IMS Health

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IMS Health Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
260 Reviews
3.2
260 Reviews
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IMS Health Chairman and CEO Ari Bousbib
Ari Bousbib
109 Ratings

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.  

    waste of time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    i liked the benefits offered

    Cons

    too much kissing ass ...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great global insight to the health & pharma industry

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

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

    Pros

    Strong collaboration among fellow coworkers in an established global company. A high level of commitment resulting in continued increasing performance over the last three years

    Cons

    Organization structure promotes silo mentality between business units. Uncertainty of eventual company direction under private equity ownership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support standard processes vs exceptions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    IMS Health is very sound, stable company with good benefits and interesting work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Healthcare Data Analyst in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Healthcare Data Analyst in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    I was able to work independently on very interesting projects. People worked collaboratively within teams and across departments. The benefits were very good include vacation time.

    Cons

    I have no negatives. This company treated me very well for over a decade.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great work/life balance...some concerns regarding constant changes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, lots of talented and pleasant people to work with

    Cons

    There seems to be a lot going on in terms of restructuring, moving, etc. In the current economy, change is not surprising. The problem is that the changes aren't broadly communicated until there's been an information leak via the rumor mill. The salary is ok-- not anything to jump up and down about but not horrible, either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent about changes that impact peoples' lives. Don't take talented people for granted.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Mixed bag, your experience with this company will be what you make of it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    Large company with room to move around internally

    Cons

    Salary discrepancies and overcoming previous perceptions

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Provide consulting services to pharma clients

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Strong pharmaceutical data and industry knowledge

    Cons

    Slow to response to clients need

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your employee count

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very unorganized- departments do not share information

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Plymouth Meeting, PA

    I worked at IMS Health full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good people working, but there is a lot of uncertainty in resources available to conduct work. Training is negligent.

    Cons

    Departments could work together easier. Seems some areas are secretive of information / data available.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does not rely on SMEs or groups that provide the higher income (higher potential sales and more clients) and instead relies on bureaucracy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Strong Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IMS Health

    Pros

    very stable environment with opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    need to go more cutting edge and be willing to adopt change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt change - be accountable

  10.  

    Work life balance galore

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Work life balance
    - Room to grow laterally at the very least
    - Willingness to improve and assist clients to the best of their ability

    Cons

    - Changing priorties of the overall company
    - Dated platforms/systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Are they listening? :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

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    • 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

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