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Great Colleagues, Poor Executive Management

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Former Employee - Senior Director in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Senior Director in Denver, CO

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

Pros

98% of the poeple I worked with were amazing - hard working, dedicated, teammates in success, etc. I made incredible friendships and found it easy to work at or below my level to get things done.

Cons

The executive management team in action was like watching an MMA event. I have never seen the amount of jostling, positioning, back-stabbing, etc for executives to try and gain power, control, and favor with the CEO as at IHS. It's senior leadership team truly resembles the one sitting on the dias in the original "Wall Street" movie. It is a shame, as the few good leaders get pushed down or aside by the bad ones.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Understand that, despite your best intentions at the CXO level, your VPs underneath you do not practice the company values or mission. They are more concerned about power than people or quality. It might look good today as the stock value appreciates, but it is NOT sustainable long-term.

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    The business outlook for the business is often brighter than the business outlook of the business!

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    Former Employee - Sales in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Sales in Alexandria, VA

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

    Pros

    Talented dedicated people
    Great benefits...outstanding benefits.
    Great potential
    Cash flow and successful stock IPO

    Cons

    Mis-guided self-serving middle management.
    No sense of team based leadership
    Business segments are highly silo'd
    Lack of consensus with regards to identity, not possible to describe company in 30 seconds with any degree of clarity.
    Loss of expertise in energy research and insight. CERA has become irrelevant.
    Stuck in antiquated business models that limit pathways of progressive growth.
    Lack of focus on industry specific market sectors.
    No real understanding of government(s) business.
    Management has failed to provide any leadership regarding employee development.
    Metrics towards the development of SMART goals & objectives are often mis-understood and dependent on external events that are beyond the control of many employees.
    Employee goals and objectives are rarely communicated in a manner that would synergize the individual, the team or business group with the overall company mission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage the middle management, make them accountable for all aspects of the areas they are responsible for.
    While the acquisition strategy sounds plausible to shareholders and the board, underneath it is simply not working. There is great potential "IF" the strategy was being executed as planned. That plan is not understood, nor is it defined or documented, thus, creating limitations to the overall potential of this company. Hopefully a stock dump and run is not in order.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Advancing Decisions that Advance the World

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at IHS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -IHS has acquired dozens of companies and will some day be able to offer a single platform to deliver content from any of its best-in-breed critical information and insight solutions
    -Global company, hosts a world sales conference annually to bring sales colleagues together
    -Sales incentive trip awarded each year to top performers- usually a week in Hawaii
    -Good benefits, stock rewards for improvements on customer satisfaction surveys/hitting sales targets

    Cons

    -acquisitions take a long time to "melt" into a feeling of truly being "one company"
    -trudging through integration of internal processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in technology starting with a new ihs.com. Beef up servers for internal systems such as CRM. Beef up sales peoples' laptop performance capabilities so they are not slowing them down.. the extra $50 for RAM is a big help! Invest more into product development to ensure we can stand behind the pricing that we ask for our best-in-breed products.

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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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