IMS Health Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
227 Reviews
3.1
227 Reviews
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IMS Health Chairman and CEO Ari Bousbib
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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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    Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    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
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    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
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    Opportunities and Flexibility

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time for 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
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    Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IMS Health for 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
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

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

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to keep the culture at Appature Seattle and not change it to the culture at HQ

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Database Analyst  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Database Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    IMS 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.

    Cons

    Since 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    IMS

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    not eough people to complete high demand of work from clients

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IMS Health as a contractor

    Pros

    Good process and procedures within the data business.

    Cons

    Poorly paid, at least market rate should be paid.

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    Good Opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IMS Health

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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