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"Great company, but arrogant management"

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Compensation and bonus package for software developers are great. Also it is a low pressure work environment. People there tend stay for a long time and some build long-term friendships. If you do not care about your career and only want to have a stable well paid low-pressure job with friendly people around you, then MCK is for you.

Cons

If you want to learn new things and work with smart people on challenging projects then look elsewhere, but consider a salary cut. Because it is hard to leave all this money behind, MCK can be a career killer for you if you are a talented engineer. Also, there is a lot of politics and unfair promotions. As in any company that doesn't have too much work to do, but has a lot of money to spare, the decisions on who to promote are based on who is the favorite manager's pet as opposed to who gets the most work done. Also, MCK should train managers to be more sensitive to people. There used to be nice managers in MCK, but the recent trend is: "shut up and do what I say, nobody is irreplaceable". They seem to think that because the pay is so good people will just put up with any kind of treatment and many of people do, but I knew several who just walked out on the spot or found a new job with less pay, but better for their mental state. In addition to that many highly skilled and therefore marketable people left to work on better managed projects, and because of that they don't know how to build software products anymore and good example of that is how MMP failed miserably.

Advice to Management

Fix management issues. Reduce the number of managers.

Other Employee Reviews for McKesson

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Decent pay, Horrible work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Portico is a small company and an easy place to make your mark. Also, they pay rather well for a small company.

    Cons

    Portico expects their people to work long hours and travel frequently on small salaries with nearly no compensation. Compensation for tons of over time comes in the form of a percentage of one of many factors reviewed on an annual basis. Many of the employees at Portico do not have the technical skills that they should to do their job. Most of the support department doesn't have advanced knowledge of how to operate their computers, let alone how the product works. Many of the client services developers are years behind on the latest technology and standards.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should do a better job in the vetting process during hiring. Too many employees are there for only a month or two before being let go. Additionally, they should consider how many people they have when deciding to take on new contracts. Many of the client services staff are over worked and underpaid due to too many contracts being in play at any given time.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great potential, great people, messed up management"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Meaning full work that provides improved patient safety which in turn saves lives.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't have clarity in decision rights, so messages are confusing, inconsistent, and at times contradictory. This in turn produces inefficiencies in operations and dissatisfaction in the workforce.

    While integrity and respect are two of the stated core values of the company, all too often management fails to be honest about performance evaluations or appropriately judging the value of its people.

    Accountability seems to be missing. When management gets things wrong, the heads that roll are those of the workers below rather than the management. In other words, poor management is not held accountable, but rather the one's executing the (mismanaged) strategy are held at fault.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out who makes what decisions and synchronize the messages to the employees and then be consistent.

    Hold yourselves accountable for failure rather than always blaming those who work for you and those lateral to you. Accept that, if something goes wrong, it is YOU who should have mitigated the risk, made the adjustments sooner, etc.

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