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"It started out great, but quickly changed..."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Solid company that was growing. The benefits were good and the pay was okay.

Cons

No support for the sales reps. More and more was being put on our plates and no help was given. If you had a high travel territory you easily worked 60+ hours a week just to keep your head above water, much less anything extra. Unrealistic goals...

Advice to Management

Please stop assuming people are lazy or incompetent when often times management sets the bar too high and doesn't provide enough resources to give people an opportunity to thrive. Also most new business takes time to develop it can't happen in a week's time, especially in a commodity driven industry (one diaper is a good as the next to these folks and cheapest wins). The only thing that you can use to distinguish yourself from the competition is personal relationship and that takes time to develop.

Other Employee Reviews for McKesson

  1. Helpful (2)

    "It has been an excellent place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay
    6 weeks of PTO
    401k Match
    Good choice of health benefits
    Good ability to move within the company
    It's not a sweatshop

    I have worked for this company for 13 years. It was my first job coming out of college. I was thrilled to be hired. Thirteen years later, I still think that it's a great place to work. The environment is friendly and it's not a sweatshop. As with most jobs, your mileage may vary depending upon your manager. Also, the layoffs are humane. They bring in people to help with finding you a new job and let you sit at your desk for a month finding a new job.

    Cons

    Job turmoil
    Job education not as good as it used to be
    Some parts of company are not making money

    If you like your job, the worst thing that you can think of is to be laid off. McKesson Information Solutions in Alpharetta is constantly moving and shifting because some parts of the company do well while others do not. Many projects get "sunsetted" because they are not competitive. It's upsetting to have to change jobs every 3-5 years. The one part of the company that is making money hand over foot is Managed Services, so if you can find a job in that organization, do it. Also, the education part of McKesson used to offer in-classroom training. These days, those training rooms are ghost towns. I learned a lot during the in-classroom training and it helped my career 100%.

    Advice to Management

    Re-hydrate the in-classroom training, especially the technical training.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good for a while"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Casual environment. Flexible hours and telecommuting.

    Cons

    This is an IT shop, but is not run like one. The technical architects are not cutting edge IT experts, but instead are long-tenured and questionably competent empire builders and bloviators. Management is hesitant to rid the company of this cancer because it is too metastasized in the entire process. As a result, the software development environment is out of control and very political. There is also a revolving door of management changes and re-organizations.

    Advice to Management

    See Cons above.

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