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IHS Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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2.8 218 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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    The best people oriented company I have experienced

    Senior IT Analyst (Current Employee) Englewood, CO

    ProsGreat compensation for a job well done

    ConsUpper management is not so organized having the wrong people managing products they dont understand

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook from the bottom up to get a different perspective. "Yes" men (people) are no good for business growth.

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

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Nice yet boring

    Upstream Analyst (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsIt is a good company with great people

    ConsBut the work is limited and dull

    1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat place to work and very nice offices

    Consuntil they remodeled the offices place was kinda dingy

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    Not good

    Analyst (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsWork life balance is good. Manager is nice

    ConsUnderpay. Political, insurance is bad

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting but not worth the stress.

    Finance (Current Employee) Englewood, CO

    ProsThe compensation is the best I have ever received in the finance field. The PTO, sick time, and even a volunteer day off are great. I like the transparency finance meetings held every quarter though I know we are not told everything.

    ConsUpper management is a joke. It's not about taking care of your employees it's about who you can step on to get there. We promote people who have no business being in a position of power. Even promoting colleagues in my department who have badmouthed other colleagues in the same department and said they want to get rid of them. That should be a red flag that they don't deserve the job.
    Work load is high and when asked for help we are told to get over it and deal with it.
    Programs and processes put into place without ever asking those who are going to use it for input. When we bring up problems or issues the response is, "this is how it is so get over it and move on".
    Communication is non-existent. We are only told things once it has already happened and even then at times only when someone stumbles upon it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInterview team members before promoting. Just because a colleague can put on a good act and face to management does not mean they are that way with team members. Work on communication. Nothing around here is communicated well or even most of the time at all.

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

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    Ok place to work, but not ideal for middle management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible schedule, great people in the day to day environment, beautiful offices

    ConsSenior management makes it difficult to do day to day jobs; always concerned more about the bottom line and savings than the people and the processes. Technology is way behind and always trying to catch up cheaply

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your middle management, provide better incentives, and provide more training. Technology needs to get to speed sooner rather than later. INVEST in the people and the technology, not just Senior Vice Presidents.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Not a bad place, but not great

    Senior Analyst II (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGreat work life balance; easy going company; good vacation, decent pay for the responsibilities.

    ConsRaises are limited to 2 - 4% a year even if you do a great job.; company is very large, thus most of the people you will know and hang out with are just in your immediate department. Management pushes you to drink the "Kool Aid"

    Advice to Senior ManagementLay off the VMV tours as it is an unnecessary cost.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good work/life balance

    Operations Manager (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsGood work/life balance. Encouraged to leave early one day if you worked extra on another day. When my work day is done, I don't have to keep thinking about it. Rarely need to take work home or work on the weekends.

    ConsLack of career development opportunities. Lots of acquisitions that aren't being integrated. Too many mid-level managers that came from previous acquisitions but no longer contribute actual managerial duties. Merit raises are set very low, even on years when the company exceeds its Wall St. expectations. Stock awards are given, but don't vest for a year, so if you leave before the year, you get nothing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop clear career development paths. Stop restricting travel/conference attendance for analysts actually working on products while constantly awarding trips, bonuses, etc. to only the sales team. Without the information and research, the sales team wouldn't have anything to sell. The analysts deserve recognition too.

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

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with. Very Friendly and have a company culture (in Calgary) that is second to none. They give you 3 volunteer days a year to be out in the community giving back. And very much promote a healthy work life balance. They focus on putting the customer first in all that they do and have company values that can be seen at work everyday.

    ConsLike any big company comes the red tape. At times it can be slow to get change pushed through which if you are not use to it can be frustrating.

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

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    A growing company not equipped to manage its industry and geographical diversity.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIHS is a large company involved in many industries, which could offer many career opportunities.

    ConsThe company's inorganic growth has been extreme in recent years, and the company is struggling with how to manage and compensate a very diverse workforce. The current trend seems to be some harmonization of salary and benefits across all regions and disciplines, resulting in the erosion of compensation for recently acquired employees working in higher paying industries and attrition of high quality individuals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake note of the fact that IHS is not an operating company with revenue generating assets. Its employees are its revenue stream. Put your employees first, ahead of the clients and shareholders. While that sounds like blasphemy, it will lead to happier and harder working employees benefiting both clients and shareholders alike. This makes the management of a diverse workforce much easier.

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

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