IMS Health Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Big Machine

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

    I have been working at IMS Health

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is sustainable, and core strategies are aligned with trending industry.

    Cons

    Too slow to move, and affect change. Disconnect between daily operations and functional business. Communication is slow to filter. Getting things accomplished takes forever, and can be very discouraging. Many people I know that left, did so because of how slow moving initiatives took and blame came quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Empower people and eliminate the bottlenecks.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Business Process Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Process Analyst in West Allis, WI
    Former Employee - Business Process Analyst in West Allis, WI

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people. Nice benefits. This a good position for starting out and moving on after a couple of years.

    Cons

    No real room for growth. Understaffed. Underpaid. The pay is very, very low from area average. PTO offered is not inkeeping for a global company of this size. Little to no merit increases. There is a bit of office drama with some individuals that needs to be handled.

    Advice to Management

    Offer a fair salary and PTO and you'll have less turn over and you'll retain qualified staff. Hire the appropriate amount of staff to help with business growth and to meet the increasing needs of current clients.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Frustrating place to be if you want to be doing innovative work or learning new skills

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

    I worked at IMS Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Virtual monopoly on Rx data protects market share in core business of pharma sales force effectiveness. Slow pace makes for good work/life balance. Logo has nice range of blue colors.

    Cons

    IMS is slow to move and reluctant to invest in new technologies which means they are not successful at penetrating new markets. There is a disconnect between strategy and execution which causes morale issues. A move towards off-shoring and driving down wages means top talent is scarce.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to do acquisitions without killing companies. Dump your stock now before your core business begins to erode as healthcare reform passes you by.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Too big

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of coworkers. Flexible schedules. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Company continues to purchase other companies without any real direction. After every acquisition there are huge layoffs. Work being off shored to save money but quality of work has declined. Low morale as everyone waits for next round of layoffs. Bonus totally depends on manager and nothing to do with performance.


  6. Very nice

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IMS Health

    Pros

    Good people and good place

    Cons

    some people have poor communication skils


  7. Helpful (5)

    Horrible place to work

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I guess there's a lot of free doughnuts?

    Cons

    Drastically under pay employees, no room for growth, very high turnover, the work is extremely boring and repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Build some growth into the roles.


  8. Business System Analyst

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

    I worked at IMS Health

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Positive work enviroment, Good work/ life balance

    Cons

    Not to much path for a career path


  9. Good place, Good people

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

    I worked at IMS Health full-time

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice place to work with. Lots of facilities.

    Cons

    Some times developers are not treated well by the management.

    Advice to Management

    Its a software company. Do not make it a bureaucratic one.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Decent, great people - rigid

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Process Analyst in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Business Process Analyst in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at IMS Health

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    challenging work and on-going projects

    Cons

    performance metrics don't necessarily follow S.M.A.R.T approach

    Advice to Management

    operate with more of a stakeholder's orientation


  11. Good company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, benefits, and decent vacation.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape. Folks more interested in punching the clock.



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