McKesson Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
530 Reviews

3.4
530 Reviews
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
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299 Ratings

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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Running for Congress is less political than McKesson

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Warehouse Manager in Omaha, NE

    I worked at McKesson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The compensation package was good for my market. I heard others complain in different cities.

    Cons

    Senior management did not listen to the front-line managers. Suggesting and promoting improvements had to be presented in such a way that the senior manager thought it was his idea. Seemed more worried about unionization than being fair to all employees. Very clique-like environment...reminded me of high school. Working evenings and nights began to stink (but I knew the hours going in)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not every hourly employee has the companies best interest at heart. Take what they are telling you with a grain of salt and then look at the numbers...your front-line managers are usually correct. McKesson has a great set of core values, maybe you should follow them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    MHS-McKesson Healthcare Solutions (King of Prussia): IT Professionals - stay away - especially consultants

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Consultant in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at McKesson as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    They have liberal desktop software and storage policies....no hassle in saving data or upgrading software.

    Cons

    With an 8 to 1 ratio of Indians/Russians/Chinese H1B employees to Americans, salaries and pay rates are very constrained here.
    Consultants are treated like dirt for the most part.
    If something goes wrong in your engagement, you'll be let go without any advanced notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    McKesson corporate management likely is unaware of what is occurring in this wholely owned subsidiary.
    Communication emanating from MHS executives is likely tainted or falsified.
    They should form a committee to investigate.

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

    Some Verticles don't know what they are doing or where they are going.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant

    I worked at McKesson for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good health and wellness benefits.
    There are opportunities to work remotely.
    Some flexibility with hours.
    Middle managers who actually care about their teams.

    Cons

    Company has layoffs every year at the end of fiscal year in March.
    Some departments are sinking faster then the Titanic because of bad decisions made by upper management so they are having mass lay offs.
    Pay is lower than other companies.
    Raises are very minuscule...it's mainly a cost of living adjustment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start holding upper management responsible for making bad business decisions.
    Before having mass lay offs each year, at least have knowledge transfers and train those who are left.
    Listen to those who are actually doing all the work so you know what clients want and what the challenges are so you can make better decisions.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Hostile Take over

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKesson

    Pros

    Good benefits as long as you are skinny, no health problems.

    Cons

    They don't practice what they preach

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DO what you say you are going to do and stop the favorotism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Bad place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Material Handler  in  Winchester, VA
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Winchester, VA

    I have been working at McKesson full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of OT all of which was mandatory unfortunately, promotions, and set days

    Cons

    Mandatory OT, mangers play favorites, poor pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with more respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior Technical Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKesson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefit packages (including education) and compensation

    Cons

    uncoordinated management that changes continually and long hours that effect home life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need better management from mid to upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Lack of leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at McKesson as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    There were a lot of good , dedicated people working out of the Raleigh office. There were lots of efforts to keep morale high, despite that job security was always in question.

    Cons

    Financial compensation was not very good. Furthermore, there was no job security. Ultimately, the Raleigh office was closed. About 40 people or so lost their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to stop buying other companies and start steering the subsidiaries they presently have.

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

    McKesson Financial Center

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKesson

    Pros

    Their benefits are the best I've ever seen. They also have many advancement opportunities primarily because they have high turnover.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Managers are managers and aren't leaders. Very high turnover...AND micromanage!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Paragon Implementation Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKesson

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent. Opportunities are there as long as your current department supports you

    Cons

    management leaves mentor's decision process to build your success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the Company culture you want

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Ops  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Director of Ops in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at McKesson full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Large company, decent benefits but expensive

    Cons

    Hard work Is not recognized, upper management get huge bonus every year and hourly workers are lucky to get 1.5 percent raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Don't make decisions in a vacuum.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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