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McKesson Reviews

Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
114 Reviews
2.0
114 Reviews
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
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114 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot of different areas of business

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager

    I worked at McKesson

    Pros

    Good benefits and paid time off

    Cons

    If you are not in inner circle with management you won't have job security. No matter how much you contribute or sacraficde you are not exempt from being a target of inner circle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make upper management accountable instead of middle management and front line staff expendable as a result of getting the blame for what management should be accoutable for. All they do is throw staff under bus.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Out with the old ...in with the new- College Grads Paradise

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX

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

    Pros

    Great perks, great employee programs, better than average pay, work-life balance.

    Cons

    Occasional layoff/restructuring discarding long term seasoned non-degreed employees over recent grads. Majority of Management is under 40 and inexperienced. Insurance has high deductible and then percentage pay- which is costly on meds- again for the young and healthy- Company grew beyond technology so now technology has layered obsolete programs. Corporate greed on this cash cow has led to recent outsourcing to India.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people and your people will take care of you. The very people you are giving the boot- your senior and tenured employees just happen to be a large part of your end customers. Your sales are in the US- don't you think your workers should be too?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Changes every year

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at McKesson

    Pros

    If you're "liked" by some people, you'll stick around.

    Cons

    Constantly reorganizing, moving people into other roles, never recognizing loyal employees. Employees are always on edge about their job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop looking for some magic bullet and really look at who is going into what position. Recognize employees who have stuck it out through the years.

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  5.  

    Very family oriented

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKesson

    Pros

    Working for this company is a great starting ground to the medical field

    Cons

    No room of advancement. Very low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within. Some of your greatest workers are within your offices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible management, constant overtime with no prior notification

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Washington Court House, OH
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Washington Court House, OH

    I worked at McKesson full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, plenty of work to do

    Cons

    Horrible management, major favoritism, never knowing when you'll be off work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your heads out of your butts and listen to your employees - you'll be more productive and spend less on overtime

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    great pay, benefits, and big corporation. Do not value employees

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, education assistance program, 401k, vacation

    Cons

    They have a machine driven view, they manage employees as machines/robots. They keep a lot of tabs on you, constraints, restrictions. Management do not value employees, they only think about the metrics. They want to write you up for everything, no empathy, no recognition. Management does not know how to communicate with employees. If you work in a distribution center it's hard to move up within the company's hierarchy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better leadership, better management, ......................

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    McKesson Shared Services

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    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a large company....

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for entry level job seekers, but that is it

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    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
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Nothing special about working here, treat employees like a number

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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

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