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"A good place to learn the HIT business"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Profitable business, good place to learn.

Cons

Somewhat bureaucratic.
When key people leave their responsibilities are spread among others, rather than backfilling positions.

Other Employee Reviews for McKesson

  1. Helpful (10)

    "Proceed with Caution... be sure to ask Questions"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate in Carrollton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    + Career development, i.e. Six Sigma training is available to pretty much everyone
    + Fortune 15 company on your resume
    + Opportunity to work on different projects across teams
    + Opportunity to get high visibility if that's your thing
    + Opportunity to advance but don't be in a hurry, it could take a while.
    + New emphasis is being put on talent development
    + New structuring of HR allows for less partiality when it comes to a need for mediation

    Cons

    + They fired everyone in the AP, Audit & Controls area and replaced them with younger workers who no doubt cost less. No one knows what they are doing. This review is general but a lot of it is stemming from these areas.
    + Bad treatment of employees: after firing all the seasoned people, the few senior managers that were left pretty much quit/walked out. The few non-exempt employees who managed to keep their jobs were left & they're so angry and scared of being fired, that they do not share their knowledge - if anything, they train new people incorrectly out of anger or because they think it will make them look that much more valuable.
    + Bad treatment of employees: some of the newer supervisors like to pick with & demean their non-exempt employees. I think some of it is them taking out their frustrations & deflecting (b/c they don't don't what they are doing) on the easiest target. I'm guessing the rest is they know newbies are eager to please & keep their jobs, blind, and sometimes don't understand that there should be mutual expectation (especially the younger ones).
    + Bad communication: new expectations are unveiled but no one can clearly define what they are, automation is the goal which means future cuts, but one wants to talk about that either, new processes are put into place but they make no sense & few people are even aware... just overall bad communication.
    + Lack of job knowledge: from the top down (since everyone is new) and lack of direction, well communicated expectations, and the tools/support required to carry out tasks, complete projects, and meet goals... I mean there aren't even any current, or sometimes any at all, SOPs in place.
    + Lack of team building, or the feeling of cohesive, unified departments - no one trusts anyone, and it's understandable when management fires everyone, people are quick to "throw" each other "under the bus," no one talks, its a stressful environment where most people keep their head down.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be the company that is successful in spite of its people, be the company that is successful because of its people.

    Invest in your non-exempt employees... foster their development, treat them with respect, set realistic stretch goals, and provide the tools and support for the achievement. Make sure they understand the vision and expectations so they can go after it and be measured accordingly. Invest in your management - make sure they know the ins and outs of their jobs & understand how important it is to work alongside their subordinates, not just delegate and deflect. Change the environment... the thick air, the distrust, the fear of being fired, etc. just makes for an awful work space. Lean is good... cuts and automation are good... you're at the top likely because of these contributing factors... but don't be successful in spite of, but rather because of.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "I would rather work anywhere else."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Picker in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Picker in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Decent pay, nothing to write home about
    -Good benefits, good insurance
    -Great coworkers, really good people
    -Management is unintentionally hilarious

    Cons

    -The supervisors don't care about the employers, it's evident in the way they speak to us, in the way they act, and in the way they treat us. I have witnessed employees vomiting their guts out on the lines and the supervisors SEE IT and WALK AWAY without saying a word.
    -Home/life balance is next to impossible, some weeks will have insane amounts of mandatory overtime and other weeks you'll struggle to get your forty.
    -You will work your butt off for every dime they pay you.
    -The work is intellectually easy, but physically demanding, you will constantly be exhausted.
    -There's incentive pay but you have to watch your numbers like a hawk or management will screw you out of it on a regular basis.
    - We see you bend the rules for your favorites and rigidly uphold them for the people you don't like.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are not robots, so stop treating us that way. Have some compassion for your people, we know the rules but the world isn't black and white. Stop trying to push for a family environment. It's not working and you're only building resentment among your people. Hire some managers with some experience leading instead of a bunch of kids straight out of college who espouse theory and have no idea about practical applications or about building relationships with employees. We know they work cheaper, but they definitely don't work smarter.

    Most importantly, STOP HAVING TRAINEES TRAIN PEOPLE ON JOBS THEY THEMSELVES JUST LEARNED. They have no idea what they're talking about and it's blatantly obvious.


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