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"One of the biggest providers for one of the biggest fields"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at McKesson full-time (More than a year)

Pros

In medical technology, your average developer is going to have a lot of very crunchy and interesting problems to solve that are way outside of the eyeball metrics of many consumer fields. It's also a great place to get away from the rockstars, ninjas, and cowboys that densely populate the startup world. McKesson is also constantly evolving, so the cons listed below are more of a snapshot of today's issues. They're not as much of an issue as they were even a few years ago.

Cons

They're still evolving their policy on open source software. If FOSS is a big deal for you, that can be a con. There are also minor predictable issues working at an extremely large company in a field that is highly sensitive to privacy and security issues: many forms to fill out, and many regulations to familiarize yourself with.

Advice to Management

Continue to evolve your policy for open source. Consider the goodwill potential in actively encouraging developers to openly contribute (non-proprietary) code back to the community.

Other Employee Reviews for McKesson

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good leadership from corporate headquarters; local culture very flexible."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKesson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good pay and benefits, smart folk

    Cons

    Not enough action behind supposed commitment to professional development. Too many directors and not enough mid level positions...

    Advice to Management

    Less hierarchy!


  2. "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Client Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Client Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McKesson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Team environment, good place to work, people are above average. support of personal life and family commitments. Can work from home in some jobs.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover at the senior management level. You can expect that everything will change every 2 years, give or take.

    Advice to Management

    Settle upon a strategy and execute on it.

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