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Very weird! The managers remaining from MedInitiatives have checked out!

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Current Employee - Database Engineer in Rancho Cordova, CA
Current Employee - Database Engineer in Rancho Cordova, CA

I have been working at IMS Health

Pros

Great location!
Very liberal telecommuting.
Technology is up to date and current.
Pay rate is above average for consultants.

Cons

Hired into situation where senior DBA was combative and un-cooperative with product managers.
Managers are disinterested and come to office maybe 2 times per week in jeans and flip-flops.

Very unfocused and lack luster direction and enthusiasm missing for moving product forward. Looks like they are waiting to be closed.

Dirty Secret they don't tell you is that they(old MedInitiatives) are going to be shutdown July 2011 if they don't get long over due software out the door.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

IMS Execs, you paid $80M for people, they have mentally checked out and are only playing a waiting game until you come in and clean house or close this office.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    I have 11 years experience

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    Current Employee - Statistical Programmer in Collegeville, PA
    Current Employee - Statistical Programmer in Collegeville, PA

    I have been working at IMS Health

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn, Team work, good environment.

    Cons

    Compensation is very low compared to other pharma companies for same position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay well to retain good workers

    No opinion of CEO
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    Lack of effective people leadership, though pay is good. Culture is older, conservative.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth Meeting, PA

    I have been working at IMS Health

    Pros

    Competitive salary & benefits; reasonable work/life balance culture; good business model; some really smart people work there; some really nice people.

    Cons

    Constant layoff & outsourcing culture disheartening; financially-driven culture; recent management changes have introduced uncertainty and strain on workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to figure out how to lead your people at the human/emotional level - vs. exclusively through pay and bonus. Studies show that people perform better when they feel appreciated, have autonomy and feel like they're part of something bigger than themselves. IMS does not lead in any of these areas very effectively, which leads to a workforce that lacks spirit. Give them purpose, and they will give you growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
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