IMS Health Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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IMS Health Chairman and CEO Ari Bousbib
Ari Bousbib
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Pros
  • Nice place to work with good work life balance (in 32 reviews)

  • If you are not in headquarters at Plymouth Meeting, you can enjoy better work-life balance and the opportunity to work from home (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Offsites for employees should be held for a better work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Poor attitude of senior management (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ever changing roles that allow you to experience a wide variety of businesses within the pharmaceutical market.

    Cons

    None to speak of at this time.

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.


  2. Sr. Consultant

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Many different business units. If you get tired of what you're doing, there are a lot of other choices within the company. Fantastic highly charged and positive work environment.

    Cons

    The cafeteria is not good.


  3. Amazing Company

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    Current Contractor - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Contractor - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IMS Health as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great leadership, helps new employees

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Invest more on training


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Ex Sr Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at IMS Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Former SDI environment was stimulating, had flexibility/opportunity to build skills Many skilled colleagues Exposure to broad client base

    Cons

    Bureaucratic approaches, but somewhat expected as larger company Project meetings with 20 attendees but only needed 3 key people Outsourcing killed morale - teams were reduced then had to rework offshore results


  6. Consultant

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Dynamic healthcare data company that continues to grow and is the leader in its space -Many opportunities for data-consulting engagements and exposure to leading healthcare technologies -Well-regarded within life sciences space -Great and intelligent coworkers

    Cons

    -Lack of transparency regarding career progression -Lack of communication and assistance with projects and clients -Below market compensation

    Advice to Management

    -Have greater transparency for career progression, or your best people will continue to leave -Be more accommodating regarding client issues and helping consultants adjust accordingly


  7. Helpful (2)

    Average, but could be great!

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company has decent healthcare benefits, but a great Pension and 401K plan. Most people are very dedicated to their jobs and very customer focused.

    Cons

    Company keeps acquiring other companies and nutoriously sets very aggressive revenue and EBIDTA targets that are never met. People are overworked and there is no ability to build a bench to get ahead of the work

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and customers feedback on employees - your greatest assets are getting burned out.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Difficult culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some great people to work with

    Cons

    Terrible senior management; no leadership

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip on reality


  9. Helpful (3)

    Very good learning but no work life balance

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    Current Employee - Middle Management in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IMS Health (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good learning, broad range of opportunities to work across different functions, best in breed of data, professional services, tech, apps

    Cons

    Nil work life balance, work easily covers 80 plus hours a week, recognition depends on pleasing seniors, the route to which is - work till you drop, there is just no upper limit for workload

    Advice to Management

    Address the inequality of work load, appreciation, recognition


  10. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance Great benefits Flexible hours

    Cons

    Too many people for the office


  11. Biggest company in the industry , some great people and great assets

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Rich resources and opportunities to learn if you are looking to challenge yourself and have an intellectual curiosity.

    Cons

    Big company issues, not a reactive or nimble as it should be for a company that sees itself as a technology leader

    Advice to Management

    Multiple systems are used for tracking the same projects, these are adding overhead and sapping efficiency. Streamline and allow your people to take on the responsibility.



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