McKesson Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
564 Reviews
3.4
564 Reviews
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McKesson Chairman, President, and CEO John H. Hammergren
John H. Hammergren
316 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They also support a work-life balance and provided flexibility for family/personal life (in 47 reviews)

  • I was a work from home employee which was a desire of mine (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Pay, Work-life balance can be tough to achieve if you are a salaried employee (in 24 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.  

    Good Company - Lots of changes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Organizational Change in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Organizational Change in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at McKesson full-time

    Pros

    The company CEO cares about the employee opinion survey and takes seriously the results. The information is related top down and concerns are addressed. Really good place to learn and tighten up on skills. Good environment with your co-workers. Great location in different parts of the US. Opportunity to work on global projects.

    Cons

    However, implementing changes that improve the situation is not always followed through. Therefore, the mid-level Managers and lower suffer when there is a re-organization. Whereby you have very top heavy and highly paid Directors and above that do not suffer at all. Not a lot of co-department and co-organization changes. The organization works in silo. There is no conformity of how business is done across McKesson as a whole. Depending on your EVP and org President (each business unit has it own President) you can have a great career or not so great experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO vision is not bad - the Presidents and EVPs should run with that vision. Get more of your lower-level employees to help with the change transformation and assign your contractors to facilitate the change not just run up a large consulting bill.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall a good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Because it's a large company, there's a chance to move within company structure and work with different products or in different areas of the company. Competitive benefits package.

    Cons

    A lot of churn in upper management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cherry Picker in Ridgeland, MS (US)
    Current Employee - Cherry Picker in Ridgeland, MS (US)

    I have been working at McKesson full-time

    Pros

    Health Benefits for the family
    Daily lunch
    Work life balance and the awesome overtime.

    Cons

    Was told to get permanent I would need more hours to work. I got hired through Adecco so overtime isn't allowed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKesson as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people Flexible lots of learning, will continue to contract for them if needed. Competitive pay.

    Cons

    Lots of travel sometimes unorganized can be last minute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better organized and use of resources

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    My experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McKesson full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've worked for Mckesson Corp before. I find it a great company to work for with great benefits. The training offered is awesome and knowledge is always available to learn. A very friendly and family oriented company to work for.

    Cons

    I find no Cons to report

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making yourself more available to your employee's is a treasure. Remembering a manager is only as good as it's employees or staff. A manager is what sets the example.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    First Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Tax in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at McKesson full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity is all around and you have the support from upper management to be creative as well as challenge the status quo.

    Cons

    The size of the company could work against itself. This is based on constantly purchasing companies, incorporating them into our structure, combining like companies. Having time to train. Not to mention that there are so many different ways that people get paid, it makes you wish there were more consistent forms of pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep encouraging people to come up with new ideas. Schedule department meetings to keep everyone on the same page. Try to encourage work balance for everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Life Work balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I have been working at McKesson as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, team environment,allow time for education.

    Cons

    No cons to speak of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Order Filler in O Fallon, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Order Filler in O Fallon, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Great Health benefits to employees

    Cons

    Have to work holidays if you work the night shift.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Senior Manager of Accounts Receivable

    Current Employee - Senior Manager AR in Carrollton, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager AR in Carrollton, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent company with ICARE Principals

    Cons

    Current Outsourcing positions out of US

  11.  

    Great company, working to update its processes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I have been working at McKesson full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Invests time and attention in its employees
    Good benefits package
    Transparency in promotion and salary decisions
    Good company growth; recent acquisitions looking good for the future

    Cons

    Processes in development and marketing have not made the transition from hardware to software.
    Some decision makers are clinging to old methods.
    Health insurance package is difficult to understand and use.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company is in a great position for the future if you learn to act rapidly and adapt. The market is changing, and competitors are catching up in terms of technology and product quality. Faster time to market for updates is necessary in order to remain competitive over the next five years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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