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McKesson Reviews

Updated June 20, 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 104 reviews)

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

  • Upper management doesn't appreciate the hard-working employees with great work ethics (in 75 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Chino, CA
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Chino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being a delivery driver is good because you are very independent from management. You are rarely bothered as long as you're doing your job correctly.

    Cons

    I would say the biggest con is pay. Compared to other delivery drivers such as fedex or UPS. Are jobs basically the same yet pay is much lower. Also way to low for the state of California.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your good performing employees better or they will continue to leave for better paying jobs.


  2. "Project manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Fair pay, good training and very concerned about employees

    Cons

    Although the company allows managers to manage their particular departments it became a series of small fiefdoms. Running projects in a matrix organization means you always had to negotiate to fill out your project staff. The company wanted results but we're not prepared to staff the projects appropriately. Incompetent managers could hide behind poorly staffed efforts.


  3. "Loved working there"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company truly cared about it's employees and the leadership team was supportive when challenges came up.

    Cons

    It is a large company and sometimes things take longer then you would like, working for a large company it was a trade off.


  4. "Fortune 5 company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Dubuque, IA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Dubuque, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Decent benefits
    Dynamic environment
    Team oriented

    Cons

    Staff is cut to bare minimum
    Management is too focused on meeting metrics
    Large Corp and lots if red tape
    You are just a number and not a human being to the leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Put yourself in the customers shoes.
    Stop micromanaging.
    Act like a small company and start caring about your employees and customers.


  5. "Working at mckesson"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in McCalla, AL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in McCalla, AL

    I have been working at McKesson (More than a year)

    Pros

    The hourly rate is good

    Cons

    Working Sundays is mandatory for everyone


  6. "Worth a Look"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company w/good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of change and geographic consolidation.


  7. "Great Orgaization, Great Leaders"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources OD Leader in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources OD Leader in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Leaders and Great Pay

    Cons

    The pace is sometimes exceedingly fast which made for long days and nights during projects, but that's the nature of projects! So all good!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  8. "Best career decision ever made"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Manager in Spring, TX
    Current Employee - Product Development Manager in Spring, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKesson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    True 9 to 5 job with amazing benefits, clear expectations, and fair pay. I am absolutely thrilled to be an employee.

    Cons

    The company is huge so sometimes it is hard to find the right connection to execute projects. The process can be overwhelming.


  9. "was employed for 8 .5 years"

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    Former Employee - Director, Regional Management in East Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Director, Regional Management in East Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McKesson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Car and expenses. When selling the "McKesson" name is well known in healthcare circles, it opens doors.

    Cons

    Only pay 50% of the salaries your comparable would receive at another company, and they tell you this! Ruthless, as when they have a "corporate downsize" they do not look to rehire or place these people into other McKesson divisions which is many, why not?!!

    Advice to Management

    Why do you not hire back former employees over the age of 50 that are well qualified and have a great history of "hitting" the numbers with McKesson?


  10. "Below Standard Fortune 500 company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AR Specialist in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - AR Specialist in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for work/life balance, allows to make-up missed time. Management used to be very careless, getting little better after some managers left.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities, managers offer a lot of support to their favorite employees even if they are slackers at work , no real actions taken on real concerns and issues, and talented and hard-workers are just ignored and let-down.

    Advice to Management

    Stop downgrading the company by stopping favoritism and giving enough growth opportunities to long-term and talented employees instead of giving it to ones who just flatter around bosses. Management used to be very careless.


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