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One of the biggest providers for one of the biggest fields

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

I have been working at McKesson full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

In medical technology, your average developer is going to have a lot of very crunchy and interesting problems to solve that are way outside of the eyeball metrics of many consumer fields. It's also a great place to get away from the rockstars, ninjas, and cowboys that densely populate the startup world. McKesson is also constantly evolving, so the cons listed below are more of a snapshot of today's issues. They're not as much of an issue as they were even a few years ago.

Cons

They're still evolving their policy on open source software. If FOSS is a big deal for you, that can be a con. There are also minor predictable issues working at an extremely large company in a field that is highly sensitive to privacy and security issues: many forms to fill out, and many regulations to familiarize yourself with.

Advice to Management

Continue to evolve your policy for open source. Consider the goodwill potential in actively encouraging developers to openly contribute (non-proprietary) code back to the community.

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  1. Just freaking awesome!

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    Former Contractor - Pharmacy Tech in Everett, WA
    Former Contractor - Pharmacy Tech in Everett, WA

    I worked at McKesson as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everybody knows your name type of company

    Cons

    Random hours sometimes pushing till 2am

  2. Love my job

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    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at McKesson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great teams, accessible senior management.
    Looks like the new direction is working, hope they stay the course, if they do our customers will benefit.

    Cons

    Unrealistic sales and management goals, makes your pay lower. Reasonable healthcare,

    Employee reviews are poor quality, but they help keep the pay in check.

    Advice to Management

    Be real, keep your eyes and ears open, keep communication open. Every once in a while open the wallet for top employees by grade not Title.

    CEO makes way to much about 150 million last year, I would work about a week at that rate and retire.

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