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IHS Reviews

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
249 Reviews
3.1
249 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance - some travel but minimal, mostly 40 hour weeks (in 31 reviews)

  • Good benefits, decent salary - but poor merit raises unless you change roles (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • Company middle management increasing isolating themselves from day to day events (in 12 reviews)

  • Buddy system in LOB upper management promotes themselves even with poor performance results (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IHS

    Pros

    Growing Company with lots of money

    Cons

    Very aggressive growth expectation, high stress.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    KAM key account manager- EEOM

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IHS

    Pros

    money-reputation-quality-size-stature-------words -words why are you not reading tis correctly

    Cons

    pressure-managment- budgets- to many managers

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people to work with, questionable management structure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at IHS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, flexible work groups and terrific managers. Employees that have a good manager are properly taken care of and appreciated. The offices, outside of the budgeting process, are left to manage themselves.

    Cons

    Some rigid management structure. HR policies not as employee friendly as at previous companies that IHS acquired. The company does well enough when it is hands off but rubs people the wrong way when they tend to micromanage. Everything is done with an eye toward the stock price and that includes ticking off customers will large price increases every year. Company should strive to give more value and the revenue will follow. More career opportunities are needed employees that are not working under a good manager. Getting recognized in the company is wholly dependent on your manager "fighting" for you during budget process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vacation policy is outdated and does more to tick people off than anything else.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great internship experience

    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at IHS as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very interesting work. They give interns real work, and the learning curve is quite steep. Interns will pick up very useful skills and general knowledge.

    Cons

    Pay is on the lower side, and sitting in a cubicle all day is tough sometimes. The work is sometimes a bit monotonous as well.

  6.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Houston, TX

    I have been working at IHS full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Market leader in the products and services they provide. Great people. Lot's of room for growth. Competitive compensation and the best benefits on the market today. Low cost of benefits to the employee.

    Cons

    Focus on training of employees. Focus on organic growth. Re-focus on Marketing. Overall this is a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on organic growth. It will benefit everyone, including employees, management, customers, stock holders,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Many lines of business, the one i worked for was turbulent

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

    I worked at IHS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    In the LOB I worked for - good colleagues, good salary and benefits, flexible working conditions as long as you got your work done.

    Cons

    My LOB had frequent management and policy changes. Buddy system in LOB upper management promotes themselves even with poor performance results. Targets and goals changed quarterly chasing a lofty revenue number the LOB had no way of meeting. If you know management and are hired by them you've got a chance, otherwise you're an outsider and your days are numbered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You were formed through acquisition and have had poor results to date, you will soon be divested.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IHS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, room for improvements in processes, open mindedness, and intelligent professionals.

    Cons

    Need to improve stability and support change to internal staff for reassurance.

  9. 10 people found this helpful  

    Got the offer, turned it down

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Englewood, CO

    I worked at IHS as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Spoke to one person there who seemed very smart and as a senior manager as well. See cons on the latter.

    Company is a well established (old) conglomerate. It is probably stable.

    Cons

    As a contractor, I was offered work there and turned it down. At the end of the interview with the manager whom I would have reported to, I asked how I did and for feedback. He laughed smiled and said "you did great." When hearing back from the recruiter that they wanted to bring me on board the recruiter indicated that the very same manager was concerned I "might not be a cultural fit." This was surprising given that in our face to face meeting he expressed no concern or indication of an issue to address. This told me that I was dealing with a two-faced manager, which is something one should avoid. I assume it also means that in terms of culture, saying one thing to someone's face and something different behind their back is a part of the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good people choose the company they work for in much the same way companies, good or otherwise, want to choose employees.You need to do as good a job in presenting your company as you expect a prospective candidate to do in presenting themselves. It starts with honesty and integrity. If you cannot be honest and forthright in an interview, offering them a position will only result in them discovering they've made a mistake and deciding to leave.

    Likewise, if you have a concern in interviewing someone, it is best to bring it up to address at the time. If you say someone did well and you want them on board and then tell someone else that it's with provisos because of a "cultural fit" conern, this is inherently dishonest and the position itself is suspect as is any manager who does these kinds of things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Multi-Technicial company into 5 or 6 differenrt fields

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at IHS full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and bonus plan

    Cons

    Very large company alot of opportunties in Houston, Tx not in the DFW area.

    Recommends
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    High growth seeking opportunities to outsource operations.

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

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, time-off, relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Poor communication, minimal salary increases, lot's of pointing the finger

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency and better programs for promoting from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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