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Ugh...

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Health Market Science

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Good home/ work life balance. Above industry average pay. Technologically speaking, there are some very good and interesting projects to work on.

Cons

An extremely uncomfortable work atmosphere. It seems as if everyone here is working in fear. Very low employee morale. (The only people who tried to change this are now gone.) Constant re-orgs, constant priority changes, and constant method/work techniques changes make this a maddening, non-fulfilling career choice. There is absolutely no support of middle management, and I don’t think upper management really has a clue what is going on, they have a revolving door of talent and only the good people seem to leave. I’m not sure how HMS continues to survive, I won’t be surprised to show up one day and the doors will be chained because they went out of business. A very unimpressive, draining place to work.

Advice to Management

Stop the constant change, stick with something for more than a month. Find out why these talented people are leaving in droves and try to keep them. Take a good look at your mid-level managers.

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    Another Roman Empire

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

    I worked at Health Market Science

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    At one time HMS was an excellent place to work. The culture was smart, pleasant, and team oriented. The staff was universally brilliant and cohesive. Collaborative learning was highly valued and communication was organic. Management Appreciated this and those that made it work.

    Cons

    Since sold in 2008, the current(largely new) management decided that it was time to abort the start up culture, and become a Big Business. They succeeded in murdering the culture and installing a hostile, volatile environment while muddling progress in applications and worker growth. Outsourcing efforts have continued to be costly failures, both financially and in terms of the resulting attrition of talent. Benefits have dwindled, 401k matching is 'best effort' only. Healthcare is focused on cost, not 'ability to maintain life'. Upper management seems to view HMS as a government contract with unending funding and no requirements to produce, a cache of money to be drawn personally. What little is produced is produced without any attention to honesty or legality.

    Advice to Management

    Begin to appreciate the work involved with the product. Meter cost-to-deliver and filter sales contracts for viability. Value employee input rather than discourage opposing views, actually, just plain valuing employees would be a good start. Break up the senior management clique, and objectively value people at the top - then make adjustments accordingly. Quit lying to the board.


  2. Great People,

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bryn Mawr, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bryn Mawr, PA

    I worked at Health Market Science full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Intelligent employees Cutting edge technology Relaxed, work life balance Most of upper-mgmt is helpful

    Cons

    Company changed direction several times leading up to the merger with Lexus-Nexus that made for an unpleasant work environment.


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