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McKesson Reviews

Updated 26 January 2015
Updated 26 January 2015
608 Reviews
3.4
608 Reviews
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
John H. Hammergren
327 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They also support a work-life balance and provided flexibility for family/personal life (in 48 reviews)

  • I was a work from home employee which was a desire of mine (in 21 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 29 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Care Management Division tarnishing the corporation's reputation.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Telephone Triage Nurse Advice Line in Westminster, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Telephone Triage Nurse Advice Line in Westminster, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Excellent Vitality program - free WeightWatchers, gym memberships, reduced premiums for meeting goals
    Tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Horrible leadership in Care Management division
    No concern for staff moral
    No concern for staff retention
    No concern for patients only about making insurance companies happy and getting paid
    Discontinuing incentives such as internet reimbursement and premium pay for working every weekend night

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate management needs to look into why there is such a large turnover in staffing.
    Examine care management leadership and the way they are treating staff, work life balance, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Concern about Technology Solutions division

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    Great to work at home!!

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

    I worked at McKesson full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good training orientation program , benefits, tuition reimbursement, weight watchers, Vitality program.
    I was a work from home employee which was a desire of mine. Good incentives for overtime.

    Cons

    Nurses not treated as professionals. IT professionals are priority over a nurse and often talked down to by IT and leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To focus on what nurses do best with their patients, "quality" instead of "quantity" of calls. I have always been a respected nurse for the knowledge that i have, but not at McKesson.
    Nothing you say matters, you are not listened to.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Project Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at McKesson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I started as a Implementation Consultant and was quickly promoted to Project Manager. The company is good at promoting individuals who should leadership skills, and are able to meet customer expectations.

    Cons

    The balance between work and personal life is not grate, you were expected to travel Monday to Thursday. Really had to have a personal life when you are on the road all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should invest into technology that allows to additional remote implementation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • 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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Work Place Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I worked at McKesson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Huge company with plenty of different career opportunities

    Cons

    Huge company.. Difficult for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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 a 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
  9.  

    Working at McKesson

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Analyst IV in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - QA Analyst IV in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Pros and Cons depend on where in the world you work. I worked in Seattle, WA, US it was overall good experience before they decided to close offices

    Cons

    Senior managers should not buy businesses only to close them a few years later...very shortsighted decision making...

    Recommends
  10.  

    Overall a good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable in Greenville, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable in Greenville, TX (US)

    I have been working at McKesson part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    On the job training.
    Encouraged community service.

    Cons

    Some leaders could provide better leadership.
    Hourly wages could be better.

  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    management and hr totalitarianism.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Implementation Engineer
    Former Employee - Technical Implementation Engineer

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

    Pros

    good salary is a smoke screen once in management will make you physically sick

    Cons

    Management is hostile to employees. There is no work life balance. Management is eliminating regular full time employees and hiring contractors. Management is eliminating the STAR and Horizon Product line.

    Hospitals are leaving McKesson to go with the competition Epic or Cerner, and rightfully so.

    McKesson is trying to implement Paragon as the solution, but that is going nowhere, since the sales are not there.

    Management preaches the ICARE (integrity, customer centered, accountability, respect, and excellence) principle, but management DOES NOT adhere to them.

    Very unhealthy place to work. You will be working long hours, nights, weekends, with NO thanks. And PTO is non existent. Management expects you to work during your time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow your own ICARE prinicples and treat employees with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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