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Good company to work for

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at IMS Health full-time

Pros

Very flexible, though expect to work more than 40 hours a week

Cons

They tend to let go of people without regard to knowledge/experience

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Frustrating at times, but a notable improvement vs. 2 years ago. Employees have to be in it for the long haul.

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    Current Employee - Technical Architect  in  Collegeville, PA
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Collegeville, PA

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    + Work / Life balance in most non-consulting positions
    + Death-march projects are rare to non-existent. Putting your career on cruise-control is possible while still inching up the compensation ladder.
    + Benefits
    + In all but one role I've been in, the immediate co-workers and managers watch your back

    Cons

    - Career advancement is slow paced; much like the environment.
    - Autonomy has to be fiercely fought for and defended at every turn.
    - Technologist culture is still stuck back in the 80's, but at least now pays lip service to modernity.
    - Sr. Management still has no good way to accurately value knowledge workers. In-sourcing to India is an overall improvement vs outsourcing, but still can't compare to real, co-located development teams in the US and EMEA where the majority of development is done.
    - Many of the highest value employees have found that the only way to get proper compensation is to leave and come back, or leave and become a consultant; many just simply leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is still an inconsistency between the stated strategies of product leadership and customer centricity and the actual budgets. There's a difference between being cost conscious and being penny-wise, pound-poor. We employees need to hear that while top-line driven EBITDA growth is the motive, and will drive the terminal value when the company is sold / re-IPO'ed, it's not the goal. Revenue growth isn't treated like a consequence of the right strategy and action.
    The "hub and spoke" model is still resulting in functional silos and is frankly not working. I strongly believe that all portfolio and infrastructure projects can be done in a local, federated fashion by co-located teams and that technology principles and standards can drive consistency and reuse internationally. If we are a technology company, and our success is measured by the amount of functionality within working software that we deliver, then we need to abandon the silo-ed approach and hire more, real software developers who are generalists and polyglots.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    IMS HEALTH

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IMS Health

    Pros

    Stable company, available e-learning courses

    Cons

    Dependent on Pharmaceutical companies contracts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    develop training program

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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