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IQVIA Reviews

Updated 24 April 2019
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  • "Difficult to maintain work life balance" (in 255 reviews)

  • "No work life balance whatsoever" (in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in London, England

    I have been working at IQVIA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, good location, good

    Cons

    Many hours, everything is far away


  2. "High pressure but I felt valued"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at IQVIA full-time

    Pros

    Great flexibility with working from home and flexible hours very much accepted. Team members are given a lot of autonomy and really trusted to do their jobs. I felt very valued here and loved the work I did. Also, great benefits!

    Cons

    Long hours and a very high workload. Risk of stress.

  3. "4 years with IQVIA"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Sales Specialist in London, England
    Current Employee - Solutions Sales Specialist in London, England

    I have been working at IQVIA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work culture, team, brand name

    Cons

    slow growth, too many offerings


  4. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IQVIA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great company, great people, very good work life balance

    Cons

    bonuses low compared to competitors


  5. "Sales Specialist - ruthless and heartless"

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IQVIA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, including pensions, work socials, child care vouchers and commission. Office space is superb located in King's Cross and the client facing office area is as you would expect from a big healthcare company. The consultants, analysts are genuinely talented, educated and ambitious which maintains the great reputation of the company as a service and intelligence provider to global names. Great HR team as you would expect from a large corporation. Commission structure is very good.

    Cons

    Incredibly clique-y and the sales floor can feel like a boys locker room. Given unrealistic targets in incredibly saturated markets where there is very little opportunity which mangement will subsequenty blame on incompetence. Colleagues across the pond will lie and steal deals and directors let them get away with it, even where there is evidence from the CRM system indicating as much. Some sales managers / associate directors are incompetent - good at reaching their own targets, terrible at training new starters or managing a team. If senior management like you, a promotion is possible, or else you are stuck in a job role to support the sales figures of your manager.

    Advice to Management

    Work on controlling how back stabbing the salesfloor is. There are sales directors who are terrible at their job - why are they still managing people?


  6. "A good company for starters in data science and machine learning."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at IQVIA full-time

    Pros

    Good working hours for data scientists.
    Great team atmosphere (in my team at least).
    A fair amount of the work is ethically positive.

    Cons

    The salaries fall behind the market rates fairly quickly.

    Advice to Management

    There as many things that make IQVIA a great company for which to work.
    It is unfortunate that the increase in salaries is underwhelming - this acts as a disincentive to remain with the company over the longer term.


  7. "Bullying Line Manager - Clinical"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IQVIA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mostly friendly, competent people to work with. Opportunity to work on interesting global projects with some good Sponsors. Some good managers do exist.

    Cons

    So much depends on your line manager. Bad managers are left in place for far too long - because they know how to play the game, and snr management does not seek any feedback from employees on the manager’s performance. In my department, people behave like Mean Girls at high school. My LM has shouted at me, and refuses to address staff being chronically overallocated. That being said, not all LMs are this bad, but I am shocked that this immature, dysfunctional culture has been tolerated for as long as it has. You will, of course, never get promoted unless your LM likes you enough to assign you to a “high-visibility” project. If they don’t like you, you may languish on B-grade projects for a loooooong time.

    Advice to Management

    Resource projects adequately instead of cheaply. Do 360 feedback on Line Managers to include their employees feedback. Provide better opportunities for (fair) career progression.

  8. "Consulting services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IQVIA full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment, interesting/various projects, steep learning curve, client interaction

    Cons

    Work-life balance, lack of transparency, unclear career path


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, struggling with transformation"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IQVIA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Teams can be excellent in their support, but highly variable
    - lots of teams doing lots of different and interesting work
    - reasonably good pay for industry
    - generally a market leader and aspires to be the best

    Cons

    - way too many business buzzwords and corporate messaging
    - senior managers and exec repeat fairly meaningless statements to try to appear virtuous; "repeat message even if untrue" is the mentality
    - teams cannibalise each other and are in conflict; creates constant barriers to innovation

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the meaningless marketing responses and be more human to your employees - then they will trust your messages more


  10. Helpful (1)

    "IQVIA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IQVIA full-time

    Pros

    Global culture, system and process oriented, flexible working, good benefits,

    Cons

    Talks a lot about work life culture but very difficult to execute, not enough people to tasks, culturally changed since merger very much about cost cutting , strong preference using low cost hubs for cheap employment.

    Advice to Management

    Healthcare is the foundation to this companies success to date , cost cutting does not improve customer delivery