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Updated May 24, 2017
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
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Pros
  • Much more productive and better for work life balance which is huge (in 169 reviews)

  • ability to work from home was amazing, not sure why every company can't do this (in 102 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance needs improvement (in 99 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't appreciate the hard-working employees with great work ethics (in 74 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (29)

    "Great Caring Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKesson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most McKesson Business units demonstrate the ICARE (integrity, customer first, accountability, respect and excellence) principles. This is a strong performing company - and has withstood many financial storms over the years.

    Cons

    McKesson will address business shortfalls and industry impacts with reductions in force. While this can be quite a negative experience for an individual, the company does provide a good severance package.

    Advice to Management

    Keep ICARE at the forefront of decisions and continue to build strong businesses.


  2. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKesson (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Many remote opportunities in most areas

    Cons

    Some jobs are sent off shore.


  3. "Great company to work for in fresno"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Help Desk Level III in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Help Desk Level III in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best company to work for and Best IT Team

    Cons

    None i can think of


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Technical Implementation Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McKesson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company, good benefits, lots of opportunities around the country and around the world. Fortune 15 company that really wants to retain current employees.

    Cons

    Gives lip service to promoting diversity but makes very little progress in accomplishing a diverse environment especially in management, very difficult to advance based on merit in my experience, company-wide communication lacking


  6. "Operations Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKesson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've found it a fair, respectful place to work....a very good place to have a career. Nice people in general work here. I work in corporate, so the experience in other parts of the organization might be different.

    Cons

    It is corporate and slow, though that is a feature of many large organizations.


  7. "Finance Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Financial Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Manager in Dallas, TX
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They were very good about work/life balance. Many people in my area work remotely from a location close to their home or at home if possible. I felt they paid competitively and appropriately for the title and experience as well.

    Cons

    Upper-level management should involve mid-level employees in solving problems and leverage off the experience and knowledge each person brings with them. Certain situations could be better handled if they took more time to ask the opinion of their employees and listen to their clients' needs instead of immediately acting with a large corporate mentality.


  8. "Information Security Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Edge involvement with technology and good cross department engagement.

    Cons

    I did not see any cons.


  9. "Great company culture"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pensacola, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McKesson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, awesome benefits.

    Cons

    Pricey Health Insurance. Laid off when merged with Change Healthcare.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Shakey"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator L3 in Dubuque, IA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator L3 in Dubuque, IA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and remote worker policy.

    Cons

    Company was shakey for the last few years. Not really investing money and laying off alot of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your heads down.


  11. Helpful (10)

    "If you're under the HR umbrella in any capacity, RUN, DON'T Walk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Recruiting in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Recruiting in Carrollton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company size and financial status is impressive, and it's easy to get lured in by that. Flexible work hours and telecommute is an option. New facility in Irving is really nice.

    Cons

    Very deceptive processes involved with disciplinary action, and blindsiding is common. It is extremely difficult to fit into the "cliques" and your manager will most likely NEVER have your back in any situation.
    Whomever the accuser is, they are always right; and you neither get to face you r accuser or defend yourself.
    I was "released" without ever being written up for anything, even though my attendance was flawless.
    1 or 2 of my accountabilities wrote something negative on a client survey, and I was gone. No Performance Improvement Process; not even a week to get my business wrapped up. I was released at 10am on a Monday. By Noon, I was no longer an employee.
    Awful treatment throughout uppoer management and leadership on the HR side. Some of them lived in other states and met me once or twice, yet their subjective impressions cost me my livelihood.
    They even tried to block me from getting unemployment when I requested it: They lost, of course.

    Advice to Management

    "Human Resources" means that you use your workforce in such a way that you leverage their skills to the betterment of your company. It does not mean that you throw people out after a year on the job, loyally working, just because a person turned in a negative review online.
    Nothing was ever even communicated to me about what went wrong.
    And everyone is passive-aggressive and won't be honest to your face.
    What an awful feeling it was to find out that this Fortune 5 company wouldn't lower themselves to pay me to finish out my week. They obviously didn't care about me, my family or my well-being at all.
    My advice would be to practice the "high standards of HR excellence" rather than just give it lip-service. Rather than pretending to care about your people, how about really showing interest in their success. Loyalty goes a long way for a company when it is reciprocated.
    I would never, ever return to a position at a company like this, where respect is undermined daily.
    Even my own manager, with whom I had a great relationship, let me go without even trying to fight on my behalf or even trying to help find a different role for me.
    That told me everything I needed to know about the largest Pharmaceutical company in the country.


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