IMS Health Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
232 Reviews
3.1
232 Reviews
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IMS Health Chairman and CEO Ari Bousbib
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99 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ability to telecommute greatly helps work-life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • very strong vacation, work from home, tuition reimbursement, and retirement plans (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor transition of senior management following acquisition be capital venture (in 13 reviews)

  • No work-life balance, unrealistic deadlines with not enough resources (in 6 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 for 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 company with talents around

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    nice boss and great team members around. flexible office culture

    Cons

    no Cons can be shared really. IMS Health is a great company indeed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Developer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good salary, quality work, nice work environment, complete responsibility.

    Cons

    too much work. No help in the work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the Bangalore tech centre is just a startup, please provide better facilities to the employees like cab facility, good caterers , etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Tough job but learn more things

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good company culture
    More opportunity to do new project

    Cons

    Too busy, almost no weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at IMS Health as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The people are super nice. The atmosphere is friendly also. I think I'm exposed to a lot of things in the filed and indeed learn a lot.

    Cons

    The limitation and also the specialization of this company would be the biggest obstacle for IMS to be the first-class consulting firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Water water everywhere not a drop to drink!

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

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

    Pros

    1. one of the largest Healthcare data providers .... now growing fast in analytics, forecasting and research.... lots of opportunities to venture into
    2. Global touch... you work for the world!
    3. Flexibility to choose what you want to do and choice to shift to other functions later
    4. Cross functional interaction and diversity of people help creativity

    Cons

    1. Dont come here expecting a good pay! If you switch from some company, u will get the hike, but later its all sloowwww money!
    2. Lacks a sense of belonging-ness .. so called "people" factor
    3. You will laugh everytime you hear about "Bonus" "incentive" "hike" and their favourite term "market adjustment"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more generous to your hardworking employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not a good place for people want to grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    you will learn only about US Hospitals and Pharma companies.
    As a technical you will forgot every thing.

    Cons

    Don't have any fast growing strategies .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Some excellent people & great potential, but moves too slowly to be exciting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Country Manager  in  Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Country Manager in Johannesburg (South Africa)

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

    Pros

    Fascinating industry, truly serving needs, some amazing ideas & possibilities & some truly terrific people

    Cons

    Global & centralised development view makes innovation virtually impossible to execute on quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove quarterly revenue targets so teams can focus on consistent value to clients, not short-term views

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company to work with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Provides opportunities to lean more and more.
    Colleagues are helpful.
    Festive occasions are celebrated with lite enjoyment.
    Work and life balance is better.

    Cons

    Perks and bonuses are not as per your expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need some good strategy for uper management level . especially,HR people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Not the same as it used to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Parsippany, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people who work well together and help make things fun. Benefits are competitive if not slightly better than average. Good wellness perks.

    Cons

    The climate is changing. More work is off shored, responsibility to make things happen for clients is shifted to entry level roles where there is only downside (people question when things don't go well but rarely recognize the countless times when things were done well and creatively), salaries have stayed stagnant despite increasing scope of responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more inspiring and invest in good people who want to make the vision a reality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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