IMS Health

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IMS Health Reviews

Updated 27 November 2014
Updated 27 November 2014
253 Reviews
3.1
253 Reviews
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IMS Health Chairman and CEO Ari Bousbib
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 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.  

    A challenging fast paced environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Get involved in challenging and interesting work

    Cons

    Red tape and speed of execution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the momentum on improving leadership capability

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good colleagues and good work experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Primary Market Research Analyst in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Primary Market Research Analyst in Makati City (Philippines)

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

    Pros

    IMS is a good company. If you want to learn deeper understanding about how Drugs and Pharmaceutical works. You will learn what are the drug of choice of the consumers. In IMS they are building "family one" system, all your colleagues become your family.

    Cons

    Slow job growth. Too much exposure to pharmaceutical term is pure boredom

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great resources, lots of red tape

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people, talent, resources
    Flex time work from home
    Good work life balance
    Lots of learning opps
    Interesting projects

    Cons

    Red tape and more red tape
    The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing
    Silos, conflicts and lots of time and talent wasted
    Circular conversations about the same things over and over again

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put a talent management plan in place and reduce the confusion and stop the exit

  6.  

    Good experience until now

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Junior Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Good to have joined IMS Health Global Delivery Center while it is still in its growing phase.
    The company organized an initial training of 15 days which introduced the length and breadth about the organizations core data assets and various Centres of Excellance. With this it made clear of what work is being carried out and how I as an individual shall contribute.
    The best part about the company is recruiting resources that are best fit for the purpose they would serve.
    The company has good growth prospects and enables an individual with requisite resources for personal as well as collective growth. Various cross trainings are held as and when required.

    Cons

    Offsites for employees should be held for a better work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It should work to make the organization more process oriented

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Consultant

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

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work with.

    Cons

    Overall policy are not so good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  9.  

    No employee benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment enables high efficiency
    Friendly and lively environment
    Always encourages new ideas
    Promotions with in two years of experience

    Cons

    Significantly low salary compared to market
    Stretched and Long working hours, very difficult to maintain work-life balance
    In-efficient management
    Though the work is challenging, development of skill set is difficult with the kind of processes followed

    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Frustrating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Access to many clients
    Some talented individuals on the payroll.

    Cons

    Poor management and leadership throughout the organisation. No corporate direction is communicated.
    Lack of real career opportunities.
    Organisational silos where self interest is more important than the client or overall business.
    Poor bonus scheme.Cheap! Bottom line is everything.
    Unless you are at VP grade you do not matter.
    No feeling of being part of something special or important.Amazing considering healthcare is the business!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate through the organisation. Make the corporate strategy clear. Restructure and remove the unecessary burden of poor administration systems and uneccessary internal competition at the expense of the client and employees through siloed business units and poorly thoufht out measurement criteria. Invest in effective management and leadership training. Our clients do it!!! Organisational change cannot be achieved via email.
    Employees are the organisation- remember this in the knowledge age when we are tryi g to deliver insights to clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Getting out of hand

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

    I worked at IMS Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - many good people to work with
    - flexibility with doctor appts and working from home if needed, on occasion

    Cons

    - the workload has gotten out of hand and compensation does not increase with it. you are lucky to get a 2% raise every year, even if you are a good worker.
    - unrealistic deadlines
    - upper management simply does not care about its employees. they just keep taking perks away (i.e. summer fridays, no longer have private cubicals, etc) and making more rules without giving anything in return
    - as a result of above, employee morale is at an all-time low
    - offshoring many jobs
    - losing good employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try caring about your employees. don't underestimate the value of motivating and rewarding them. if they like their job, they will work hard. right now you have a bunch of sour employees not caring about the quality of their work or even if the company does well. this will impact the bottom line down the road.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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