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"Good place to work"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at McKesson full-time

Pros

Good place to work. Good staff

Cons

still using old technologies and less salary

Other Employee Reviews for McKesson

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Director-level at McKesson Medical Surgical"

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    Former Employee - Director (Not Sales)
    Former Employee - Director (Not Sales)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKesson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large, very carefully managed company. Very well-funded and very stable.

    Cons

    The Medical-Surgical division was too reliant on charismatic leadership styles of top-level management. These individuals were good, strong leaders, but the VP-level of management watched the top executives' and tried too hard to also be charismatic leaders (most of that VP/Director-level cadre didn't have the "mojo" to pull it off so their predominant management style became a nasty flavor of command-and-control. There was also a bad habit of shifting responsibility for MBOs to the next level down - and even trading MBO shifting within each other's "silos" to further avoid accountability -- without sharing the credit of reward; this was especially prevalent in Primary-Care and Long-Term Care VPs of Sales).

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate management and operations of McKesson Medical-Surgical to one location (having it co-located in both Richmond & Minneapolis gives two different corporate cultures). Dilute the "charismatic" style and demand accountability at the VP-level, especially within sales (that means VPs are responsible to accomplish their own goals from within their own direct-reports).


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Great training camp but miserable place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McKesson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are generally nice, with a few passionate and bright ones. Depending on the role, you may even have the opportunity to work on some cross business unit projects which tend to accelerate your learning and vastly improve communication skills

    Cons

    Let us start with the worst. Executive team gets an obscenely ridiculous compensation package relative to their mediocre performance. And this is even crazier when comparing it to peers in the same industry and average US corporations. To put the number in perspective, John Hammergren earned $145.3 million in 2010 (including stock options), which is equal to 2,422 employees at an average salary of $60K (6.5% of total employees). Throw in compensation package for other executives, I think you get the picture here. Now other than the fact that this is grossly unfair and a perfect display of capitalism at its worst, it has two side effects for McKesson employees. First, rank-and-file employees get below-average pay and benefits because this is a zero-sum game. Secondly, mid-level and high-level managers are constantly under stress to deliver (whether it be cost saving or revenue growth or through acquisitions) and this very easily filters to rank-and-file employees who need to deliver. Imagine you were one of the minions, how does that make you feel? The end result is a very toxic working environment coupled with unrealistic and lofty goal and big politics at HQ like most other company. It is no wonder that the employee turnover ratios have been high.

    Another thing that irritates me is the unusually high focus on powerpoint slides in a sense that they have to look perfect and fit into upper management taste. So regardless of how hollow and useless these PPS are, as long as they are pretty and the presenter knows how to bs, you are on a fast track to career growth. On the other hand, if you are good at what you do, but not good at PPS, you are pretty much screwed. And you have to waste your life making PPS that most people don't really care.

    I can go on and on, but I will stop right here and let my readers digest what I have to say. A wise know his limitation after all......

    Advice to Management

    It is OK to steal from shareholders when most of them do not have the slightest clues of what you are taking home. But treating your employees like crap and endowing them with below average pay and shitty benefits, plus a continuous internal cost cutting in the name of higher efficiency will only drive the good ones away. As the old saying goes, the style and integrity of leadership tends to attract the same crop of employees. And a sinking ship will appear perfectly fine right before the moment of reckoning.

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