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IHS Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014
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2.8 219 reviews

62% Approve of the CEO

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Scott Key

(40 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance - some travel but minimal, mostly 40 hour weeks(in 25 reviews)

  • Good benefits, decent salary - but poor merit raises unless you change roles(in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • Company middle management increasing isolating themselves from day to day events(in 11 reviews)

  • Upper management are ruthless in their pursuit of quarterly(in 7 reviews)

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    The best people oriented company I have experienced

    Senior IT Analyst (Current Employee) Englewood, CO

    ProsGreat compensation for a job well done

    ConsUpper management is not so organized having the wrong people managing products they dont understand

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook from the bottom up to get a different perspective. "Yes" men (people) are no good for business growth.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wonderful place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat place to work and very nice offices

    Consuntil they remodeled the offices place was kinda dingy

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    Very supportive of career development. Lots of opportunities. Economists are very nice and knowledgable.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLocation is good.
    Supportive of attending different events

    Consthere is not any con

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    The culture and people work here are amazing

    Customer Solution Advisor (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    Proswork and life balance, keeps you interested, continuous changes and learning environment.

    Conspay less than competitors, slow growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A Company That Lives its Values

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Englewood, CO

    ProsValues-led global company that provides growth and opportunity for employees who take advantage of them to improve their careers. Strong leadership with an operating strategy to which the company adheres, which is important so colleagues know what is expected of them. As a global company, plenty of opportunity for employees to gain experience in a variety of international business operations that will enhance your career at the company or with another company.

    ConsIf you enjoy a stimulating, rapidly changing and fast-growing environment, this is the place for you. Otherwise it's not. Sometimes you feel there are not enough hours to get your work done, but because the work is stimulating and the scope is broad it often is not a problem. Company manages to a budget that helps drive profitability, but in some instances requires limits to travel that would be helpful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue your efforts to constantly communicate with employees. Focus even more on cultural differences within global operations to make the company as sensitive as possible to the culturs of all the different employees. For example, maybe more translation of internal communications.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I love working at IHS!

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsThe benefits are top notch, including a new one this year: paid volunteer time off.
    The company seems very stable with a good future of growth.
    Developers are empowered to contribute significantly to both the products and the process.

    ConsGrowth through acquisition has resulted in some confusion about vision and direction, especially in management.
    IT does not seem to handle issues with the right priority/urgency, but this is a common problem at most companies.
    Company seems unreasonably hesitant to make necessary hardware/software investments at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsolidate some of the management positions - there seem to be too many layers. Open up more 401k investment options (ETFs anyone?). Switch from E*Trade for the stock plan to any other broker.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent place to work

    Director (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsTerrific and innovative benefits and compensation structure, senior leadership works very hard, right along side the colleagues - demonstrates the right values, impressive growth and stability

    Consspeed of growth leaves many catching up to build infrastructure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIHS is an amazing company and a standout among others. Continue to invest in the tools that will allow our company to grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The excitement surrounding the company's current and potential growth is infectious!!!

    Manager (Current Employee) Englewood, CO

    Pros*Because IHS is such a highly acquisitve company, the pace is very fast. In a good way!
    *The executives are all extremely cordial and welcome feedback
    *Great work/life balance
    *The synergy amongst employees is the best I've seen at any company because everyone holds "stock" in the company and wants to contribute to it's success

    Cons*Lack of office space - but at the growth rate, can you blame 'em!
    *Honestly, no other complaints!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing. You have a lot of colleagues who respect and trust your judgment and can't wait to see what the future holds for IHS!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    IHS is growing

    Analyst (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGood environment, good management and excellent company growth

    ConsGrowing pains from integration of new acquisitions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fast paced company, growing quickly with stability

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Englewood, CO

    ProsThe benefits are great. World class organization. The people are friendly and easy to work with. Good work life balance.

    ConsCareer advancement is hard within your department, but their is opportunity within the company. Being such a fast paced company is hard to prioritize responsibilities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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