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"Very strong company and a good place to work."

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Plymouth Meeting, PA
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Plymouth Meeting, PA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at QuintilesIMS as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

-fast paced environment is good for those with a strong work ethic
-interesting and challenging work
-friendly and collaborative environment
-you are given autonomy to take care of your workload; not much micro-managing from what I can tell
-always something to learn
-generally, management is good about communicating with its employees regarding individual / departmental performance, and also regarding the overall state / direction of the company
-informative town hall meetings inform any employee who wishes to attend about the state of the company / business unit on a quarterly basis
-a true "global" atmosphere and model...offers opportunity to gain international experience
-solid benefits
-very good HR and recruiting departments
-payscale has been improving for most positions to be on par with competitor companies
-very strong vacation, work from home, tuition reimbursement, and retirement plans
-very profitable company and most business units hit most to all of their bonus targets
-company has grown by 10% + revenue in each of past 3 years, while remaining very lean

Cons

-like any mid-sized company, politics sometimes come in to play; can be difficult to introduce new ideas or push your initiatives into play if senior management disagrees
-many contractors uncertain if / when they can become full time
-can be difficult to tell best way for individual advancement within the company
-some uncertainty with pending purchase / IPO of the company

Advice to Management

Continue to be transparent to the employees.

Other Employee Reviews for QuintilesIMS

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Does its best to place you in a contract."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company offers its employees great benefits.

    Cons

    Contracts are not always available.

    Advice to Management

    More consistency with contracts and availability for employment.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Bios department is stress only"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SAS Programmer in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - SAS Programmer in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QuintilesIMS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work flexibility, good pay, stable company, good benefits.

    Cons

    Bios is not good for foreigners. Bad managers who hates foreigners. You will be passed for promotions just because English isn't your first language. Managers will do anything to promote those they go lunch with. if a manager hates you, you will be put in projects that you will not have any lead responsibilities just to derail your promotions and have you quit. The company has tuition benefits but in this department, they will make sure you will not go back to school. They will only allow you one class and even with that, your manager will give you low rating at annual
    performance review so you stop school by not meeting job expectations. You will not be compensated for tuition if that happens. I saw a guy who was not promoted because he was Chinese and didn't talk much. The guy left the company and came back but to a different department that allowed him to even further his education. I have seen the cute single ladies promoted faster too. The work load is just killing. Some department are good but not this one. They have a mentoring program that some staff do not even know it existed. Those who deserve mentors do not even have because their managers are not interested in them at all. You will ask for a project to lead but you will never get it at the same time they want you to show leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Respect other people's culture - understand cultural diversity and note that American culture is not always the right culture. Also, treat your current employees just as you treat new ones.

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