IHS
2.8 of 5 215 reviews
www.ihs.com Englewood, CO 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 22, 2014
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2.8 215 reviews

                             

61% Approve of the CEO

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Scott Key

(38 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    No communication

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCannot think of one always something bad happens every day. They do not any clue on the running this business.

    ConsBack stabbing, no communication, no raises, lies, just a terrible place to work. Thank you Scott key

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo lies tell us the truth.

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Very Harsh, Manage People by Threats

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNot many. If you like constant change management and dysfunction - this may be the "Best Company in Colorado" for an employee like you.

    Cons- Managers do not care about their employees
    - Continual layoffs
    - they threaten employees not to write any "negative" reviews on this site
    - more concerned about wall streets perception of the company
    - could careless about employees
    - watch the movie "Outsource!" It is what their new plan is all about!

    Advice to Senior ManagementSince you really do not make a product, your employees should be your greatest asset! Stop outsourcing jobs to India for the sake of looking good on wall street! Your "products" will suffer in the end.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Senior Leadership is not trustworthy

    Finance (Former Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    ProsThey try to create a positive environment, but only the low level employees feel this way.

    ConsExecutives over compensated, middle management abused and under appreciated. Too many closed door meetings, too much drama, Leaders do not tell the truth, they are not invested in their employees in the long term. They fail to focus on the problems within the company, rather, they focus on who to blame, or how they will look.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAnyone with any type of education or real experience will struggle there, because the leaders do not value experience or knowledge. They have broken processes, bad accounting practices and general disregard for the truth.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Completely sold out.

    Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsSome good managers, some good coworkers.

    ConsNot a single one of my immediate colleagues trusted or believed in IHS's "we're a family" rhetoric or big corporate goals. Upper management are ruthless in their pursuit of quarterly $ goals and have no problem ordering secret layoffs or canceling promotions (both happened in my division) to make the numbers sparkle. Enjoy watching record growth as your cost of living raises drop. Upper mgmt (at least in my division) were laughably bad at integrating colleagues brought in through acquisitions, resulting in a fragmented, tense culture in which lower managers protect their own and throw others under the bus. A profoundly dysfunctional company that will continue doing well at the expense of employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen employees don't trust management, a company is broken.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Severely dysfunctional.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe contract rate was decent, and the crazy overtime made some of the time worth it.

    ConsThe company was a complete disaster. I was working in the Broomfield office, so the office down south may have been run differently.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    More managers than workers and management could careless about people doing the work.

    Web Producer (Former Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    ProsIf your an employee the benefits are good but over half the company is contractors.

    ConsOver half the company is contractors so you have many people who are treated poorly so care very little about work quality and have poor attitudes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring so much upper management that doesn't do the heavy lifting and hire on employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    6 people found this helpful  

    It's His, Scotts = IHS

    Director (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    Prosstock benefits were good until they got stingy

    ConsIts His, Scotts. That describes IHS. Either you fall in line with the new CEO, or you get the boot.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop surrounding yourself with a bunch of yes men

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    10 people found this helpful  

    Miserable place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    ProsThe benefits are good.
    I honestly can not think of any other 'pro' comment about the company, except that HQ is in Colorado.

    ConsLow Pay.
    Micromanaging and inept Directors and Vice Presidents.
    Success is very much about who you know, not what you contribute.
    It is a combination the worst things in Dilbert and The Office.
    In spite of talk about ethical behavior, many employees are rewarded for unethical behavior.
    In spite of talk of diversity, there is little of it here.
    Poor training or mentoring opportunities.
    Chaotic matrix environment makes it difficult to progress in the company, and many managers, including VP's, refuse employees opportunities to work across the matrix.

    Advice to Senior Management- Walk the walk. There is a lot of talk about 'Customer Delight' and employee satisfaction, but it falls flat on most levels. Standards are not the same across departments.
     - Make stock options more reasonable for all employees.
     - Make earned incentives available to more employees. Many departments cannot earn them.
     - Human Resources is a nightmare and typifies the worst of HR.
     -Do not allow managers to refuse an employee any opportunity to work with other departments. That is the only way to move up in a matrix environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    7 people found this helpful  

    Lots of talk, little action.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    Pros* Great benefits package
    * Managers are very accepting of needing time off for doctor's appointments, etc.
    * 3 Weeks vacation @ entry level

    ConsToo many meetings that prevent you from using work-time effectively; you end up working longer hours to get your every-day stuff done. Most of those involved in the meetings are on a need-to-know basis and shouldn't be involved.

    Getting things approved and actually put out the door is a long, overly complicated process.

    Incompetency of middle management is frustrating.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut out the middle men holding things up. It's ridiculous.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Changes in top management led to chaos.

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
    Englewood, CO

    ProsThey do have an excellent health/vision/dental package, although it was difficult to get time off approved for doctor's appointments.

    ConsImmediate manager was micro-manager, and top management had no idea of how to use technology to make the job more productive. We were using a CRM system circa 1995.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend some actual time with people that do the jobs there before you make sweeping, nonsensical technology decisions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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