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McKesson Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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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 103 reviews)

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

  • Upper management doesn't appreciate the hard-working employees with great work ethics (in 74 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (12)

    "If you're under the HR umbrella in any capacity, RUN, DON'T Walk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiting in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Recruiting in Carrollton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company size and financial status is impressive, and it's easy to get lured in by that. Flexible work hours and telecommute is an option. New facility in Irving is really nice.

    Cons

    Very deceptive processes involved with disciplinary action, and blindsiding is common. It is extremely difficult to fit into the "cliques" and your manager will most likely NEVER have your back in any situation.
    Whomever the accuser is, they are always right; and you neither get to face you r accuser or defend yourself.
    I was "released" without ever being written up for anything, even though my attendance was flawless.
    1 or 2 of my accountabilities wrote something negative on a client survey, and I was gone. No Performance Improvement Process; not even a week to get my business wrapped up. I was released at 10am on a Monday. By Noon, I was no longer an employee.
    Awful treatment throughout uppoer management and leadership on the HR side. Some of them lived in other states and met me once or twice, yet their subjective impressions cost me my livelihood.
    They even tried to block me from getting unemployment when I requested it: They lost, of course.

    Advice to Management

    "Human Resources" means that you use your workforce in such a way that you leverage their skills to the betterment of your company. It does not mean that you throw people out after a year on the job, loyally working, just because a person turned in a negative review online.
    Nothing was ever even communicated to me about what went wrong.
    And everyone is passive-aggressive and won't be honest to your face.
    What an awful feeling it was to find out that this Fortune 5 company wouldn't lower themselves to pay me to finish out my week. They obviously didn't care about me, my family or my well-being at all.
    My advice would be to practice the "high standards of HR excellence" rather than just give it lip-service. Rather than pretending to care about your people, how about really showing interest in their success. Loyalty goes a long way for a company when it is reciprocated.
    I would never, ever return to a position at a company like this, where respect is undermined daily.
    Even my own manager, with whom I had a great relationship, let me go without even trying to fight on my behalf or even trying to help find a different role for me.
    That told me everything I needed to know about the largest Pharmaceutical company in the country.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company, if you have to work McKesson is a good place to do it. Wonderful down to earth upper management. Lots of learning opportunities. Things are changing all of the time. Employees have the opportunity to join teams/groups that effect real change. McKesson has been around for 180+ years and it is a huge corporation. The management is always striving to make things work better for everyone which in turn helps the bottom line.

    Cons

    There are a few cons but I can't think of anything at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back lower priced health insurance coverage. I know this is a pipe dream with the way the world is now.


  3. "da"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Data Architect in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Data Architect in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits , work culture, office space, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    no new technology , no growth, office politics

    Advice to Management

    less workload


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  5. "Internal Controls"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    this is the best company I've worked for since I joined the workforce.
    Lots of room to grow, and growth is constantly encouranged
    Excellent work life balance, unlike any other company I've worked for in the past
    NO micromanagement
    Work from home policy
    Respect for your work
    I can go on and on about this great company

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons for this company. In my opinion, there isn't any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work :)


  6. Helpful (1)

    "McKesson Corporation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "IT Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Our business unit worked from home 90 - 100% Found out I love working from home. Much more productive and better for work life balance which is huge. Both the company and I saved money as well. Highly recommend !!!

    Cons

    Our business unit was sold. In big business you never really know how long you will be employed by the same company. Any company really. I've heard not many business units utilize the work from home like this business unit did and I love it so much did not want to transfer to another business unit.

    Advice to Management

    Try more WAH "work from home" pilots. Respect is HUGE. Use it or get out!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Mckesson to Change Healthcare"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Specialist in McKinney, TX
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Specialist in McKinney, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules as hourly employee
    No micromanaging day to day
    Jobs are secure
    Benefits are great to include healthcare, EPA program, and 401K

    Cons

    Left in limbo for company change
    Lateral transfers to higher position (no raise)
    Management does not communicate well about what is happening within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Remember he employees make your company


  9. Helpful (1)

    "meh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Moon Township, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Moon Township, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ok benefits, some sideways mobility

    Cons

    Little upward mobility, silo culture


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Eh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Material Handler in West Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Material Handler in West Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pays the bills. You don't have to take work home.

    Cons

    Don't get stuck here. Go to school. It's hard on your mental health.


  11. "Overall a good company with room to grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Moon Township, PA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Moon Township, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Once you get into management many doors are opened for career growth

    Cons

    if you start at the bottom the pay is low until getting into management

    Advice to Management

    Higher starting salary


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