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IMS Health Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
261 Reviews
3.2
261 Reviews
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IMS Health Chairman and CEO Ari Bousbib
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • In consulting, you will learn things while enjoying a decent work/life balance (in 32 reviews)

  • very strong vacation, work from home, tuition reimbursement, and retirement plans (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Offsites for employees should be held for a better work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Poor transition of senior management following acquisition be capital venture (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    good learning experience

    Current Employee - Analyst in Sydney
    Current Employee - Analyst in Sydney

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good experience, learned a lot

    Cons

    poor people management, no growth for existing employees, hiring for new but not taking care of exsisting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take time to understand needs of your people

  2.  

    great place to learn about pharmaceutical industry

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

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    provides great knowledge about pharnaceutical industry, good work life balance, nice people

    Cons

    slow career progression, pay could be better, cost cuttinng measures are extreme (e.g. you have to pay yourself to attend company christmas party!)

    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, benefits, and decent vacation.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape. Folks more interested in punching the clock.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Two different approaches

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IMS Health

    Pros

    Good scope of learning the technologies and work with different teams together.

    Cons

    Two main sections are present IT Services and Dev, IT Services are difficult place to work as there is lot of politics within themselves and managers interference at every point. Dev has good work culture under different leadership qualities and respect to everybody's work and culture is given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IT Services management talk about every employee's credibility/actions secretly within their bosses by pinging or chat, its not the right way. There is a manner in the way a certain thing is shared about an employee to your boss but not rediculing employee's ethics. You need to learn from Dev leadership.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Aggressive in the market, treat employees well

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

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time

    Pros

    The company is very aggressive regarding market growth. The senior leadership is very savvy with regards to strategy and finding growth opportunities. They look for organic growth and through acquisition. So this strategy creates the opportunity to work on various types of projects and technologies.

    Has a virtual monopoly on pharmaceutical industry data with their products. Parts of the organization are very process driven and very good at operationalizing client implementations. The company does invest in training for their employees.

    Cons

    The lower skill level of some of the employees will present a challenge in getting things done in an efficient manner. The salary is lower than other firms IMS positions themselves against in the same market place.

    Has a virtual monopoly on pharmaceutical industry data with their products.
    Senior leadership keeps the lion share of the bonus money and raises can be paltry at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a lot of inefficient processes that can be tightened up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Senior account specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IMS Health

    Pros

    Learn everything about pharma

    Cons

    Nothing for patients and doctors

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    No proper ethics, full of politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    you can learn more technical because of more work

    Cons

    No minimum common sense for managers, full of politics
    no onsite and no hikes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    we advised already but no action taken by them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Parsippany, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Parsippany, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Top of its industry

    Cons

    People are promoted for who they know not what they know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people in the trenches who deal with clients daily.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company and strong leadership

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

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work / Life balance
    Ample opportunities to grow if you are looking to build a career in healthcare consulting and market research
    Great leadership
    Best in class and leader in its domain - Healthcare data, technology & consulting services
    Well respected and market leader

    Cons

    Some opportunities to better leverage & integrate strong & newer data assets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue transparency

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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