IMS Health

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at IMS Health full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Not micro-managed, flexible schedule, ability to work virtually.

Cons

Poor leadership, unhealthy obsession on sales without considering the implications to delivery.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire early and often. It takes a considerable amount of time to bring people up to speed so by the time you know you need to hire, you're already in a bad situation.

Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good place

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Plymouth Meeting, PA

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

    Pros

    Decent, competent and smart people at all levels. Solid culture of respect and recognition of talent and hard work.

    Cons

    Integration of acquired companies is slow, collaboration difficult.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Went downhill very fast last couple of years

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    Former Employee - Manager Statistical Methodology
    Former Employee - Manager Statistical Methodology

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

    Pros

    Currently I can think of very few Pros.
    If you are not in headquarters at Plymouth Meeting, you can enjoy better work-life balance and the opportunity to work from home. Some people are completely remote. However, all new US hiring seems to be happening only in headquarters in PA.

    Cons

    - Highly disorganized company - there are no good processes in place that would get people from all over the company working together smoothly.
    - Bad at integrating acquisitions.
    - All the good people in consulting and analytics are leaving.
    - The emphasis is only on quarterly revenue growth, as the private equity owners prepare for a sale or IPO. There is no focus on clients or employees. Deliver some garbage first, fix it later after the end of the quarter if the client is not satisfied.
    - Roles are extremely automatized. It feels like we work on an assembly line. Smart, educated people are basically told to churn out the same thing over and over.
    - Very little room for growth and almost no training is offered. Managers pretend to pay attention to this, but in reality the focus is only on revenue. There is no opportunity to learn new types of analyses or projects because of the existing work-load.
    - There are no core teams that people work with on projects - the sales people are allowed a complete free for all - as long as they sell it, they cobble together a project team to try to deliver something to the client.
    - A lot of outsourcing. Custom consulting work is not highly valued - the emphasis is trying to move what they can to standardize data reporting and ship it out to Beijing or Bangalore. This is not really a consulting company - its more of a data and research sweatshop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and look at the turnover. Your best people are leaving because of the culture and environment. The workloads keep increasing because you do not replace people who have left.
    Try retaining talent by identifying it and rewarding it - share some of that tremendous revenue growth that we have delivered with your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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