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IQVIA Reviews

Updated February 18, 2019
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  • "Work life balance, lack of training" (in 251 reviews)

  • "Contract , No work life balance" (in 44 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (51)

    "Great company with tons of opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Leader in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Project Leader in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A market leader in healthcare with chances to work with the biggest names in pharma and biotech, on life changing clinical trials. You are contributing to new impactful diseases treatments from Cancer to Heart Disease, and work with people that are some of the foremost experts in their fields. Good sense of teamwork, industry leader, great benefits. Flexibility in schedule as well as location working remotely or in your local office.

    Cons

    Project timelines and customers can be challenging. Big company can feel disconnected, need to find your niche and build relationships. Global teams and projects means your hours can be all over the place.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee engagement and retainment!! Don’t let so many people leave to competitors just because of better pay, they would rather stay at IQVIA all things equal.


  2. "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Professional Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Professional Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IQVIA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I loved working for ( Quintiles, Innovex, Novaquest) IQVIA. I always had wonderful management, eager to help me excel in my job. I sold to a many different specialties, and drug classes for Quintiles.

    Cons

    Contracts get broken sometimes early

    Advice to Management

    Help ex employees, especially those who have been successful get on to new contracts.

  3. "Positive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities available at the company.

    Cons

    The training is lacking for job roles.


  4. "energetic, dynimic"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    a lot of projects and opportunities, possible work on big data

    Cons

    less document and guidance


  5. "Supported often but contracted team is challenging"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are supportive and knowledgeable

    Cons

    Contract closings often and turn over is frequent

    Advice to Management

    Support team through change and be empathetic


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great colleagues but company only cares about the bottom line"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with very smart people with integrity. High quality work. Great clients. Flexible work/life balance - doesn't really matter when/where you work as long as you get the work done.

    Cons

    The company really only cares about maximizing value for shareholders. For example, the CEO made 38 million last year, whereas they didn't even give a cost of living increase to the staff so in relative terms everyone else got a pay cut. Even when teams exceed targets this is not reflected in bonus'/payrises/rewards.

    Advice to Management

    Demonstrate that you value your employees via paying cost of living every year and having sufficient budget to actually reward high achievers.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Top Tier CRO"

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    Current Employee - CRA II in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - CRA II in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is VERY high and competitive; managers not only CARE about you as an employee but they actually get you RESULTS; lack of micro-management allowing/trusting you will do your job.

    Cons

    Benefits are not all that special; work life balance is difficult, however, that is the nature of the job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Listen but also making any change/results for your employees are important.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Work is interesting
    No politics
    Managers are helpful

    Cons

    The company is large and departments have little to no interaction


  9. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    flexible with schedules and working from home

    Cons

    benefits are not the best


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Mid level management"

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    Current Employee - Middle Management in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented people. Most are enjoyable to work with who are happy to help you with work or career. Tech strategy is strong for newer offerings. Opportunity to learn many areas of the Pharma consulting industry. Remote location in most cases. Salary is decent.

    Cons

    Poor health insurance offerings with a very high employee cost. Not only are premiums high, but the plan continually offers less benefits and higher copays. You had better have additional insurance if you get a major illness with these plans or you could be in a world of debt.

    Bonus is often well under target for mid-lower level employees.

    Advice to Management

    Benefits attract and help retain. Stop increasing the health plan premiums and making the copays higher. Your health plans are terrible. And I hate hearing the “we compare to the industry for a company our size”. That does nothing to make you a standout.

    Pay bonuses at better rates as you certainly expect a lot from your employees and this is what they look forward to as a sign they are appreciated.

    In all the senior leadership that decide HR policy doesn’t care about employee retention.