McKesson Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
532 Reviews

3.4
532 Reviews
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
John H. Hammergren
300 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They also support a work-life balance and provided flexibility for family/personal life (in 42 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 22 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.  

    Lack of leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at McKesson as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    There were a lot of good , dedicated people working out of the Raleigh office. There were lots of efforts to keep morale high, despite that job security was always in question.

    Cons

    Financial compensation was not very good. Furthermore, there was no job security. Ultimately, the Raleigh office was closed. About 40 people or so lost their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to stop buying other companies and start steering the subsidiaries they presently have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Technical Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKesson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefit packages (including education) and compensation

    Cons

    uncoordinated management that changes continually and long hours that effect home life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need better management from mid to upper management

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

    Great Company To Work For

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at McKesson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very concerned about a healthy work life balance. Excellent benefits. Very knowledable employees.

    Cons

    Layoffs twice a year which keep people stressed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKesson

    Pros

    Great work environment and great growth potential.

    Cons

    Hard to stand out with such a big company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    McKesson Technology

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKesson

    Pros

    Treat Employers Fair
    Support needs of employees
    Good technology
    Good support and services
    Very qualified clinicians and SMEs

    Cons

    Transitioning from Legacy software to New software...which spell cuts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan out this transition for the sake of the employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was a good experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Carrollton, TX

    I worked at McKesson as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Supportive Team members and Managers
    Regular status meetings

    Cons

    The Compensation for an employee is something they want to revisit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on Process improvement initiatives

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at McKesson full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work (remote), cutting edge technology being installed.

    Cons

    Work-life balance could be better, but challenging when working with teams that spread across multiple time zones including international.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great job place

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKesson

    Pros

    Pay, bonus,great employee, benefits, m-f work week

    Cons

    Middle man management type job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The best company in Charlotte

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Technical Writer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at McKesson as a contractor

    Pros

    The personnel are first class, the business ethic is excellent, and the company cares about its employees.

    Cons

    The company has a gym, but I wish it had a restaurant : )

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    McKesson is an excellent employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Sales Operations  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Director Sales Operations in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    High values, well respected company with long history of excellence and is focused on employee development

    Cons

    Separate divisions of McKesson often operate in silos and information is very difficult to access making basic tasks sometimes difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More open and consistent technology platforms

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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