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McKesson Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
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  • The company was terrible when it came to work/life balance (in 96 reviews)

  • It can be hard to receive recognition if you are on a team that does not receive a lot of visibility to upper management (in 73 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (18)

    "Great Caring Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Helpful (6)

    "They don't have a clue what they are doing at the top"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network/Desktop Systems Specialist in Dubuque, IA
    Former Employee - Network/Desktop Systems Specialist in Dubuque, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you don't have a life, and you really don't want one, then this is the place for you. The upper management doesn't have a clue.

    Cons

    The upper management doesn't have a clue in this company. One month they are downsizing from 4 to 2 datacenters. After 18 months of migration projects to get all the servers, proper training, beef up the infrastructure, and hire more staff, then they decide that this was a bad idea and start re-hiring for the positions that they just laid off....but they won't hire any of the people they laid off. After all this crap, years later, they decide that this whole datacenter consolidation thing was a good idea and consolidate one of the original 2 that they kept with another. This is after they spent a billion or so beefing up this datacenter with infrastructure and staff. They would spend millions of dollars on software packages that were never used and no one knew how to use. They worked you to the bone. Horrible....horrible place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Get a freakin clue.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not impressed with company ~ keep looking there is something much better out there"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fair priced medical / dental / vision benefits

    Cons

    Sad as this is a Fortune 500 company, it is also clearly a company operating with disfunctional management

    Advice to Management

    Communication between departments and proper training of job functions is key to a happy working environment.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Old school agency struggles to survive."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You are an entry-level designer wanting a small place to learn.

    Cons

    Senior management has little experience outside this agency so knowledge is very limited. Clients tend to be short lived. Company professes to be "strategic" but they do not offer any real qualified strategy for clients other than typical creative brainstorming.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Needs improvement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great and colleagues are decent people. McKesson is an industry leader in their field and has been recognized for this achievement.

    Cons

    Incompetent leadership, lack of respect from management to employees. Pay is not competitve and has been an issue for years.

    Advice to Management

    Watch who you let get into positions of authority. I am seeing a situation where two people have gotten a taste of authority and now it has caused some issues. Leave the arrogance and pride behind and exercise some humility by listening to the people that do the jobs day in and day out. Morale in our dept is low, but people are afraid to look elsewhere because of the economy. It is interesting that we have also seen an exodus of tenured sales people recently and no one seems too concerned. Do not drive the good people away with poor leadership!


  7. "McKesson, views of an RN"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RN, Triage in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - RN, Triage in Minnetonka, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Their instructors were top notch. They were very encouraging & didn't demean/degrade anyone for any question. This was training done over the web and via phone since we were all working @ home.

    Cons

    This was a business selling a business & it is more important to meet the metrics that were set by the business sales men than the needs of the pts. These metrics became more and more impossible as the sales persons would try to tweak to draw more customers. Honest/caring nurses can't thrive in that environment. They are literally creating metrics that will put them out of business since they can not be met- safely.

    Advice to Management

    Don't take your nurses intelligence for granted. When things are going down the tubes they are pretty suspicious of the behavior of their management. When lay-offs occur they suspected beforehand.Honesty is the best policy.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Didn't need to be that bad..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Broomfield, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, health care industry, should have been a much better place to work.

    Cons

    Constant re-orgs and layoffs. Incompetent folks placed in middle management. No innovation, very reactive. Poorly designed systems.

    Advice to Management

    Put MHS out of it's misery and focus on the other areas of the business that are profitable. Allow staff members to do reviews on their managers. Maybe the CEO could take a pay cut (since he's the 10th highest paid CEO in the USA) so that layoffs wouldn't be necessary at the end of every fiscal year.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Severance Package, For a 20+ Year Employee Whose Job Was Outsourced to India"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Obviously not job security. Select groups have flex time and lots of telecommuting options. The benefits are outstand, both in terms of vacation time and insurance.

    Cons

    I think the headline says it all. No job security, stressed work worce, indifferent management. Most areas of the company are adamantly opposed to any flexibilty/telecommuting. Senior management is ruthless about cutting costs. Unless the money is being spent on themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Have some true concern and show some real respect towards your employees. We had something called ICARE. Each of those letters stood for a value. Mgmt. mouths them but doesn't follow them.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "McKesson Provider Technology - RMS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Unfortunately, I do not have any good feedback about this company.

    Cons

    No job security, company offshores many positions leaving employees wondering when they will lose their positions.

    Advice to Management

    Executive leadership should be closely evaluated as many employees are greatly dissatisfied.


  11. "bad for business... even worse place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The opportunity to learn about the Medical field
    Stable company... almost
    The immense community involvement by way of blood drives, fundraisers and volunteer work

    Cons

    WOW this is too easy so I'll keep it to the first ten things that pop into my head...
    1. Inadequate PC Hardware/software
    2. Poor management that overlooks and promotes bad behavior including violating HIPAA regulations
    3. Lack of understanding of what is required to get the job done
    4. Lack of knowledge of work
    5. Lack of focus on important issues such as insurance contracting problems
    6. Lack of coordination with projects
    7. TERRIBLE pay, as a lead I make less than $10/hr
    8. ICARE principles are a JOKE!!! A member of the ICARE committee routinely disregards all rules
    9. HR team that is more interested in making friends than following trough on complaints
    10. Inadequate training; the lab department doesn't even have a trainer!!!

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate the management and take complaints and suggestions seriously. Follow through on initiatives.



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