IMS Health Interview Questions

Updated Sep 4, 2014
Updated Sep 4, 2014
111 Interview Reviews

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IMS Health in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Applied through school. Called me to schedule a phone interview. Expected it to be a basic get to know you type interview, with questions about my background and resume. The phone interview started off like this.... for the first 15 minutes. However, the next 45 minutes were spent doing a case study OVER THE PHONE. My fault for not being 100% prepared for this, but I was shocked to do this over the phone. Needless to say, I did not do so well on the case portion, and did not move on to the next round.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at IMS Health in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interview process initiated through the on-campus recruiting process. We had first round interviews on-campus (2 interviews) and then received a call for a follow-up interview in the office. There, it was a half-day, where you interviewed with 2 separate people, and did a mini-case in the office with a very short presentation.

    All in all, I was extremely impressed with the people--everyone was very bright, warm and welcoming. They seemed to have a good office culture, as evidenced by the individuals with whom I interviewed and went to lunch with. It seemed like a very upbeat, fast-paced culture, with a lot of personal development potential.

    Interview Questions
    • Here is a case presented in a few slides, with some information. Take some time to review, and then make a few slides on paper with your findings/answers to these questions, and we'll come back in for a mini-presentation.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at IMS Health in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    It was a case interview over the phone, which is quite challenging. Having a pen and paper to hand is essential, and is probably an advantage over face to face case interview. It was conducted by a senior consultant, and the case part of the interview was followed up with some standard interview questions abuot motivation, strengths/weakness, things about the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Suppose your client Phil, the owner of the local pharmacy, is losing custom to the newly opened boots opposite. He thinks they are understocked, and that he has a loyal customer base. He wants to know if he should implement a loyalty scheme.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Director of Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at IMS Health in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with 4 people. Disorganized interview. Feedback was that Sr. Director said I didn't get an offer because I didn't take enough notes. One other person agreed that I didn't take enough notes. The other 2 said I took just the right amount of notes. I didn't take ANY notes. No follow-up was made by IMS of the outcome.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you were part of a team that no one understands in this company?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Paris (France)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at IMS Health in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    The first round interview took place in their office.
    It consisted on a 1:1 interview with the HR, and a 1:1 business case with a consultant.
    The questions on your motivation and background are standard.
    The business case was very analytical, no tricks.
    I got invited to the second round interview a week after.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Managed Market COnsultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Parsippany, NJ
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at IMS Health in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    1st: phone interview
    2nd: In person at the NJ office, about 4 hrs. interviewed with consultants and managers while working on your case study. there were 4 other candidates in the room. We presented our case individually.

    Interview Questions
    • An eight gallon container is full and both a three gallon container and a five gallon container are empty. Without using any other containers, divide the water into two equal amounts.   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IMS Health in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    First had phone interview, then 2 face to face interviews, consisting of competency and case studies and a presentation.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at IMS Health in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    End to end questions about experience, technical leadership and industry knowledge.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe the technical platform I would use under a specific scenario.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 months - interviewed at IMS Health in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    First round interview was over the phone. IT lasted 45 minutes. It had competency based questions, for 20 minutes and then the case study. It was about hotel chain in England. I had to calculate the break-even point based on the data given. It was in June 2011. Then I had an on-line numerical reasoning test. And then the second round was the assessment center. It consisted of couple of different things: 1:1 Interview (competency based + why consulting? why health & pharma industry? why IMS Health? why me?); then there was a long case study about biotech company coming up with new IP protected corn seed (resitant to drought), questions were about where should they lunch it, what kind of pricing should they offer etc; then I had to give a presentation on the topic I chose (7 days before the assessment day, we have been given some topics on pharma industry, we had to choose one and prepare a 10 minutes presentation); then there was another, short case study about the Zoo and the way it can increase profitability and the way that the Zoo-shop could start making money; in the end we had a group exercise, in a team of 4 people, we had to build a bridge out of the newspapers given and tape, that would hold an IMS doll. It was a really pleasant experience, ppl really engaing with all of us participants. There was a telephone feedback on the performance and that was very helpful!

    Interview Questions
    • Case study about drought-resistant corn seed. The question was what kind of pricing should company consider?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at IMS Health in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I went through one round of phone interviews waiting to go through the inperson interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you figure out the most important table in a database?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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