IMS Health Interview Questions

Updated 1 Oct 2014
Updated 1 Oct 2014
115 Interview Reviews

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at IMS Health.

    Interview Details

    Cv and coverletter
    Interview day: 4 interviews-

    1) excel test
    2) HR interview centred around cv
    3) Interview with Principal- more intense, probing questions about why pharma, why consulting, what did I have to offer
    4) Presenting a PowerPoint presentation (about a current pharma related issue). Also some experience related questions

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate due to good initial offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    HEOR Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at IMS Health in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    First round face-to-face interview with senior consultants, followed up by phone HR interview, concluded with face-to-face interview with directors and presentation to the rest of the team. Interview process went smoothly but did include several steps whereas I think a one off interview day could have been organized instead.

    Interview Questions
    • What difficulties do you expect to face working for a consultancy?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    They have a high turnover rate and feared I would be looking for another job in 2 years. Also, the salary on offer was below market average.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at IMS Health in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Telephone interviewInterview Details Phone interview case with background for fit, then round with Managers and then final with 3 Principals. numeracy test is also present. Case study will be given and you need to work out the case step by step. Interviewer will stop you if your answer has gone too far. Listen questions carefully you could get caught. Practice your math as it will be expected like percentage questions

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Summer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at IMS Health.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got to the group interview in their London office - it had approx. 20 candidates and we spent half the day doing group work and interviews, which included presentations, case studies and brain teasers. About 10 interviewers were present at the group interviews and the day ended with networking.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at IMS Health.

    Interview Details

    The first-stage interview was called a 'networking event' where we where put into groups of 4-5 and moved around 5 tables. Each table had two interviewers who asked general competency based questions (eg. why do you want to work here? give an example of working in team. etc) The questions were asked to us one by one in our groups and we sat at each table for about 15 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • The hardest questions were the logic questions, some which were riddles or puzzles. For example, how many toasters are sold in the UK? (5 mins to work out and answer)   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at IMS Health in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through campus recruiting, process took few weeks.

    It was an on site interview by two employees - after few minutes of introduction, they dived directly into technical questions. Many questions on the projects done in the past and details on the CV. HR and the interviewers were very friendly and professional.

    Interview Questions
    • review past projects and refresh all courses materials   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at IMS Health in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is a complete joke. Was interviewed twice for an internship. The first round included a professional group who knew what they were talking about and provided a good overview of the placement. The second round included a bunch of teenagers asking some stupid and mean questions. This group showed no sense of maturity or professionalism.

    Interview Questions
    • All the questions were answered professionally but the group showed no enthusiasm.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Really mean people. Stay away from them!

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at IMS Health in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    First round interview was over the phone. IT lasted 45 minutes. It had competency based questions, for 20 minutes and then the case study. It was about hotel chain in England. I had to calculate the break-even point based on the data given. It was in June 2011. Then I had an on-line numerical reasoning test. And then the second round was the assessment center. It consisted of couple of different things: 1:1 Interview (competency based + why consulting? why health & pharma industry? why IMS Health? why me?); then there was a long case study about biotech company coming up with new IP protected corn seed (resitant to drought), questions were about where should they lunch it, what kind of pricing should they offer etc; then I had to give a presentation on the topic I chose (7 days before the assessment day, we have been given some topics on pharma industry, we had to choose one and prepare a 10 minutes presentation); then there was another, short case study about the Zoo and the way it can increase profitability and the way that the Zoo-shop could start making money; in the end we had a group exercise, in a team of 4 people, we had to build a bridge out of the newspapers given and tape, that would hold an IMS doll. It was a really pleasant experience, ppl really engaing with all of us participants. There was a telephone feedback on the performance and that was very helpful!

    Interview Questions
    • Case study about drought-resistant corn seed. The question was what kind of pricing should company consider?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IMS Health in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    First had phone interview, then 2 face to face interviews, consisting of competency and case studies and a presentation.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant, Pricing and Reimbursement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at IMS Health in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    After a case study interview on the phone I met three consultants at the office in Cambridge. They had me talk through my CV and do business cases. They didn't take the time to introduce themselves, nor the company, and asked me a lot of questions regarding my people management experience. I got some detailed feedback, which was helpful, and disappointing since it showed that my interviewers have little understanding of the world outside IMS health.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your experience of people's management   Answer Question
    • What topic would you be comfortable training junior people about   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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