McKesson Reviews

Updated 23 October, 2014
Updated 23 October, 2014
559 Reviews
3.4
559 Reviews
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
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314 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • I was a work from home employee which was a desire of mine (in 27 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Great experience. Great managers. Great growth potential.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Nashville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Nashville, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits. Great managers. There's lots of growth potential and opportunity within the company. I enjoyed working for such a reputable company with so much opportunity across the country and world. I was happy with my pay and felt that they payed more than other companies for comparable positions.

    Cons

    As with any huge company, there's a certain amount of bureaucracy you have to deal with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working at McKesson was a trying yet rewarding experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Duluth, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Duluth, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    The pay is good. Employee benefits from everything such as health insurance to Roth ira to stock purchase are great. Room for growth in the company and just knowing that your job saves lives is an excellent feeling.

    Cons

    Sometimes the people that you work with can be a bit on the negative side and tend to act extremely childish at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage work your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good employee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Livonia, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Livonia, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity, great vacation time offerings, solid reputation

    Cons

    Should have better prescription coverage since largest drug wholesaler, lacking in career development follow through

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When internal applicants are not hired, counseling as to why not and how to improve should be given

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

    Horrible

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contract Accountant in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Contract Accountant in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I have been working at McKesson full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and benefits and benefits

    Cons

    This company is a micro-managing, cliquish, nepotism company. The managers/directors/vice presidents should all be fired and new management should be hired to help the morale in this company. No growth potential unless you are in the in crowd.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    McKesson

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Management in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    very good employee training and benefits

    Cons

    living in different cities than management teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more open about changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Mixed feelings

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Coordinator in Carrollton, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Data Coordinator in Carrollton, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The people there are really nice.

    Cons

    No training program or material. I was left there to figure out the job with little aid. I was hired as a contractor and was told not to return after my 3rd day. No valid reason was given. I received a phone call telling me to not return.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better with new hires.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Mckesson is a very good place to work they care for they employee

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

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

    Pros

    good company to work for,care about they employee and have a good medical benfits over all good company

    Cons

    to be the best at what you do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    appreciate your staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sales

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Luis Obispo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Luis Obispo, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Sales manager. Good culture products and service. Dominant in our market for med Surg products and services

    Cons

    There are no major cons to working with McKesson. The only drawbacks and limitations are self imposed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Politics at it's worst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Order Puller in Maple Grove, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Order Puller in Maple Grove, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    I worked in the Maple Grove MN location, most co-workers were great and we watched out for each other and helped each other. I believe this is what you called team work.

    Cons

    The top guy was afraid of his shadow and did not enforce policies equally. If you were a female you could just about commit murder and not be disciplined. If you were a guy and brought a problem to this manager he would twist it so you were the bad guy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enforce policies equally, take the blinders off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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