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McKesson San Francisco Reviews

Updated September 8, 2017
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
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  • Work life balance needs improvement (in 104 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't appreciate the hard-working employees with great work ethics (in 76 reviews)

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  1. "Plenty of opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good 401k, ESPP, opportunities to move within organization

    Cons

    Lots of room for improvement with many daily processes, high turnover for both internal/external moves.

    Advice to Management

    could to better to retain employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not a well run company"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Compensation Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Compensation Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with my former team mates. There were some really smart people there.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership. Fragmented business units caused lot of inefficiencies.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to streamline the org structure.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company but be thick skinned"

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    Former Contractor - Executive Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Executive Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to have on your resume, Prestigious name, Great Location

    Cons

    Too many cliques and it affected the morale. I noticed that if you don't belong in their clique, you are singled out like an outcast.

    Advice to Management

    Stand by your team. It's all about teamwork. Listen to everyone, not just your favorite employees.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Work Life Balance. Slow work culture"

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    Former Employee - Analytics Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Analytics Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is pretty amazing. I never worked more than 50 hours a week. The benefits are pretty good. Gym compensation, 401k, etc. Pay was reasonable, but you can go out and get more if you want to work harder (particularly in the bay area). People are friendly enough, even though things move slow, the company is pretty bureaucratic, and the pace makes the place pretty political. Work is reasonably interesting, but you do need to spend a ton of time selling your results/socializing.

    Cons

    Big company, so pace is slow. Lots of meetings. Lots of people with manager titles trying to get other similarly situated titles to do things for them. Health insurance is surprisingly expensive for a health care company.

    Advice to Management

    Not a lot. I mean, it's a big company. It would be great if the company moved like a start up, but I don't know if that's really in the DNA. Still, a great place to get a great work life balance!


  5. "Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at McKesson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Industry leader
    Previously hired good talent

    Cons

    Instability
    Moving huge portions of the organization to Texas
    Terrible culture - senior leadership is prone to fits and tantrums
    A bit of an abusive employer - zero concern for employees, work/life balance,
    punitive

    Advice to Management

    Listen and care about your employees


  6. "Good culture but low compensation"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good work-life balance. High quality people, and good culture.

    Cons

    They should pay more.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company seems to attract nice people and they are a leader in the industry (pharmaceutical distributors).

    Cons

    Company is moving its operations to Irving, Texas. There is massive unrest for employees currently working in San Francisco and Alpharetta, Georgia. Unless you are willing to relocate, don't get involved. Also, for a healthcare company (Fortune 5 at that), one would think a better medical benefits pkg. could be negotiated and offered. Terrible. (ie, PPO plan, spouse + employee, paid $543/mo for coverage and still had to pay $218 out of pocket each month for an asthma inhaler).

    Advice to Management

    Good luck

  8. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McKesson (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Many remote opportunities in most areas

    Cons

    Some jobs are sent off shore.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Technical Implementation Engineer"

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

    I have been working at McKesson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company, good benefits, lots of opportunities around the country and around the world. Fortune 15 company that really wants to retain current employees.

    Cons

    Gives lip service to promoting diversity but makes very little progress in accomplishing a diverse environment especially in management, very difficult to advance based on merit in my experience, company-wide communication lacking


  10. "Information Security Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Information Security Analyst in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Edge involvement with technology and good cross department engagement.

    Cons

    I did not see any cons.


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