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IHS Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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2.8 219 reviews

62% Approve of the CEO

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Scott Key

(40 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance - some travel but minimal, mostly 40 hour weeks(in 25 reviews)

  • Good benefits, decent salary - but poor merit raises unless you change roles(in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • Company middle management increasing isolating themselves from day to day events(in 11 reviews)

  • Upper management are ruthless in their pursuit of quarterly(in 7 reviews)

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Great work life balance...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork-life balance is great. Good benefits package.

    ConsIt was great for a while, but the change in leadership and hiring of more suites and reduction of workforce doesn't allow projects to get completed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA good company is based on its people. Remove the politics and value your employees and stop promoting people that just suck up.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    OK, but...

    Director (Current Employee) Lexington, MA

    ProsCompetitive compensation, yearly stock awards (when goals are met) can add up, generally decent people to work with, good opportunities to work with some really smart people on interesting projects.

    ConsEmpire building by ridiculously short-sighted managers leads to internal, behind-the-scenes tension. Lots of pressure to hit quarterly numbers. The pace of acquisitions and changeover of personnel sometimes creates continuity problems both internal and external.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a serious look and a listen down in the trenches to really see if your employees are engaged.

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

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    1 person found this helpful  

    busy busy busy

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosinteract with top executives; interesting colleagues and initiatives

    Consconstant change and reorganization, conflicting priorities, and management disconnect with client message

    Advice to Senior Managementlet the company mature before more acquisitions are made. Needs a time to integrate all the companies it has acquired. Focus on importance of long-term relationships both with colleagues and clients.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Love working here. Every day is a challenge

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe benefits are outstanding compared to other companies.

    ConsMany organizational changes. Sometimes confusing who reports to who.

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

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    Very Harsh, Manage People by Threats

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNot many. If you like constant change management and dysfunction - this may be the "Best Company in Colorado" for an employee like you.

    Cons- Managers do not care about their employees
    - Continual layoffs
    - they threaten employees not to write any "negative" reviews on this site
    - more concerned about wall streets perception of the company
    - could careless about employees
    - watch the movie "Outsource!" It is what their new plan is all about!

    Advice to Senior ManagementSince you really do not make a product, your employees should be your greatest asset! Stop outsourcing jobs to India for the sake of looking good on wall street! Your "products" will suffer in the end.

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

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Englewood, CO

    ProsKnowledgeable people, work culture is very good.

    ConsA lot of changes and acquisitions. Expect management changes regardless of you providing value.

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

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    3 people found this helpful  

    In theory, it could be good but in reality, it's a mess

    Director (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    Pros- Smart research colleagues across many disciplines
    - work/life balance possible if you're vigilant

    Cons- Incredibly bureaucratic with new layers of management constantly being created
    - Top-down decisions are made too slowly and are out of touch with reality
    - The stock price is the only thing senior leadership cares about, despite rhetoric to the contrary, with random lower-level employees being disappeared right before a new quarter starts so that IHS can make its estimates
    - Annual "merit" increases, if granted at all, are often less than inflation, and promotional jumps are small and infrequent, so make sure you negotiate the highest possible starting base salary

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in researchers, not just sales and marketing. Encourage small, innovative risks by employees that might not always succeed instead of rewarding only the risk-adverse managers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Good learning experience

    Marketing Database Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsGREAT team, one of the best managers I ever had

    ConsShockingly low compensation, unsupportive upper management, inappropriate use of contractor workforce

    Advice to Senior ManagementAcknowledge the hard work and contributions of your employees, "Colleague" is not just hot air, everyone counts. Consider elevating the workforce to a sustainable income.

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

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    Very supportive of career development. Lots of opportunities. Economists are very nice and knowledgable.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLocation is good.
    Supportive of attending different events

    Consthere is not any con

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Somewhat vanilla, a very steady, status quo kind of place

    IT Support (Former Employee) Englewood, CO

    ProsGreat benefits for employees, stable work, somewhat low-stress environment in most IT departments, and mostly hands-off middle management.

    ConsLots of wasted money and inefficient processes. Promotions are not skills-based but popularity-based. Social politics of the project environment prohibit efficiency and are not good for morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring back the PMO, seek capability maturity, leaner processes, and place greater value on continuous process improvement.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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