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Updated 19 Jan, 2015
Updated 19 Jan, 2015
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    Client Report Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at IMS Health.

    Interview Details

    My first telephone interview lasted less than 20 min. it was with global recruiter calling from US asking a few questions about my experience and what I was looking for. My CV was then forwarded to the local recruiter who call me a few days later, asking almost the same questions. The came the in-person meeting with the hiring manager about a week later. This interview was about my experience and expectations (again) and about me as a person.

    Negotiation Details
    A little higher starting salary because of prior experience
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at IMS Health in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Met several members of the company at a networking event and subsequently e-mailed to ask about job opportunities. I was told of a contract position available to fill-in for maternity leave so I sent my resume and cover letter. I was subsequently called in for an interview consisting of:
    30 min math test
    45 min behavioural interview
    45 min case study
    30 min meeting with principal

    Interview Questions
    • What is the number of people in Canada with diabetes   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at IMS Health.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview: what do you know about the company, what financial background do you have, what are your strengths/weaknesses, etc.
    Math/logics test: similar to a gmat test; conducted over the phone and on the internet; given 30 min to answer questions

    Interview Questions
    • the test is mainly algebra multiple choice; one of the questions had incorrect format of answers (eg. 8.550 instead of 8550) which threw me off, the interviewer realized the mistake and made the correction   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Process Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at IMS Health in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    There is an initial interview over the phone with the basic behavioral questions and basic background questions to determine if you are remotely qualified for the position. I think the inquiries were too basic to learn much about the applicant that wasn't already obvious after having read the resume. Failed the subsequent in-person interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at IMS Health in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    A lot of common questions, questions were repeating. I was glad then it finished. I felt very uncomfortable.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at IMS Health in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    It was an interview for a summer job which I got through an inside connection. There were two interviews with engagement managers. The first one was a behavioral interview with expected questions like- strengths? weaknesses? situation when you worked in a team, situation when you had to analyze data? situation when you showed leadership? The second interview was a case study on sales force sizing and physician segmentation, which was a little hard.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at IMS Health in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by a friend. I had a quick phone conversation with a very nice HR manager, and I was informed that I've been selected for the interview.
    The interview was one hour-two parts. One part was a behavioral interview with a consultant. I was asked typical questions: tell me about yourself, etc. I was asked about weaknesses and strengths that are important for my Job at IMS health, and those that are not important (2 by 2). Also some questions like tell me about a case that you had to do some analytical work. Another question was tell me about a case that you had to deliver under pressure and strict deadline. The other half hour was case interview with a consultant. The case was very structured. I was given slides containing all necessary information, and I had extract data from graphs, or calculate number of salespeople that the client afford, and finally suggest the best solution.The case was very straightforward and only required basic quantitative skills (they provide pen and paper and calculator too).
    Interviewers and receptionist were all extremely nice. I think it's a very friendly environment. I guess that working culture is very supportive, too. I guess it's less competitive than big consulting firms. Consulting group is relatively small (less than 10 people I guess) but the whole Toronto office probably has more than 50 employees. They don't have partner position for consultant. They have very nice offices.
    This is the first round interview.

    Advice for a candidate: think of your strenghts and weaknesses. Think of situations that you delivered under pressure or with strict deadlines. Think of situations that you conducted heavily analytical tasks. Just be yourself.
    For the case, you don't need preparation. Just apply very basic quantitative skills and some judgment at the end.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a situation that you had to do analytical work in your last job?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at IMS Health in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    First, a general phone interview, covered salary expectations and past experience.
    Then, a Round One interview, 45 minute behavioural with hiring manager & HR followed by 45 minute test
    Finally, Round Two was in front of a panel

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of a time you completed a large analysis   Answer Question
    • Give an example of a time you encountered conflict, and how you resolved it   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Social Media Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at IMS Health in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied through a job posting online. Got a call back few days later and had a telephonic interview , got short listed for a face-to-face interview just a few days later.
    The interview process was a day long including 3 written rounds, 2 face-to-face rounds with a team member and the project manager. final round was with the HR

    Interview Questions
    • There were a lot of unexpected questions but that's how an interview goes   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    It was for a contract period of 6 months with a very low payscale

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at IMS Health.

    Interview Details

    This was a campus process, so we had an aptitude test .After the first shortlist, had to go through a Group Discussion, then two rounds of interview. The GD's were pretty easy and you just need to present relevant points. The interviews were also relatively easy, asked very basic fit questions and a guesstimate

    Interview Questions
    • Estimate the number of tennis balls that could fit in a Haryana roadways bus ?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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