McKesson
3.2 of 5 502 reviews
www.mckesson.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

McKesson Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2014
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71% Approve of the CEO

McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren

John H. Hammergren

(292 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Ever changing, politically charged, and often times too quick to embrace change.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere 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.

    ConsWork 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 Senior ManagementThe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's OK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPay is ok for me

    Conswork-life balance is hard to achieve in this place

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    Positive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSome great people at VP level and below

    ConsNeed better communication on job requirements for continued employment

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed better training

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    Good Work-Life Balance, Fair Compensation, little growth, turbulant future outlook

    Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Westminster, CO

    ProsFlexible work from home schedule,
    No micro management

    ConsNew strategic direction has left many doubts about Westminister office future,
    Recent layoffs

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake initiative to re-assign current talent to new strategic areas

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Can be a great company to work for depending on which business unit.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosmany different business units to grow and move withing

    Conspoor leadership and ability to execute in the current business unit

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Large and in Charge

    Corporate Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Remote, OR

    ProsThousands of employees make working for this company overwhelming, but the culture is pretty good. Its great networking internally with so many divisions. They take care of their employees and they pay well.

    ConsVery slow to change and fix problems.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot enough management and leadership within the organization. Chooses to eliminate the Managerial role and stick with several Supervisory roles reporting the Director or VP. I get eliminating middle management but it has gotten ridiculous.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Opportunity Comes at a Price

    Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsThe chance to build your resume is the reason I stay. My team is made up of very intelligent engineers who don't mind taking the time to expand your knowledge base. New technologies are implemented all the time so you are constantly learning. Working from home is nice.

    ConsCon #1 is Work/Life balance. There is none. I've worked in IT for long enough to know that you will work some weekends outside of being oncall but here it's 3/4 weekends a month, sometimes every weekend. You cannot make definitive plans with family or friends without taking PTO as projects will pop up week of and take up your entire Sat. Now some of that is due to staffing. Since I've been here McKesson has not gone a year without laying off 100's of people.

    Interpersonal skills are not a focus with IT personnel and I get that but sometimes it becomes difficult to communicate effectively which sours morale.

    Pay/Benefits are not great. 401K is only a 3% match and 50% for last 2%. For a Healthcare company their medical is nothing special. I've gauged my pay versus peers in my field and sites like salary.com and McKesson is between 10-20% lower than average and don't expect anything more than cost of living annually. I've made my case for a raise every year but I always get some excuse for how they can only give so many good/great/superior reviews and that drives your percentage increase. It's quite discouraging.

    We are macro-managed and all be it fair better than micro lends itself to a disconnection between employee and management. Accolades are rarely given for great work as management is not involved in weekly or monthly activities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place if you're fresh out of college

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
    Carrollton, TX

    ProsThe skills and experience of Corporate America are some of the best that you can learn especially if you're fresh out of college. Many top of the line classes offered that you can use outside of the company.

    ConsPay could be better, along with better benefits. Very little growth so not the place to stay for an extending period of time.

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    good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work. good benefits and great people.

    ConsNo room for growth, management tends to micro manage.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Extreme pressure, little training

    Reimbursement Specialist (Former Employee)
    Tulsa, OK

    ProsVery good benefits, above average compensation

    ConsInconsistent training, high pressure, high expectations

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more time in hands-on training. It's beneficial to the employee and the company to invest time in the employee before expecting complete job knowledge and possible sub-par performance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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