McKesson

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McKesson Reviews

Updated 26 November, 2014
Updated 26 November, 2014
577 Reviews
3.4
577 Reviews
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
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320 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.  

    Growing, growing...decentralized

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  2.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at McKesson full-time (more than an 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
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

    McKesson is a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't work here as a contractor.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AR/Collections Analyst in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - AR/Collections Analyst in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Low stress, high-productivity environment. Nice people. Decent culture.

    Cons

    Full-fledged employees may have a different experience, but being a contractor is miserable. The miserly wages, the complete lack of benefits, PTO and other perks makes for a seriously raw deal. They say you can take overtime, but in practice you're strictly disallowed from doing so.

    Oh and don't believe their promises to convert you to a permanent position. My predecessor was here for 18 months without an offer. He finally left once he realized this job was going nowhere.

    If you absolutely MUST take a contractor position here, keep feelers out the whole time. You never know when you'll be out on your butt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your contractors more and adhere to a more strict time limit on the positions. If you're going to convert, convert. If you aren't, don't. But don't jerk people around like you do. It's disgraceful.

    Also, for the love of god don't discuss how cheap and disposable contractors are in front of contractors. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

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

    Horrible employer, especially the Vancouver, WA office.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Healthcare company growing by leaps and bounds

    • 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 as a contractor (less than an 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. 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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