IMS Health

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IMS Health Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
252 Reviews
3.1
252 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 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.  

    Good experience until now

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Junior Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana

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

    Pros

    Good to have joined IMS Health Global Delivery Center while it is still in its growing phase.
    The company organized an initial training of 15 days which introduced the length and breadth about the organizations core data assets and various Centres of Excellance. With this it made clear of what work is being carried out and how I as an individual shall contribute.
    The best part about the company is recruiting resources that are best fit for the purpose they would serve.
    The company has good growth prospects and enables an individual with requisite resources for personal as well as collective growth. Various cross trainings are held as and when required.

    Cons

    Offsites for employees should be held for a better work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It should work to make the organization more process oriented

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    No employee benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Analyst in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment enables high efficiency
    Friendly and lively environment
    Always encourages new ideas
    Promotions with in two years of experience

    Cons

    Significantly low salary compared to market
    Stretched and Long working hours, very difficult to maintain work-life balance
    In-efficient management
    Though the work is challenging, development of skill set is difficult with the kind of processes followed

    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Consultant in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Junior Consultant in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Best place to learn new things

    Cons

    diplomatic professionals can survive
    poor hike

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Experience could have been better

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

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

    Pros

    - Quality work
    - Great chaps from some of the reputed colleges of the country

    Cons

    - The GDC is being run like a BPO, there's no emphasis on portraying it as a revenue generating center
    - Candidate interview process needs a total revamp, lately off campus hires have been incompetent leading to a lot of headache for the managers trying to get work out of them
    - Training programs are not in place leading to dissatisfaction amongst campus hires most of whom are from good educational institutions like the IITs, NSIT, BITS
    - Compensation package needs to be looked at. Talent isn't getting suitably rewarded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - The top management needs to invest in talent and resources to reap benefits in the future
    - They need to get away from the cost cutting mindset to retain and attract good talent

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

    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

  7.  

    IMS HEALTH review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Water water everywhere not a drop to drink!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    People are disposable assets for IMS Health

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

    Not a good place for people want to grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11.  

    Good Company to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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