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    Clear Lake, IA - We had a fantastic turnout at the Open House. We met a ton of talented people and look forward to filling over 160 jobs for the Distribution Center in January 2016. Our next event is the first of two job fairs; November 14th. Let us know if you can attend -

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    Thank you to the McKesson Employees in #GahannaOH - Your dedication to support those in need is AMAZING!!!


McKesson – Why Work For Us?

Diversity & Inclusion: Leading the Next Evolution of Business, Talent and Culture

Diversity at McKesson is good for business, critical to our success and core to ICARE.

At McKesson, diversity is encoded in our Equal Opportunity Statement:  McKesson is committed to the philosophy of equal opportunity employment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ancestry, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or other non-job-related criteria.


Business: Leverage diversity to create superior business solutions

McKesson’s commitment to diversity and inclusion reflects a deep understanding that diversity is good for business. Applying a diversity lens to our business strategy helps us identify opportunities to better serve our growing diverse customer base. Partnering with our Corporate Strategy and Business Development organization, which develops business strategy, and our Employee Resource Groups, which bring the cultural view, are critical for success.

We track the progress of our business opportunities in our Chairman’s Diversity Council, as well as reporting progress to our Board of Directors.

Influencing the Evolving Culture of McKesson through Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are not only a place to influence McKesson’s culture – they are also instrumental in enhancing members’ professional development and supporting business solutions.

Since the initial rollout of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) in FY09, we have expanded to 13 chapters. Our goal is to expand the reach of our existing ERGs across McKesson by establishing national boards that establish the overarching strategy to be executed by the regional chapters.


Women’s ERG (OWN IT): Hosted event by author Helene Lerner, In Her Power - Reclaiming Your Authentic Self


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender ERG (OPEN): 


African-American ERG (ASPIRE): AASPIRE has developed an ongoing campaign entitled “ASPIRE to Be a Brand New You” which focuses on professional developments skills for its members.


Military Employee Resource Group (MMRG): MMRG hosted Veterans Day celebrations across the company that included more than 300 employees and focused on creating awareness of the many efforts and initiatives MMRG has within the community both internally and externally.

Asian ERG (PAVE): PAVE held a celebration event that focused on introducing Asian cultures to the McKesson community.

undefinedLatino/Hispanic ERG (PALMa): PALMa successfully provided professional development programming to its members by exposing them to executive leadership through speed-mentoring activities, coffee chat open forums, and participating in mentoring programs.


McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in every aspect of healthcare. As the oldest and largest healthcare services company in the nation, we play an integral role in healthcare and have a vision for its future. As the leader in distribution and supply chain management, we deliver vital pharmaceuticals and products to customers including retail chains, independent pharmacies and institutional providers.

Join our team to begin a rewarding career.

Our Values

McKesson President and CEO John Hammergren on leadership and McKesson’s shared values:

“Whether you’re talking about a person or a company, leadership is about values. Values are the foundation for leadership, and the job of leadership is to create the conditions that allow strong values to thrive.

We lead by having the courage to make difficult decisions and by caring enough to do whatever it takes to help our customers succeed.

We lead by contributing to a supportive work environment where everyone feels connected and engaged, and where it is safe to confront facts, take risks, and try new idea

In the Community


At McKesson, our “You. Even better.” approach to health, wellness and employee benefits provides a variety of healthy living resources aimed to achieve better health. We believe that when our employees are healthy, they enjoy life more and do their best work. Our employees have the opportunity to take advantage of the following health and wellness resources:

  • Free biometric screening
  • Free online health assessment
  • Free activity tracker linked to our wellness program incentives
  • Subsidized gym membership fees
  • Free Weight Watchers membership
  • Free Quit for Life smoking cessation program, including nicotine replacement therapy
  • 100% coverage for preventive care, including onsite flu shots
  • Easy access to online tools and resources

Failure Is Not an Option

Our-Employees-Lopez01For 15 years Carlos Lopez served in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps. During that time, soldiers depended on him to deliver essential supplies, such as food, water, ammunition, clothing, equipment and mail from home.

Today, as the inventory and transportation manager for U.S. Pharmaceutical’s Atlanta distribution center (DC), Carlos is still in the business of delivering essentials.

Now health system and retail pharmacies and other McKesson customers rely on Carlos and his team to make sure they receive critical medications and supplies.

“Failure is not an option in the military,” says Carlos. “Here at McKesson, we have the same mentality.”

ROTC ‘Brat’
Born in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Carlos attended the University of Puerto Rico, where he joined the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). When he graduated, he was commissioned into the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant.

Carlos spent nine years of his service overseas, including deployments to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Afghanistan.

“As a leader, it was my job to get the best out of my team,” says Carlos. “I was successful in the military because the soldiers who worked for me did the best job they could.

“I relate to my team the same way I related to my soldiers,” he continues. “I build relationships. Because, at the end of the day, you want your people to go out and do the best they can — not because they have to but because they want to.”

The MMRG Connection
The McKesson Military Resource Group (MMRG) helps veterans network within the company. Carlos is the point of contact for the MMRG at the Atlanta distribution center.

“The MMRG helps vets connect and build relationships throughout the company,” says Carlos. The group also gets together outside of work to do community projects, such as fundraisers for the local VA hospitals or helping the homeless, many of whom are vets.

Veterans Make Great Employees
He says people who have served their country in the military typically have a good understanding of structure and discipline. They know how to show up, not just on time, but 10 minutes early. If they are told to do something, they complete the task the first time they are asked, because following orders is second nature.

“You also learn to work with a diverse group of people,” Carlos adds, “because the military is made up of people from every race, culture and ethnicity.”

Most of all, Carlos says, people with backgrounds in the armed forces understand how to pull together as a team.

“In the field, you can only be effective if the person on your left and the person on your right are both covering you,” he says.

As a leader, Carlos adds that the military “teaches you how to be in charge of people and work as a unit, even under adverse conditions. This kind of training makes any corporate job simpler.”

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    McKesson is an amazing company with awesome morals and values!

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    There are so many I do not know where to begin! If you want an amazing opportunity with a company that is truly invested in you then this is the company for you! Benefits are amazing. Education reimbursement. Very competitive pay. Work from home option so you can raise your children and have a career! I cannot give enough good feedback to do this company justice! I see McKesson being one of the biggest leaders in business management for many years to come! I am thankful to have been granted the opportunity to work for such an amazing company!


    I have none! I am blessed to have been given this opportunity with such an amazing company and to have met the wonderful employees there!

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McKesson Interviews

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at McKesson.


    Very lengthy process. 3 interviews. I applied through a college recruiter (Vice President) that had asked for a resume and cover letter. Completed two phone interviews. Then was asked to fill out a "formal application"....which only asked for a resume, cover letter, and EEOC demographics.... First 2 interviews were VERY positive. Then I was asked to fill out a demographics form before my 3rd interview and that's when the professionalism from McKesson shifted. My third interview was a phone interview with the VP's typing obstructing my ability to hear her on her speaker phone. I'm glad I had my mic earphones nearby to help just a little. She was also clearly texting and left her cell phone on during one interview. Truly was able to see that the company's mission was not reflected in the employees with my third interview. More "meet the sales quota" focused and less "develop strong client relations for long lasting sales" focused. I suddenly stopped receiving interviews based on "experience" after I was asked to fill out a demographics form before my third interview....

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    • I had explained my last position in which I willingly absorbed extra responsibilities to benefit the team after a senior manager walked out. Asked whether I felt as if I was overstepping or if anyone on the team felt I was overstepping.   Answer Question

McKesson Awards & Accolades

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Military Friendly Employer , Military Friendly Employers, 2015
Best Places to Work in IT (NO. 50 Large) , ComputerWorld, 2014
Best Places to Work (Healthcare) , Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC), 2015
America's Top Companies , Forbes, 2009
Barron's 500 , Barron's, 2009
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Additional Info

Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded 1975
Type Company - Public (MCK)
Industry Health Care
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

About McKesson Corporation McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 11th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. McKesson partners with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier ... More

Mission: Our employees all understand the responsibility we bear as we work together toward our common goal: to advance the health care system for better health for all. We look toward our ICARE shared principles as a unifying set of values to guide us in our mission. Our company-wide values are the foundation of McKesson’s reputation as a trusted organization that goes the extra mile to advance our customers’ success. It’s a system that puts the patient at the center of everything we do.

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