IHS CERA

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83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    good experience overall, started to feel the same work after 1.5 years

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood Flexibility and great work-life balance

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

    Advice to Senior Managementmanagement is quite good. Make sure to ensure continuity when people leave

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsI 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).

    ConsBefore 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsNice smart people work here.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on internal integration instead of acquisitions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good working environment, very unfair promotions

    Research Associate (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor the same work promote the same way.

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

    Director (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

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

    ConsIHS 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 Senior ManagementRoot 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working for IHS CERA

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere 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.

    ConsAbove 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 Senior ManagementSpin off Energy Division

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

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    Great professional development opportunity

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    ProsLots 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

    Consdisorganized 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 Senior ManagementDevelop and stick to a career progression plan

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) City of London, England (UK)

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

    ConsLess on the job experience.

    Advice to Senior Managementstrengthen BD.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsWide range of responsibilities and projects, part of a global team, deep data support and analysis, colleagues are very international (as are the projects).

    ConsCan some times get lost as part of a large organization

    Advice to Senior ManagementHelp us grow in Asia

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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