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2 people found this helpful  

Not a bad place to work

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

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

Pros

Great people to work with, very diverse work enviroment, not an old boys club. Full of characters from all over the world (young and old, many different cultures, languages and backgrounds),
 My immediate boss is great. Nice office enviroment in an upscale part of town. Bonus shares of stock vested after one year tied to company performance.

Cons

2 % wage increases, even though the company is reporting record profits. Healthcare plan has pleny of room for improvement. Big corporate company that has been buying up smalll informaiton companies like crazy; down side is those people who made in through the initial aquisition are too concerned with protecting their own turf, mainly in the sales department. Sales is carved up into fiefdoms that dont make product sense.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Eliminate some of those middle-manament from the upper end. Honestly the chain of bosses between me and the CEO in huge. I don't even have any interaction with many of the "managers" above me. My immediate supervisor is great. Pay the staff of analysts and data collectors better, they are the real value in this company.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    Not a pleasant experience

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

    I worked at IHS full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are in line with market, or a little above. Generally nice people to work with, outside of management.

    Cons

    Management is a mess -- they project smiles but it's well known it's open warfare among the senior management team as they position themselves. Middle managers are terrible -- they do nothing but protect their paychecks at the expense of everyone in their departments. I've seen horrible treatment of good people who were doing good work. Be prepared to be in early, stay late and always be available, no matter what your position or situation, and don't expect to be thanked for the extra effort, because there is no work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have too many layers of management for such a medium sized company, and they are not serving your employees well. It's a keep your head down mentality for most employees, who could and want to do better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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