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McKesson Reviews

Updated January 17, 2018
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
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  • Work life balance needs improvement (in 111 reviews)

  • Sometimes difficult to understand decisions made by upper management (in 82 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great job; great work environment.

    Cons

    Improvement opportunities are lost amongst such a large business.


  2. "Technical Services Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McKesson full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, focused on doing the right thing for customers and employees

    Cons

    lack of focus on Healthcare IT

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Decent company but could be so much better"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Bonuses
    Sometimes has interesting projects to work on.

    Cons

    1) Management doesn't value employees. Especially senior management. Rare to give (meaningful) Kudos, they come and go so often the company path looks like that of a sailboat heading into the wind (tacking back and forth). Almost no reason to learn the name of your VP, by the time you get to know them they move on (and leave their mess in their wake (how about that, two sailing references in one review - a sign!).
    2) No job stability. I've been @ McKesson for a long time but there are constant huge lay-offs that have nothing to do with job performance. At the same time, have a look at our CEOs salary. Now that he's getting a big fat tax cut (along with the company) it would be great to see him reduce his salary and stop laying us off 2x/year.
    3) It is pretty much impossible to change positions. Whatever you are hired on as you remain (forever). You can climb the management ladder if you're located in the (current) correct place but first level managers are highest risk with their jobs IMO. Very dangerous (and the job sucks).

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees a lot more!!!! Allow us to move around a bit. Even if there is a learning gap. You'll end up with fewer silos that way (and employees will be happier). Also, stop gouging our bonuses for stupid crap that we can't control.


  4. "Good company good people"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People, Good offices, Good Benefits

    Cons

    Not really any at all


  5. "Field Reimbursement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKesson full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits here are great

    Cons

    Management is inexperienced and leadership does not develop employees for career growth


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Big company"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Sales in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for certain positions. Some very long tenured employees.

    Cons

    Fortune 5 company that is very much about itself and not so much into their employees. Quick to reduce staff based on economics. Questionable company standards based on the healthcare industry.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees more


  7. "Good Salary"

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits; good pay; promotes diversity

    Cons

    too large; can be impersonal; hard to be heard

    Advice to Management

    create more opportunities for growth

  8. "IT manager"

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

    I worked at McKesson full-time

    Pros

    Professional people, good location (Alpharetta), great environment

    Cons

    Very slow pace (it feel like working for the government) and projects take for ever to complete


  9. "Big, slow moving corporation"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity. Lots of divisions. Healthcare industry always offers opportunity but can be challenging based on regulations. They do give you a good amount of freedom.

    Cons

    Need a whole team of people to get something done. Takes a long time for any type of approval. Depending on what market you may not be able to make a lot of money.


  10. "Accounting"

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

    I have been working at McKesson full-time

    Pros

    It's okay depends on the department

    Cons

    Poor management in some parts of the company.

    Advice to Management

    None


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