IMS Health

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Good learning experience; challenging

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

I have been working at IMS Health

Pros

Leadership and management opportunities are there for the taking.

Cons

Time off and work-life balance is difficult

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    Frustrating

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Management in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Data Management in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at IMS Health

    Pros

    Seems there's always a party. There is great concern for everyone being happy and having an afternoon treat, and little concern for how well they do their job. Great place to work if you need to run out five times a week to take your kid somewhere.

    Cons

    Long term employees with the most knowledge have been let go and replaced by low cost and low quality imports. English is a second language. Management is more interested in creating their own little fiefdoms than in running and supporting the organization. Power is everything, especially at the VP level. IMS does not (ever) improve from within, they just continue to buy other organizations. Clients constantly (and justifiably) complain about data issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the economy should improve, there will be no one left who even knows how to turn on the lights. It's too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Horrible disorganization and no communication

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I have been working at IMS Health

    Pros

    The technical team is awesome. Several business folk were really good to work with too.

    Cons

    This is a technical company that has no idea how to run a technical project. They don't want to hear any feedback regarding technical dependencies of the various pieces of the project, or really any feedback at all for that matter. The business makes decisions without any communication with the technical teams, but still expects the technical team to implement whimsical changes on the fly (in production no less). The project managers are the worst I have ever worked with and are leading the projects into disaster. There is no way this place will ever produce viable software. They are an analytics company, their business revolves around data and reporting of data, but the business stakeholders have no respect at all for the importance of their database architecture and the technical complexity of the things they are asking for. The technical team is awesome. Several business folk were really good to work with too but the people running the projects make it impossible to work here since you know the projects are bound to fail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open communication channels with the technical side. They want to architect solid solutions, you have to give them the tools to do so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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