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McKesson Overview

Irving, TX
10000+ employees
Company - Public (MCK)
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 7th on the FORTUNE 500, is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, healthcare technology, community oncology and specialty care.

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Mission: Together with our customers and partners, we are creating a sustainable future for health care. And working to improve patient care in every setting — one product, one partner, one patient at a time.

Company Updates

  • McKesson is proud to be a company of helpers. Thank you to our colleagues around the world who are going above and beyond to make a difference for our customers and each other. From working tirelessly to get supplies to new testing sites, to putting safety barriers in place at our pharmacies to better protect shoppers and workers, to our own teams for quickly mobilizing to equip our employees to work from home, thank you to everyone. Together, we will emerge an even stronger #TeamMcKesson and world. Join us!

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    Corporate Careers Work for McKesson. Your job at McKesson will help millions of people get more from their healthcare. We have job opportunities across many job functions: accounting, corporate strategy, finance, HR, legal, marketing, management, sales, six sigma and technology.

  • Our OWN IT employee resource group led #TeamMcKesson in celebrating #InternationalWomensDay by organizing an incredible keynote event featuring Molly Fletcher. Hailed as the "female Jerry Maguire" by CNN, Molly was the only female sports agent in the business for nearly two decades. Among the many lessons she shared, Molly encouraged us to embrace the discomfort of change, leveraging those opportunities to grow and build a better version of ourselves. Thank you OWN IT and Molly for setting the tone as we celebrate women at McKesson throughout Women’s History Month.

    Diversity and Inclusion

    We are committed to fostering an environment that encourages diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Dream jobs are universal. Career opportunities should be too. McKesson understands the value of diversity. Our shared ICARE (Integrity, Customer-First, Accountability, Respect, Excellence) principles ensure that every person feels included, valued and celebrated at our company.

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McKesson – Why Work With Us?


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.



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.

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


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.


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.


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.


 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 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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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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