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IHS Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
283 Reviews
3.2
283 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work/life balance - some travel but minimal, mostly 40 hour weeks (in 32 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very rewarding, and tons of still-untapped potential

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

    I worked at IHS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Intellectually stimulating work, and tons of opportunity for exciting new projects
    * Genuinely collaborative and friendly workplace culture
    * Great work-life balance

    Cons

    * Still some resistance to collaborating across workgroups, but this "my turf" attitude is improving rapidly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep encouraging entrepreneurial streaks and taking initiative!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IHS

    Pros

    Colleagues are friendly and smart

    Cons

    The hiring process is just too slow

  3.  

    Senior Software Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IHS

    Pros

    Good place to work, good office environment

    Cons

    salary is low compare to other tech companies

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  5.  

    Good employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Day Activity Supervisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Day Activity Supervisor in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at IHS

    Pros

    Benefits,Bonuses, PTO,Volunteer Work. Get to help Adults in need of someone who cares to take the time to help them accomplish more daily aspects of living.

    Cons

    Working with clients need a lot of patience. Feel need a new supervisor who is over the lead supervisors due to she is not very hands on nor polite with over all staff instead she has her favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up good work! Need new supervisor who's over the lead supervisor's.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    IHS Consulting is a mixed bag

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

    I worked at IHS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of room to grow and learn about the consulting business and new skills. Great direct managers. Reasonable hours for entry levels.

    Cons

    Compensation is below market, there isn't a true commitment to devoting necessary resources for consulting which is immensely frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The consulting business as a whole, let alone in a non-energy business line felt like an afterthought at all turns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Compensation is too low

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in Englewood, CO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, growing company, lots of new business

    Cons

    Doesn't fairly compensate its employees. Stuck at same salary for multiple years with always a promise of a raise and never getting one. Negative reviews only get managers fired, nothing changes, forced into giving positive reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start compensating your employees fairly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Dysfunction Junction

    • 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

    Pros

    Free parking, stock shares, close to mall and shopping, getting paid to do very little

    Cons

    Disorganized leadership; forever changing agendas and goals; highly frustrating silo environment;; severe lack of communication; lack of promotion; zero comradery and work dynamics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Obtain better leadership; There are talented people who are not being led because management spends so much time reporting into layers of management and worrying about stock price on Wall St. More time is spent on performance reviews than training people to do their job in the first place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Growing fast...good work life balance

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

    I have been working at IHS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance I'd say is the biggest pro.
    Big company with a lot of overlap, hard to get your views out there.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy and the pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the top performers instead of trying to be equal across the board.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company

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

    I have been working at IHS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Profitable company, strong leadership from upper management which keeps the company moving to the right direction.

    Cons

    Lack of career advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide your employee with more opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 fast- lots of opportunities. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Uncertainties associated with constant change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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