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IMS Consulting Group Reviews

Updated 9 May 2018
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Pros
  • "Varied projects and steep learning curve" (in 5 reviews)

  • "People are understanding and appreciate your need to work from home under different circumstances" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance is nonexistent" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Long hours especially for junior members of the team" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, with lots of opportunities for personal development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IMS Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Culture, the people and the breadth of work type. Leader in healthcare consulting.

    Cons

    The pay is somewhat lower than the quality and intensity of work done.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more rewards to employees to make IMSCG competitive with the best in hiring and retaining people.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very corporate and very quarterly financially driven"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IMS Consulting Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good training and communications. Excellent consultancy careers and in sales. Opportunities to travel.

    Cons

    So utterly obsessed with quarterly financial targets that everything tends to be short-term tactical, and never anything very strategic. No real appreciation of technical innovation or vision. CEO's vision statement at the start of 2016 was all about increasing revenue and profits by X% - not very inspiring.

    Advice to Management

    If you continue to just focus on the short-term tactical targets and only give lip service to long-term strategy and technical innovation the company will not be around in 10 years time...

  3. "IMS Health"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IMS Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Market Leader, Good Brand, Well Paid

    Cons

    You are just a number, too many employees!

    Advice to Management

    Improve on integration of acquisitions


  4. "Reception"

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    Former Employee - Reception in Kings Cross, England
    Former Employee - Reception in Kings Cross, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IMS Consulting Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable, repetitive, decent money, centre of London, Easy to get to, Beautiful view and space. Management team 50/50

    Cons

    People, staff members act like your their personal assistant, rude, no progression, own management line does deal with situations effectively, snobby.

    Advice to Management

    stick to meetings, deal with negative staff effectively listen to your team...


  5. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at IMS Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people
    Full responsibility since day one

    Cons

    Not much social activities going on in the company


  6. "IMS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Excellent on the job training
    - Development opportunities
    - Career progression
    - Client exposure
    - Early responsibility and autonomy
    - Poor levels of compensation

    Cons

    - Quarterly targets makes it hard to focus on developing client relationships
    - Clients get confused due to the multiple offerings and account managers
    - Weak senior leadership

    Advice to Management

    - Currently trying to push too many offerings to clients
    - Need to define the positioning and clearly market the company to clients
    - Develop key employees


  7. "neutral"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at IMS Consulting Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great scope of projects across multiple pharma functions and activities

    Cons

    Crazy working hours, understaffed projects, lack of junior experience

    Advice to Management

    plan retention, increase salaries to be aligned with other management consulting firms

  8. "Fairly good starting point"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IMS Consulting Group full-time

    Pros

    Fairly good pay, various training opportunities to attend, international experience. Young team. Limited travel compared to other consultancies. Opportunities for fast track development if exposed to the right people

    Cons

    Long hours, limited exposure to clients, limited guidance or coaching - depending on indivdual person and time availability, stress levels can rise at times

    Advice to Management

    Better communication, clearer evaluation criteria


  9. Helpful (3)

    "IMS Consulting Group"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Focus on healthcare, life sciences, pharma

    Cons

    Negative environment, poor support network. Pay and progression are poor compared to competitors, while demands in terms of responsibility and quality of work are on a par, if not higher.

    Advice to Management

    Review pay, stop cost-cutting. Focus on retention of talent - too many people leaving


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great potential, limited innovation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great place if you are interested in pharma as projects cover pretty much the full commercial spectruum and you have access to a vast amount of data during projects.

    Cons

    The company has relied too much on its data competitive advantage and has failed to produce significant innovation in terms of new services and thought leadership. And if you want to innovate, you may not find a very supportive environment to push your idea forward.

    Advice to Management

    Plan retention, promote real innovative thinking, not just recycled platforms


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