IMS Health

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IMS Health Reviews

Updated November 27, 2014
Updated November 27, 2014
253 Reviews
3.1
253 Reviews
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IMS Health Chairman and CEO Ari Bousbib
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • In consulting, you will learn things while enjoying a decent work/life balance (in 32 reviews)

  • very strong vacation, work from home, tuition reimbursement, and retirement plans (in 8 reviews)


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

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

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  1.  

    great company with talents around

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    nice boss and great team members around. flexible office culture

    Cons

    no Cons can be shared really. IMS Health is a great company indeed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at IMS Health as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are super nice. The atmosphere is friendly also. I think I'm exposed to a lot of things in the filed and indeed learn a lot.

    Cons

    The limitation and also the specialization of this company would be the biggest obstacle for IMS to be the first-class consulting firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good working culture
    Flexible timings
    good for experience person
    learning chances are very high

    Cons

    For fresher package is not up to the expectation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent place to start my career

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

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

    Pros

    From my first day Interviewing with IMS to my first day on the job, I felt welcomed and felt like I was really part of the family. The atmosphere is very accepting and laid back, while still very career driven and work focused. Everyone is very good at what they do and are willing to teach you to make sure you understand/ feel comfortable with your position. There are many opportunites for advancement as well as opportunites for learning growth. You can find people who have worked here their entire career, with people here for about 40+ years. Their client offerings are innovative and exceptional. They are one of the biggest players in the healthcare data field and they deserve all the praise they recieve. Wonderful place to work. Highly reccommend.

    Cons

    There is a bit of disorganization sometimes in respects to the building assignments for departments, however they offer so much opportunity for working from home it balances out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a location!! You cannot just keep moving people all around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Solid company with great potential

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

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Engaging work and interesting projects; very smart colleagues who have a willingness to help each other; strong upside within this particular industry; excellent opportunity to work remotely; one of the few companies that still offers a pension PLUS a 401(K) to employees.

    Cons

    Now that the company is publicly traded - it needs to implement a long-term stock incentive (LTI) initiative. There has not been any communication in this regard and it needs to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate and implement an employee LTI plan as soon as possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Work Life Balance!

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great. Flexibility to move within the various departments/ business units. Competitive pay. Undisputed Market leader in a very niche domain and well positioned to grow further! Good brand of leadership.

    Cons

    WIth a lot of acquisitons, sometimes understanding all the new offerings and data assets can get challenging/ counter productive and may take a while to settle! Brand awareness among the public is low and there is more potential there!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greater focus on synergies and collaboration with all the recent acquisitions will reap greater benefits!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good place

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

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

    Pros

    Decent, competent and smart people at all levels. Solid culture of respect and recognition of talent and hard work.

    Cons

    Integration of acquired companies is slow, collaboration difficult.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Falls Church, VA

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

    Pros

    Great 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

    Cons

    Meager 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 ManagementAdvice

    Occasionally 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Self Developed...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Officer - GO in Guwahati (India)
    Current Employee - Research Officer - GO in Guwahati (India)

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

    Pros

    I am very satisfy with IMS Health, IMS has improved my lifestyle.

    Cons

    Our Senior has a good communication with us.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Our upper management is very friendly & cooperative..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    IMS Health is changing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1) Lot of processes are changing . Overall Mindset of Senior Management is changing, due to which new initiatives are being implemented .
    2) Overall Opportunity circle is increasing for employees.

    Cons

    The company is going through tremendous internal change & if someone is not comfortable with that then definitely the appropriate place for him.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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