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An OK place to work, with not that much upside.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at IMS Health

Pros

The hours are not bad, and the benefits are reasonable. There is considerable flexibility on your work hours and work location. Colleagues are generally nice and fun to work with.

Cons

There is a lot of bureaucracy (as with any company of this size), but the internal groups are highly inefficient at getting stuff done. It takes forever just to get your computer fixed, for example. There is also a general sense of unhelpfulness, in that other groups are typically not willing to share their information or lend a helping hand when asked. There is also not a good sense of a unified culture, with all the recent acquisitions that the company has made. Compensation is also lower than competitors, and the company as a whole seems to be struggling.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The internal systems need to be greatly improved, as they significantly impact the productivity of many of the employees.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    IMS Health consulting review

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Plymouth Meeting, PA

    I have been working at IMS Health

    Pros

    I can only speak about the consulting side. It's a fast paced, exciting place to work. Most of the personalities in the group are pleasant and friendly. Not everyone has had my experience, but if you are a dedicated and hard worker willing to make some sacrifices, you will be accepted with open arms by senior management. They have a keen sense of who the producers are and who the laggards are.

    Cons

    In consulting you will work very long hours. It is a rarity that you will work less than 50 hr weeks. In fact, there will be times you will work over 70 hrs per week. In order to be an effective consultant, you have to have a passion for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None yet. They have been very supportive and motivating.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating place to work, but has some charms

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Sales in Plymouth Meeting, PA

    I have been working at IMS Health

    Pros

    Interesting work, important information customers rely on. Good work is generaly recognized.

    Cons

    Poor morale at this time. Very hard to get things done. Both IMS employees and customers can be frustrated regarding effort required to do even small things. Greedy senior leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the process problems and some key systems, and company performance will get a lot better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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