IHS Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Jerre Stead
5 Ratings

Pros
  • work/life balance possible if you're vigilant (in 32 reviews)

  • good starting pay with good benefits (in 26 reviews)

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

  • Upper management are ruthless in their pursuit of quarterly (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Director, Customers First

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Customers First in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Director, Customers First in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    IHS is a great company! Our CEO, Jerre Stead is an AMAZING leader who is incredibly dynamic and personable. At IHS, everything we do is driven by Customer needs and our passion for understanding what enables their success. By putting our Customers First, IHS provides sustained value to all stakeholders (including internal colleagues). I could not be more pleased to be a part of the IHS team and look forward to the bright future ahead.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say about IHS.


  2. Good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits including tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    Not much career growth opportunities


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great company to work for. Good benefits.

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    Current Employee - Field Support Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Field Support Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IHS pays well and provides great benefits. Adequate amount of vacation and sick time, as well as a volunteer day off.

    Cons

    Poor career advancement opportunities. I have applied for a few jobs within the company and been denied. I have been working the exact same job for 6 years now.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training and career advancement opportunities.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    i love it here!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people and great benefits

    Cons

    hard to get money for education


  6. IHS is a great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company culture is innovative All colleagues are friendly and approachable Supportive of work-life balance Customer-driven culture Ability to impact meaningful projects that have a large-scale impact on significant macro-level challenges

    Cons

    Large company culture can be slow moving at times


  7. A good place to be

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Editor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Editor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IHS full-time

    Pros

    You don't realize how great a good boss is until you don't have one. My expereince with IHS management during my first year here full-time has been oustanding. Co-workers are helpful, training is thorough and consistent, and people in general are just good-natured. The company takes care of its people with decent salaries and above-standard benefits, including time off for volunteer work.

    Cons

    The cubicles are, well, cubes, that provide too-little privacy, and there's a pervasive sence of grey in decor. But you know what? If that's all the negative I can find, I'll take it.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for listening to our feedback and actually using it in decision-making.


  8. Helpful (7)

    Stale career path and narrow minded management decisions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stable low-mid income Fixed hours Medium-size social package

    Cons

    Management cares more about their benefits than about employees Salary is at mid-low level for your market You get paid by local by your market price not by things you accomplish Management decisions are slow, innovation takes years to be implemented

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on buzzwords and make decisions that will make people want to do new things and be ready to invest their time, invest in people and not acquisitions, make management younger and ambitious


  9. Helpful (5)

    Director

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at IHS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great work-life balance (if that's what you seek) - Industry-recognized thought leaders in multiple industries

    Cons

    - Compensation and "incentives" do not encourage going the extra mile - Lack of up-or-out policy means you have a lot of dead weight to manage - Lack of timely decision-making by practice leadership can be demoralizing and frustrating

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at incentive structure and hold employees to higher standards (once incentives are changed)


  10. Good work environment and benefits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company is very focused on customer satisfaction. Employees are rewarded financially when customer surveys meet company goals. There is a bonus program yearly based on company's ability to hit goals.

    Cons

    It's very hard to get promoted here and I felt stagnant in my career growth.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Good work experience, you get to work with a lot of smart people, pays well for an internship

    Cons

    not very good company culture, not a lot of help or direction for interns who are looking to learn



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