McKesson Reviews in Carrollton, TX

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
538 Reviews
3.4
538 Reviews
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They also support a work-life balance and provided flexibility for family/personal life (in 42 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 22 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Mckesson is a very good place to work they care for they employee

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    Current Employee - A/R Specialist  in  Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - A/R Specialist in Carrollton, TX

    I have been working at McKesson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good company to work for,care about they employee and have a good medical benfits over all good company

    Cons

    to be the best at what you do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    appreciate your staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mixed feelings

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    Current Employee - Data Coordinator  in  Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Data Coordinator in Carrollton, TX

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

    Pros

    The people there are really nice.

    Cons

    No training program or material. I was left there to figure out the job with little aid. I was hired as a contractor and was told not to return after my 3rd day. No valid reason was given. I received a phone call telling me to not return.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better with new hires.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place if you're fresh out of college

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Carrollton, TX

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

    Pros

    The skills and experience of Corporate America are some of the best that you can learn especially if you're fresh out of college. Many top of the line classes offered that you can use outside of the company.

    Cons

    Pay could be better, along with better benefits. Very little growth so not the place to stay for an extending period of time.

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  5.  

    It was a good experience

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Carrollton, TX

    I worked at McKesson as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Supportive Team members and Managers
    Regular status meetings

    Cons

    The Compensation for an employee is something they want to revisit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on Process improvement initiatives

    Recommends
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outstanding leadership opportunities and values innovation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Director  in  Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Finance Director in Carrollton, TX

    I have been working at McKesson full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    People, results focused, strong financial results, and career opportunities

    Cons

    Company is heading in the right direction, no real cons unless you do not want to be in a big business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company Values

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Carrollton, TX

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

    Pros

    Really great people friendly and helpful

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons except that they laid off a few people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that if a person is contracting and they were invited to attend a group outing the contractor shouldn't feel as though they have to pay to attend the outing if they were invited.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Analyst

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Carrollton, TX

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

    Pros

    great company to work for.

    Cons

    Lot of re org going on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much change too quick is not good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Politics as usual

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    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst  in  Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Carrollton, TX

    I have been working at McKesson full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The compensation and the work life balance is good for most employees. From a business perspective, the business has continued to grow regardless of the dismal economic outlook for most businesses.

    Cons

    Most things flow from/through San Francisco and therefore almost all potential career advancement opportunities are in San Francisco. Lots of things are being outsourced, in particular in the IT space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job of protecting your in-house expertise. Reward subtance and merit over polished presentation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great!

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Carrollton, TX

    I have been working at McKesson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -A great company that takes care of employees
    -Full of opportunities if you make them happen

    Cons

    -Silo'ed business units, even departments.
    -Typical corporate environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 9 people found this helpful  

    Proceed with Caution... be sure to ask Questions

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    Current Employee - Accounting Associate  in  Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate in Carrollton, TX

    I have been working at McKesson

    Pros

    + Career development, i.e. Six Sigma training is available to pretty much everyone
    + Fortune 15 company on your resume
    + Opportunity to work on different projects across teams
    + Opportunity to get high visibility if that's your thing
    + Opportunity to advance but don't be in a hurry, it could take a while.
    + New emphasis is being put on talent development
    + New structuring of HR allows for less partiality when it comes to a need for mediation

    Cons

    + They fired everyone in the AP, Audit & Controls area and replaced them with younger workers who no doubt cost less. No one knows what they are doing. This review is general but a lot of it is stemming from these areas.
    + Bad treatment of employees: after firing all the seasoned people, the few senior managers that were left pretty much quit/walked out. The few non-exempt employees who managed to keep their jobs were left & they're so angry and scared of being fired, that they do not share their knowledge - if anything, they train new people incorrectly out of anger or because they think it will make them look that much more valuable.
    + Bad treatment of employees: some of the newer supervisors like to pick with & demean their non-exempt employees. I think some of it is them taking out their frustrations & deflecting (b/c they don't don't what they are doing) on the easiest target. I'm guessing the rest is they know newbies are eager to please & keep their jobs, blind, and sometimes don't understand that there should be mutual expectation (especially the younger ones).
    + Bad communication: new expectations are unveiled but no one can clearly define what they are, automation is the goal which means future cuts, but one wants to talk about that either, new processes are put into place but they make no sense & few people are even aware... just overall bad communication.
    + Lack of job knowledge: from the top down (since everyone is new) and lack of direction, well communicated expectations, and the tools/support required to carry out tasks, complete projects, and meet goals... I mean there aren't even any current, or sometimes any at all, SOPs in place.
    + Lack of team building, or the feeling of cohesive, unified departments - no one trusts anyone, and it's understandable when management fires everyone, people are quick to "throw" each other "under the bus," no one talks, its a stressful environment where most people keep their head down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be the company that is successful in spite of its people, be the company that is successful because of its people.

    Invest in your non-exempt employees... foster their development, treat them with respect, set realistic stretch goals, and provide the tools and support for the achievement. Make sure they understand the vision and expectations so they can go after it and be measured accordingly. Invest in your management - make sure they know the ins and outs of their jobs & understand how important it is to work alongside their subordinates, not just delegate and deflect. Change the environment... the thick air, the distrust, the fear of being fired, etc. just makes for an awful work space. Lean is good... cuts and automation are good... you're at the top likely because of these contributing factors... but don't be successful in spite of, but rather because of.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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