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QuintilesIMS Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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QuintilesIMS Chairman and CEO Ari Bousbib
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (22)

    "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. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for! I have worked for this company on 2 separate contracts. Their data is up to date and can actually be used as a sales tool in the field. Both of the managers I had at this company have been excellent in every way. Supportive and help with difficult offices.

    Cons

    Lay-offs. Have been downsized 2 times because contacts were canceled/ restructured.

  3. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at QuintilesIMS full-time

    Pros

    Strong presence in Research Triangle

    Cons

    Can be slow to make decisions


  4. "Great training , good support for Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives"

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    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Garden City, NY
    Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in Garden City, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Culture , Good Benefits, Strong Tech support

    Cons

    Direct Hire counterparts , can at times treat Quintiles representatives with a less respect


  5. "Manager, Advanced Analytics"

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    Current Employee - Manager, Advanced Analytics in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Manager, Advanced Analytics in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn new things and improve programming skills

    Cons

    high work pressure during certain quarters


  6. "Help maintain records for CRA's and clinical sites"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits and vacation time

    Cons

    No overtime pay if you are hourly


  7. "Medical Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at QuintilesIMS full-time

    Pros

    Great way to break into medical sales

    Cons

    You're on a contract and they can end early so then you have to look for another job.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Will come back now that Pike is gone!"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Project Manager in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Clinical Project Manager in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of training and support. I at least worked with very knowledgeable people. Good advancement - promotes from within. Good working environment and benefits.

    Cons

    Big company so sometimes you can feel like you don't count. Pike was a major con, unethically telling mgmt to drop evaluation ratings to save money (this was confirmed by two higher ups), but he is gone! Company does sugar coat when they take away a benefit, like taking away employee appreciation day saying that employees asked instead of the company spending money on them that they use a day "off" to do volunteer work. Let's call an apple an apple - the company does not lose any money, gets a tax benefit from this, and for the employee is it really a day "off" since I have to catch up on all the work I missed the next day at work?! But a lot of companies sugar coat like this.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking Sr. Mgmt only runs this company - it's all the hard working employees that truly make this company successful. Don't ever forget that and treat them as valued! You did in 2008 when I came and a lot changed over the 7 years I worked there. Hoping with Pike gone you will get back to being the most awesome company to work for again!!


  9. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Director in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Large company with solid team of CPA's to collaborate with. Progressive, always changing and improving leads to many learning opportunities and growth potential.

    Cons

    Constant change often leads to additional overtime


  10. "Could be better, could be worse..."

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Collegeville, PA
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Collegeville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at QuintilesIMS part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, pretty decent salary and benefits. Lots of exceptional people to work with.

    Cons

    IMS was a fantastic company when I first joined in 2003, but I saw a major downhill spiral in terms of integrity when the company went private and took on new management. They went on an acquisition tear and hired lots of new blood, especially in the business development functions. The company became way too political, with lots of beaurocracy and plenty of sell-outs. I came to find that the more politically savvy you are (i.e. not afraid to step on people and lie to clients), the faster you will get ahead. I watched some of the best employees get squeezed out or laid off. It just wasn't for me and so I chose to move on.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out who your loyal employees are....the ones who have been around and know the products and services best. Those are the ones to take care of and put in front of the customer.


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