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"For a big company it a good place to work with opportunities to move up if you are willing to relocate"

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Current Employee - Warehouse Manager
Current Employee - Warehouse Manager
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Approves of CEO

Pros

It is a stable company, over 175 years old. It is in the healthcare industry and so with an aging population this industry continues to grow. They are the industry leader in most areas of their business and are always looking for ways to improve through various means. Their health care coverage, while not the best around is better than many other companies.

Cons

Sometimes work/life balance can be a challenge. Some employees are resistent to change and this can make long-term improvements difficult. The pay is decent but nothing to write home about.

Advice to Management

To continue to look for ways to evolve and give even more recognition to the everyday employees who make their success possible!

Other Employee Reviews for McKesson

  1. Helpful (2)

    "I'm proud to work at McKesson."

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great business sector that's virtually recession proof. Diversified company. Great balance sheet. Overall high customer and employee satisfaction ratings. McKesson is the leader in several categories (e.g. largest distributor of pharmaceuticals and medical & surgical supplies in the U.S.)

    Cons

    Large company so change is often slow. Incompetence is all too often rewarded with promotion. Weak marketing department (it's really more of an advertising department than a classical marketing department..)

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the product line. There are too many overlapping products and not even the sales staff figure out when to sell what. Devote more resources to R&D. Innovative products require an up-front investment without an expectation for ROI for 2-3 years.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "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.

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