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San Francisco, CA
10000+ employees
1833
Company - Public (MCK)
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
About McKesson Corporation
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 5th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. McKesson partners with payers, hospitals, physician offices ... Read more

Mission: Our employees all understand the responsibility we bear as we work together toward our common goal: to advance the health care system for better health for all. We look toward our ICARE shared principles as a unifying set of values to guide us in our mission. Our company-wide ... Read more

Company Updates

  • OWN IT! at McKesson. Women enriched, encouraged, empowered and excited about the vast opportunities within their reach. 
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    Women At Work: An Inside Look at McKesson's Women's Network - Glassdoor Blog

    Healthcare is one of the most rapidly growing industries today. At the forefront, McKesson is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. As we celebrate Women's History Month, we're taking a look at companies with dynamic women's resource groups, supporting employees and leaders alike.

  • Proud to be identified as a Fortune 2018 World’s Most Admired Companies. Once again, McKesson ranks #1 in wholesale distributors in the Healthcare Industry. A big congratulations to our incredibly talented employees - we couldn’t have done this without you!

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McKesson – Why Work For Us?


Better Health for Our Patients

As the founder of a popular sewing night, Holly created a new tradition at Lewiston, Maine’s Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing. In doing so, she has made a difference for hundreds of patients in her community.

Holly B, McKesson Community Hero from McKesson CSR Report on Vimeo.


Better Health for Our Planet

By growing organic vegetables, Jason and his fellow volunteers provide high-quality food to people in the Vancouver, British Columbia region who rely on their local food banks to make ends meet.


The Plots to Plates Team, McKesson Community Heroes from McKesson CSR Report on Vimeo.


Better Health for Our Communities

Through her volunteer service with Atlanta’s Ahimsa House, Carrie has provided a safe haven for both the human and animal victims of domestic violence.



Corporate Jobs:

You want to spend your career in a work environment of healthy collaboration, and enjoy leveraging your resources to develop solutions. You possess a high level of integrity and naturally embody the ability to lead, developing people and process improvements along the way. You are a strategic thinker, customer focused, and inspire excellence in others. You get the job

You want to spend your career in a work environment of healthy collaboration, and enjoy leveraging your resources to develop solutions. You possess a high level of integrity and naturally embody the ability to lead, developing people and process improvements along the way. You are a strategic thinker, customer focused, and inspire excellence in others. You get the job done, and expect those around you to do the same.

Does this sound like you? Explore why a corporate career with McKesson is the right job for you.


Distribution & Call Center Jobs:

You are motivated by the fact that the work you do positively impacts others, and wake each morning ready to make a difference. You take pride in the job you do every day. You are driven to work until the job is complete, and thrive in an accountable and respectful team environment, focused on common goals and delivering results.

Does this sound like you? Explore why a job at one of McKesson’s Distribution or Call Centers is a good fit for you.



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Our Values

McKesson President and CEO John Hammergren on leadership and McKesson’s shared values:

“Whether you’re talking about a person or a company, leadership is about values. Values are the foundation for leadership, and the job of leadership is to create the conditions that allow strong values to thrive.

We lead by having the courage to make difficult decisions and by caring enough to do whatever it takes to help our customers succeed.

We lead by contributing to a supportive work environment where everyone feels connected and engaged, and where it is safe to confront facts, take risks, and try new idea


In the Community

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Diversity & Inclusion: Leading the Next Evolution of Business, Talent and Culture

Diversity at McKesson is good for business, critical to our success and core to ICARE.

At McKesson, diversity is encoded in our Equal Opportunity Statement:  McKesson is committed to the philosophy of equal opportunity employment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ancestry, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or other non-job-related criteria.

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Business: Leverage diversity to create superior business solutions

McKesson’s commitment to diversity and inclusion reflects a deep understanding that diversity is good for business. Applying a diversity lens to our business strategy helps us identify opportunities to better serve our growing diverse customer base. Partnering with our Corporate Strategy and Business Development organization, which develops business strategy, and our Employee Resource Groups, which bring the cultural view, are critical for success.

We track the progress of our business opportunities in our Chairman’s Diversity Council, as well as reporting progress to our Board of Directors.


Influencing the Evolving Culture of McKesson through Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are not only a place to influence McKesson’s culture – they are also instrumental in enhancing members’ professional development and supporting business solutions.

Since the initial rollout of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) in FY09, we have expanded to 13 chapters. Our goal is to expand the reach of our existing ERGs across McKesson by establishing national boards that establish the overarching strategy to be executed by the regional chapters.

Groups: 

Women’s ERG (OWN IT): Hosted event by author Helene Lerner, In Her Power - Reclaiming Your Authentic Self

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender ERG (OPEN): 

African-American ERG (ASPIRE): AASPIRE has developed an ongoing campaign entitled “ASPIRE to Be a Brand New You” which focuses on professional developments skills for its members.

Military Employee Resource Group (MMRG): MMRG hosted Veterans Day celebrations across the company that included more than 300 employees and focused on creating awareness of the many efforts and initiatives MMRG has within the community both internally and externally.


Asian ERG (PAVE): PAVE held a celebration event that focused on introducing Asian cultures to the McKesson community.

Latino/Hispanic ERG (PALMa): PALMa successfully provided professional development programming to its members by exposing them to executive leadership through speed-mentoring activities, coffee chat open forums, and participating in mentoring programs. http://hispanicexecutive.com/2015/mckesson/


 

 

Job Opportunities | McKesson supports hiring veterans

Failure Is Not an Option


For 15 years Carlos Lopez served in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps. During that time, soldiers depended on him to deliver essential supplies, such as food, water, ammunition, clothing, equipment and mail from home.

Today, as the inventory and transportation manager for U.S. Pharmaceutical’s Atlanta distribution center (DC), Carlos is still in the business of delivering essentials.

Now health system and retail pharmacies and other McKesson customers rely on Carlos and his team to make sure they receive critical medications and supplies.

“Failure is not an option in the military,” says Carlos. “Here at McKesson, we have the same mentality.”

ROTC ‘Brat’
Born in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Carlos attended the University of Puerto Rico, where he joined the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). When he graduated, he was commissioned into the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant.

Carlos spent nine years of his service overseas, including deployments to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Afghanistan.

“As a leader, it was my job to get the best out of my team,” says Carlos. “I was successful in the military because the soldiers who worked for me did the best job they could.

“I relate to my team the same way I related to my soldiers,” he continues. “I build relationships. Because, at the end of the day, you want your people to go out and do the best they can — not because they have to but because they want to.”

The MMRG Connection
The McKesson Military Resource Group (MMRG) helps veterans network within the company. Carlos is the point of contact for the MMRG at the Atlanta distribution center.

“The MMRG helps vets connect and build relationships throughout the company,” says Carlos. The group also gets together outside of work to do community projects, such as fundraisers for the local VA hospitals or helping the homeless, many of whom are vets.

Veterans Make Great Employees
He says people who have served their country in the military typically have a good understanding of structure and discipline. They know how to show up, not just on time, but 10 minutes early. If they are told to do something, they complete the task the first time they are asked, because following orders is second nature.

“You also learn to work with a diverse group of people,” Carlos adds, “because the military is made up of people from every race, culture and ethnicity.”

Most of all, Carlos says, people with backgrounds in the armed forces understand how to pull together as a team.

“In the field, you can only be effective if the person on your left and the person on your right are both covering you,” he says.

As a leader, Carlos adds that the military “teaches you how to be in charge of people and work as a unit, even under adverse conditions. This kind of training makes any corporate job simpler.”

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McKesson Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at McKesson (Jacksonville, FL) in April 2018.

    Interview

    Firstly, the hr system is amazing!! I have dealt with hundreds of companies human resources, this is the best I would say. They follow-up regularly and are very prompt.

    There were four levels in the interview process. The first level is half-hour hr interview. She asked regular questions about flexibility with working hours, travel etc., The second level is half-hour interview with hiring manager. 10 mins to explain my experience, my interests; 10 mins to explain the job role and 10 mins for technical questions.

    The third level is web-ex programming interview with the hiring manager. The hiring manager also asked me to browse the syntax if I want to. He checked how I think rather than how advanced my code is. The fourth level is with the supervisor who digs deep into the resume and asked a few technical questions. She ended the conversation explaining to me that I should work hard and keep learning all the time. Even though the last level was tough, I enjoyed conversing with such a proactive supervisor.

    All through the interview, I tried to explain how enthusiastic I am to code. I am sure if someone has great interest and experience in coding, McKesson will definitely welcome them to the team.

    Next day after the final level, I was told the verbal offer. Then the legal document verification (a week), signing the offer letter, drug test and background verification(5 days) happened. The process is not too slow not too quick.

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McKesson Awards & Accolades

  • #1 World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2018
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2018
  • Top 100 Military Friendly Employers, Military Friendly, 2018
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2018
  • Fortune 500, McKesson #5, Fortune 500, 2016
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