McKesson Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
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Pros
  • Very concerned about a healthy work life balance (in 48 reviews)

  • I was a work from home employee which was a desire of mine (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is awful - you are expected to work above 40 hours a week to be considered a "normal" contributor (in 24 reviews)

  • A lot of churn in upper management (in 29 reviews)

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  1. CSR

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Suwanee, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Suwanee, GA

    I have been working at McKesson (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Very good people to work with. Management is hands on, but doesn't micromanage.

    Cons

    Corporate takes forever ro hire from contract. Very inflexible with point system.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible with being late. This is Atlanta traffic.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Marketing - McKesson Technology Solutions

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at McKesson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Most McKesson employees are professional and easy to work with. Salaries are very competitive, and the benefits, though expensive, are comprehensive. McKesson is generous with vacation time even within the first year of employment.

    Cons

    McKesson isn't strong with professional development, and you can definitely get lost within McKesson Technology Solutions. MTS is constantly reorganizing, and you never know if you are going to have the same boss for more than a year. Additionally within MTS, there is a lack of vision and no technology champions. If you want a software company that has anything close to a Steve Jobs (as far as being a visionary and desiring to produce superior products), don't look to McKesson.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating McKesson Technology Solutions like a software company rather than a tool to show higher profit margins for McKesson overall given that McKesson Distribution Services has such slim profit margins.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Career longevity, job safety not guaranteed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at McKesson (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    In general, the quality of the people at McKesson is terrific.

    Cons

    McKesson's technology divisions routinely lay off large numbers of employees without regard to individual performance. These decisions may be made at the top of the company, without local manager input, and can be short-sighted. While there are those who have been at McKesson for years who have moved up the ranks, it's not a company where a career path is assured - or likely, particularly with newly formed organizations.

    Advice to Management

    If you believe employees are valuable resources, treat them that way.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Was great until offshoring

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at McKesson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Small teams had great people. Folks liked helping each other out. The good managers were great to work for. Decent pay and decent benefits. Got to work from home a couple days a week.

    Cons

    McKesson put all their eggs in one basket for a product no one likes. The bread and butter money maker app was shelved and support was offshored. The good managers were let go and lots of folks lost their jobs. There is no future at McKesson.

    Advice to Management

    Current management is the status quo so there is no advice to them. The good managers were let go and all that are left are the ones who have no vision. You have set yourselves up for failure and it is unfortunate.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Bleak future for McKesson solutions. Competitors dream come true.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at McKesson full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits. Paid time off is excellent so if you want a place to make a pay check and have a decent work life balance, this is the place. Don't expect to be inspired or innovative. Ideas are lost in the political game. Team dynamics are the best you can hope for giving there is no real incentive to excel beyond doing what's best to support team members. Trust and morale are LOW at best. Psychological safety to explore innovative and competitive ideas are discouraged by leadership behaviors. Not really sure what all the chiefs are actually doing.

    Cons

    Pay is mediocre compared to comparable enterprises in the industry. No bonuses (at least in IT). If you have a brain, don't expect to use it often. If you enjoy check box type processess, then this is a good fit. "Agile" was a flavor of the year, replaced by traditional command and control from senior management guidelines. Middle managers we're nothing more than keepers of sticks and carrots, closely followed by a checklist status report sent to uplines. 10 years with this company and probably would have retired with the rest had it not been for complete apathy.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing that hasn't been said and ignored before. This is purely for job candidates to avoid a career mistake. Management isn't at all concerned with "feedback or suggestions".


  7. Territory Vice President

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    Current Employee - Territory Vice President in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Territory Vice President in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at McKesson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company Culture, Good people to work with

    Cons

    Levels of management, constant change


  8. Liked it

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    Former Employee - Senior Implementation Consultant in Dacula, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Implementation Consultant in Dacula, GA

    I worked at McKesson (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    There were numerous remote opportunities and icare principles

    Cons

    I did not have any real cons


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good, not great

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mableton, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mableton, GA

    I worked at McKesson (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional employees, rewarding work, proactive culture

    Cons

    Overworked, no career track and reorgs every 6 months


  10. Former non disgruntled employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at McKesson

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved my job! Wish I was still there.

    Cons

    Most work is done in silos so many applications appear very different from one another.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Marketing Automation

    Former Employee - JOB OVERVIEW in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - JOB OVERVIEW in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at McKesson full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company. Decent benefits. Supports some work from home.

    Cons

    Tons of reorganization. The company continuously reorganizes and lets people go. This hurts morale.



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