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IQVIA Reviews

Updated 18 November 2018
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  • "Sometimes work life balance is difficult" (in 238 reviews)

  • "Contract , No work life balance" (in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Great Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    Huge opportunity to progress, fantastic people that are extremely knowledgeable and genuine experts withing their specialty.

    Cons

    Can be exceptionally corporate which is to be expected from a company this size.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I will not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vision is good, good people around

    Cons

    Management takes decision without analyzing the facts , poor leadership , lack of ownership and feedback , don't evaluate the employee potential, communication is very poor , No clear HR policies

    Advice to Management

    Manager is a person who should support his/her team and communicate properly.

  3. "Mixed bag"

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

    I have been working at IQVIA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Technically challenging and intellectually stimulating environment
    Good career progression
    Good salary and benefits

    Cons

    Culture can be bullying
    Very political environment
    Legacy IMS part of business very dominant in senior roles
    Short term-ist revenue first thinking

    Advice to Management

    Improve corporate culture and behaviours


  4. "Good company to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IQVIA full-time

    Pros

    Good welfare packages . Nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Big company, high-level management could be a bit disorganised sometimes.


  5. "Consultant"

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

    Pros

    Good learning curve
    Interesting work
    Brilliant teams

    Cons

    High pressure environment
    Promotions are difficult

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in orientation


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work if you can handle the pace"

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    Current Employee - Project Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Project Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IQVIA part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People, progression, opportunities, everyone works as a team and very flexible working

    Cons

    High workload, stressful, long working hours


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Insulting employee review process in Analytics Center of Excellence (ACoE)"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Keeping up with technological innovation in the CRO industry
    -Benefits system is good
    -Infrastructure
    -Helpful and intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    -You can get rated down on performance evaluations even when your manager supports your evaluation, this is extremely insulting to employees and totally undermines the goals that employees are forced to set themselves in the performance process
    -Management blames lack of budget for not giving fair performance evaluations. Not good enough! Companies can choose how much to pay their workers.
    -Bureaucratic approach to change management destroys incentives to improve existing processes
    -Teams are under-resourced compared to the number of internal projects and the expected progress of each project
    -Pay rises are in line with inflation, no better or worse
    -Chance of promotion is extremely low unless you are senior management and benefiting from frequent restructuring of the department. For everyone else, fewer people promoted than actually deserve it.
    -People are leaving or looking to leave. Management has adjusted its ‘staff retention’ target from 95% to 90% because more people are leaving!

    Advice to Management

    Give employees the performance ratings they’ve earned instead of grading people on a curve. Separate business as usual roles from development. Have a clear progression and promotion pathway.

  8. "contract specialist"

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    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Reading, England
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multinational company, lot of career pathways

    Cons

    too rigid, lack of communication


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great employer"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and excellent opportunities

    Cons

    Job security, still a small stigma attached to "contract" reps


  10. "Everything Depends on the team."

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    Former Employee - Business Support Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Business Support Analyst in London, England

    I worked at IQVIA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working environment, good benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, no career path, stressful environment,

    Advice to Management

    Try to help employees to move up the career ladder, management provide no support or structure. Constant changes since the merger (IMS Health +Quintiles). Some have been good and some extremely disappointing.


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