IMS Health Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. 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


  2. 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.


  3. 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


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  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (6)

    My recent hire became a disappointment.

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

    I have been working at IMS Health

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

    Pros

    Office culture is easygoing. People are professional yet not as stuffy as I expected. Most people seem to enjoy their jobs but not the company. People are saying that prior to the merger, IMS was more employee conscious and that all the strongest people left.

    Cons

    They care more about saving and making money than establishing a good working environment or developing their future with the company. Clearly they don't prioritize employee job satisfaction at all. Everyone is rated with how much money they bring in or save, even if we're not in sales. We're computer and bio-pharm people, not salesmen.

    Advice to Management

    If you pay the lowest salary in the industry, you will get what you pay for. All the best qualified employees will go elsewhere and IMS will be left scraping the bottom of the barrel. Counting on foreign workers and entry-level recent grads will eventually turn IMS into an obscure data mill unable to compete with evolving technology with Wal-Mart quality products but without their level of service. Talented and innovative people don't work for peanuts.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Aggressive in the market, treat employees well

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

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is very aggressive regarding market growth. The senior leadership is very savvy with regards to strategy and finding growth opportunities. They look for organic growth and through acquisition. So this strategy creates the opportunity to work on various types of projects and technologies.

    Has a virtual monopoly on pharmaceutical industry data with their products. Parts of the organization are very process driven and very good at operationalizing client implementations. The company does invest in training for their employees.

    Cons

    The lower skill level of some of the employees will present a challenge in getting things done in an efficient manner. The salary is lower than other firms IMS positions themselves against in the same market place.

    Has a virtual monopoly on pharmaceutical industry data with their products.
    Senior leadership keeps the lion share of the bonus money and raises can be paltry at times.

    Advice to Management

    There's a lot of inefficient processes that can be tightened up.


  8. Nice place to work

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

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

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

    Pros

    Top of its industry

    Cons

    People are promoted for who they know not what they know.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people in the trenches who deal with clients daily.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great company and strong leadership

    • 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 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work / Life balance
    Ample opportunities to grow if you are looking to build a career in healthcare consulting and market research
    Great leadership
    Best in class and leader in its domain - Healthcare data, technology & consulting services
    Well respected and market leader

    Cons

    Some opportunities to better leverage & integrate strong & newer data assets

    Advice to Management

    Continue transparency


  10. Consultant

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company to work with.

    Cons

    Overall policy are not so good.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great resources, lots of red tape

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people, talent, resources
    Flex time work from home
    Good work life balance
    Lots of learning opps
    Interesting projects

    Cons

    Red tape and more red tape
    The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing
    Silos, conflicts and lots of time and talent wasted
    Circular conversations about the same things over and over again

    Advice to Management

    Put a talent management plan in place and reduce the confusion and stop the exit



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