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McKesson Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 515 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren

John H. Hammergren

(295 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They also support a work-life balance and provided flexibility for family/personal life (in 42 reviews)

  • Very flexible and will allow you to work from home several days a week (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Pay, Work-life balance can be tough to achieve if you are a salaried employee (in 22 reviews)

  • Upper management limits middle management from creating a functional work environment (in 28 reviews)

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    Pittsburgh office not so good

    Anonymous (Current Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    Prosgood benefits that is all

    Consterrible supervisors And uprofessionalism and terrible pay.would not recommend this company to anyone that I know the I care statement is not being followed

    Advice to Senior Managementmanagers need to learn how to interact with their employees instead of coming down on them and yelling and screaming at them when they provided no proper training.the CEO needs to look at who is running his businesses and seeing that they are driving the employees away.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall O.K. Experience. Not Really.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice Break Room. Terrible overall experience . I would not recommend anyone attempting to go anywhere

    ConsMany and plenty Nice Break Room. Terrible overall experience . I would not recommend anyone attempting to go anywhere

    Advice to Senior ManagementShove It

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor Management and will write you up if a mistake is made

    Driver (Current Employee) Portland, OR

    ProsGreat Benefits. Poor pay. Average equipment.

    ConsManagement, minimal training, Over-time now that McKesson has purchased us. They want to cut overtime. I was trained for two days. This group flies by the seat of their pants.. The top manager loves to swear alot!

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire the management out of Auburn WA. and use your own management in Wilsonville OR. Management in WA is a bunch of bullies!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Terrible Management in Tempe,Az!!!!

    Material Handler (Current Employee) Tempe, AZ

    ProsCompensation is good,Business is growing,Fast pace enviorment timesflys by never boring

    ConsNever say anything to management cause all employees will know your personal issues,No teamwok,Promotions based on favoritism, Work balance is poor,Keep all issues to your self and you will be fine.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI feel that you should treat everyone equal and let employees give feed back they do the process everyday and know what works best sense you don't have a procedure. You need to have a Lead in the warehouse, HR have a one on one with each employee,respect from employees in professional manner not as friend, Hire enough employees so your employees wont be so tired working 12+ hrs

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Layoffs coming

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Westminster, CO

    ProsCompensation package is fair. Not great but not bad. Probably the best part is the stock purchase plan. The stock has moved in the right direction for some time has served many well.

    ConsI have mentioned for years the faults with the Clinicals product but no one listened and now the product will be phased out soon. Of course it's not that simple but if a little guy like me could see the issues then surely management could. Why they decided to let the product fail and acquire a competing product to replace it appears to be purely financial. I'm very marketable and will have no issue moving on but others should know how this company operates. If you go to work for them it should be purely selfish because this company does not care about you. It cares about the stockholders. Get the most pay and education out of them that you can and always be prepared to move on.

    One thing that proves my point is the 10 managers I had in seven years. It is hard to push the ideas up the chain when the chain keeps getting broken. The leadership at every level (lower, mid, director and VP levels) changes every 12-24 months I'm assuming these people are the "smart" people and know things won't last so they "get there's" and move on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf I thought management would be in place long enough to implement change I would have plenty of advice but my experience is it will change in six months. So I guess my advice is to stay put. Own this thing. Don't just do for the bottom line but do because it's the right thing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Don't do it!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlex time and vacation time

    ConsToo many people trying to be the boss, nepotism and favoritism.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to be more accommodating to your employees. Don't act like we are burdening or bothering you when we come to ask you a question. And when an employee has an issue don't laugh or belittle them. Very unprofessional.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst Interview Process Ever

    Program Management (Current Employee) Emeryville, CA

    Pros-Seemed like a pretty good company despite all the negatives

    Cons-HR Staff is very bad/unorganized
    -Hiring/Interviewing process is weak at best
    -Folks in the interview process had negative things to say about each other and Supervisor

    Advice to Senior Management-Don't tell folks you are having a difficult day in an interview then never call them back again.
    -If you have someone in for an interview and don't select them, have enough class to tell the individual; HR contacts as well as interviewers did not respond to inquiry after inquiry following a very long interview. Who knows, maybe I was hired and didn't know?

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    Don't apply if you are disabled in any way

    A/R (Former Employee) Queensbury, NY

    ProsPlenty of OT if you want, plenty of work.

    ConsYou must fit in their outdated business model. My unit was so disorganized and we would find out about issues with rollout when the patients started calling in instead of routine auditing of our product like normal companies. It took months to make any changes to any issues. There were always at least 7 people you had to copy in an email when you sent one to anyone about anything. You never got any response but was told that part of our job was to bug the supervisors for answers because we were being held responsible. I was disabled and found myself in meetings where I was told I did not fit in but no one ever moved me. I was ignored and I finally left the company. Training was so poor and communication is worse. They got wipe boards to communicate better with the employees and then only some people would actually use them. They got email but would leave people out of emails. They would hand out sheets and forget about the people not in that day. No one knew what they were doing and the worse part of working is not feeling confident in what your job description was. People were frequently redoing work because some supervisor didn't understand and therefore didn't communicate well to the staff. People seemed miserable and morale was poor. People left on a daily basis even after the endless surveys and the promises to improve. Every year the number one thing on the survey to improve was "communication." It became comical. I took my experience there and went to another company where it is valued.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview what successful companies such as Yahoo, Amazon and Google do with their workforce and take a hint from what works. Do I expect a slide in the hallway or gourmet food in the cafeteria? No, but straying from the business model of the 50's is what has made these companies not only innovative, but willing to do what it takes to keep good employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pay is awful, HR is worse, Top leaders do not listen or care no matter what they say

    Management (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsBenefits
    Some senior leaders if you are lucky, I have a great one

    ConsHR , HR management, communication, PAY, HR never takes responsibility they always twist the story, The company states they want to listen to survey, they never do, they take everything out on management, no support, talk is cheap.
    They like to outsource everything, internal staff get the staff on promotions and pay they want to pay outsiders more

    Advice to Senior ManagementRaise salaries, get rid of several HR Managers and Hr people, assist people instead of adding to DRAMA. Get everyone on same page. Keep jobs in US and realize that outsourcing overseas is only hurting the US. I bet the salary of upper management ( CEO, President, CFO etc are high and people who actually work are paid peanuts. Management in CBO's get the blame even when it is corporate

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    All about CYA

    Information Technology (Current Employee)

    ProsLocation, and not much else.

    ConsManagement is only out to cover there own ass. Their motto is blame blame blame.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdmit your mistakes and fire people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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