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"McKesson USED to be a good company to work for."

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Former Employee - Senior Technical Implementation Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
Former Employee - Senior Technical Implementation Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

I started working at HBO & Co in 1993. Eventually we were bought out by McKesson. I worked there for over 17 years. I used to enjoy my job as an engineer but it really went downhill when the McKesson stock dropped by $60 per share in one day. Then towards the end of my employment our team was cut in half due to turnover but never replaced them. We were very overworked and no longer received incentives too. Then raises became less and less while executives made an astonishing amount of money. McKesson is the Walmart of the healthcare industry. I know this is the Pros section but I just can't find anything good to say about this company. Yep, there was one good thing....I got to work from home. My other colleagues worked from their homes all over the US because there was no office to go to. Worked in technical implementations which meant a lot of travel for some (80 - 90%). The technology became even more challenging but there was no training on it. One had to fly by the seat of their pants. Finally, the last straw was no raises. Managers were not allowed to give high ratings to employees on their reviews. They had to limit it to maybe one employee in our team. People had no incentive to do their best. We used to get monetary awards if someone nominated you. There was also bonuses years ago, now gone. Re-org's were done all the time it seems. I had 8 bosses within an 8 year period. These managers never tried to get to know you and your capabilities. It was like starting from scratch all over again. They did allow promotion to management if you were deemed a "Golden Boy". Unfortunately, they would not train them on how to manage people. I had so many bad managers that way. A guy who was an Analyst would become a manger for a department he never worked in which made the learning curve even harder for them which in turn reflected on us.

Cons

Salary is low, benefits are very expensive, non-caring management, poor managers and directors, unattainable goals, overworked, no replacing people when they leave, lack of respect from management since none of them actually knew what we did. The list goes on and on.

Advice to Management

To management - start by respecting your employees by giving them incentives and treating each fairly instead of being persuaded by brown nosers. You must not be greedy with your employees. The company is doing good so why treat employees that way. The employees will be less productive because they are not rewarded for a job well done. When you treat your employees good comes good results!

Other Employee Reviews for McKesson

  1. "Technical Manager"

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    Former Employee - Technical Manager in North Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in North Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, flexibility, and job security. Great HR.

    Cons

    Lack of business flow knowledge at VP level


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Meh..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McKesson full-time

    Pros

    Lots of very senior folks with 10-25+ years with the company, a lot of folks to learn from.

    Cons

    Less than stellar healthcare coverage.
    Despite soaring stock growth, employees get only modest pay raises, while having one of the highest paid CEOs.
    Some poor rules about amount of possible pay increase when getting a job promotion or switching positions, can stifle your income growth despite skillset.
    Very traditional corporate culture.

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