IMS Health

www.imshealth.com

IMS Health Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
261 Reviews
3.2
261 Reviews
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IMS Health Chairman and CEO 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 company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Plymouth Meeting, PA

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, benefits, and decent vacation.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape. Folks more interested in punching the clock.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Aggressive in the market, treat employees well

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

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time

    Pros

    The company is very aggressive regarding market growth. The senior leadership is very savvy with regards to strategy and finding growth opportunities. They look for organic growth and through acquisition. So this strategy creates the opportunity to work on various types of projects and technologies.

    Has a virtual monopoly on pharmaceutical industry data with their products. Parts of the organization are very process driven and very good at operationalizing client implementations. The company does invest in training for their employees.

    Cons

    The lower skill level of some of the employees will present a challenge in getting things done in an efficient manner. The salary is lower than other firms IMS positions themselves against in the same market place.

    Has a virtual monopoly on pharmaceutical industry data with their products.
    Senior leadership keeps the lion share of the bonus money and raises can be paltry at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a lot of inefficient processes that can be tightened up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5. 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant

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

    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
  7.  

    IMS

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth Meeting, PA

    I worked at IMS Health full-time

    Pros

    Growing company that offers great work life balance, flexibility to move within the organization, and the people provide a great work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Frequent acquisitions and the internal processes can make it difficult to navigate through the organization.

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst

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

    I worked at IMS Health as a contractor

    Pros

    Good Work Culture
    Great name in Pharma Industry
    Great Minds
    Lots of learn and freedom of speech

    Cons

    Long Hours
    All Project Plan are driven by Client

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Opportunities and Flexibility

    • 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 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Analyst

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

    I worked at IMS Health (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, great company to have on resume

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less silos - allow the groups to work together on more projects,

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very well run.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IMS Health

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

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