IQVIA Reviews

Updated Aug 5, 2021

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IQVIA Chairman and CEO Ari Bousbib
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2,124 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work environment, supportive managers(in 294 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours; great team(in 199 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lots of levels before senior management(in 93 reviews)

  • "Long hours and its far from home(in 90 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Great company

      Oct 9, 2020 - Senior Clinical Trials Assistant in Durham, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great management, great benefits, great team

      Cons

      No complaints here at all

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Very positive

      Jul 27, 2021 - Contract Analyst in Livingston, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent support within teams. Communication of updates regularly.

      Cons

      Workload and timelines can be challenging.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good employer

      Jul 29, 2021 - Talent Acquisition Manager in Reading, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting work, good to work as part of an organisation that is doing some really great work to drive healthcare outcomes forward. The company employs some very talented individuals who you can learn from.

      Cons

      Since the merger between Quintiles and IMS Health there are still areas of the business that don't feel fully harmonised. I guess this will improve over time.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      A mixed bag

      Jul 7, 2021 - Associate Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Smart, and for the most part, kind colleagues to work with - If work out the projects that you like and focus on these, project work can be very interesting and will feel like you make a difference in healthcare - Since COVID, IQVIA have had a good flexible working approach and generally have been very supportive - Will learn a lot about healthcare in your time here

      Cons

      - Work is client driven so can feel that your time is not your own; the main aim is keeping the client happy - Seniors sell projects often with ridiculous time frames and the staffed team are just expected to deliver it no matter what - Work switches between being dull to stressful with minimal in-between - A bit of an ‘up or out’ culture, ie if you find a position you like, you cant stay there, must move up to roles that may not suit you, otherwise this is perceived badly - Overworking culture is generally valued rather than efficiency

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Worst place I've ever worked

      Aug 4, 2021 - Clinical Operations Manager in Reading, England, England
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      Pros

      Home working, if that counts for something. It's very difficult to see the "pro" side of this company. Decent enough benefits package.

      Cons

      This is by far the worst place I have ever worked. and I have been in this industry 25+ years. The management over the clin ops group are rude, aggressive, and have no sense of care for their staff. Approach this company with great caution.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice place to work

      Jul 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team and good tools/resources

      Cons

      Layers of management make it difficult to do things quickly

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Horrible place to work

      Jul 20, 2021 - Drug Safety Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      work from home. It is a job when there is no other job available. Good to do while you look for something elsewhere.

      Cons

      You're expected to work after hours no matter what. No compensation for working after hours. Work load is not manageable and even if let them know, they don't do anything. All the care is that they meet the clients need and employee mental health is non existent. It is work from home but they are still not flexible. They only allow you to work in the address you have given them. To get holidays approved is impossible and you can only go on holiday on they days they want you to. Senior management is awful and very unfriendly. They dump everything onto you.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing

      Jul 23, 2021 - Skincare Specialist in Leeds, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing, good discount and free products which was amazing!

      Cons

      Long hours, standing up for hours and hours

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great experience!

      Jul 6, 2021 - Data Services in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to start career, strong brand name, great line management, good benefits package, good working hours and company equipment. Great clients and industry exposure is unparalleled

      Cons

      slow pay rise, hard to get things sorted as so many levels to go through for any issues

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Most unethical company I've ever worked for

      Jul 16, 2021 - Associate Manager in Reading, England, England
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      Pros

      Work from home, no other pros I've actually seen

      Cons

      - Compensation package well below industry standard. - No work / life balance. Frequently worked 60-hour weeks and was told in advance by upper management that this is not only expected but will never be compensated, especially not on a 1:1 basis for the hours put in. In the UK you have to sign a waiver of the working time directive on employment. - A permanent contract means nothing to this company. I was actively headhunted from a stable job and lied to in interview - I specifically asked if this job was project-based and was assured this was a permanent contract and I would be automatically moved to a new project. This did not happen. Instead was told by management to either find myself a new role internally or I will be made redundant. Not even a fixed-term contract has any meaning as it's quite likely they will get rid of you before your contract is up to avoid paying your salary for a few more months. - Company culture of "never put anything in writing". After trying in vain to actively improve project documentation and highlight areas that would present legal liabilities for clients, was "informally" told that it's not IQVIA's business to protect their clients and if the pharma companies that work with them can't see these loopholes themselves it's their problem. Was also told to not give a straight answer to questions in grey areas if staff were to ask and above all, to never put an answer to such a question in writing. - You have to be extremely lucky to make it here long-term. They massively over-hire for new projects only to make most hires redundant within a few months. Out of the hundreds of new staff that onboarded when I joined, less than 10% remain in the company only a few months later and they start every day in constant apprehension that they too will lose their job irrespective of how good they are. - The company will actively seek to terminate you before you approach probation or will employ flimsy reasons to extend your probation so they don't commit to you as an employee. You will be offered the opportunity to be re-hired in a new role/new project and re-start your probation however the company will not commit to you long-term and prefer you to have as few rights as possible. - I have not had a single conversation with management regarding my performance since I started. One director even admitted that no one kept track of manager's performance and that this did not matter. - No onboarding or training program to speak of. You're given a list of SOPs and training documents to go through but ultimately these do nothing to prepare you for your day-to-day job. During the first couple of months, every other day I would find a new software or procedure no one considered telling me about. - Completely unethical company both to its employees and clients. They doctor figures and erase requests from the system to double-cross clients and make them liable for higher costs. - Incompetent upper management. I've had to preside over so ma