McKesson Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
543 Reviews
3.3
543 Reviews
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
John H. Hammergren
304 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They also support a work-life balance and provided flexibility for family/personal life (in 46 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 23 reviews)

  • Upper management limits middle management from creating a functional work environment (in 28 reviews)

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155 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    former employee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I worked with a great team. Very good pay.

    Cons

    Management/leadership was very poor. No diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prepare employees for the inevitable "rightsizing" and be proactive with career guidance.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place To Work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Westminster, CO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great benefits, interesting problems that need to be solved.

    Cons

    Process heavy. Can be difficult to get things done as quickly as the customer would like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working at McKesson

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Analyst IV  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - QA Analyst IV in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Pros and Cons depend on where in the world you work. I worked in Seattle, WA, US it was overall good experience before they decided to close offices

    Cons

    Senior managers should not buy businesses only to close them a few years later...very shortsighted decision making...

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Overall a good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable  in  Greenville, TX
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable in Greenville, TX

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

    Pros

    On the job training.
    Encouraged community service.

    Cons

    Some leaders could provide better leadership.
    Hourly wages could be better.

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    If you prize stability it is great company to work for. If you play politics you can grow your career here. Solid benefit package and good work/life balance.

    Cons

    It could be boring if you prefer fast pace environment. Not very innovative and sometimes it is hard to move things forward and make changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Stable company

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    One Post location is centrally located in Financial District. Wholesale/distribution side of business is very stable. The health programs (e.g., Fitbit, points, Vitality) are great. Training opportunities are available.

    Cons

    Groups are sometimes silo'd. The regulatory and compliance needs inherent with healthcare sometimes impact projects and can cause delays. Compensation seems lower than in other areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to retain younger hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Growing, growing...decentralized

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Level Director  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Level Director in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart growth plan; company is a giant and well managed

    Cons

    very decentralized; lack of equitable hiring for management; for world's largest health services company, very bad health benefits package

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start taking an oversight role in the BU's before their growing risks undermine the value and longevity of the Company as a whole

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Pittsburgh Branch: My branch fought hard to keep our jobs during a time of mass outsourcing

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    Former Employee - Data Entry  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Laid-back environment, casual dress code, able to work independently, able to make my own schedule, did not have to deal with answering phones.

    Cons

    Low pay wages, could not request off the first and last week of each month, mass outsourcing, not many positions to move up to.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKesson

    Pros

    Take charge and its a good company

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical large corporate environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interface Analyst
    Former Employee - Interface Analyst

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

    Pros

    - The pay was good for the position.
    - Decent benefits.
    - Some flexibility with dress code and office hours.
    - Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    - Due to the size of this organization, its easy to feel "lost" or disconnected from what is going on overall.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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