IMS Health Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
243 Reviews
3.2
243 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 31 reviews)

  • very strong vacation, work from home, tuition reimbursement, and retirement plans (in 7 reviews)


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

  • No work-life balance, unrealistic deadlines with not enough resources (in 7 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 an 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.  

    IMS HEALTH is decent

    • 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

    Pros

    nice working environment, excellent opportunity to work remotely

    Cons

    few communication with colleagues, too many administration staff

    Recommends
  3.  

    Consultant

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

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

    Pros

    -Good work/life balance and flexible work schedule
    -Good pay
    -Colleagues encourage learning and growth

    Cons

    -narrow career growth
    -lack of transparency to management initiatives

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Working as Test Engineer in IMS Health. Have 2.5 Years of Experience in Manual ,Mainframe ,MObile App,DB Testing

    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Its a friendly environment and Good place to learn

    Cons

    Good PLace to work. Good INfrastructurre

  6.  

    Great environment but not a company concerned with the employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Mexico City (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Mexico City (Mexico)

    I worked at IMS Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked at the mexican branch of this firm and I can say that there is a good environment because of the average age of the people working there and the promotion is constant

    Cons

    You learn from peers but there is not good training like others consultancy firms like Delloitte or Mckinsey, the balance work- life is null

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Experience could have been better

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

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

    Pros

    - Quality work
    - Great chaps from some of the reputed colleges of the country

    Cons

    - The GDC is being run like a BPO, there's no emphasis on portraying it as a revenue generating center
    - Candidate interview process needs a total revamp, lately off campus hires have been incompetent leading to a lot of headache for the managers trying to get work out of them
    - Training programs are not in place leading to dissatisfaction amongst campus hires most of whom are from good educational institutions like the IITs, NSIT, BITS
    - Compensation package needs to be looked at. Talent isn't getting suitably rewarded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - The top management needs to invest in talent and resources to reap benefits in the future
    - They need to get away from the cost cutting mindset to retain and attract good talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Working at IMS...

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

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

    Pros

    The associates here are really some of the nicest and hard working people you'll ever meet. There is a real feeling of "we're all in this together", and there are no shortage of people willing to help if you need it.

    Cons

    From a cultural standpoint "the talk" doesn't really match "the walk". For example we recently moved into a new office and as part of the move we transitioned into a more open office environment, along with all the schtick of how beneficial the move into the space would be for everyone. But we didn't all have to make the change, upper management who will now have an entire floor to themselves. Also, responsibilities and workloads increase disproportionately compared to compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They bought a new building less than half an hour away from the old one and it may be the world's worst kept secret that this was done so they could have bigger offices and not have to share bathrooms with other people. There may be more beneficial ways to spend the company's money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good products, good people, marketing needs to mature

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

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

    Pros

    Dedicated staff producing excellent data products and generally effective health IT solutions. Very competitive benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Difficult achieving organizational synergy across product/services lines as needed to define integrated customer solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try to do it all. Define your core markets and tailor your products to client needs rather than trying to force fit solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    great company with talents around

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 (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
  11.  

    IMS HEALTH review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 (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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