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Updated January 30, 2017
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
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Pros
  • Good benefits pay work life balance (in 161 reviews)

  • ability to work from home was amazing, not sure why every company can't do this (in 100 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great potential for broadening your experience and to grow your career!

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "McKesson"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. The company cares about the employees health.

    Cons

    Horrible healthcare benefits. Discrimination within the workplace

    Advice to Management

    Give more opportunities


  3. "IT Intern"

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    Current Intern - Intern in Richmond, VA
    Current Intern - Intern in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at McKesson as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone looks out to help each other. Multiple opportunities

    Cons

    big company can seem intimidating


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed bag over last 10 years."

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    In the earlier years of my career at McKesson I greatly enjoyed coming into work. I got to take on exciting new technologies and projects every year, learned a lot and had a management team that I felt genuinely cared about my future and my value within the company.

    As a larger company their benefits package is pretty decent and offers a lot of secondary things like education assistance, mentoring programs, guidance lines, matching donations and other things you don't find most other places.

    Company culture (at least on marketing materials and communications) seems strong and they welcome diverse hiring/advancement practices.

    Cons

    Senior management, especially in corporate IT are heading down the path towards outsourcing all their skilled talent in the name of perceived short term gains. Those in management make decisions without even understanding the effects on the businesses they support, and then are rewarded for their shrewd choices.

    Yearly re-orgs ensure that you can never become comfortable with your management team, associates, or responsibilities which lead to wasted years where the business essentially accomplishes nothing while they re-align objectives.

    Many people in more entry level IT roles are taking on responsibilities well above their pay grade but see no recognition or path for advancement. While positions are posted internally, the company chooses to ignore applicants and hire from outside the company without any consideration made whatsoever. It didn't used to be this way but changes in the last 2-3 years in HR or others within recruitment seem to actively dissuade top performers from growth opportunities. This talent which should be the backbone of the company 10 years from now, instead leaves the company and becomes an asset that they can never get back.

    IT business roles are heavily silo'd leading to situations where change management processes for 10 minute tasks require hours of approvals and setup amongst teams.

    Morale throughout IT and other business areas is especially poor in recent years which is leading to a mass exodus of the talented people who see the writing on the wall. For a service company like McKesson, the loss of its most talented people is going to lead to dire consequences in the coming years.

    Advice to Management

    Identify the people in your organization that are keeping it afloat and treat them well. Give them opportunities for advancement and nurture growth within your own organization. Stop outsourcing your best people so you can save a few dollars. Veteran people like this can not be replaced by outsourced talent without enormous detrimental effects on the businesses being supported. These decisions eventually lead to losses through inefficiencies or lost customer base down the road when the company go no longer provide the quality of service it once did.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good often, but can't be great, yet."

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

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

    Pros

    Dedicated people that care.
    Many of top leaders are good people and empathize.
    great benefits
    Many locations, so opportunities for movement up and around the company are there.
    Great support for diversity.

    Cons

    Business before people. Can be cold at times vs inspiring.
    Red tape is nearly every where and silos tend to happen often.
    More comfort with what has worked before vs what is needed in the future.

    Advice to Management

    You do a good job with communication on positive events with benefits vitality, inspiring items like icare and lead.
    When things are difficult, all of the inspirational items tend to be thrown away. The focus turns to doing without or cutting. Perhaps, inspiring people to do the extraordinary vs work the system or become fearful of cuts would be a better way. Try it... it might work much better and be better aligned with who we say we are.


  7. "Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good amount of PTO time

    Cons

    No bonus and employer contribution match is average


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company but conservative culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Stable company with many job opportunities, good health plan and benefits. Wide network in North America.

    Cons

    Very conservative work culture at Richmond, VA office


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Inventory Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Office, Great environment, Great team

    Cons

    Great benefits but lower overall pay.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good company held back by HR policies that do not support young employees and culture that thwarts innovation"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable, long-term career opportunities for those who want a steady job in a company that won't change all that much

    Cons

    Culture inhibits innovation through either overly conservative legal teams, risk-averse senior managers, or a bias against hiring and promoting young people

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job getting high-pos into roles where they can run with projects that fit their passions. No one I know is passionate about this business, which is a shame because there is so much talent.


  11. "Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The position was fine the first 2 years I was there. Good assignments and the word load was fair, even though I worked on 24/7 on-call.

    Cons

    My third year there, MMS started merging and buying more companies, which at least doubled my work load as far as IT work. I ended up with very little personal time, and the boss turned very critical on me. No raises to be seen for it either. 10 months of nonsense was enough for me to wise up and leave.

    Advice to Management

    Take some of your fat salary and hire more help.



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