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Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Contract Specialist 3

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

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

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

    Pros

    The variety of work was great. There was a lot of opportunity to do different jobs and get exposure to many departments and business units.

    Cons

    I felt the salaries could have been higher and the advancement possibilities were vague.

  2. Site Director

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    Former Employee - Site Director in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Site Director in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at McKesson Information Solutions full-time

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

    Pros

    Engaged team, hardworking folks & staff who are dedicated to doing the best possible job. It's a shame what is happening to many of these folks.

    Cons

    New management team focused on outsourcing to save a failed business plan. Unfortunately most of these folks have no healthcare background or experience in the healthcare field.

    Advice to Management

    Frankly I wouldn't know where to start as the list is too long to cover in the space provided. You could start with caring about your staff as a first step.

  3. Big company you have never heard of

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at McKesson Information Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Huge company, opportunities are plentiful.

    Cons

    Huge company, be prepared for the bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Do not let sales management run the software development division.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good Benefits, so-so culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at McKesson Information Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits and opportunities for advancement. Great people to work with

    Cons

    Told by more than one manager in more than one meeting that they 'owned us'. Staff is often overworked so the shareholders make more profit. Not a whole lot of management interaction at lower levels.

    Advice to Management

    The leaders of this company should sacrifice some of their outrageous salaries to staff up and improve the employee experience. Middle managers are severely overworked as are support staff.

  6. Excellent Corporation and senior executive team.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at McKesson Information Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Excellent corporation with lots of opportunity across multiple verticals. CEO and Executive team is outstanding.

    Cons

    IT business has challenges with an unclear strategy and execution

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great company of opportunities for young careers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Director in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at McKesson Information Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Ever changing industry. Good benefits. Lots of change for those who get bored. Approachable leadership. Challenging work. Open-minded leadership. Free soft drinks in break rooms in Alpharetta.

    Cons

    Max out on PTO time by the 4th calendar year of employment. No huge incentive to stay around after a while. Many people left and returned within a year or two and made over 15% higher salary upon returning. Very low merit increases. Many people in lesser roles made more money because I didn't leave and return.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the people in the field. Begin to think like a software services and support company, rather just a sales company.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Alpharetta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    This company strives to succeed by its corporate values and ethics which shows in interaction with employees and team members.

    Cons

    Although there is room for growth opportunities, sometimes there can be issues with work/life balance.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Software Developer two years at McKesson

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good medical insurance. Good work life balance. They offer training for different technologies. My group works with up to date technologies. The company has cons but no worse than any other company I've worked at

    Cons

    Poor communication. When I need information, it can be hard to find the person in the know. The large size of the company makes getting anything done a huge ordeal.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your communication and processes.

  10. Helpful (4)

    Not the worst but could use some improvement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Alpharetta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    • Each business unit within the company goes by its own rules so a review of the company as a whole would not be very beneficial. I worked for the Managed Services Organization.
    • Good Benefits overall; decent PTO offering and excellent tuition reimbursement program
    • Good training and advancement potential but your results may differ as it varies greatly by business unit
    • Excellent severance package - but if business run correctly should not have been necessary

    Cons

    • 4 rounds of layoffs over the past 12 months - very diminished morale and stress for remaining employees
    • A lot of silos, poor cross business unit collaboration
    • Questionable promotion decisions. During my time saw a lot of people get promoted "by default" and are the ones who generally were not the most qualified or best choice - but is this any different in any other company?
    • Constant organizational changes – again in my view this is occasionally necessary but as frequently as is done shows that earlier decisions not well vetted out.
    • For most managers performance management is a formality with no true meaning - goes back to many of the people promoted should never have been and those that are need formal training on leadership principles.
    • Use of most recent technology and processes is lagging a bit but not as much as in some other companies I have seen
    • Talent acquisition process is poor especially for internal applicants
    • Used to have pretty good work-from-home philosophy but more recent leadership is reversing that trend (which is the wrong direction)

    Advice to Management

    Improve on promoting the right people for the right role. The ones who can spout the most BS get promoted leaving the real workers discouraged. Make sure those promoted receive appropriate training in leadership.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work if you are highly motivated

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Alpharetta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    People and collaboration are good. The office environment is nice to work. Professionalism is very important and is a key ethical requirement. Management holds high standards and will make sure you are surrounded by equally qualified individuals. Teamwork is evident and essential there.

    Cons

    Typical corporate structure challenges, vertical movement can be difficult. A lot of different products and solutions that don't always interact with each other. There is a lot of dysfunction in that regard due to acquisitions and consolidations. Not a good place for taking a easy Friday.

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