McKesson Reviews

Updated 26 August 2014
Updated 26 August 2014
532 Reviews

3.4
532 Reviews
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
John H. Hammergren
300 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They also support a work-life balance and provided flexibility for family/personal life (in 42 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 22 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.  

    Medical coder

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    Current Employee - Medical Coder  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Medical Coder in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    No cons, great company to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Stable company

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

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

    Pros

    One Post location is centrally located in Financial District. Wholesale/distribution side of business is very stable. The health programs (e.g., Fitbit, points, Vitality) are great. Training opportunities are available.

    Cons

    Groups are sometimes silo'd. The regulatory and compliance needs inherent with healthcare sometimes impact projects and can cause delays. Compensation seems lower than in other areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to retain younger hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Growing, growing...decentralized

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

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

    Pros

    Smart growth plan; company is a giant and well managed

    Cons

    very decentralized; lack of equitable hiring for management; for world's largest health services company, very bad health benefits package

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start taking an oversight role in the BU's before their growing risks undermine the value and longevity of the Company as a whole

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    If you prize stability it is great company to work for. If you play politics you can grow your career here. Solid benefit package and good work/life balance.

    Cons

    It could be boring if you prefer fast pace environment. Not very innovative and sometimes it is hard to move things forward and make changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Pittsburgh Branch: My branch fought hard to keep our jobs during a time of mass outsourcing

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    Former Employee - Data Entry  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at McKesson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Laid-back environment, casual dress code, able to work independently, able to make my own schedule, did not have to deal with answering phones.

    Cons

    Low pay wages, could not request off the first and last week of each month, mass outsourcing, not many positions to move up to.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKesson

    Pros

    Take charge and its a good company

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  8.  

    McKesson is a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, great culture, stability, good benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Sometimes overlooked for promotions once you are in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    ok exp.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    stable co. with world wide offices for the individual looking to transfer from within. good web site which makes it easy to search for jobs.

    Cons

    quite large co., can't help but notice there is somewhat of a premium based on seniority. strong, talent young people may lose patience with slow ladder upward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to young talent

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Healthcare company growing by leaps and bounds

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKesson as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    They have a lot of training available.
    Multiple locations so you can work in the city near you.
    Covers various areas of healthcare so you can find a fit for you.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Lot of overtime. Hires contractors instead of FTE to fill in. No resolutions to the problems. Blame put on budget, including changes that don't require money (process change). Lack of training and poor communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on issues and listen to your current staff instead of laying more process on them, without resources or training. Management is not in tune with staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The most unorganized place I've every worked; they embrace mediocrity.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at McKesson full-time

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good. The schedule is pretty flexible for those of us lucky enough to be full time employees. Working from home is also an option for several days a month. Since documentation is not maintained, we are not held accountable for mistakes as much as we could or should be.

    Cons

    No documentation tracks decisions or development processes. Development is able to determine how the software should work. There is no reason for lower and middle management to be honest about development and testing issues. Anyone who is truly honest about progress will not be promoted. Contractors with little experience are added to our projects on a regular basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop strict SDLC policies and enforce them. Demand honesty from our managers and develop great software rather than strive to meet delivery dates to the detriment of our customer base.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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