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QuintilesIMS Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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  1. Helpful (11)

    "Toxic Work Culture in Warren, NJ"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Warren, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Warren, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Senior Management ( VP and Above). Great Benefits. Company provides growth opportunity to move to other teams . Mobility is not a option if you have started working in Warren.

    Cons

    Legacy CRM team in Warren ,NJ has toxic work culture under a unprofessional and incompetent Director. Shouting at employees and name calling is a routine. Micromanagement is a norm. You can't even socialize with colleagues, the director comes running and asks , what's going on. CRM Product is dying under the incompetent Director. Mostly H1B people are hired, and they are treated without respect or dignity. Retaliation against employees is guaranteed , if they speak up against the director.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the middle management ( Director and below) with some fresh talent. Have a open culture.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Nice environment and good opportunity to learn"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Danbury, CT
    Current Employee - Associate in Danbury, CT

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

    Pros

    Smart people
    Friendly environment
    Great opportunity to learn every aspect of pharma, healthcare, biotech industries

    Cons

    Lower salary than competitors
    Political
    Too big-Can feel like you are just a cog in the wheel
    Ambiguous career development path


  3. "Flexible Friendly Workplace"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Plymouth Meeting, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -lots of project variety but after awhile all the projects are the same
    -most people are very friendly
    -most managers allow WFH days

    Cons

    -most of the people who work here are older and that creates a different dynamic than other consulting firms
    -bonus targets are low and go through the same deductions as your normal salary

    Advice to Management

    -offer bottom up feedback
    -increase bonus targets


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  5. "Company with good intention but bad management team"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment, awesome people, good policies, and company sponsored party every year

    Cons

    Bad increment,politics all over the place

    Advice to Management

    workplace should be fun and stop micromanagement


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Engagement Manager"

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Collegeville, PA
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Collegeville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, interesting work

    Cons

    Lots of politics and bureaucracy, saw far too many people step on others to get ahead. Business development folks far too concerned with revenue and will sell at all cost, at the expense of client satisfaction and project success. Saw many great long time IMSers be squeezed out in favor of new hot shot sales people who don't play fair.

    Advice to Management

    Provide incentives to sales around profitability of projects and not just revenue. Promote those who have worked hard for years and really know the business, not the new hot shot who can play the game. Provide more focus on career development. I was a high performing, high potential employee who left because I could not stand the politics and did not see any future career path there that was exciting to me.


  7. "Clinical Nurse Educator"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse Educator
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse Educator

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

    Pros

    Work stability, decent communication, efforts to keep the contract going.

    Cons

    Very geared toward making people managers, not much efforts to develop other skills in certain programs.

    Advice to Management

    Be less focused on administrative and see the whole picture, keep the patient in mind


  8. "Associate Director IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work - flexible on working in office or from home

    Cons

    No It training budget in last 8 years

    Advice to Management

    Technology is changing to rapidly not to provide employees any training


  9. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at QuintilesIMS full-time

    Pros

    Good place to learn about pharma industry

    Cons

    It's like a frat house


  10. "Nice place"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at QuintilesIMS as a contractor

    Pros

    Nice people, lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Lots of swirl and multi-tasking, inconsistent processes, political


  11. "Decent place to work. Seemed hard to advance."

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    Former Contractor - Pre-Analytical Services Assistant in Marietta, GA
    Former Contractor - Pre-Analytical Services Assistant in Marietta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at QuintilesIMS as a contractor

    Pros

    Somewhat laid back work environment. Did not have a lot of issues with micromanaging. Allowed us to listen to music while on the job.

    Cons

    Low pay for temp. Difficult to advance. Must know people from other departments. Somewhat disorganized management and that overflowed to lower level employees. Work tended to be monotonous.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to ensure all employees are on the some page with adequate training. Invest in employees as far as cross-training them to handle multiple job assignments.



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