McKesson
3.1 of 5 451 reviews
www.mckesson.com San Francisco, CA 5000+ Employees

McKesson Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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70% Approve of the CEO

McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren

John H. Hammergren

(267 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Middle management was supportive and worked to have good work/life balance for employees"
    in 34 reviews
  • "Very flexible and will allow you to work from home several days a week"
    in 21 reviews
Cons:
  • "Pay, Work-life balance can be tough to achieve if you are a salaried employee"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Upper management limits middle management from creating a functional work environment"
    in 24 reviews
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Great opportunity, learned a lot and still have business relationships with former co-workers.

Business Analyst II (Current Employee)
Alpharetta, GA (US)

I have been working at McKesson full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery secure company with a lot of diversity in it's portfolio - less corporate politics than other companies of equal or larger size.

ConsReduction in workforce is handled poorly. Other corporations give advance notice to employees, offer other options, etc. McKesson doesn't provide anything like that based on information from many that have been released from their employment in different business units.

Advice to Senior ManagementReview more resumes manually instead of relying so heavily on resume software scanners.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pay is awful, HR is worse, Top leaders do not listen or care no matter what they say

Management (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

I have been working at McKesson full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBenefits
Some senior leaders if you are lucky, I have a great one

ConsHR , HR management, communication, PAY, HR never takes responsibility they always twist the story, The company states they want to listen to survey, they never do, they take everything out on management, no support, talk is cheap.
They like to outsource everything, internal staff get the staff on promotions and pay they want to pay outsiders more

Advice to Senior ManagementRaise salaries, get rid of several HR Managers and Hr people, assist people instead of adding to DRAMA. Get everyone on same page. Keep jobs in US and realize that outsourcing overseas is only hurting the US. I bet the salary of upper management ( CEO, President, CFO etc are high and people who actually work are paid peanuts. Management in CBO's get the blame even when it is corporate

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Plenty of work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at McKesson

ProsFast paced schedules.
Somewhat of an agile environment.
Continual learning to keep up with latest customer requests.
Somewhat flexible with work at home policy.

ConsLack of advancement opportunities.
Lack of interest in career growth.
Priorities change frequently in response to customer requests.
Learning new technologies is often done on employee's time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A/R Specialist (Current Employee)
North Charleston, SC (US)

I have been working at McKesson full-time

ProsSteady hours, flex time, holiday pay, great management staff.

Consnothing to boost moral, benefits are expensive, not very team oriented.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great co-workers but upper management leaves a lot to be desired.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Somerset, NJ (US)

I have been working at McKesson full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFlex time,vacation,middle management is wonderful,benefits are good.

Consno sick days just PTO.No supplies & office equipment constantly broken.Senior management has a poor attitude.

Advice to Senior ManagementResearch "positive reinforcement" & implement it. Belittling & harassing your employees just breeds resentment.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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McKesson is a great company to work for, it's large enough to offer a variety of opportunities.

Manager (Current Employee)
Westminster, CO (US)

I have been working at McKesson full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe people are great who work here.
Flexible work environment and ability to Telecommute.
Salary and compensation, matching of 401K

ConsSenior Leadership has changed and become a more top down company instead of engaging with the management team.
A lot of politics
Change in culture, used to be fun but now it's heads down, work, work, work.

Advice to Senior ManagementKnow your biggest assets, the employees will rise to the occasion if you show true leadership. Define the organizations goals and let them know what the plan is to get there, and how they can help be successful.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall I was very satisfied with McKesson.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at McKesson full-time for more than 5 years

ProsI had a great boss and was allowed to grow to my full potential. My work environment was very comfortable.

ConsIf your department did not generate revenue you were made to feel like you had to justify your existence. Excessive amount of change in the last couple of years.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are going to run an employee survey you should be prepared to act on the suggestions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company

Sales (Current Employee)
Alpharetta, GA (US)

I have been working at McKesson full-time for more than a year

ProsThe pay and benefits are great, recognition is given to performers, excellent training is provided and there are numerous opportunities to advance. This is a wonderful company to have a long career with.

ConsThere is not much to complain about. There is sometimes contradicting guidance provided by several different superiors, which can slow a person down; but that's part of working for most large companies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Wish things had been different....sad to see the direction the office has taken.

Operations Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at McKesson full-time for more than 5 years

ProsVacation time, loyalty recognition, focus on promoting from within. Middle management was supportive and worked to have good work/life balance for employees.

ConsUpper management limits middle management from creating a functional work environment. Don't allow replacement of employees that leave causing extra work for middle management and those working on the floor.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at McKesson full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCareer Opportunities and Growth, Work life balance, Senior Leadership, Experience, Clients, Great benefits, Community support, charitable.

ConsAs in most companies there is a great deal of politics and favoritism. They do like to take advantage of the hard workers, tend to over work the employees who are dedicated to doing what is right.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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