McKesson Reviews

Updated August 24, 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. Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. 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


  3. Applications Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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  5. IT Distribution Business

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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    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. Pharmaceutical Inside Sales

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    • 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


  8. Great company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Applications Support Analyst in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexibility for work hrs and telecommuting.

    Cons

    Work load is stressful at times, salary could be better.


  9. Material handler

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Material Handler in New Castle, PA
    Current Employee - Material Handler in New Castle, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKesson (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good atmosphere, pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Hard to get full time. shift start times can fluctuate and mandatory overtime can be brutal. Part time can get 30 hours, I have been stuck at 21 hours. I would like a few extra hours.

    Advice to Management

    Add extra days to us part timers. We are allowed up to 30 hours let us utilize more of our max.


  10. Great company for broad healthcare experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company Many business units nationwide Potential for career growth Solid culture of individual empowerment

    Cons

    Many teams operate as a bureauacry Takes time to reach decisions and execute on priorities Some outdated technology


  11. Amazing for intelligent, hard workers.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge and financially sound company with lots of room for advancement if you work hard for it.

    Cons

    A lot of people there who just punch the clock. More work per person to keep SG&A down.

    Advice to Management

    Align team objective for companies success not personal gain at senior leadership levela.



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