I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at IMS Health in November 2013.
Interview Details – Noticed the company at the ETH Campus Interview (a university career event), then applied online and sent my CV via E-mail. After a few weeks I got a generic invitation for a GMAT test. It turned out that the test is a short version of the real GMAT, consisting of 30 questions for 60 minutes (25 questions in maths and 5 on reading comprehension of a rather difficult and lengthy text). It was a paper test and we were rushed to finish before the initially given 60 min were over (after about 50 minutes). Finally, we were told that it will take about a week to evaluate the test and short-list the candidates for the next round. However, I never heard back from them (even after I wrote them an e-mail to ask about the outcome).
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at IMS Health.
Interview Details – Two rounds of interview - one with recruiter for screening and the next with Hiring manager. Interview was quite straight forward and mostly on what I had in my resume.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at IMS Health in August 2013.
Interview Details –
I have a friend inside the company, so he referred. After his referral (almost the same day), I got a call from HR discussing the interview availability. A week later, HR called me and discussed about my experiences, my master program, my earliest start date. He also asked me what would I consider as my analytical skills. All you need to prepare is to be ready to talk about your past working experiences and your strengths, and, don’t forget to smile☺
A week later, HR contacted me and invited me to have on-site interview. I had three 1:1 interviews (1 hour for each) with different engagement managers, and a case interview. The case interview was pretty straightforward. They gave me a short case, and I would analyze the problems and provide my solutions. I had 45 minutes to prepare for the case (they would leave you alone, and give you a laptop without internet access), and another 1 hour to do the presentation and answer questions. I presented my PowerPoint slides in front of 4 managers, and they asked several questions after I finished.
I felt the case not that hard. As long as you have the case interview training and a framework to analyze business problems, you should be fine. Managers wouldn’t challenge you a lot if your assumptions are reasonable and solutions are practical.
Interview Question – How many people would you bring with you if you go to client's site and solve their problems? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I am pretty satisfied with the salary and benefits, so there is not much to negotiate.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at IMS Health in May 2012.
Interview Details – There is an initial interview over the phone with the basic behavioral questions and basic background questions to determine if you are remotely qualified for the position. I think the inquiries were too basic to learn much about the applicant that wasn't already obvious after having read the resume. Failed the subsequent in-person interview.
Interview Question – Nothing. It was all straight-forward Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at IMS Health in January 2013.
Interview Details – I got a call from the hiring manager at IMS health. He asked me if would be willing to attend an interview for the position of an Analyst. I inquired about the company and he mentioned that it was related to pharmaceuticals. I being from a computer science background asked him as to how I could be of help in such a company, he told me that the job requires certain skill that a computer science engineer posses. Nevertheless, I agreed and the interview was scheduled for the next day. What happened the day of the interview was surprising and funny. The first question they ask me is the reason I have applied for a job that requires a life sciences background!
Interview Question – The reason I am applying for a job that requires a life sciences background View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at IMS Health.
Interview Details – Five interviews: Headhunter (2), HR, direct supervisor, country manager
Interview Question – Business case interviews Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Open to negotiate base salaries
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at IMS Health in March 2012.
Interview Details – Phone interview - question about my background and characteristics and then a short case study about the potential market of a specific drug.
Interview Question – How you prioritize your work? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at IMS Health in May 2013.
Interview Details – After a phone call with a senior manager in Germany, I was transferred to the Swiss office. Another phone interview (1h, CV based) invitation to the assessment test (GMAT like, 1h). Finally an interview day, consisting of 2 interviews (senior consultants; CV based, business case and brain teaser). Finally a 2 hour case study (1h preparation, 1h presentation in front of the team).
Interview Question – You draw a circle with a stick of 1m length, then you place it on the outline of the circle. What are the odds of the stick landing outside of the circle? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at IMS Health.
Interview Details –
3 Technical and one HR round... But I did not get any reply from HR.
HR told to me you will get feed back in 3 or 4 days.
Interview Question –
I think they will conduct Project Manager Round.
Can any one tell me which discussions will be going in the Project Manager round Answer Question
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