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McKesson Reviews

Updated June 23, 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. "Knowledge hoarding"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Ability to work from home when needed

    Cons

    Very segmented departments. If it is not your issue, then toss over the wall to different department.
    Talk of layoffs always looming.
    Information is tribal knowledge. Tenured folks hoard the knowledge because they are fearful of being layoff casualty
    No collaboration

    Advice to Management

    Encourage collaboration
    Encourage knowledge share


  2. "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.

  3. "was employed for 8 .5 years"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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?


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good starting place."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Professional Coder in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Certified Professional Coder in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Willing to hire and train coders with little or no experience. Great benefits. Opportunity to work from home.

    Cons

    High production expectancies, mediocre pay and PTO, no sick pay or bonuses, poor annual raise rates.

    Advice to Management

    Be more competitive with base pay, give seniority and higher pay to coders who are certified compared to those who aren't. Pay them as coders. Not billers.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Changing Times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Industry recognition in the pharmacy marketplace

    Cons

    Selling off the IT sector so we are in limbo about what will happen to us. Healthcare IT has long suffered. Upper management - all a numbers game

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth


  6. Helpful (3)

    "McKesson Patient Care Solutions breast pump team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Breast Pump Customer Service Representative II in Moon Township, PA
    Current Employee - Breast Pump Customer Service Representative II in Moon Township, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Their insurance has a vitality program to pay a large portion of your monthly insurance cost. It is easy to enroll.

    Cons

    They pile on extra work but only ever give 2% merit increases once a year. The bosses play favorites.

    Advice to Management

    They tell you there is a lot of room for advancement, but unless you are buddies with someone you won't get a promotion.


  7. "Decent Company Structure, Great Environment, but..."

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    Former Contractor - Contract Analyst in Irving, TX
    Former Contractor - Contract Analyst in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McKesson as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company is a great place to work overall in my opinion. It's not perfect but you will definitely learn a lot if you apply your self. Employees seem very open to conversation about anything. Work load stress isn't bad for the most part.
    It won't take you long to get the gears rolling and become comfortable at your work area. There are plenty of educational programs available even for contracted employees. Because the office has a "resident-mobile" feature you are able to work at any available desk in the building, even the cafeteria if you wanted to. You might develop healthy friendships that can exists outside of work.
    Also, the work from home opportunity is amazing because you only come to the office twice a week or less.

    Cons

    Don't share your personal business with people you may seem comfortable around because everyone gossips here. Like a lot of companies, e-mail usage is heavily monitored so make sure you triple check every e-mail before you send them off or else they will keep tabs on your mistakes. Depending on your role you will have work with other teams who are difficult to communicate with and blow up over the simplest issues (once again they keep tabs over every single mistake you do from day 1). Most of the time it feels like a sorority house so men better be on their P's and Q's at all times.
    The work isn't difficult at all but management could make it seem like it is. There are people I know (who don't even work here) that could complete the work of 2-3 employees by themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Management is open, which is good, but they seem too picky over minuscule situations. Workers who are in management roles should learn how to schedule properly and be available for help when needed instead of conducting unnecessary, redundant meetings.
    The training isn't really top tier...it's decent and could be improved by silencing members who constantly convey the wrong information. I personally learned a good amount from the training but most of it didn't make sense to the overall team until sh*t hit the fan. It feels like employees know how to train each other better than managers. Because of this everyone has their own solutions and this causes a great amount of confusion.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Shakey"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Pockets of great people in a moribund environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Developer in Broomfield, CO
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Developer in Broomfield, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McKesson as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some smart people. On-site cafeteria is good for bonding.

    Cons

    Many "lifers" who are just punching a clock. Large and unwieldy, with many teams working at cross-purposes

    Advice to Management

    Streamline and give more authority to lower-level people


  10. Helpful (1)

    "McKesson Corporation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fortune 5 company, salaries are fair, benefits are fair, possibilities and training to increase your skill set.

    Cons

    Typical corporate america, make money, save money, do more with less, don't expect a long term job. Company is going through a transformation. Fewer offices and fewer employees. Selling off pieces of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Think about keeping american jobs.


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