IHS Reviews

Updated August 2, 2015
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Pros
  • work/life balance possible if you're vigilant (in 32 reviews)

  • good starting pay with good benefits (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • Company middle management increasing isolating themselves from day to day events (in 12 reviews)

  • Upper management are ruthless in their pursuit of quarterly (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Great company to work for. Good benefits.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Support Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Field Support Engineer in Denver, CO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    IHS pays well and provides great benefits. Adequate amount of vacation and sick time, as well as a volunteer day off.

    Cons

    Poor career advancement opportunities. I have applied for a few jobs within the company and been denied. I have been working the exact same job for 6 years now.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training and career advancement opportunities.


  2. Could be worse

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IHS full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    IHS offers relatively competitive salaries and a comfortable work environment. They provide one day of volunteer time every year to use for any 501(c)(3) activity you would like to use it for. They are open to flexible scheduling and telecommuting.

    Cons

    They are publicly-owned, so there is a lot of emphasis on the quarterly results. They have grown quickly over the last few years, and have reorganized things frequently, sometimes to the detriment of existing productive working relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Management by spreadsheet is not always successful.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Two Thumbs Up!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Englewood, CO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to be creative and drive innovation for changing, growing areas within Information Technology. Many opportunities for advancement based depending on what you are willing to contribute Great benefits Good work/life balance Great managers

    Cons

    Offer incentives for employees to increase their bonus earnings within each pay grade...so they don't have wait until the next big promo for a pay bump. Offer a sabbatical after so many years of service.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your employees and addressing legitimate concerns as they arise. It is good to know we are being heard


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  5. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Finance in Denver, CO

    I worked at IHS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good business model, subscription based revenue provides stability and cash flow

    Cons

    Public company quarterly focus pressures

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the M&A


  6. Great Compnay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Required tools for the job. Very friendly people.

    Cons

    A lot of meetings that get in the way of getting deadlines met.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great salary and benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great salary, terrific benefits. Colorado location is down south in Inverness Business Park so it avoids the hassles of downtown Denver. Growing company with stock benefits for all FT employees if Customer Delight targets are met.

    Cons

    Can be Denver-centric even though it is a global organization. And they have their fair share of politics. But not a lot to say here even though I was recently laid off. The company treated me with respect and offered a decent severance/outplacement help package.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you hold all functions and all levels of management accountable to IHS' vision, mission and values.


  8. Summer Internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Houston, TX

    I worked at IHS as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Was fairly easy work for an internship, worked as a product support specialist and essentially had to assist customers with issues dealing with one of the company's products

    Cons

    Didn't seem challenging enough, reminded me more of simple administrative works and tasks, was a temporary summer internship


  9. Helpful (3)

    Great entry level career opportunity. Interesting work and great culture. Misc. drawbacks left much to be desired.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn a lot. Relaxed office culture and good work-life balance. Great entry level job. Access to IHS content and products from other teams/areas allows for very unique learning opportunities if one has the motivation to pursue them individually. The work can be very engaging and rewarding.

    Cons

    Geographically dispersed teams can cause communication difficulties. Lack of communication with senior leadership can lead to sub-optimal synergies and confusion. There seems to be a focus on acquisitions, although integration/follow through is less than ideal. There are not very many opportunities for career advancement, especially at lower levels. This coupled with everything else has led to a seemingly above average turnover ration.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on team cohesion and make the extra effort to keep employees informed and engaged. Recognize existing talent and consider placing an emphasis on retaining employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    So far so good!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IHS

    Pros

    Great reputation and tremendous reach

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say


  11. Helpful (1)

    Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IHS

    Pros

    Colleagues are friendly and smart

    Cons

    The hiring process is just too slow



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