IMS Health Reviews

Updated 8 September 2014
Updated 8 September 2014
227 Reviews
3.1
227 Reviews
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IMS Health Chairman and CEO Ari Bousbib
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97 Ratings

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

    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 experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    Good Company to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    Not the same as it used to be

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    The place to be for Big Pharma Data consulting

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal
    Former Employee - Principal

    I worked at IMS Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Culture is casual. You call everyone by their first name

    Cons

    IMS is totally paranoid about its employees leaving to go to other competitors. Also, do not be critical on any of their anonymous surveys! I have watched the employee's responses end up becoming part of the ammunition to let them go. Beware. Everything is monitored for IMS employees considered "at risk" for leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IMS has too many stovepipes that make it difficult to get things done. Management has far too many layers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    IMS HEALTH

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time

    Pros

    Good Company to work. Work and personal life balance

    Cons

    Not technology oriented. Business oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IMS Health as a contractor

    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
  9.  

    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)

    I worked at IMS Health full-time

    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
  10.  

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

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    • 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)

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

    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
  11.  

    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)

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

    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

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