IMS Health Reviews

Updated 29 September, 2014
Updated 29 September, 2014
233 Reviews
3.1
233 Reviews
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IMS Health Chairman and CEO Ari Bousbib
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ability to telecommute greatly helps work-life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • very strong vacation, work from home, tuition reimbursement, and retirement plans (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor transition of senior management following acquisition be capital venture (in 13 reviews)

  • No work-life balance, unrealistic deadlines with not enough resources (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The experience of working at IMS has taken a down turn.

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Service Analyst  in  Montréal-Ouest, QC
    Current Employee - Senior Account Service Analyst in Montréal-Ouest, QC

    I have been working at IMS Health

    Pros

    Interesting, stimulating, flexible schedule, changing

    Cons

    management disconnect. Job loss resulting in loss work integrity

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Cutting edge of health information. Good place to be if you can find a great place.

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    Current Employee - Client Report Analyst  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Client Report Analyst in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time

    Pros

    Not too big - not too small. Good work-life balance. Support employee development, training and education. Encurrage moves between departments, when possitions are available...
    Friendly upper management

    Cons

    Number of open positions in Canada is very limited. Jobs are increasingly being outsourced to lower salaried countries, making cooperation a little more difficult because of the time differrence.
    Salaries are on the lower end!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Losing employee confidence

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I worked at IMS Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pays well, good varied benefits including RRSP, training allowance, option of medical/dental coverage or HCSA. If a manager takes a liking to you and you work like a dog without complaining you will do ok.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, unrealistic deadlines with not enough resources. There are so many acquisitions of other companies and subsequent layoffs, employees are constantly working long hours and putting up with difficulties without saying anything so as not to be targetted as the next cut. The company talks a lot about taking care of its employees but they actual live under an umbrella of constant stress and uncertainty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This management group has a grand plan of its own and, foolishly, would never consider any advice from front line employees as having any merit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Unpleasant experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IMS Health

    Pros

    Some of the people were nice. Location, salary and hours were just about the only pros. And the cafeteria food was good.

    Cons

    Everything else... Workload, departmental communication, support, encouragement, teamwork...All cons. Manager seemed to have zero managerial experience. Looks rosy from the outside, very negative and unpleasant on the inside.

  6.  

    In IMS consulting, it's long hours and low pay/poor benefit

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work with intelligent people that are super cool

    Cons

    Long hours, poor work life balance, poor benefit and low pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company no longer values its employees

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    Current Employee - Mgr  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Mgr in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Team work, within (if not across) teams

    Cons

    no work-life abklance. large disjoint, some groups are over-staffed and slack off, some groups are under-staffed and are continuously being asked to eat into any remaining personal time "for the good of the company" .
    The company is being prepped for sale and it is very evident in how the country is managed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People make or break a company. you devalue your people you devalue your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was excellent until econimic matter become more important than clients

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC

    I worked at IMS Health

    Pros

    Great technology team, people concern's for clients

    Cons

    Poor transition of senior management following acquisition be capital venture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad internal culture meets declining industry

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    Current Employee - Customer Support Manager  in  Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Customer Support Manager in Ottawa, ON

    I have been working at IMS Health

    Pros

    Salary structure is within industry averages.

    Cons

    Too many blind cuts coming from corporate that create a culture of "good enough" instead of quality products to clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    great company with talents around

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    nice boss and great team members around. flexible office culture

    Cons

    no Cons can be shared really. IMS Health is a great company indeed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    IMS HEALTH review

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary, quality work, nice work environment, complete responsibility.

    Cons

    too much work. No help in the work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the Bangalore tech centre is just a startup, please provide better facilities to the employees like cab facility, good caterers , etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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