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Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
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 Question – review past projects and refresh all courses materials Answer Question
Summer Internship Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and 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 Question – I cannot remember! Answer Question
Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and 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 Question – 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
Senior Principal Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at IMS Health in July 2009.
Interview Details For this level one is often recruited by executive search companies first or through existing relationships with the company. The first step will then also be an interview with the head hunter. In the next phase there will be a series of interviews with senior management on a one by one basis. Depending for which department you're recruited, the interview may include business case type interviews but this is mostly at the digression of the interviewer.
Interview Question – Nothing really although I was surprised that business case style interviews were also used for very senior positions Answer Question
Internship Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
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 Question – All the questions were answered professionally but the group showed no enthusiasm. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Really mean people. Stay away from them!
Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at IMS Health in May 2009.
Interview Details Was referred by an employee. Had a CV screen and then 2 interviews followed by a presentation. Overall pretty lightweight though it did require specialized knowledge of pharma. overall the process seemed a bit erratic. people were friendly and office as very nice, very professional. The process took a really long time which was disappointing.
Negotiation Details – Couldnt really negotiate on salary. Was only able to raise it by £1k.....
Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 months - interviewed 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 Question – Case study about drought-resistant corn seed. The question was what kind of pricing should company consider? Answer Question
Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – Give a situation where you've failed Answer Question
Consultant, Pricing and Reimbursement Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 4 weeks - interviewed 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.
Account Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at IMS Health in July 2014.
Interview Details A recruiter used by IMS got in touch with me via LinkedIn with the JD. She then called me to get more details about my experience and salary details. I was then contacted by her for an interview a week later. The interview took place today at the IS office in Dubai and it went well. I am supposed to have another 2 interviews so am in the middle of the process at the moment.
Interview Question – There were none. Answer Question
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