McKesson Reviews

Updated 31 October, 2014
Updated 31 October, 2014
564 Reviews
3.4
564 Reviews
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
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316 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They also support a work-life balance and provided flexibility for family/personal life (in 47 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hardworking people in a predictable yet technically challenging environment

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    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical large corporate environment

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    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
  3.  

    ok exp.

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    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
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    Mckesson Review

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    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
  6.  

    Mckesson

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    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
  7.  

    McKesson - Software

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    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
  8.  

    Working at McKesson was a trying yet rewarding experience.

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    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
  9.  

    Great experience. Great managers. Great growth potential.

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    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
  10.  

    Good employee

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible

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    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

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