IMS Health Reviews

Updated August 30, 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. Helpful (1)

    Employer rating.

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    Former Employee - Business Intelligence Developer
    Former Employee - Business Intelligence Developer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IMS Health (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work. Friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    A bit of red tape.


  2. Analyst

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    Current Employee - Site Analyst in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Site Analyst in Danbury, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IMS Health (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Unrivaled in the healthcare informantics

    Cons

    Stagnate career growth and lacks leadership in middle management


  3. Analyst

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    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.


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  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Indifferent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get a lot of experience working here with a variety of technologies

    Cons

    Long hours, Senior Management do not always listen to employee needs

    Advice to Management

    Need to be more competitive on salary otherwise you will continue to lose employees.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Cegedim was just bought by IMS Health company

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    Current Employee - Senior Ssoftware Developer in Bedminster, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Ssoftware Developer in Bedminster, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time

    Pros

    Cegedim never offered salary raise. IMS Health saying they will offer raise to good employees in October . Diverse bunch of employes, ethnically and agewise.

    Cons

    Management ( comming from Cegedim) has no idea how software development business works, some managers treat employees condescendingly

    Advice to Management

    Try to understand strenght of your people, you have really talented people there, but not unable to see it.


  8. Could be better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Continues to be dominant information provider in healthcare industry - Abundant information access for all employees - Plenty of opportunities within the firm if you have good connections

    Cons

    - focused on short term financial performance - too many acquisitions and many employees are not sure about company's vision - silo departments


  9. Continues to operate like the small start up it was before IMS acquired it

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary Good benefits Good location in east valley

    Cons

    ZERO work life balance Little support from management Very long hours Management does not level set with customers Management does not get to know associates Associates are expected to work as much and as long as needed to meet unrealistic deadlines Little positive feedback

    Advice to Management

    Start valuing your employees and respect their limits and needs. The model currently in place is not sustainable if you want to keep a positive minded and motivated work force. Money is not the be all and end all. I made good money but cannot continue in this position if my values are not respected and expectations are not properly set. Bring in the IMS culture. Do a 360 review process on current management. Current culture has been inherited and does not provide for long term career growth and opportunities for success at this location.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Stagnant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent working conditions

    Cons

    Stagnant wages, even though company is growing rapidly.

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth with performing employees.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Horrible morale. Poor management.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fair working hours. Growing company in the healthcare data industry that looks good on your resume. There seems to be good job security.

    Cons

    Salaries are below market average. Annual raises are extremely poor. Company exceeds goals however bonuses are not fully funded. Important departments are terribly funded. Instead of promoting high-performers, the company chooses to bring in unqualified outside employees. Horrible 3rd party companies impede efficiency of data analysis process. The number of employees in the office continues to grow meaning more and more construction. More than 100 employees on each floor, yet there are only 2 toilets in each restroom; 1 restroom per floor for men and women. Senior Management seems to care more about dollars than their hardworking employees.

    Advice to Management

    How do you not realize morale is this low? Stop giving out free bags of chips and try something else.



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