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Truven Health Analytics Ann Arbor Reviews

Updated November 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance has been great so far (in 41 reviews)

  • Flexible hours and ability to work from home are good benefits and the company is very family friendly (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Talent Acquisition Team"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Recruiter/Sourcer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Contractor - Recruiter/Sourcer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Truven Health Analytics as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    I Worked as a Recruiter/Sourcer for the IBM Acquisition. It was a great experience and would consider working with IBM Truven Health in the future. The Management was very helpful with the on boarding process.

    Cons

    Too Many Meetings that it was challenging to get work done in a timely manner


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Analytic Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analytics Consultant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Analytics Consultant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Truven Health Analytics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working from home is nice - until IBM destroys that too

    Cons

    IBM has destroyed the benefits and atmosphere at this company

    Advice to Management

    Stop cuttting benefits, freezing promotions

  3. Helpful (2)

    "If you ever watched "survivor" show then this is the company you are in for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analytics Consultant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Analytics Consultant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Truven Health Analytics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    What employee care for now is work and then get paid until they realize what mess they've got into. This company has one of the highest turnover rate I've seen.

    Cons

    -Leaders who are retaliatory if you expose them.
    -The dumber you are the higher you will be in the food chain. The dumbest are senior managers and VPs including the President who does not know what's going on with the company.
    -Leaders who are not trained leaders and have no idea how to lead.
    -Leaders who demands respect and not earn it.
    -Leaders who does not know how to appreciate employees.
    -Leaders who rule like kings and queens and thinks all subordinate are slaves.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate your role and think how to motivate your peers. Lead by example and be fair. Be a leader and not a ruler. These are the ABCs of leading.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Avoid this company if have better options. Average 2 stars max. Toxic environment."

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    Current Employee - Senior Analytics Consultant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Analytics Consultant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Truven Health Analytics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Might be good for new grad with low expectations in need of 2-3 years of experience. If work with decent enough manager, might be able to work remotely – but don’t count on it, some of them do not allow it. Some of the products have interesting potential, and can be useful in offering analytic value, even though they are usually poorly leveraged by company and/or account team management (due to lack of product & analytic expertise). The clients and work can be engaging and informative, and the exposure could pay off with future employer.

    Cons

    Mgmt does not understand products or work requirements. Out of touch. And, in some cases, literally, in that, they avoid work. Instead, shuffle everything down the food chain. Little wonder they are unable to leverage staff, products & services effectively. Profound ignorance coupled with abysmal management & leadership skills (truly doubt many of them even know there is a difference between the two skill sets). A disproportionate amount of highly complex work falls on lowest paid staff, who often cannot ask for help because of attitudes encountered, fear it will be held against them, and because management too often does not know enough about analytics, products & services. Some of Mgmt are surprisingly well compensated for doing practically nothing except perpetuating numbing autocracy and attending meetings that do little to help actually accomplish anything informative, productive or innovative.

    Promotions go to some questionable people – often repeatedly to same person. Some are barely competent. Undermines morale, initiative & any sense of ownership. Begin to wonder – what is the point when this is who they promote? Noticeable trend, also, against promoting single and/or childless people – especially, women. Smells like a lawsuit waiting to happen.

    Human Resources should be required to represent all staff, not just give them lip service while obfuscating and toadying up to Mgmt. They are a significant part of reason that some staff just give up and leave. No help to be found there. Clearly, department is in need of a reminder that turnover is counterproductive and expensive in tangible & intangible ways.

    All in all, could be a truly great company with better management & leadership and more innovative leveraging of products & services. And, perhaps crucially, if the company could stabilize and cement a cohesive identity & culture. They’ve been owned by 3 different companies in the past 6 years alone!

    Advice to Management

    Truven/IBM: Require Mgmt to be more hands-on & tangibly productive with products & performing work. Less meetings, less TALK – more doing. Also, Six Sigma training could enlighten and improve some of them – for others, it’d be a really good idea & clear new cultural message to start weeding them out. Hint: Look closely at how many staff assigned to their accounts (directly or indirectly reporting to them) who have left (both transitions who leave account but remain with company & resignations) during their tenure; and, the exit interviews.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Hot Mess! Don't walk, run!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Truven Health Analytics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Unfortunately, if there are any pros, I've missed them.

    Cons

    Stale products, stale management, at all levels, not to mention very unethical business practices/price gouging existing clients. Products haven't been refreshed in years, and the market has noticed. Cancels are prevalent and new revenue is plummeting. CEO is out of touch and has allowed some rotten things to happen on his watch. However, he's so out of touch, I'm sure he's completely in the dark about the abuses and major dysfunction within his organization.


  6. "oracle dba"

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    Former Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at Truven Health Analytics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment which provides great working experience.

    Cons

    During my tenure at Truven Health there were no cons i could really talk about. it was a great experience


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Senior Analytic Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analytics Consultant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Analytics Consultant in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Truven Health Analytics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Large network of resources available

    Cons

    Evil client managers who are disrespectful

    Advice to Management

    Pick client managers who are respectful

  8. Helpful (10)

    "Get real"

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    Current Employee - Worker in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Worker in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Truven Health Analytics full-time

    Pros

    I currently have a job.

    Cons

    Anybody that rates this company high is:
    Too new to know better
    One of the many overrated, overpaid and under worked management team members
    Trying to raise the company rating

    Advice to Management

    Retire


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Products"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Analyst in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Truven Health Analytics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can be proud of what you're representing.

    Cons

    Transition into a smaller part of a larger company.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more input into the process of combining companies.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "The only constant is change"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Truven Health Analytics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Recent acquisition by IBM Watson Health is very promising for the future of the company

    Cons

    Have suffered from lack of investment for years, and are struggling to catch up


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