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QuintilesIMS New York City Reviews

Updated January 12, 2017
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  1. "Mid Atlantic Regional Manager"

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    Former Employee - Regional Field Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Regional Field Manager in Parsippany, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great pay; freedom to work independently; some ability to advance within the organization; unique work experience compared to other health care jobs

    Cons

    contract work; recent merger created a less friendly environment; despite being on a very long term project, management did not support off boarding for another job within the organization

    Advice to Management

    When company has invested in development of employees and advanced employees, preference should be given to these employees when a contracted project ends. CRA positions seem to be difficult to fill yet displaced employees are not trained for these spots


  2. "Poor Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paterson, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paterson, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at QuintilesIMS full-time

    Pros

    Good industry to work in with a market leader

    Cons

    Very expensive benefits and the company has continued to reduce overall benefits since merger with IMS. No stock awards, options or ESOP.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so cheap with your employees while the CEO makes an ungodly comp package. Care about your employees


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Consulting with a Corporate Feel"

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

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

    Pros

    - Projects are strategic in nature (not implementation), interesting, and for the biggest pharma clients in the world
    -Not stuck on a set promotion cycle; more meritocracy
    -At consultant level, you get significantly more responsibility than you will at many other consulting firms. You will manage entire projects, be the main PoC for the client and manage analysts. This really sets you up to build your career in the industry.
    -No typical 3-day week travel model, but still opportunities for domestic/international travel
    -People are overall very good. You can learn a lot from the seniors (who are also very accessible) and the analysts are some of the best I've seen in the industry. To continue on the people, everyone is very collaborative. If you have a lot going on, everyone is always willing to jump in and help. It's a nice work environment.
    -Very flexible working environment. Ability to work from home when needed. Flexibility in how you do your work. Possible to work this job with a family.
    -Great office culture. People are friendly and have fun, and there are a plethora of events, if you are interested, to interact socially.
    -It's a nice blend of consulting and a typically corporate-feel job. You get the diversity of projects and people you work with, paired with the in-office culture and flexibility you'd get at any corporate job.

    Cons

    -The quantity of work can be a lot at times, but it's par for the course in client services. I suspect the hours are a lot better than the large consulting firms.
    -Project teams are typically small, so when you have a bad analyst/project manager, it can all fall on you. The good thing is that this doesn't happen often.
    -Some seniors are busy and not all that engaged in your project, which can be frustrating when you need their support or when they jump in late in the game and want to re-create a deliverable you've already put a lot of time into.
    -We have a CEO who likes to put all the money into his own pocket, resulting in insufficient funds for reasonable merit increases, and policies that don't sufficiently support the workforce (i.e 8 weeks maternity leave at 80% pay, while large consulting firms offer 16 weeks + fully paid). Unknown how these will change post-merger between Quintiles and IMS

    Advice to Management

    Continue to incentivize your good people (i.e. monetary, career progression) so that they stick around.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Consulting Services Review: Great people and great place to develop as a consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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, and storyboarding
    - projects: projects are very diverse and clients are top 10 pharmaceutical companies, biotechs, etc; questions being answered in projects are interesting and relevant (pricing, strategy, due diligence, forecasting, market access); projects are often global in scope which you often can't find at other niche life sciences consulting firms
    - people: the people here are very smart, nice, and help each other out; it is a supportive group who actually enjoy spending time together
    - development: there is a lot of support for you development, making sure you can work on different projects and with different people to learn different topics, therapy areas, and working styles; lots of training opportunities; more responsibility when you are ready for it so you can develop as a leader and manager as well
    - Many seniors have been here for 10 or more years and have great expertise and client connections
    - Junior team had some turn over in past (although not atypical of consulting), but now there seems to be stronger retention and greater hiring to compensate for increased work load as practice is growing
    - while you can work a lot depending on project and time of year, very flexible culture so you can work from home as needed or come in later if you are here late getting something out to a client

    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 that pros outweigh the cons and that there are cons at all organizations, but I've stayed here because of the people, interesting work, and ability to take on responsibility early

    Advice to Management

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


  6. "Senior Project Manager"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Bridgewater, NJ

    I have been working at QuintilesIMS as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    As a contractor, I'm not micro-managed. I also don't have to deal with the politics, goal setting, and yearly reviews. But then again, been there, done that and am no longer interested in 'climbing the ladder.'

    Cons

    The engagement manager is nowhere to be seen so it's hard to find out if you're renewed with the client or not.


  7. "Great people, slow advancement, laughable bonuses and salary increases."

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, great co-workers, flexible hours and some work-from-home options. Great managers and directors. Low stress. No forced overtime.

    Cons

    slow advancement. Low salary increases. Yearly bonuses have been getting smaller and smaller. Outsourcing a lot of tasks to other countries, which is of lower quality and needs to be reviewed, completely inefficient but is cheaper for company executives. No stock options or profit sharing

    Advice to Management

    Increase yearly bonuses and salary increases. Consistent Top performers on the team should be compensated as such. Leaves little incentive to stay with company.


  8. "Loved my coworkers but sr leadership is lacking"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at QuintilesIMS (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Growing company. People are great to work with and manager was great, but I have very little respect for Sr Leadership.

    Cons

    sending a lot of positions to India and letting people go with higher salaries and titles.

    Advice to Management

    Need to have more focus on employee development


  9. Helpful (3)

    "No Investment in Employees"

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    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Delivery in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Solutions Delivery in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at QuintilesIMS (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules, good health and retirement benefits

    Cons

    Company is always acquiring companies and not investing in the teams and products they already have. No focus on the employees. Raises are minimal and bonuses are typically a joke. Compensation is not evaluated based on the type of job you do, but is pre-determined by upper management with an attitude of this is what you get.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate high performers based on the work they do.


  10. "Quintiles"

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    Former Employee - Metabolic Sales Specialist in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Metabolic Sales Specialist in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at QuintilesIMS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for. If you get the right contract

    Cons

    Not sure if they will receive good contracts in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your sales people


  11. "dynamic working environment"

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    Former Employee - Data Analytics in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Data Analytics in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at QuintilesIMS (More than a year)

    Pros

    great people, competitive work environment

    Cons

    pay more, life-work balance, more communications. Support and trainings from leaderships. rotation among the teams.

    Advice to Management

    no



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