IMS Health Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
241 Reviews
3.2
241 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Ability to telecommute greatly helps work-life balance (in 31 reviews)

  • very strong vacation, work from home, tuition reimbursement, and retirement plans (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor transition of senior management following acquisition be capital venture (in 14 reviews)

  • No work-life balance, unrealistic deadlines with not enough resources (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Working as Test Engineer in IMS Health. Have 2.5 Years of Experience in Manual ,Mainframe ,MObile App,DB Testing

    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Its a friendly environment and Good place to learn

    Cons

    Good PLace to work. Good INfrastructurre

  2.  

    IMS HEALTH review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Bangalore

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time (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
  3.  

    Water water everywhere not a drop to drink!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    1. one of the largest Healthcare data providers .... now growing fast in analytics, forecasting and research.... lots of opportunities to venture into
    2. Global touch... you work for the world!
    3. Flexibility to choose what you want to do and choice to shift to other functions later
    4. Cross functional interaction and diversity of people help creativity

    Cons

    1. Dont come here expecting a good pay! If you switch from some company, u will get the hike, but later its all sloowwww money!
    2. Lacks a sense of belonging-ness .. so called "people" factor
    3. You will laugh everytime you hear about "Bonus" "incentive" "hike" and their favourite term "market adjustment"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more generous to your hardworking employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    People are disposable assets for IMS Health

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Consultant in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    The stream I work with and my manager and colleagues are excellent. The work itself is great, challenging, new, exciting, great learning opportunities and exposure.However, its all downhill from here on.

    Cons

    There are no people friendly or employee retentive policies at IMS Health, its all about cost cutting, poor people and expectation management. All this coupled with shoddy facilities, bad pay and utter lack of employee engagement describes IMS Health for me. Unlike other MNCs, our office does not provide any of the following:
    1. Cab facilities - Even after shifting their office from Ulsoor to Marathahalli, given that majority of the population still resides in and around Ulsoor/ Indiranagar, no cab facilities have been arranged, despite complete willingness to pay for the same, from the employees.
    2. Decent food - Every time someone brings about the topic of how MNCs provide good quality, subsidized food to their employees, the only answer received is "We are still shifting" or " We are still working on it". It has been 3 years and they still haven't settled down enough to provide decent food options
    3. Good Pay: Incentives, hikes and bonuses are a joke around here. Employees joke about it, managers and directors joke about it, and the only time any serious thought is given to it, is when you threaten to or actually do resign.
    The list is endless, but I will put a stop to it right now.
    I have friends in other teams who are faring faaaar worse than me, so the picture I paint is not the bleakest.
    Any interested candidates, please beware. They may pick you up at a good hike, but they will mar all your future hikes within the company, till you decide to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My only advice will be to wake up, look around because if you treat talented people thusly, you can imagine the kind of crowd you will be left with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not a good place for people want to grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    you will learn only about US Hospitals and Pharma companies.
    As a technical you will forgot every thing.

    Cons

    Don't have any fast growing strategies .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good Company to work with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bangalore

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Provides opportunities to lean more and more.
    Colleagues are helpful.
    Festive occasions are celebrated with lite enjoyment.
    Work and life balance is better.

    Cons

    Perks and bonuses are not as per your expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need some good strategy for uper management level . especially,HR people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Not a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    No training's , No KT sessions but still they management expect people to deliver quality work .

    Quality Never comes Cheep .

    Cons

    Treating employees like a labor ,No process at all .
    Peoples management is very very worst

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Process should be generic to the company not for people .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good working culture
    Flexible timings
    good for experience person
    learning chances are very high

    Cons

    For fresher package is not up to the expectation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A good company to start your IT career

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at IMS Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working culture is good.
    A lot of initiatives are being taken, so you might get a chance to work on a new technology.
    Sufficient amount of time is given to learn a new technology.
    Decent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Even though you are required to fill the skill matrix, it is never taken into consideration.
    Decent salary for a fresher, you will end up by saving nothing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Average Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Annonymus in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Annonymus in Bangalore

    I worked at IMS Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1>Job Security: I have not see any layoffs or employer sending employees home.
    2>If you are part of Development team, then you can get reasonable good joining hike and you will enjoy working under reasonably good director.
    3>Most of the projects are data driven. So if you are from Data warehousing or BI background, you will enjoy work.
    4>You will hear couple of people talking about Cloud, Mobile, BigData etc. otherwise nothing about latest technologies. They don't know the definition of innovation.
    5>BI team is reasonably good.

    Cons

    1>Mid level Management (Managers and Architects) is useless. They are bunch of loosers who might be kicked from big companies and are planning to settle without giving any work to brain. You will find only few managers gelling well with team members.
    2>very strict on office timings and dress code. They count number of hours and if you work less than 8 hours you will get remainder mails about absence.
    3>New office cubical setup resembles call center having no privacy. i was desperate to move out after moving to this new office.
    4>No Gym, No Carrom, No TT ... nothing to say about games or entertainment kind of activities.
    5>IT Services group is worst and full of bad politics. Couple of managers manage 50 to 150 people. Oh yeah, their hierarchy structure is like big tail. (Jr. Dev manages and give appraisal to Jr.Most Dev)
    6>HR team is big joke. They are fit to send only Birthday and baby birth mails (they will put forign babies and will send congrats mail to employees as of their employees give birth to white babies)
    7>Facility team and Travel team is bad. Onsite travel need signing a 6 months bond.
    8>nothing to say more about their appraisal process. Sr. Dev will give appraisal to Jr. Dev.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to say. If nothing works, they will acquire another company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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