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Updated Jul 1, 2014

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Senior Manager Interview

Senior Manager

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McKesson.

Interview Details – Received a call from one of their recruiters (looks part of the talent acquisition is outsourced) and
after a few minutes of questions to get information about my background and experience, he said
he would get pass that information on to the hiring manager and have him talk to me.

But after that a month has been passed but no word and absolutely no response even for my
multiple inquiries.

Interview Question – Questions were very general about experience and background...nothing technical   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Business Process Consultant Interview

Business Process Consultant

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at McKesson.

Interview Details – Interviewers beware! I first received an email from a recruiter in Atlanta for a Business Process Consultant position either to be in Dallas or Olive Branch. I proceeded with a phone screen interview with the recruiter and then was passed onto the hiring director for a one hour interview. Being successful, I was passed to the manager of the department for a 1/2 hour interview. The recruiter then emailed me to come into a onsite interview for six hours. I explained that I work FT and with a heavy workload I would have trouble giving that much time during the day and asked for alternative options. I was told No and that I would have to use PTO. I explained I was taking all the risks and didn't want to give up my personal time for my family if there wasn't any guarantee at the end. I then asked if there was an actual job and the recruiter never answered my question- essentially dodged it. I checked the website and there was no listing. Essentially I was about to take PTO for a role that didn't even exist.

Interview Question – How do you go about getting buy in from business owners?   View Answer


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Data Scientist/Engineer Role Interview

Data Scientist/Engineer Role
San Francisco, CA

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at McKesson in May 2014.

Interview Details – When I applied, there had already been over 200 applicants. I was still selected and went all the way to in-person interview. Recruiter telephone interview, followed by additional screening interviews followed by Hiring manager and in-person interviews. After the hiring manager's telephone interview, In the middle of theinterview the salary range was reduced.

Interview Question – The hiring manager essentially asked if I am prepared to work while commuting. There had been a lot of twists and turns since I applied in Dec 2013. I was repeatedly asked if commuting was an issue. After the in-person interview, Impending employment offer (that was discussed) never came.   View Answer


No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Software Engineer (Medventive, Waltham, MA) Interview

Software Engineer (Medventive, Waltham, MA)
Waltham, MA

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at McKesson in June 2010.

Interview Details – The phone conversation were intelligent and cogent and organized.

The interviewers were unorganized, uninformed, and not qualified for interviewing. The interviewers flailed at asking questions without any regard to finding anything relevant. They simply were not interested and were going though the motions.

My advice: if you are not one of the first candidates to be interviewed, do not go to the interview.

Interview Question – Some sql questions were good   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Cranberry, PA

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at McKesson in August 2010.

Interview Details – After applying online, the interview process started several weeks later with a phone interview where I was asked a bit about my background. I was then asked a few softball questions about C++ which gradually got more difficult, until I could no longer answer any questions (compiler specific questions about the implementation of virtual functions via v tables).

I was brought in for an in person interview about a week later. The interview lasted about an hour and consisted of a number of questions from a panel about C# syntax, SQL, and database internals. I thought I did pretty well, but drew a couple of blanks with regard to simple concepts in C# that I typically don't think about or use in depth (in particular, I was asked to review some code using boxing/unboxing semantics and I couldn't tell if it would behave as expected or even compile, I am used to having a compiler and an IDE tell me that).

After the panel interview I was thanked for my time and never heard from them again.

Interview Question – How is inheritance implemented in C++?   View Answer


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Accounting Associate Interview

Accounting Associate

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at McKesson in May 2014.

Interview Details – online application first, get a phone call from HR within a couple days. Process was very easy and very quick. I have been told McKesson makes hiring decision very fast; usually within 24 hours or 48 hours.

Interview Question – why do you want to join McKesson? Give me your leadership examples if you were ask to be a team leader?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Technical Support Specialist Interview

Technical Support Specialist
Emeryville, CA

I applied online - interviewed at McKesson in December 2013.

Interview Details – I had a phone interview with a recruiter. They asked about, how you heard about the job, some basic background about yourself, and then briefly go through your resume. The conversation lasted about 30 minute. There were no major technical questions, they were pretty easy to answer. When the interview ended, they say they will have the hiring manager contact you.

Interview Question – I didn't like to answer questions regarding salaries.   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at McKesson in March 2014.

Interview Details – I was screened by a recruiter who explained that she was just the first step and if I "passed" her screening then my resume would be forwarded to the local office for review. The interview included all of the typical questions. When the interview was finished, the recruiter replied, "Well, you obviously made it to the next round." But then shortly after she offered, "If you do not hear anything in the next week, just forget about the job."

Interview Question – None of the questions were difficult however, the recruiter typed significantly more than I actually spoke, which made me conscious of not only what I was saying but my tone and speed of speaking. I could not guess what else she was typing, unless she was a bad typist and needed to go back to fix mistakes. It was intimidating to listen to her type long after I was done answering a question.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Patient Services Representative Interview

Patient Services Representative

I applied through other source and interviewed at McKesson.

Interview Details – Contacted for a telephone.

Interview Question – What can I do for McKesson?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Controls and Compliance Intern Interview

Controls and Compliance Intern
Carrollton, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at McKesson in March 2014.

Interview Details – Applied through my school's career center. Had an initial interview with the recruiter and then I was invited for a second interview with controls and compliance manager at their office.

Interview Question – Just the usual behavioral questions. "Tell us about a difficult decision you had to make, how did you go about it and what was the end result?"   Answer Question

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