McKesson Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
539 Reviews
3.4
539 Reviews
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
John H. Hammergren
300 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They also support a work-life balance and provided flexibility for family/personal life (in 42 reviews)

  • Very flexible and will allow you to work from home several days a week (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Pay, Work-life balance can be tough to achieve if you are a salaried employee (in 22 reviews)

  • Upper management limits middle management from creating a functional work environment (in 28 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Working at McKesson

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    Former Employee - QA Analyst IV  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - QA Analyst IV in Seattle, WA (US)

    I worked at McKesson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pros and Cons depend on where in the world you work. I worked in Seattle, WA, US it was overall good experience before they decided to close offices

    Cons

    Senior managers should not buy businesses only to close them a few years later...very shortsighted decision making...

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great Work Place Environment

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    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant  in  Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I worked at McKesson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Huge company with plenty of different career opportunities

    Cons

    Huge company.. Difficult for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall a good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable  in  Greenville, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable in Greenville, TX (US)

    I have been working at McKesson part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    On the job training.
    Encouraged community service.

    Cons

    Some leaders could provide better leadership.
    Hourly wages could be better.

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  5.  

    Medical coder

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    Current Employee - Medical Coder  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Medical Coder in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    No cons, great company to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Growing, growing...decentralized

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    Current Employee - Senior Level Director  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Level Director in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Smart growth plan; company is a giant and well managed

    Cons

    very decentralized; lack of equitable hiring for management; for world's largest health services company, very bad health benefits package

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start taking an oversight role in the BU's before their growing risks undermine the value and longevity of the Company as a whole

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Program Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKesson

    Pros

    Breadth of product line and depth of impact to health system. Size of company gives it ability to offer great prices/terms to its customers. Company recognizes importance of field based employees and tries to promote synergy across sales teams. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    A very large company. Every March seems to offer layoffs/cutbacks to get the financial cost target management wants. Veteran McKesson employees are at an advantage in being considered for future opptys regardless of what mission statement says vs those from a newly acquired company. Personal Growth is entirely driven by individual as management does not have much to offer here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Solid company, poor pay scale

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    Current Employee - Medical Coder
    Current Employee - Medical Coder

    I have been working at McKesson full-time

    Pros

    Offers excellent PTO, however, must use by year-end or you lose it. Medical/dental/vision/RX small portion paid by employee. Education reimbursement offered. 401k partially matched. Management works well with employees to balance home/work hours, flexible.

    Cons

    The biggest CON would have to be McKesson' s salary policy. They pay their remote coders based on the location they live in, instead of experience or performance. EXTREMELY UNFAIR that a new coder can and does get paid more than a seasoned coder just because of the address!!

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Informationall

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Decatur, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    If you are just starting to work good experience.

    Cons

    Good benefits, great company values, Management needs to improve and very hard to get a raise or promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try harder to get to know your employees not only the ones you be with after work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't work here as a contractor.

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    Current Employee - AR/Collections Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - AR/Collections Analyst in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at McKesson as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Low stress, high-productivity environment. Nice people. Decent culture.

    Cons

    Full-fledged employees may have a different experience, but being a contractor is miserable. The miserly wages, the complete lack of benefits, PTO and other perks makes for a seriously raw deal. They say you can take overtime, but in practice you're strictly disallowed from doing so.

    Oh and don't believe their promises to convert you to a permanent position. My predecessor was here for 18 months without an offer. He finally left once he realized this job was going nowhere.

    If you absolutely MUST take a contractor position here, keep feelers out the whole time. You never know when you'll be out on your butt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your contractors more and adhere to a more strict time limit on the positions. If you're going to convert, convert. If you aren't, don't. But don't jerk people around like you do. It's disgraceful.

    Also, for the love of god don't discuss how cheap and disposable contractors are in front of contractors. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Healthcare company growing by leaps and bounds

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McKesson as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    They have a lot of training available.
    Multiple locations so you can work in the city near you.
    Covers various areas of healthcare so you can find a fit for you.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Lot of overtime. Hires contractors instead of FTE to fill in. No resolutions to the problems. Blame put on budget, including changes that don't require money (process change). Lack of training and poor communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on issues and listen to your current staff instead of laying more process on them, without resources or training. Management is not in tune with staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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