McKesson

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McKesson Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
588 Reviews
3.4
588 Reviews
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
John H. Hammergren
323 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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    McKesson Shared Services

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Carrollton, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Low pay, no promotability, work atmosphere is outdated and dull, leadership does not value talent, nepotism, extremely political, too many layers of management, low morale, depressing to see workers that are truly unhappy. Upper management is clueless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your workers at all levels and genuinely understand them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for entry level job seekers, but that is it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shelton, CT

    I have been working at McKesson

    Pros

    Supervisors do not micro-manage, flex time, PTO, good to get entry level experience, generally friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Work load is impossible, pay rate and raises are terrible, insurance plans offered are high deductible and therefore useless since they don't pay enough to be able to cover the deductible. Do not expect to be trained properly for your job, no opportunities for advancement if you are not looking to become a supervisor/team lead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Thanks for all your hard work" does not pay my bills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a large company....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKesson

    Pros

    If you like working for a large company...

    Cons

    A bureaucracy, favoritism, poor leadership....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop talking and start acting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Nothing special about working here, treat employees like a number

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Ability to work from home is great

    Cons

    Salary is very low, no bonuses, holiday celebrations, etc... No room for advancement. Communication is lacking, seems very disconnected from other locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary structure needs to be revisited and bonuses would be nice. Communication needs improvement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The job experience has been rewarding, but also very disappointing at the same time......

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Carrollton, TX

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

    Pros

    McKesson is big on employee development. Various training classes are offered and some are even mandatory. We currently have Dallas Baptist University coming on-site to provide college classes that go toward employees obtaining a Bachelor degree.

    Cons

    My only problem with this company is the pay. The yearly raises are a joke. Your performance review can be above expectation, but the raise doesn't keep up with the average cost of living increase per year. Promotion salaries have also yet to meet expectations. They seem to find these people that are happy with having a title and a sense of belonging, but are fine with barely being able to pay the bills.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer service

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    That's about it
    Really nothing else
    I am just trying to fill space
    They sometimes buy food
    Place smells good

    Cons

    No sense of growth
    Once a customer service agent, always a customer service agent
    Never felt a sense of pride

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide leadership courses.
    give employees career path options.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I don;t like Mckesson because they don't have starttimes the same every day.

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    Current Employee - Picker and Packerand Reciving in Windsor, WI
    Current Employee - Picker and Packerand Reciving in Windsor, WI

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

    Pros

    I talk to a freind there and they talk to me I like the work that I do but I need 40 hrs. a week.

    Cons

    There leadership is not good and you don;t get the training you need . and the boss shows lots of favatism there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the boss and leader ship don;t know how to do every ones job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Care Management Division tarnishing the corporation's reputation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Telephone Triage Nurse Advice Line in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Telephone Triage Nurse Advice Line in Westminster, CO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Excellent Vitality program - free WeightWatchers, gym memberships, reduced premiums for meeting goals
    Tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Horrible leadership in Care Management division
    No concern for staff moral
    No concern for staff retention
    No concern for patients only about making insurance companies happy and getting paid
    Discontinuing incentives such as internet reimbursement and premium pay for working every weekend night

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate management needs to look into why there is such a large turnover in staffing.
    Examine care management leadership and the way they are treating staff, work life balance, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Program Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKesson

    Pros

    Breadth of product line and depth of impact to health system. Size of company gives it ability to offer great prices/terms to its customers. Company recognizes importance of field based employees and tries to promote synergy across sales teams. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    A very large company. Every March seems to offer layoffs/cutbacks to get the financial cost target management wants. Veteran McKesson employees are at an advantage in being considered for future opptys regardless of what mission statement says vs those from a newly acquired company. Personal Growth is entirely driven by individual as management does not have much to offer here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't work here as a contractor.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AR/Collections Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - AR/Collections Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    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

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