McKesson Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
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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. Helpful (3)

    Sales Rep

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKesson

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

    Pros

    Has an awesome base salary and commission scale

    Cons

    Not a stable environment. Layoffs every year in most departments.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to value your employees; help them create a balance of home and work life.

  2. Helpful (2)

    A Perfect Storm of Education, Experience and Product Knowledge

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Implementation Consultant in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Implementation Consultant in Remote, OR

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Push you to be your best.

    Cons

    Not enough projects to stay busy.

  3. Great coworkers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Golden Valley, MN

    I worked at McKesson full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, great benefits, 401k, stock options, ton if PTO for tenure, discount on medical supplies from the company website.

    Cons

    Some Managers and supervisors don't care about their employees. Work on xmas eve. They run on a point system for late or call in's. Too many of those will get you fired.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    human factors engineer

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    Current Employee - Human Factors Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Human Factors Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at McKesson full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Growth opportunities and career paths

    Cons

    Corporate policy is to annually assess and layoff workforce

  6. Order filler

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Order Filler in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Order Filler in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at McKesson full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good Management and decent pay. Controlled environment and no need to wear PPE. Different rotating shifts allows to find a shift you like more. Company will train you on powered equipment.

    Cons

    Attendance policy is unfair and a real dead end job. Grievances can cause you not to have perfect attendance therefore making it hard to get your attendance in a positive way. If you have sick or dying family members stay away from this one. Shift Supervisors had no idea how to run powered equipment and were not cross trained in all operations.

    Advice to Management

    Cross train in all areas of the warehouse.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Disconnected

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKesson

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, work from home occasionally, good pay, supports healthy lifestyles, excellent facilities, easy system for booking travel.

    Cons

    Disconnection. Everyone seems to be doing their own thing and not really interested in the bigger picture. Very little communication between working groups. Constant shuffling of leadership, personnel, and responsibilities. No one seems to know what the mission or vision of the individual business units. Very little cooperation between business units. Given the constant change, job satisfaction is low. It can leave you feeling adrift.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what you want McKesson to be. The software side is struggling with finding who they want to be in a super competitive market. Find what you are good at and stick with it. Moving the goal posts is frustrating to the team. Listen to your customers and the market. Make what they want.

  8. Helpful (1)

    It's okay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKesson full-time

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

    Pros

    - lots of company events, ie., Giving Comfort, Walk and Roll, Community Days, etc. that involve all employees

    - opportunity to move within the organization

    - pay scale is comparable to market rate

    Cons

    - company is sales driven

    - outsourced IT support line is AWFUL

    - lots and lots of layers

    - focus is on every employee acting as a "leader"...too many cooks in the kitchen..no worker bees...nothing gets done

  9. Helpful (1)

    Marketing Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Alpharetta, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits package. Compensation is good for a California based company. Company perks are available. Depending on your department and manager you may find a mentor and advocate for career growth.

    Cons

    Interview process can be extensive - need everyone's input unnecessarily. Very departmental and silo environment. May not receive encouragement from managers and departments for individual career growth...depends on your manager. Favoritism of employees is blatant.

    Advice to Management

    Need to streamline policies for all employees. Make sure managers observe and adhere to the company core values. Consider using the 360 degree evaluation and review process for all managers.

  10. a/r specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockwall, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockwall, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Paid time off and paid vacations

    Cons

    They don't pay you enough and expect you to do so much.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in The Woodlands, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Decent Pay, Nice Company Functions

    Cons

    Not enough resources, too much work for one person, advancement is difficult in some business units you may get blocked from getting another position within the company due to side conversations. Advancement is slow. Work Life balance is a joke, the company speaks a good game but it is very difficult to manage work with home life

    Advice to Management

    Management is also very busy and do not have time to Lead some don't have time to manage because they are busy with their duites

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