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Helpful (1)

Great culture

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Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

I worked at IMS Health full-time (more than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

IMS can be a great place to work if you're interested in pharma and biotech. The consulting arm of the company was predominantly formed through M&A, so each office is highly variable and has its own culture.

Cons

The lack of standardization makes it hard to predict how different offices will do things -- the extreme segmentation by office makes the work repetitive within a given office.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    IMS talks a good game but doesn't always back it up

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Plymouth Meeting, PA

    I worked at IMS Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People. The people in my office were great - friendly, helpful, supportive even when the company's higher ups weren't
    Flexible work arangements

    Cons

    There are very few women in top roles
    IMS says they are invested in their staff but they don't support training and it's easy to get stuck in a role
    Career opportunities depend entirely on your manager/department. In some departments there is no growth

  2. Helpful (3)

    Okay if you're in a division with revenue growth. Whoops... not many of those here now!

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    Current Employee - Director, Business Line in Collegeville, PA
    Current Employee - Director, Business Line in Collegeville, PA

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Executive level is typically populated by people less visionary than able to toe the line on cutting expenses to meet net margin expectations and able to survive politically. Middle and VP tiers of management tends to be excellent, but ability to reward employees and do innovative things are limited due to cost-cutting and other priorities.

    Cons

    IMS has always been about the the share price rather than serving the customer. As pharma continues to implode, IMS continues to reap what they've sown.

    Advice to Management

    Ceaseless layoffs kills morale, unwillingness or inability to prioritize investments to grow all aspects of the business undercuts the one opportunity to get employees engaged and motivated.

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