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IMS Consulting Group CEO Ari Bousbib
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great people and great place to develop as a consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IMS Consulting Group for more than a year

    Pros

    - flat organization: seniors are easy to talk with and are pretty involved in projects, so you can learn a lot from them and can get their advice easily - responsibility: you can gain a lot of responsibility early on, something you can't get as easily at other firms, Associate Consultants through Senior Consultants (depending on size and complexity of the project) lead project management, day-to-day client communication,...

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    Cons

    - multiple project staffing model can be a benefit as you can work on more projects and gain broader experiences, but it can be tough to manage when your two projects are very demanding, both require on-site presence, or deliverable timelines line up - compensation can be pretty varied within the same role, but this is something that management says they are working on now that the merger has happened - personally feel...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue hiring new people to help balance work load, reevaluate compensation within the same role

    IMS Consulting Group2016-10-24
  2. "Senior Principal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IMS Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    IMS Consulting Group (now IQVIA) is one of the leading providers of high-quality analytics around life science/healthcare markets. IMS has one of the richest data sources for prescription, market, and transactional data. It's combined service offerings are hard to match by its competitors. Working with IMS you will learn a great deal and have immense resources at your disposal. Consulting staff personnel are exceptionally...

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    Cons

    The consulting business is cutthroat and revenue sharing/allocation between project managers can sometimes be an issue of contention. Staff worked long hours and have competing demands between various project managers. Sometimes staff had been asked to bury hours by certain project managers in order not to overrun the budget. Staff turnover is high, probably due to the immense workload faced by the young consulting staffers.

    Advice to Management

    Implementing procedures and policies including compensation to young professional staff that will increase staff retention is a key success factor.

    IMS Consulting Group2018-11-08
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IMS Consulting Group

    Pros

    Good accounts to work on

    Cons

    No training. Limited interaction with management

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    IMS Consulting Group2018-02-07
  4. Helpful (12)

    "Highly political, poor compensation, and high attrition rate"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at IMS Consulting Group full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Reasonable work life balance (by consulting standard): some options to work from home or remotely, but this highly depends on who is managing the project; some project managers are downright mean and demonstrate no flexibility whatsoever - Some interesting projects: Most projects are good old P&MA and S&PA, now and then you get one of these commercial planning and strategy projects (but the project tends to be a...

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    Cons

    The consulting group is a classic example of how treating your employees poorly leads to a vicious cycle of high attrition rate, strained staffing, and further burn out on everyone. - Below average compensation: pay is below standard (>10% below market standard) and annual raise (<2%) and bonus (~10% because the company has a hard time hitting its target - not surprising given so many problems within the firm) are...

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    Advice to Management

    When setting lofty goals such as doubling the consulting service group and becoming a premier group in the industry, start with addressing the current issues; your current staff should be your priority and if you cannot solidify this foundation, this group will not be sustainable in the long run

    IMS Consulting Group2017-03-19
  5. "Sr. Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Churchville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IMS Consulting Group for more than a year

    Pros

    talented co-workers, current technology stack in use,

    Cons

    seating arrangement need to be scheduled daily, this it very annoying

    IMS Consulting Group2016-11-29
  6. "Sr Solution Specialist - Opus Health an IMS Company"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Specialist in Warren, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IMS Consulting Group full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, new office and well known within the healthcare industry. I worked out of Warren, NJ office which was brand new.

    Cons

    Company culture is terrible no one is a team player and everyone out for themselves. Top management out of touch with reality and no organization of jobs in queue. I can't see this business sustaining the competitive marketplace.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more in tune with internal process and organization needs. Management also needs to change the negative culture and try to get employees to work together and to see the big picture beyond to just barely do their job and leave.

    IMS Consulting Group2016-11-11
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Sr Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at IMS Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn a lot on healthcare/pharma. Interesting projects. Extensive information internally available that makes your work as a consultant easier.

    Cons

    No work/life balance, seniors that do not require sleep and expect the same of you. Salary/bonus not worth it for New York standards. Everyone is extremely busy all day long, at the expense of any social interactions.

    IMS Consulting Group2016-11-08
  8. Helpful (1)

    "I don't know what these haters are talking about, IMSCG is the greatest"

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IMS Consulting Group

    Pros

    -Brilliant people and seniors incredibly invested in educating junior staff -Awesome groundbreaking project on trending healthcare topics -Big impact (both for our clients and for patients) -Best office culture (happy hours, karaoke, kBBQ, trivia night etc.)

    Cons

    There is always turnover in consulting, it is the nature of consulting. I don't think that ours is worse than any other consulting group.

    IMS Consulting Group2016-10-18
  9. "AMAZING!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IMS Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Great, smart, friendly people Good environment Great introduction to healthcare consulting amazing senior leadership

    Cons

    Work-life balance is nonexistent I can't think of anything else!

    IMS Consulting Group2016-10-15
  10. Helpful (1)

    "ims"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at IMS Consulting Group

    Pros

    lots of responsibility and learning

    Cons

    no respect for junior staff in terms of compensation, does not focus on retention of valuable talent

    IMS Consulting Group2016-10-09
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