McKesson Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
553 Reviews
3.4
553 Reviews
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
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312 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They also support a work-life balance and provided flexibility for family/personal life (in 46 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 24 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Concern about Technology Solutions division

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director Product Marketing in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Director Product Marketing in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Some great technology products, particularly in HIE, rev cycle and analytics
    Some very smart people work here
    Outstanding stock performance
    Nice benefits

    Cons

    Entire technology division tainted by EHR debacle
    Usually go outside for VP level and above positions...limited upward mobility
    Loss of three BU GMs in less than a year
    Slow moving, including right-sizing at the non-revenue generating MTS level

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Care Management Division tarnishing the corporation's reputation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Telephone Triage Nurse Advice Line in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Telephone Triage Nurse Advice Line in Westminster, CO

    I have been working at McKesson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Excellent Vitality program - free WeightWatchers, gym memberships, reduced premiums for meeting goals
    Tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Horrible leadership in Care Management division
    No concern for staff moral
    No concern for staff retention
    No concern for patients only about making insurance companies happy and getting paid
    Discontinuing incentives such as internet reimbursement and premium pay for working every weekend night

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate management needs to look into why there is such a large turnover in staffing.
    Examine care management leadership and the way they are treating staff, work life balance, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of changes are coming

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    A great company that is going through a lot of transitions. Bought 2 large companies and now everyone is going through all of the adjustments resulting from those acquisitions. The people at mck are wonderful as a whole, they are what has made this organization great. Now the word for everyone is ...Stress

    Cons

    Lots of stress, lots of uncertaincy, management is stressed, and that is universal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your sales teams are your assets. Your support teams are also great. Culture has changed, this is unfortunate.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Order Filler in O Fallon, MO
    Current Employee - Order Filler in O Fallon, MO

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

    Pros

    Great Health benefits to employees

    Cons

    Have to work holidays if you work the night shift.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Life Work balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at McKesson as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, team environment,allow time for education.

    Cons

    No cons to speak of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    management and hr totalitarianism.

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    Former Employee - Technical Implementation Engineer
    Former Employee - Technical Implementation Engineer

    I worked at McKesson full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good salary is a smoke screen once in management will make you physically sick

    Cons

    Management is hostile to employees. There is no work life balance. Management is eliminating regular full time employees and hiring contractors. Management is eliminating the STAR and Horizon Product line.

    Hospitals are leaving McKesson to go with the competition Epic or Cerner, and rightfully so.

    McKesson is trying to implement Paragon as the solution, but that is going nowhere, since the sales are not there.

    Management preaches the ICARE (integrity, customer centered, accountability, respect, and excellence) principle, but management DOES NOT adhere to them.

    Very unhealthy place to work. You will be working long hours, nights, weekends, with NO thanks. And PTO is non existent. Management expects you to work during your time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow your own ICARE prinicples and treat employees with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Project Manager

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at McKesson full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I started as a Implementation Consultant and was quickly promoted to Project Manager. The company is good at promoting individuals who should leadership skills, and are able to meet customer expectations.

    Cons

    The balance between work and personal life is not grate, you were expected to travel Monday to Thursday. Really had to have a personal life when you are on the road all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should invest into technology that allows to additional remote implementation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    One Word – Underwhelming

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Legal in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    It is really hard to think of pro’s for this company since there is nothing that really stands out for me

    Cons

    This pertains to the legal department specifically. I have never seen so much lack of communication and collaboration among employees of the same department. If you are a ‘go getter’ and like to get work done this is not the place for you - stay away and learn from me. I wish someone would have told me this. If you like to navigate lots of politics and feel like you are twisting arms to get people to work with you, then this is your place! My team was cold and no one shared information with me. I really did try to like McKesson, but the culture, type of employees it attracts [don't think outside the box], and management style is just not my cup of tea!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to embrace change in culture. Break the mold, get employees to work together, communicate, collaborate, and give middle managers the authority or resources they need to better their team. The General Counsel needs to meet with each of its sub groups within legal and identify areas the General Counsel can assist with to better McKesson’s legal department. We are one team - act like it from the top!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, working to update its processes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at McKesson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Invests time and attention in its employees
    Good benefits package
    Transparency in promotion and salary decisions
    Good company growth; recent acquisitions looking good for the future

    Cons

    Processes in development and marketing have not made the transition from hardware to software.
    Some decision makers are clinging to old methods.
    Health insurance package is difficult to understand and use.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company is in a great position for the future if you learn to act rapidly and adapt. The market is changing, and competitors are catching up in terms of technology and product quality. Faster time to market for updates is necessary in order to remain competitive over the next five years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Manager of Accounts Receivable

    Current Employee - Senior Manager AR in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager AR in Carrollton, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent company with ICARE Principals

    Cons

    Current Outsourcing positions out of US

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