IMS Health Senior Consultant Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 27, 2014
Updated May 27, 2014
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Senior Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

Very easy process. I came to the Plymouth Meeting office to have two in person meetings. The interviewers spoke as much or more than I did. I was made an offer by the end of that week.

Accepted Offer

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4 months - interviewed at IMS Health.

    Interview Details

    HR is a bit discombobulated. They won't necessarily communicate clearly and may leave you stranded at a hotel. Interview will require a case study, several in person interviews, and significant waiting period. Environment is very much a learn on the job situation and don't expect much hand-holding.

    Negotiation Details
    Get as much compensation as you can before coming in as raises and promotions are not impressive.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at IMS Health in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    The first step was a basic phone screen conducted by someone within HR. After about a week I was called in for a face-to-face interview with someone at Engagement Manager level. This interview consisted of providing examples of consulting type work experiences from my last job. I was then invited to a next round of interviews with more engagement managers and principals who all seemed a little too full of themselves. I wasn't interviewing at somewhere like McKinsey but there was all the intellectual arrogance one would attribute to them present in the people who interviewed me. It was laughable at times because quite clearly they weren't the brightest.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if a client complained that the fees requested were too high?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry when I received the financial offer. It was beyond low and quite insulting. I attempted to negotiate but was given the standard response of "you have to prove yourself...". I took a similar role with another consulting organization and was offer a salary that was 40% higher.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 days - interviewed at IMS Health in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Simple & Clear.
    Day One : HR interview asking about motivation to join.
    Day Two: Technical & domain understanding test. ( Panel of three )
    Day Three: Interview with cross functional managers

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at IMS Health in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    A lot of common questions, questions were repeating. I was glad then it finished. I felt very uncomfortable.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at IMS Health in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    2 panel interviews with 2 individuals each and a presentation.
    I found out that they hire when they get a project, so there was no job available at that time, information which was not disclosed prior to the interview.

    Also, if you need to travel for the interview watch out for the reimbursement as you are given the run-around even though they tell you prior to the interview that you will get paid for it.
    The company used to be very professional a few years ago, but it changed. I would not recommend it.

    Interview Questions
    • Pharma company will a multitude of issues to be solved.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took 2 days - interviewed at IMS Health in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    First contact with inhouse recruiter, needed to follow up twice to get to interview appointment.
    Second contact was in person with peer as 1:1 meeting, one person only.
    Third contact was with three more senior members (Principal/Senior Principal) to whom the role would report. Consisted of personality fit, case study (answer needs to be following *their* quantitative, analytical thinking model), Q&A. They are trying to assess business development potential and mentoring potential.
    Heard about two to tree weeks later about outcome, no feedback on interview provided

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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