IMS Health

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IMS Health Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 216 reviews

54% Approve of the CEO

IMS Health Chairman and CEO Ari Bousbib

Ari Bousbib

(95 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Opportunities and Flexibility

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSeveral different technologies recently acquired offering lots of different types of opportunities. Ability to telecommute greatly helps work-life balance.

    ConsNot all salaries are treated equal especially with the various acquisitions. Limited flexibility due to some stringent policies that aren't always applied fairly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure fair application of policies across groups and teams; Assess and properly adjust salaries and compensation to reflect effort and current job market.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice people, great company to have on resume

    ConsLots of turnover. Very silo'ed company - very little opportunity to work with other groups within the firm.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess silos - allow the groups to work together on more projects,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Very well run.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people, lots of opportunity, market competitive comp and benefits.

    ConsMatrix management can be a challenge. Structure may inhibit innovation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIMS could rank as a great place to work with a little more focus on creative benefits and employee development.

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    IMS Health | Appature in Seattle has the feeling of a small company

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsGood culture, great interaction with other employees. Small Management tree. Always asking what can be done to improve both products and working environment. Great view from offices.

    ConsNot the easiest place to commute to. Too much of this was done in start up and we really do not have the time to fix.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure to keep the culture at Appature Seattle and not change it to the culture at HQ

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

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    Part of small company acquired by IMS - Still feel somewhat isolated

    Senior Database Analyst (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsIMS is big company with a lot of employee benefits. There are a lot of resources available to employees for both professional and personal use. Working from home is an option for many teams within IMS. Career advancement seems to be encouraged and opportunities are available within the company.

    ConsSince IMS is so large, sometimes you feel like you are just another number. I don't know what a lot of my colleagues actually do and I'm sure many of them don't know much about my department.

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    Good Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood process and procedures within the data business.

    ConsPoorly paid, at least market rate should be paid.

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    Good Opportunities

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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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    Great global insight to the health & pharma industry

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStrong collaboration among fellow coworkers in an established global company. A high level of commitment resulting in continued increasing performance over the last three years

    ConsOrganization structure promotes silo mentality between business units. Uncertainty of eventual company direction under private equity ownership.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport standard processes vs exceptions

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

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    IMS Health is very sound, stable company with good benefits and interesting work.

    Healthcare Data Analyst (Current Employee) Waltham, MA

    ProsI was able to work independently on very interesting projects. People worked collaboratively within teams and across departments. The benefits were very good include vacation time.

    ConsI have no negatives. This company treated me very well for over a decade.

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

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