McKesson Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. a/r specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockwall, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockwall, TX

    I have been working at McKesson part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Paid time off and paid vacations

    Cons

    They don't pay you enough and expect you to do so much.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Over-see a team of 22 customer service reps

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    Current Employee - Unit Coordinator in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Unit Coordinator in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at McKesson

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and hours. Good location.

    Cons

    Pay not very high, advancement is hard. Who you know.

  3. Helpful (2)

    You can learn something, but go in with your eyes open

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    An enterprise software product with large and growing installed base. Some interesting technology and some very smart people.

    Cons

    Poor management and a lack of trust. Management talks of empowering staff, but requires then you are constantly aligned with their view of things. Also, when truth and business expediency are in conflict, truth often looses.

    Advice to Management

    Senior technical people are adults, many of whom have consciously chosen to stay technical. You have chosen a different path, but that doesn't imply superiority.

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  5. Only good for a few years of experience with plans to move on - layoffs inevitable

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    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant

    I worked at McKesson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good for a short step in your career. Work from home flexibility is great. Plan on using company for education and experience to quickly get a better job outside the organization. Good compensation.

    Cons

    Long-term career growth is difficult. Layoffs seem almost constant. I worked in HIT for 8 years at the company and I witnessed approximately 500 layoffs in my respective business units. At a minimum, there are layoffs at the end of every fiscal year. They typically rehire cheaper, less experienced workers a few months later. It is not uncommon to find an McK employee who was fired only to be rehired a few months later. It's a strange (stockholder driven) way to do business. Employees are just a number no matter what management says.

    I was recently laid off after 8 years with the company. My last performance review exceeded expectations and I was above average relative to my team. Many of the layoffs are not performance based. In my case, I had just enrolled in graduate school (nights and weekends) and I think that was the catalyst. Most of the time, they prefer employees who will stay in their current position and growth is discouraged.

    Work-life balance is also challenging. Most management expects you to work long hours and there is little reward. The more you perform, the more work you receive. In the weeks leading up to my layoffs, I was averaging 60 hour weeks. The night before my layoff I worked until 11 PM. The following morning, I was laid off by 2 strangers. My manager didn't even join the call. As I said, if you work for McK you are just a number. Do not expect any loyalty. I wouldn't advise being loyal to the company either. Get what you need and move on.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the fire/rehire business model, improve work-life balance, don't treat employees like property, get back in touch with customer base/market needs

  6. Helpful (1)

    Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at McKesson

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None that I can recall

    Cons

    Poor behavior gets you your way.

  7. Helpful (1)

    long time loyal employee, not treated that way

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    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Cranberry, PA
    Former Employee - Desktop Support in Cranberry, PA

    I worked at McKesson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good people, coworkers were friendly, decent location, nice newer offices, etc

    Cons

    upper management blows, lotza political games, people playing favorites

    Advice to Management

    get your head out of you bonuses that you got that we didnt while working on the helpdesk, and get in the freaking game.

  8. mail clerk

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKesson full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    More money for the work

    Advice to Management

    Pay more money. Better benefits. More management interaction. Better food. More days off.

  9. Carrollton office - not much promotion opportunities

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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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable and regular schedule. Most people are pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    There are not much growth opportunities at a shared services location. The few spots that do have promotions are typically given to people who are "favored", and that favoritism is blatant and demoralizing for the rest of the team.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so blind to to favoritism. It is clear there are people who are promoted are not the brightest or the most hard working.

  10. McKesson PCS should be absolutely avoided!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKesson

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good 401k and benefits IF they hire you full time. If you are offered a temp position then I would advise you seek employment elsewhere. I am full time and the mistreatment of the contract workers is appalling.

    Cons

    Bonus programs were quietly phased out. Temps are promised potential full time employment but in reality that will not happen. We have people doubled up in cubes with no room to even turn in their office chairs.

    Advice to Management

    Take some value in your employees! People are often the most valuable asset. You can't demand more while offering less and less. Morale will and has suffered.

  11. It has been different.

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    Current Employee - Accounting Associate III in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate III in Carrollton, TX

    I have been working at McKesson

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The fact that you get to work from home, some days of the work is a great thing for me, I have small kids, and that works perfect, they have lots of room for growth, you can move up in the company fast well. I like the fact that they promote healthy living, they have a space on the inside for you to walk and stay active.

    Cons

    I don't however like how they treat temps, they treat us like were nothing, and we don't even exist, they don't include us or anything, with all the job openings in the departments that people are temping they don't offer the temps that opportunity to e become a full-time employee, its almost like you are invisible, they only they notice you is when you don't come in, then they are worried because you are not doing there work for them. There is a lot of messy drama in the work place very stress to the sense you feel that you may lose your job, if you don't kiss behind practically I almost quit because of all the bickering when i first started but I hung in there, after working here these last several week I see that nothing has changed and it never will, if you are a temp DO NOT WORK FOR MCKESSON- BUT IF YOU ARE GETTING FULL-TIME YOU WILL BE FINE. They need to hire people to train the temps you pretty much just get throw-ed out there with no direction or course to take, they teach you bits and pieces of information, and by the time you learn that you contract is up.

    Advice to Management

    MANAGEMENT HAS NO SENSE OF WHAT THEY ARE DOING THEY HIRE THESE NW SUPERVISOR, WHO DRESS INAPPROPRIATE, WHO DO THINGS UNPROFESSIONAL, I HAVE SEEN TEMP GET LET GO BECAUSE MANAGER DID NOT LIKE THEM, BUT THEY WERE DOING THEIR JOB EFFECTIVELY, AND WAS GETTING PROMPTS FROM THE SUPERVISOR AND THE TEAMMATES BUT THEY LOST THEIR JOB FOR NOTHING. MANAGEMENT NEEDS TO SIT DOWN AND LOOK AT THE REAL ISSUES WITHIN EACH DEPARTMENT, BECAUSE THE VIBE THIS COMPANY GIVES OFF IS YOU HAVE TO KNOW SOMEBODY THAT KNOW SOMEBODY EVEN IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING AS A SUPERVISOR - UPPER MANAGEMENT THERE IS SO MUCH TURMOIL AND MESSY THINGS GOING ON YOU DON'T EVEN CARE ENOUGH TO SAY ANYTHING, AND THAT IS WHY YOU CAN'T KEEP TEMPS, BECAUSE HOW YOU TREAT THEM, AND THE WAY YOUR SUPERVISOR HANDLES THEIR BUSINESS.

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