IMS Health

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IMS Health Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
224 Reviews

3.1
224 Reviews
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IMS Health Chairman and CEO Ari Bousbib
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ability to telecommute greatly helps work-life balance (in 28 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good learning experience

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

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst

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

    Pros

    Good Work Culture
    Great name in Pharma Industry
    Great Minds
    Lots of learn and freedom of speech

    Cons

    Long Hours
    All Project Plan are driven by Client

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    IMS

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Plymouth Meeting, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth Meeting, PA (US)

    Pros

    Growing company that offers great work life balance, flexibility to move within the organization, and the people provide a great work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Frequent acquisitions and the internal processes can make it difficult to navigate through the organization.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Pre-sales for IT consulting, mainly CRM and Multichannel Marketing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    Pros

    1. Great opportunities to work with colleagues in primary market research, management consulting and data services.
    2. Well known company in Health care industry
    3. Shift the focus to IT consulting

    Cons

    1. Move not very fast
    2. Relatively new to system integration business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. More systematic trainings to employees
    2. Communicate strategy more clearly and enforce the execution

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Average Company, Not good if you are having experience and looking for Career growth

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

    Pros

    Timings are flexible, you can avail WFH when required but with some valid reasons. Not much work pressure.
    There are some Good managers but they cant do much do you there bosses.

    Cons

    Worst Management from top level, If you leave long hairs it a problem, if you leave beard its an problem, if you are using handsfree while working then its a problem, do you believe these are all considered for your appraisal. And these things are checked by the Director, Doesn't he have any other work other than check how and what employees are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please behave professionally, this is not a school to tell your employees to have hair cut, come shaved.. bla bla bla...
    And stop all these micro management and politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Not a great place to work

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

    Pros

    No training's , No KT sessions but still they management expect people to deliver quality work .

    Quality Never comes Cheep .

    Cons

    Treating employees like a labor ,No process at all .
    Peoples management is very very worst

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Process should be generic to the company not for people .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Company doesn’t value employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Definitely a plus to have received health care right away.

    Cons

    This company does not seem to value their employees. IMS seems too focused on acquiring other companies and the employees are the ones suffering. It’s not a good feeling to be constantly told that there is a hiring freeze or a promised promotion is frozen indefinitely, but to keep getting emails that your company has acquired yet another company. There is a high turnover rate in my department and I’m not surprised why. My department has taken on greater responsibilities and workload over the last 3 years as other departments are laid off, however, there is no financial reward for taking on other department’s responsibilities. Promotions are promised and never given. I did not feel valued as an employee. While appreciated, Amazon.com gift cards are not a substitute for promotions and raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have good employees, make an effort to keep them. While appreciated, Amazon.com gift cards are not a substitute for promotions and raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent place to start my career

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Collegeville, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Collegeville, PA (US)

    Pros

    From my first day Interviewing with IMS to my first day on the job, I felt welcomed and felt like I was really part of the family. The atmosphere is very accepting and laid back, while still very career driven and work focused. Everyone is very good at what they do and are willing to teach you to make sure you understand/ feel comfortable with your position. There are many opportunites for advancement as well as opportunites for learning growth. You can find people who have worked here their entire career, with people here for about 40+ years. Their client offerings are innovative and exceptional. They are one of the biggest players in the healthcare data field and they deserve all the praise they recieve. Wonderful place to work. Highly reccommend.

    Cons

    There is a bit of disorganization sometimes in respects to the building assignments for departments, however they offer so much opportunity for working from home it balances out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a location!! You cannot just keep moving people all around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company

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

    Pros

    Good working culture
    Flexible timings
    good for experience person
    learning chances are very high

    Cons

    For fresher package is not up to the expectation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A good company to start your IT career

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

    Pros

    Working culture is good.
    A lot of initiatives are being taken, so you might get a chance to work on a new technology.
    Sufficient amount of time is given to learn a new technology.
    Decent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Even though you are required to fill the skill matrix, it is never taken into consideration.
    Decent salary for a fresher, you will end up by saving nothing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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