McKesson Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
539 Reviews
3.4
539 Reviews
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
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300 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.  

    Solid company, poor pay scale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Coder
    Current Employee - Medical Coder

    I have been working at McKesson full-time

    Pros

    Offers excellent PTO, however, must use by year-end or you lose it. Medical/dental/vision/RX small portion paid by employee. Education reimbursement offered. 401k partially matched. Management works well with employees to balance home/work hours, flexible.

    Cons

    The biggest CON would have to be McKesson' s salary policy. They pay their remote coders based on the location they live in, instead of experience or performance. EXTREMELY UNFAIR that a new coder can and does get paid more than a seasoned coder just because of the address!!

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Informationall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA

    I have been working at McKesson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you are just starting to work good experience.

    Cons

    Good benefits, great company values, Management needs to improve and very hard to get a raise or promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try harder to get to know your employees not only the ones you be with after work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Healthcare company growing by leaps and bounds

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

    I have been working at McKesson as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    They have a lot of training available.
    Multiple locations so you can work in the city near you.
    Covers various areas of healthcare so you can find a fit for you.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Lot of overtime. Hires contractors instead of FTE to fill in. No resolutions to the problems. Blame put on budget, including changes that don't require money (process change). Lack of training and poor communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on issues and listen to your current staff instead of laying more process on them, without resources or training. Management is not in tune with staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a bad place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Order Filler  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Order Filler in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    Pay for type of work is much higher compared to other companies. The 401k match is comparable to other companies of this size

    Cons

    Hard work which should be expected. Several supervisors for small number of employees. Each supervisor has their own expectation for their reports which can lead to inequities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent on policy enforcement. Make yourself more available to staff by being present in the work place. Assume that staff would rather meet with you in private instead of an open office with several other supervisors listening in on your conversation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Support in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at McKesson as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good benefits and good people

    Cons

    there were no cons at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cash Cow

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

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial division very focused on success of customers

    Cons

    Corporate had bled the division for years, taking profit and not re-investing in the business. Senior management supported clearly horrendous decisions that anyone could have seen would be train wrecks from a mile away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so easily bulldozed by San Francisco and Atlanta.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall it was a positive experience, but stressful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Malvern, PA

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

    Pros

    Descent management, friendly environment, challenging assignments

    Cons

    Dealing with clients is very stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that people get proper training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience overall but sometimes feel lost in the crowd

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

    I have been working at McKesson full-time

    Pros

    Culture of company and vacation

    Cons

    Expectations are hard to meet and working with other business units is tough at time

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big company, little growth potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at McKesson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get to work from home
    Company car

    Cons

    You have to move to tiny towns to get an account manager position. Very political. Also, never got a raise in the 3 years I worked there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care.

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

    Ever changing, politically charged, and often times too quick to embrace change.

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

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

    Pros

    There is a LOT of opportunity here, but you have to be willing to work hard and look for the opportunities.
    If you are competent and thought of as a thought leader, you will get praise, and rewards.

    Cons

    Work life balance is awful - you are expected to work above 40 hours a week to be considered a "normal" contributor. If you work 40 hours, don't expect praise, rewards or a good performance review.
    Benefits aren't what you would expect from the largest healthcare organization in the world. At all. They are expensive and the bare minimum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The changes that you are trying to make are, in most cases, great ideas, but you continue to place individuals in the positions to implement the changes without regard to the employees below. What was once a blossoming corporate environment of change leadership and open communication has turned sour and is no longer transparent, leading employees to lose trust in the leadership. It's hard to endorse or share the vision of a company when you aren't sure you can see the whole picture. Promote your stars from within - they can do so much more than you think they are capable of doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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