IHS Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2014
Updated Aug 14, 2014
53 interviews

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  1.  

    IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Englewood, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Englewood, CO
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at IHS in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Process was fast enough. One phone interview, then two in-person interviews. The drug screen process was frustrating. They use a large organization that has clinics here. Very busy – and not enough help. They misplaced my first test, and by the time they found it, it was too old. Had to retake. The drug screen process took 29 days – that was longer than the hiring process

    Interview Questions
    • During the second interview – one of the interviewees said: Our goal here is to show you why IHS is so great to work for. I loved hearing that – nearly caught me off guard. Who expects someone to say that in an interview. But it's a very professional way of asking the same question -- what do you know about our company? Have you done your homework? That was my cue to tell them why I wanted the job.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Database Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at IHS.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was simple, not much of a technical interview. They were not having an easy time finding good help. Hiring process was time consuming. The offer was low, but I thought I would get good experience. That did not turn out to be the case.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Usability Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at IHS.

    Interview Details

    Started with a phone interview with HR and then the department head. Finally I had an on-site interview with key members of the team. Typical questions. Easy going team.

    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation took a considerable amount of time. More concession from the potential employee rather than from the company.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Analyst II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IHS.

    Interview Details

    Emails between HR and myself concerning the position, then a phone interview, then an onsite interview with the hiring manager. Onsite interview was with 2 managers separately. Already experienced applicant did not have to take any online assessments with the company (most other companies do this). Easy going process, and relatively short interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • What is one of you greatest weaknesses?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Senior Analyst II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I joined via the acquisition of my previous employer, then switched groups. I had a phone interview with my new boss, who decided to bring me on based on that. It was a lateral move, so no salary negotiation was involved.

    Negotiation Details
    None.
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at IHS in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was short and sweet. Quick decisions were made and confidentiality was maintained. The interviewers were knowledgeable in the field and asked provoking questions. There were a series of one-on-one interviews onsite and I had a chance to learn a great deal about the culture. They were good people.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IHS.

    Interview Details

    several rigorous interviews which was odd because they pursued me. Wanted to physically see awards I had won at previous jobs.

    Interview Questions
    • I was applying for a sales position and was asked if I like sales.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Data Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at IHS in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by Manager after being contacted by Human Resources on phone. Was given an over the phone interview and was then scheduled the following week to do in person interview. Interview in person took about 45 minutes and did seem to go very well. I was told that I would be contacted the next week once a decision was made.

    Interview Questions
    • Why was I not working in my previous occupation?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Business Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Englewood, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Englewood, CO
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at IHS.

    Interview Details

    I loved my interview process at IHS. I had the best recruiter - very down-to-earth and pleasant. she didn't shove the fact that my economic future was in her grips like other HR people today who suffer with control issues.

    Interview Questions
    • I prepped really hard so was prepared for anything. They happened to ask alot of the questions that I had researched. 'What value do you bring, or what's 1 thing that sets you apart from everyone else?'   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    In my initial HR phone screen, they asked what my salary expectations were, and I provided a small range. IHS came in at the highest point of my range.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at IHS in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had one employee forwarded my resume and I received a call from a recruiter the next day. The interview questions were farily basic. The recruiter told me she would talk directly to my supervisor-to-be and figure out a day for me to have an on-site interview. Then I never heard back from them for weeks. I called the recruiter and left a message. Later that day I received an email and was informed that they decided not to offer me the position.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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