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McKesson Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
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  • Work life balance needs improvement (in 105 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't appreciate the hard-working employees with great work ethics (in 79 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKesson full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities nationally and globally

    Cons

    Need improvement in work and life balance


  2. Helpful (1)

    "good work if you can keep it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance, interesting work / industry, chance to work in global company and make a difference

    Cons

    Pains inherent in a holding company type of structure, differing company culture from department to department, business to business, old school mentality in most areas - not innovative

    Advice to Management

    Be more human and stand for something other than bending solely to shareholders. It's actually good for business when you have a POV personally and professionally. Doesn't feel like the company actually stands for anything - very dated approach that is already harming the company.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and great healthcare benefits

    Cons

    Too many layoffs with no warning.


  4. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The leadership at McKesson is very good and put together learning activities and information meetings that the finance and accounting teams value.

    Cons

    I do wish that upper management would be more proactive in letting go of poor quality managers. My department of 10 lost 5 employees due to a poor manager. The manager was eventually fired but it took 3 years for that to happen.


  5. "Lots of financial backing, lots of hurry up and wait"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKesson full-time

    Pros

    Leading technology in pharmaceutical industry, tons of opportunity to find a path for your career. The company isn't at the top of the Fortune 500 list for no reason. They have money, they have resources, they have the technology and intellect.

    Cons

    It's an enormous international conglomerate with daughter companies and spin offs and mergers and companies being bought and sold and on and on.... and things move about as fast as molasses on a February day in northern Maine.

    Advice to Management

    Incentive programs for non-management employees (A.K.A. MIP) will go farther in the long run.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Really Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKesson full-time

    Pros

    Worked with many smart people

    Cons

    Not much visibility into management


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Order filler"

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    Former Employee - Order Picker in Wilsonville, OR
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Wilsonville, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay scale, free food sometimes, easy picking process, it's a job not many positives about it.

    Cons

    Health insurance plans are expensive with extremely high deductibles. Like $5000 for families. The management team are a do nothing team and treat you like an idiot when you point out problems. The people aren't very friendly and everyone has drama with one another. Basically no work life balance. They do not value their employees. And for Christmas you'll get a $50 visa with is less than your incentive pay that you get every pay check.

    Advice to Management

    Stop sweeping issues under the rug and allowing older employees to push around the newer ones. Those people wont be your work force forever. And stop singling out good employees and ignore indescrations of others. Find some balance

  8. "Hostile work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McKesson full-time

    Pros

    benefit program and paid time off

    Cons

    management and HR department. The company is openly hostile to those who may have a different opinion or style. They openly support only the most vocal and volatile employees.

    Advice to Management

    Hire HR people who actually know what they are doing and care about the people who work there


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Software Architect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and challenging projects.
    Great Benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to understand decisions made by upper management.
    The culture occasionally does not align with the company's value statement.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest - employees are smart enough to read between the lines.


  10. "Now Change Healthcare"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Vacation and flex time. Great co-workers

    Cons

    Salaries could be much better.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to your employees


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