McKesson Reviews

Updated August 31, 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. Helpful (1)

    Technical Support Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, opportunity, culture and huge corporation so resources/funds not a problem. Structures and roles often well thought out and subsequently BUs set up for success...and if they are not they are adjusted.

    Cons

    Continuous shift in resources so inherently a shift in goals and focus in most areas. Leadership turns over frequently, mostly due to promotion and reorgs, but then kind of a moving target for the rest of the business trying to play catch up. Also potential for layoffs in any position at any time.


  2. Application Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment, good technical people

    Cons

    Communications sometimes lacks between departments

    Advice to Management

    Better overall communication to employees about opportunities and what is happening in the company


  3. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources/OE/Workforce Planning & Analytics Senior Leader in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources/OE/Workforce Planning & Analytics Senior Leader in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge company. Great industry. Excellent senior leadership. Huge company. Great industry. Excellent senior leadership. Huge company. Great industry. Excellent senior leadership.

    Cons

    Since the organization is so large with several divisions and many acquisitions, orchestration and matrix relationships can be challenging.


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  5. Sr Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super nice facilities, smart people, good work-life balance

    Cons

    large corporation (fortune 14) can be a bit overwhelmingd


  6. Helpful (3)

    Mckesson

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Implementation Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Implementation Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great long standing company in healthcare.

    Cons

    Women are not compensated equally for the same position as their male counterpart in the technical arena. Lack of appreciation. Poor training. You learn as you and self train. Bad moral.You are just a number where you can be laid of at any moment.


  7. Applications Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Analyst/Implementation Consultant in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Applications Analyst/Implementation Consultant in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McKesson (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and great coworkers

    Cons

    position can be eliminated at any time without warning. not many get rehired.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees positions.


  8. IT Distribution Business

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Minnesota in Golden Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Minnesota in Golden Valley, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity and constant stream of different challenges to solve in IT. Much of it can be focused or require shifts relative to customer needs of the moment.

    Cons

    Very conservative strategically, taking risk in technology or adopting new technologies can be very slow.


  9. Pharmaceutical Inside Sales

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKesson full-time

    Pros

    Leadership, rewarded for performance, growth opportunity, job security

    Cons

    Time delays on getting paid out incentive compensation, no official training department

    Advice to Management

    Create a designated training departments to sufficiently prepare your employees to succeed and retain them as employees


  10. Work Expectations

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong company financially Stable company Flexible with working from home A lot of talented people

    Cons

    Rewarded for doing a good job by getting more work Seems to reorg every year Senior leadership lacks strategic vision in particular business units

    Advice to Management

    Give employees a sense they belong rather than lip service. The communication within business units is choppy at best so this leaves employees wondering about next steps.


  11. Credit Manager

    Former Employee - Credit Manager II in Cokato, MN
    Former Employee - Credit Manager II in Cokato, MN

    I worked at McKesson (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very busy environment. Love challenges so this was a good fit.

    Cons

    Not employee focused for management.



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