IMS Health
3.0 of 5 185 reviews
www.imshealth.com Parsippany, NJ 5000+ Employees

IMS Health Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
IMS Health – Bangalore – “IMS Health”

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3.0 185 reviews

                             

52% Approve of the CEO

IMS Health Chairman and CEO Ari Bousbib

Ari Bousbib

(83 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Nice place to work with good work life balance"
    in 25 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 11 reviews
  • "No work-life balance, unrealistic deadlines with not enough resources"
    in 5 reviews
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Was excellent until econimic matter become more important than clients

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Montreal, QC

I worked at IMS Health

ProsGreat technology team, people concern's for clients

ConsPoor transition of senior management following acquisition be capital venture

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Losing employee confidence

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

ProsPays 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.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Unpleasant experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at IMS Health

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

ConsEverything 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.

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsWork with intelligent people that are super cool

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Company no longer values its employees

Mgr (Current Employee)
Montreal, QC

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

ProsTeam work, within (if not across) teams

Consno 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 Senior ManagementPeople make or break a company. you devalue your people you devalue your company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bad internal culture meets declining industry

Customer Support Manager (Current Employee)
Ottawa, ON

I have been working at IMS Health

ProsSalary structure is within industry averages.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Senior Account Service Analyst (Current Employee)
Montréal-Ouest, QC

I have been working at IMS Health

ProsInteresting, stimulating, flexible schedule, changing

Consmanagement disconnect. Job loss resulting in loss work integrity

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Work Life Balance!

Senior Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at IMS Health full-time for more than 8 years

ProsWork life balance is great. Flexibility to move within the various departments/ business units. Competitive pay. Undisputed Market leader in a very niche domain and well positioned to grow further! Good brand of leadership.

ConsWIth a lot of acquisitons, sometimes understanding all the new offerings and data assets can get challenging/ counter productive and may take a while to settle! Brand awareness among the public is low and there is more potential there!

Advice to Senior ManagementGreater focus on synergies and collaboration with all the recent acquisitions will reap greater benefits!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at IMS Health full-time

ProsMany opportunities, reasonable work/life balance, good roll models and ample resources for knowledge growth

Consnot eough people to complete high demand of work from clients

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice place to work, if you are the right profile

Principal (Current Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

ProsGenerally, nice and reasonable people to work, good vender experiences if interested in healthcare industry, challenging sometimes and demanding strong hard skills on tools and ability to influence, evidence based solutions, deep dive on many therapeutic classes

ConsVery number driven, both financially and work approach, lower compensation than some competitor, branded and perceived as a data provider company

Advice to Senior ManagementHave clear strategy on growth plans, focusing too much on technology might not turn out profitable in the long run, allow people to climb the ranks quickly

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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