McKesson Reviews

Updated 30 September 2014
Updated 30 September 2014
544 Reviews
3.3
544 Reviews
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
John H. Hammergren
305 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They also support a work-life balance and provided flexibility for family/personal life (in 46 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 23 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great public company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    -great team and management
    -because this is such a big company the opportunities are endless
    -promoting within
    -work/life balance is great
    -benefits are great - Employee Stock Purchase Plan, 401k, gym membership, insurance premium reductions

    Cons

    -layoffs are not uncommon but if you show your worth and add value this shouldn't be a concern
    -no start-up perks like free lunches, snack and beer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    a very oriented company with room to grow and learn new experiences

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    Former Employee - Data Entry  in  North Charleston, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Data Entry in North Charleston, SC (US)

    I worked at McKesson part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    everyone is very helpful with questions asked and willing to help others as needed

    Cons

    some of the challanges i encountered was learning new procedures and take them to the next level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some of my advice to upper management is that they should learn the protocols of each empoyees work load in case of emergencies. balance work load for each employee and i really never had a problem with time off policies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    former employee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKesson full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I worked with a great team. Very good pay.

    Cons

    Management/leadership was very poor. No diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prepare employees for the inevitable "rightsizing" and be proactive with career guidance.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place To Work.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Westminster, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Westminster, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great benefits, interesting problems that need to be solved.

    Cons

    Process heavy. Can be difficult to get things done as quickly as the customer would like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Work Place Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
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    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

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