IMS Health
3.0 of 5 185 reviews
www.imshealth.com Parsippany, NJ 5000+ Employees

IMS Health Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
IMS Health – Bangalore – “IMS Health”

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3.0 185 reviews

                             

52% Approve of the CEO

IMS Health Chairman and CEO Ari Bousbib

Ari Bousbib

(83 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Nice place to work with good work life balance"
    in 25 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 11 reviews
  • "No work-life balance, unrealistic deadlines with not enough resources"
    in 5 reviews
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good learning experience

Analyst (Current Employee)
Sydney

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

Prosgood experience, learned a lot

Conspoor people management, no growth for existing employees, hiring for new but not taking care of exsisting

Advice to Senior Managementtake time to understand needs of your people

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Great Work Life Balance!

Senior Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsWork life balance is great. Flexibility to move within the various departments/ business units. Competitive pay. Undisputed Market leader in a very niche domain and well positioned to grow further! Good brand of leadership.

ConsWIth a lot of acquisitons, sometimes understanding all the new offerings and data assets can get challenging/ counter productive and may take a while to settle! Brand awareness among the public is low and there is more potential there!

Advice to Senior ManagementGreater focus on synergies and collaboration with all the recent acquisitions will reap greater benefits!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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IMS

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at IMS Health full-time

ProsMany opportunities, reasonable work/life balance, good roll models and ample resources for knowledge growth

Consnot eough people to complete high demand of work from clients

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice place to work, if you are the right profile

Principal (Current Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

ProsGenerally, nice and reasonable people to work, good vender experiences if interested in healthcare industry, challenging sometimes and demanding strong hard skills on tools and ability to influence, evidence based solutions, deep dive on many therapeutic classes

ConsVery number driven, both financially and work approach, lower compensation than some competitor, branded and perceived as a data provider company

Advice to Senior ManagementHave clear strategy on growth plans, focusing too much on technology might not turn out profitable in the long run, allow people to climb the ranks quickly

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at IMS Health as a contractor

ProsGood process and procedures within the data business.

ConsPoorly paid, at least market rate should be paid.

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Not the right place for IT employee

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsGood joining hike as they are just setting up the company in Bangalore

ConsNo proper management team
Very bad HR policy like small companies
Incentive/Bonus policies are also equal to small companies
You will not be evaluated properly for min 1 year even if you perform great

Advice to Senior ManagementReview the HR policies and bring it in line with large scale companies.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Losing employee confidence

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

ProsPays well, good varied benefits including RRSP, training allowance, option of medical/dental coverage or HCSA. If a manager takes a liking to you and you work like a dog without complaining you will do ok.

ConsNo work-life balance, unrealistic deadlines with not enough resources. There are so many acquisitions of other companies and subsequent layoffs, employees are constantly working long hours and putting up with difficulties without saying anything so as not to be targetted as the next cut. The company talks a lot about taking care of its employees but they actual live under an umbrella of constant stress and uncertainty.

Advice to Senior ManagementThis management group has a grand plan of its own and, foolishly, would never consider any advice from front line employees as having any merit.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Principal

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at IMS Health full-time

ProsAll pharma companies use their data. From sales perspective, you have a foot in the door.

ConsDoesn't have a good collaborative culture across different consulting practices. Sometimes even steal each other's business - not a happy environment.

Advice to Senior Managementwatch out for managers who keep destroying value by making blind decisions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ebbs & Flows

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsNot micro-managed, flexible schedule, ability to work virtually.

ConsPoor leadership, unhealthy obsession on sales without considering the implications to delivery.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire early and often. It takes a considerable amount of time to bring people up to speed so by the time you know you need to hire, you're already in a bad situation.

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Good Opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at IMS Health

ProsGood opportunities. Senior management is very much reachable. Good team players.

ConsDifficult to understand the IT procurement dept. Many day to day software not available easily. Hard to get any new technology in project.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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