McKesson

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McKesson Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
610 Reviews
3.4
610 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They also support a work-life balance and provided flexibility for family/personal life (in 48 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Pay, Work-life balance can be tough to achieve if you are a salaried employee (in 24 reviews)

  • Upper management limits middle management from creating a functional work environment (in 29 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Life Work balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at McKesson as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, team environment,allow time for education.

    Cons

    No cons to speak of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great benefits and decent pay. Leaders are more focused on the bottom line than on employee wellbeing.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at McKesson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Great fellow employees.

    Cons

    'We own you' management mentality. Very little management interaction. Everything human is automated and it's easy to get lost in the shuffle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sacrifice a little of the company heads salaries and staff up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Software Engineering Co-Op

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Co-Op in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Co-Op in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at McKesson as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    It was close to my house.

    Cons

    Basically everything. The company is run by engineers and managers that are age 40+ mainly. The youngest guy i saw there was 27ish and he was the only one. I thought the software engineering intern class would be huge, but I was the only one. The other interns were business/marketing majors. Also, the location in Alpharetta is pretty dull, mainly a family oriented area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more cs interns at a time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Concern about Technology Solutions division

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director Product Marketing in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Director Product Marketing in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Some great technology products, particularly in HIE, rev cycle and analytics
    Some very smart people work here
    Outstanding stock performance
    Nice benefits

    Cons

    Entire technology division tainted by EHR debacle
    Usually go outside for VP level and above positions...limited upward mobility
    Loss of three BU GMs in less than a year
    Slow moving, including right-sizing at the non-revenue generating MTS level

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Work Place Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Huge company with plenty of different career opportunities

    Cons

    Huge company.. Difficult for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Informationall

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA

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

    Pros

    If you are just starting to work good experience.

    Cons

    Good benefits, great company values, Management needs to improve and very hard to get a raise or promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try harder to get to know your employees not only the ones you be with after work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at McKesson full-time (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
  9.  

    Medical coder

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    Current Employee - Medical Coder in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Medical Coder in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    No cons, great company to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't work here as a contractor.

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    Current Employee - AR/Collections Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - AR/Collections Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at McKesson as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Low stress, high-productivity environment. Nice people. Decent culture.

    Cons

    Full-fledged employees may have a different experience, but being a contractor is miserable. The miserly wages, the complete lack of benefits, PTO and other perks makes for a seriously raw deal. They say you can take overtime, but in practice you're strictly disallowed from doing so.

    Oh and don't believe their promises to convert you to a permanent position. My predecessor was here for 18 months without an offer. He finally left once he realized this job was going nowhere.

    If you absolutely MUST take a contractor position here, keep feelers out the whole time. You never know when you'll be out on your butt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your contractors more and adhere to a more strict time limit on the positions. If you're going to convert, convert. If you aren't, don't. But don't jerk people around like you do. It's disgraceful.

    Also, for the love of god don't discuss how cheap and disposable contractors are in front of contractors. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Working at McKesson was a trying yet rewarding experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Duluth, GA

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

    Pros

    The pay is good. Employee benefits from everything such as health insurance to Roth ira to stock purchase are great. Room for growth in the company and just knowing that your job saves lives is an excellent feeling.

    Cons

    Sometimes the people that you work with can be a bit on the negative side and tend to act extremely childish at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage work your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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