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QuintilesIMS Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (14)

    "Great place for a career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Reading, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Reading, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Somewhere they are committed to you development and in contrast to some other CROs you can spend your career here as internal development is taken seriously. They have done a lot of work to ensure they have market competitive salaries too. People are generally very nice and the offices are great.

    Cons

    Can sometimes be long hours but not all the time - really depends on the project and how you manage it.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give up the commitment to early talent, people development and career mapping.


  2. "Flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Collegeville, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Collegeville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of flexibility in work hours including work from home. Decent pay and benefits as well.

    Cons

    Large company so not as tight knit as some might like. You probably won't be best friends with your coworker but almost everyone seems to get along great so the work environment is productive and professional.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to keep good talent from leaving

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Quintiles Pre-Merger"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CRA/CTL/PM in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - CRA/CTL/PM in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    - My teams and managers were fantastic. I know not everyone had the same experience but I only had 4 managers in my 10 years there and each one was considerate and approachable.
    - Lots of references and resources if you knew where to find them

    Cons

    -Pay was average
    -Their growth outpaced their capabilities. I appreciated the company when I started, but felt that value of employees decreased as they continued to grow.
    -Very difficult to advance or move into a new area within the company
    -Ever changing systems and processes


  4. "Sr. Payroll Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Senior Payroll Specialist in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Payroll Specialist in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly courteous environment. Very people oriented. Able to work from home 1-2 days per week.

    Cons

    I really wasn't there long enough to form an opinion

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits currently, worried about insurance for next year

    Cons

    Purse strings got really tight after IMS took over. Seems as though making the stock holders happy is most important. Employees are not valued; there is no loyalty. Raises are pathetic, and do not match the amount of work we are all expected to do.

    So many empty promises. We are always having town hall meetings where they make promises, but nothing happens or nothing lasts.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and they will be loyal. Treat us like we are an asset and you won't lose so many people. Rehiring and retraining can't be good for the company.


  6. "Data Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, clean work environment.

    Cons

    Micro management. Tended to promote only those that would accept the lowest pay rate.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire so many contractors, employ more and if you have a contractors treat them well.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Room for Improvement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Management Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Project Management Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I love the flexibility that this company offers, and the specific perks are a bonus as well.

    Cons

    Quintiles' compensation and raises are not the best.
    The LMs try to give more and more work every chance they get.

    Advice to Management

    Truly care about your employees, and your employees will truly care about the company.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic culture"

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    Current Employee - Project Management in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Project Management in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well respected company, good benefits

    Cons

    Toxic culture that prevents innovation and collaboration, upper management not well connected with the day to day job


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away!"

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    Former Employee - Software Trainer in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Trainer in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company. Relatively few layoffs. Decent healthcare benefits. Generous sick leave. Work from home positions are available if your manager agrees.

    Cons

    Horrible senior leadership. No room to grow or be promoted. Management does not care about keeping the good people that work there. They only care able the almighty dollar. Horrible raise structure and salaries are below industry standards.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your current employees and promote from within. Don't always look to hire from the outside.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Support Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Support Specialist in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product, relevant to the current healthcare market

    Cons

    Lack of regular raises and when they happen they are minuscule, constantly understaffed so the employees are overworked and overwhelmed, focus more on the money and not on the treatment of employees

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your employees, treat them like they are valuable to the company and not just another cog in the wheel. If the current state of affairs continues you will continue to lose valuable employees.


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