IMS Health Interview Questions

Updated Jan 8, 2015
Updated Jan 8, 2015
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at IMS Health.

    Interview Details

    Very hurried process. I had an interview every week for 4 weeks straight - starting with a questionnaire, three phone interviews, and then 3 in person interviews with a presentation. I would get notice for an interview 1-2 days before. During the phone interviews, the interviewers were rude and it is really obvious that they believe that they are better than you. They will focus on certain topics (data manipulation/analytics) and ask you 5-6 questions per interview on those alone. Every interviewer asked me the same thing, which shows how disorganized they are/how they must not communicate with one another.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked three different case questions throughout the process. Two mini cases then one case with a presentation - case was about 5 pages long.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at IMS Health.

    Interview Details

    I found the interview process to be disorganized. I had four phone/video interviews prior to the "next phase," which is when I would have an in-person interview. Either the interviewers do not share information or they are very inefficient because I have had to share the same information on a loop. At this point, I would not be interested in even going in for the in-person interviews since what I have experienced thus far has been absurd. Not only that, but the main phone interview I had was downright painful. I have never had to go into so much detail about my previous positions as I did with this organization. I felt like the interviewer was getting mad at me, intimidating me, and practically yelled at me for attempting to explain myself. Perhaps this is the nature of the organization, but this has been a good way to learn I am not interested in being an employee here.

    Interview Questions
    • Why would you leave your current company when it clearly has what you are looking for?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IMS Health in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The first round was a recorded video interview. It was really basic. Just asking your strenghts, your experiences, willingness to travel, things like that. I thought I screwed up badly but I advanced to the next round. The next round was the phone interview and included a case study question. I thought I did okay but I did not get the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • There was no unexpected questions. The case study was simple and straightforward. I had to compare markets for disease A and B and decide which one to enter.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst/Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at IMS Health.

    Interview Details

    Applied through school's website. Initial contact was within a week to schedule a phone interview after 5PM as the team is usually very busy. Interview was a conference call with bad reception and one interviewer had a very hard to understand accent. Of course she was the one to describe the job and I understood maybe every fourth word she said. During the case question, the interviewer sighed very loudly, which I found rude and very unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    • -Tell me about your resume
      -Why IMS Health?
      -What are 3 strengths/weaknesses?
      -How do you work on a team?
      Case question: Pharma company X is experiencing a drop in sales... what are some reasons for this?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at IMS Health in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I first had a phone interview that lasted about an hour. The first forty minutes or so were dedicated to a pretty easy case study, and the last 15-20 to some generic behavioral questions and why I was interested in the company. They got back to me within the day about coming into the office for an in-person interview.

    At the office, I met with 4 people. In the first portion of the interview, I had to write a mock letter. Next was two standard case studies, neither of which were terribly hard, and finally, a behavior interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Had to write a mock letter. A hypothetical client was asking some complex questions that would take my team a week or two to answer, and as manager, I had to respond to the client detailing the delay and why.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Competitive Intelligence Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Harrisburg, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Harrisburg, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at IMS Health in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I got called for first round phone interview two months after I had applied online. It was a 45 minute screening and fit interview, or so they said at first. To my surprise, I got asked to work on mini cases, in which they were not looking for structured consulting like approach, but rather wanted to see if you exhibit a thinking process they seek for in this particular position. Aside from that suprise turn of the interview, it was straight forward fit and screen, resume discussion, and motivation for the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Your competitor is XYZ company, and they have discontinued their ABC drug, which you have a competitive drug for in Phase II trial. How would you go about trying to find out what happened to ABC drug?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at IMS Health in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    PHONE INTERVIEW

    Interview Questions
    • CASE STUDY AND FEW BASIC BEHAVIOR QUESTIONS   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Engagement Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IMS Health.

    Interview Details

    Consisted of face to face interviews with 3 Engagement Managers (same level I was interviewing for). Then had to prepare a presentation based on a case study (you get 45 minutes to prepare it). Presented this to the 3 people I interviewed with as well as a Senior Principal level.

    Interview Questions
    • The case study was the most challenging. Deciding on how deep to go with answers, was there enough info to make clear recommendations, etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at IMS Health in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Three rounds, first two where phone interviews one with HR and the next was with Engagement Manager which did at the end a small business case. (4P)
    Once I past that round I was invited to a third round in company headquarters in NY for a full day , where I had three case interviews and one behavioral interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Collegeville, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Collegeville, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IMS Health in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    IMS Consulting Group is the leader in the pharma consulting industry. Their work is truly amazing and their global reach attracts the biggest clients around the world. It was a 2:1 interview on fit questions only. So candidates really have to see for themselves why they are interested in pharmaceutical and healthcare consulting, because that is all IMS does unlike other strategy consulting firms.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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