McKesson

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McKesson Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
586 Reviews
3.4
586 Reviews
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
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323 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.  

    McKesson is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hardworking people in a predictable yet technically challenging environment

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

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

    Pros

    Currently transitioning from startup to established business with deeper pockets due to buyout from McKesson. Leadership is willing to tackle the tough issues and fund additional resources as deemed necessary. Always willing to listen to ideas on how to better improve processes and product.

    Cons

    Some organizational inertia is present due to the sudden increase in company size. Due to rapid expansion of the customer base some of the "house cleaning" type of tasks are suddenly becoming more important after having been neglected for some time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a roadmap and stick to it. Start tracking metrics that allow the lower level employees to know what they are contributing to the overall business (scorecards that track installs, defects, % contribution to business, etc.).

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

    Typical large corporate environment

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

    I worked at McKesson as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    - The pay was good for the position.
    - Decent benefits.
    - Some flexibility with dress code and office hours.
    - Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    - Due to the size of this organization, its easy to feel "lost" or disconnected from what is going on overall.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    MPT not a good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Services in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Services in Charlotte, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Formerly this was a supportive inventive culture that encouraged new ideas allowing for growth.

    Cons

    Merger of Horizon and Paragon put worst leadership
    Possible in charge. Horizon is not the go forward product for a reason. So now that nasty culture and leadership is running the company in the ground. Where is Jim Pesce when we need him? His leadership team is nasty and clueless. We list some of our best and brightest in the layoff. You kept some of our worst performers making the rest of us work harder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean leadership house. You kept the wrong people. The horizon way is why there product is not go forward EMR and customer base hates them. Wake up
    Or we all loose soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    ok exp.

    • 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 an 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible employer, especially the Vancouver, WA office.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - A/R Specialist in Vancouver, WA (US)
    Current Employee - A/R Specialist in Vancouver, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Paid Time Off, Medical Benefits, Flexibility

    Cons

    Pay, Leadership, Poor office Moral

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to be more respectful and knowledgable in the processes the staff does on a daily basis. They do not know how much time and effort payment posting, charge entry, A/R, credentialing, or refunds take. All you get for your hard work is more work to do. Employees who slack off get work taken away from them and it is handed to the hard working ones. They say that you can get tuition reimbursement, but it has never been approved. Even for employees who are seeking education in their current positions. There is not much that can be approved because of certain managers who will not think rationally. I will be leaving this company asap.

    Many people that work in this office have second jobs and/or get help from state programs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Mckesson Review

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and training was very good. Teamwork and work environment was very good.

    Cons

    Company slow to promote from within. Employee recognition for hard work sometimes lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a bit more involved with your employees and recognize their efforts

    Recommends
  9.  

    Mckesson

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

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

    Pros

    Good work culture. Teamwork good and work environment was very good

    Cons

    Managment does not always recognize the hardest workers for their efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share feedback with your employees more often on how well they are doing on the job and commend those that work hardest.

    Recommends
  10.  

    McKesson - Software

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Vice President in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Territory Vice President in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Personal growth was great at McKesson. I came in an individual contributor and presented some ideas as within a few months was managing those ideas. Went from a sales rep to VP of Regional sales in 4 years. Each Business unit is like a little business so while a very large company you act and work as lots of small companies (good and bad). Work life balance was pretty good, in sales you travel and the more you work generally the more you make so it wasn't a 40hr a week job but no complaints.

    Cons

    Big company red tape was always an issue. Lack of ownership on customer issues was huge, it was almost always the fault of another Business Unit. While they are working on fixing this it is a major issue. You have benefit of large corporation behind you but that leads to very little innovation your business has to successful/profitable so you can't flex with business or technology changes. Every April/May (new FY) they go through lay-offs and business changes... seems like they don't plan very well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to be flexible and proactive with customers... the business model from 5+ years ago just isn't working today as seen my the massive lose of customer and reduction in KLAS scores. Overall, a good place to work but they seem to have lost touch with their customers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Order Filler in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Order Filler in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

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

    Pros

    Pay for type of work is much higher compared to other companies. The 401k match is comparable to other companies of this size

    Cons

    Hard work which should be expected. Several supervisors for small number of employees. Each supervisor has their own expectation for their reports which can lead to inequities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent on policy enforcement. Make yourself more available to staff by being present in the work place. Assume that staff would rather meet with you in private instead of an open office with several other supervisors listening in on your conversation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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