IMS Consulting Group

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Updated May 21, 2014

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3.3 13 reviews

25% Approve of the CEO

IMS Consulting Group President Gordon Carey

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Associate Consultant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat work culture. Relaxed and cooperative.

    ConsSometimes bad hours for relatively low pay compared to other consulting firms.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more stringent with hiring and promotions at higher levels. There are some great PMs and some who are not up to caliber.

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    Great culture, but work hard

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat culture and people
    Very flexible work location and times - working remotely is common
    Very little travel

    ConsWork hours can get extremely long

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    Good experience if you enjoy pharma, but not enough project diversity to gain a broader understanding of healthcare

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexibility to work remotely, smart and competent people, good office culture, interesting things happening on the data side (but integration of the company is so poor that it's hard to gain insight and exposure to the data side of the business)

    ConsLack of project diversity, many of the projects can be repetitive and tactical rather than strategic and big-picture, poor integration across different service groups as well as between service groups and IMS's data assets

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on better integration of the business and focus on building up one company with one brand

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    Disjointed teams with numbers as the sole driver

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAs in all companies, there are some very good people--smart, strategic and fun. These people make the environment tolerable. The strategic nature of the work in CG is challenging and invigorating.

    ConsThere have been so many changes in the past year that the vision is no longer clear, which is felt by most on the team. The onboarding and training process is poor (although they are trying to fix that).

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate changes and vision effectively. Help the variety of internal businesses work better together.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Long hours, gret junior staff, some good seniors

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOverall nice, reasonable people with good work ethic

    ConsRelentless work, some seniors very difficult to work with. Global projects are difficult to execute, affiliate offices are unreliable. Training is terrible.

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    Small start up consultancy feel within a larger, bureaucratic company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFlat company, relatively laid back for consulting, relatively fast room for growth for junior people

    ConsLacks the perks and pay that you'd get at other consulting firms, Weak HR processes, Some management is more arrogant than you'd expect for a startup consultancy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Real experience; people that care

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsWorking at IMSCG has been an eye-opening experience since graduation, and I am learning and developing my skills every day. I am happy that I accepted the offer to join.

    ConsThe New York office is small, but they are looking into more space.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great place to work, lots of changes over the past 2 years

    Associate Consultant (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsYoung team, great friends, great exposure to industry, working with smart people

    ConsManagement team wasn't very great at staffing and recruiting

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    Good launching pad into Pharma industry

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsWell known in Pharma, albeit in often a negative way due to IMS Health's monopoly of Pharam sales data. Good for specialist knowledge.

    ConsProjects are not as advertised when interviewing, typically on multiple market research projects simultaneously. Salaries are low with limited increases between levels or during merit increases. Management seems out of touch with office sentiment. Since acquisitiong by a PE firm dissatisfaction has increased with attrition rates becoming untenable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSalary is not in line with competetion or clients and workload is high. Much expectation to organise extra-curricular things such as marketing and recruitment on top of work load.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Smart people, interesting work and a very flat heirarchy

    Associate Consultant (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Pros- No problem to ask seniors, even principals for help or even just share a joke
    - Performance on projects is recognised and rewarded, as is you additional contribution to the company
    - Exposure to clients as and when ready with good judgement as to juniors' abilities
    - Great if you have an interest in pharma

    Cons- Work hours can be long, but it is generally recognised that you are putting in serious effort
    - Social aspects could be a lot stronger given the young staff

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work, and maybe add a few more social activities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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