no start-up perks like free lunches, snack and beer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Life Work balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I have been working at McKesson as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, team environment,allow time for education.

    Cons

    No cons to speak of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Order Filler in O Fallon, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Order Filler in O Fallon, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Health benefits to employees

    Cons

    Have to work holidays if you work the night shift.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Manager of Accounts Receivable

    Current Employee - Senior Manager AR in Carrollton, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager AR in Carrollton, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent company with ICARE Principals

    Cons

    Current Outsourcing positions out of US

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    former employee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I worked with a great team. Very good pay.

    Cons

    Management/leadership was very poor. No diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prepare employees for the inevitable "rightsizing" and be proactive with career guidance.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    a very oriented company with room to grow and learn new experiences

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Entry in North Charleston, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Data Entry in North Charleston, SC (US)

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

    Pros

    everyone is very helpful with questions asked and willing to help others as needed

    Cons

    some of the challanges i encountered was learning new procedures and take them to the next level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some of my advice to upper management is that they should learn the protocols of each empoyees work load in case of emergencies. balance work load for each employee and i really never had a problem with time off policies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, working to update its processes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Invests time and attention in its employees
    Good benefits package
    Transparency in promotion and salary decisions
    Good company growth; recent acquisitions looking good for the future

    Cons

    Processes in development and marketing have not made the transition from hardware to software.
    Some decision makers are clinging to old methods.
    Health insurance package is difficult to understand and use.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company is in a great position for the future if you learn to act rapidly and adapt. The market is changing, and competitors are catching up in terms of technology and product quality. Faster time to market for updates is necessary in order to remain competitive over the next five years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place To Work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Westminster, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Westminster, CO (US)

    I have been working at McKesson as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great benefits, interesting problems that need to be solved.

    Cons

    Process heavy. Can be difficult to get things done as quickly as the customer would like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of changes are coming

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    A great company that is going through a lot of transitions. Bought 2 large companies and now everyone is going through all of the adjustments resulting from those acquisitions. The people at mck are wonderful as a whole, they are what has made this organization great. Now the word for everyone is ...Stress

    Cons

    Lots of stress, lots of uncertaincy, management is stressed, and that is universal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your sales teams are your assets. Your support teams are also great. Culture has changed, this is unfortunate.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Concern about Technology Solutions division

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director Product Marketing in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Director Product Marketing in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I worked at McKesson full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some great technology products, particularly in HIE, rev cycle and analytics
    Some very smart people work here
    Outstanding stock performance
    Nice benefits

    Cons

    Entire technology division tainted by EHR debacle
    Usually go outside for VP level and above positions...limited upward mobility
    Loss of three BU GMs in less than a year
    Slow moving, including right-sizing at the non-revenue generating MTS level

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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