IMS Health Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
240 Reviews
3.2
240 Reviews
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IMS Health Chairman and CEO Ari Bousbib
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ability to telecommute greatly helps work-life balance (in 31 reviews)

  • very strong vacation, work from home, tuition reimbursement, and retirement plans (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor transition of senior management following acquisition be capital venture (in 14 reviews)

  • No work-life balance, unrealistic deadlines with not enough resources (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    IMS HEALTH is decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IMS Health

    Pros

    nice working environment, excellent opportunity to work remotely

    Cons

    few communication with colleagues, too many administration staff

    Recommends
  2.  

    Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Consultant in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Good work/life balance and flexible work schedule
    -Good pay
    -Colleagues encourage learning and growth

    Cons

    -narrow career growth
    -lack of transparency to management initiatives

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working at IMS...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The associates here are really some of the nicest and hard working people you'll ever meet. There is a real feeling of "we're all in this together", and there are no shortage of people willing to help if you need it.

    Cons

    From a cultural standpoint "the talk" doesn't really match "the walk". For example we recently moved into a new office and as part of the move we transitioned into a more open office environment, along with all the schtick of how beneficial the move into the space would be for everyone. But we didn't all have to make the change, upper management who will now have an entire floor to themselves. Also, responsibilities and workloads increase disproportionately compared to compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They bought a new building less than half an hour away from the old one and it may be the world's worst kept secret that this was done so they could have bigger offices and not have to share bathrooms with other people. There may be more beneficial ways to spend the company's money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good products, good people, marketing needs to mature

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Phila, PA

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated staff producing excellent data products and generally effective health IT solutions. Very competitive benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Difficult achieving organizational synergy across product/services lines as needed to define integrated customer solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try to do it all. Define your core markets and tailor your products to client needs rather than trying to force fit solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not the same as it used to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people who work well together and help make things fun. Benefits are competitive if not slightly better than average. Good wellness perks.

    Cons

    The climate is changing. More work is off shored, responsibility to make things happen for clients is shifted to entry level roles where there is only downside (people question when things don't go well but rarely recognize the countless times when things were done well and creatively), salaries have stayed stagnant despite increasing scope of responsibility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more inspiring and invest in good people who want to make the vision a reality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    The place to be for Big Pharma Data consulting

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal
    Former Employee - Principal

    I worked at IMS Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture is casual. You call everyone by their first name

    Cons

    IMS is totally paranoid about its employees leaving to go to other competitors. Also, do not be critical on any of their anonymous surveys! I have watched the employee's responses end up becoming part of the ammunition to let them go. Beware. Everything is monitored for IMS employees considered "at risk" for leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IMS has too many stovepipes that make it difficult to get things done. Management has far too many layers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IMS Health as a contractor

    Pros

    Good Work Culture
    Great name in Pharma Industry
    Great Minds
    Lots of learn and freedom of speech

    Cons

    Long Hours
    All Project Plan are driven by Client

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    IMS

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plymouth Meeting, PA

    I worked at IMS Health full-time

    Pros

    Growing company that offers great work life balance, flexibility to move within the organization, and the people provide a great work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Frequent acquisitions and the internal processes can make it difficult to navigate through the organization.

    Recommends
  10.  

    IMS HEALTH

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time

    Pros

    Good Company to work. Work and personal life balance

    Cons

    Not technology oriented. Business oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA -- -- -- -- -- -- --

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Average Company, Not good if you are having experience and looking for Career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Timings are flexible, you can avail WFH when required but with some valid reasons. Not much work pressure.
    There are some Good managers but they cant do much do you there bosses.

    Cons

    Worst Management from top level, If you leave long hairs it a problem, if you leave beard its an problem, if you are using handsfree while working then its a problem, do you believe these are all considered for your appraisal. And these things are checked by the Director, Doesn't he have any other work other than check how and what employees are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please behave professionally, this is not a school to tell your employees to have hair cut, come shaved.. bla bla bla...
    And stop all these micro management and politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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