IHS CERA

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IHS CERA Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
10 Reviews
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10 Reviews
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  1.  

    good experience overall, started to feel the same work after 1.5 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IHS CERA full-time

    Pros

    good Flexibility and great work-life balance

    Cons

    tight budget for travelling. If you don't move up or change team, it can become boring after some time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management is quite good. Make sure to ensure continuity when people leave

  2.  

    company review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IHS CERA

    Pros

    Good ppl to work with

    Cons

    poor benefits and perks. minimal career progression

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I miss the "old" CERA (before it merged with IHS)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    I worked at CERA when it was located in Harvard Square, and the people were great, the top brass would often walk around the office saying hello to everyone in the various departments, the annual bonus was fabulous, salary and benefits were great. Then the company moved to its current location (near the Cambridgeside Galleria) and things went downhill (see cons, below).

    Cons

    Before CERA merged with IHS, it felt like a friendlier place to work. Once the company was bought out by IHS, things became top-heavy and corporate. The merger caused CERA to lose its identity and be sucked up into another bland, corporate entity.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at IHS CERA

    Pros

    Nice smart people work here.

    Cons

    Too much resistance to integrating CERA to IHS. There is a real need for corporate to focus on integration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on internal integration instead of acquisitions

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good working environment, very unfair promotions

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at IHS CERA

    Pros

    exposure to senior government officers and business executives, flexible working hours

    Cons

    takes really long to promote anybody, promotions are not structured and lot of times may not be fair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the same work promote the same way.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Research Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Interesting work and balance with personal.

    Cons

    Too many integration led to disconnection within my business line about objectives and research development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    CERA used to be a a great company but downhill after IHS acquisition. STAY away if possible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    As CERA - lots of access to senior industry figures. Creative and dedicated research and consulting opportunities

    Cons

    IHS culture has stifled and killed the CERA one: Top heavy bureaucracy. Bullying and intimidation by senior management. Too many acquisitions. Poor quality of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Root out a growing culture of bullying and harassment. Stop the scatter gun approach to acquisitions and consolidate. Acknowledge creative and energetic cultures across acquired companies and nurture them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working for IHS CERA

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IHS CERA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot of variety in the work which is can be very interesting. IHS CERA has a great reputation and has access to decision makers in companies and government.

    Cons

    Above the IHS CERA organisation, there is an increasingly large corporate organisation which is IHS. Managers are put in charge or areas where they have little technical experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spin off Energy Division

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great professional development opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    I have been working at IHS CERA

    Pros

    Lots of knowledgeable people to work with, direct interaction with clients in mid- & high-level management, lots of information available and exposure to constantly changing research & consulting projects

    Cons

    disorganized environment, ad-hoc career progression that is strongly dependent on who you know, still not fully integrated into the larger IHS group of companies,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop and stick to a career progression plan

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good salary and work-life balance, not good for career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)

    I have been working at IHS CERA

    Pros

    Good work life balance compared to other companies. Lots of new info, skills aquired.

    Cons

    Less on the job experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    strengthen BD.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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