IMS Health
3.0 of 5 207 reviews
www.imshealth.com Danbury, CT 5000+ Employees

IMS Health Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.0 207 reviews

                             

53% Approve of the CEO

IMS Health Chairman and CEO Ari Bousbib

Ari Bousbib

(91 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Nice place to work with good work life balance"
    in 25 reviews
  • "very strong vacation, work from home, tuition reimbursement, and retirement plans"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "Poor transition of senior management following acquisition be capital venture"
    in 11 reviews
  • "No work-life balance, unrealistic deadlines with not enough resources"
    in 5 reviews
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    Mixed bag, your experience with this company will be what you make of it.

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Phila, PA

    ProsLarge company with room to move around internally

    ConsSalary discrepancies and overcoming previous perceptions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    IMS Health is very sound, stable company with good benefits and interesting work.

    Healthcare Data Analyst (Current Employee)
    Waltham, MA

    ProsI was able to work independently on very interesting projects. People worked collaboratively within teams and across departments. The benefits were very good include vacation time.

    ConsI have no negatives. This company treated me very well for over a decade.

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

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    Great work/life balance...some concerns regarding constant changes

    Project Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work/life balance, lots of talented and pleasant people to work with

    ConsThere seems to be a lot going on in terms of restructuring, moving, etc. In the current economy, change is not surprising. The problem is that the changes aren't broadly communicated until there's been an information leak via the rumor mill. The salary is ok-- not anything to jump up and down about but not horrible, either.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe transparent about changes that impact peoples' lives. Don't take talented people for granted.

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    Very unorganized- departments do not share information

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    Plymouth Meeting, PA

    ProsGood people working, but there is a lot of uncertainty in resources available to conduct work. Training is negligent.

    ConsDepartments could work together easier. Seems some areas are secretive of information / data available.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement does not rely on SMEs or groups that provide the higher income (higher potential sales and more clients) and instead relies on bureaucracy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Provide consulting services to pharma clients

    Engagement Manager (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsStrong pharmaceutical data and industry knowledge

    ConsSlow to response to clients need

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake your employee count

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

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    Strong Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosvery stable environment with opportunities for advancement

    Consneed to go more cutting edge and be willing to adopt change

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdopt change - be accountable

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    Work life balance galore

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Work life balance
    - Room to grow laterally at the very least
    - Willingness to improve and assist clients to the best of their ability

    Cons- Changing priorties of the overall company
    - Dated platforms/systems

    Advice to Senior ManagementAre they listening? :)

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

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    Good place to work

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
    Falls Church, VA

    ProsGreat work culture, understanding and supporting colleagues, no pressure if you are good at your work, a big company with global presence allows many opportunities to explore different areas, if intended

    ConsMeager bonus, if you are unlucky then you might get a bad manager who doesn't care about your career but that really can't be blamed on your company, it could happen anywhere

    Advice to Senior ManagementOccasionally Principals and DIrectors get busy with business development only, and Consultants and Analysts have to carry the heavy project workload. Senior management, please make sure that there is equal work sharing.

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

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    Just a job

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsSome great people here at the local SF office overshadowed by a massive slow company that can not evaluate talent

    ConsUpper Management is a mess. Seems like there almost is none except confusion, I think they do not understand the software world.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn about software if you can.

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

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    Lots of opportunities, lack of leaders to follow

    Engagement Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsSince IMS Health is shifting from a market data provider to a consulting and services company, the opportunities for professional growth are tremendous, specially in non-US offices

    ConsSenior Management, internal collaboration and capabilities to deliver innovative services or technology platforms to clients

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

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