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Helpful (3)

"Good place to gain professional experience"

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Current Employee - Associate in Lexington, MA
Current Employee - Associate in Lexington, MA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The consulting business is still relatively small and growing. New associates are quickly entrusted with a lot of responsibility and early exposure a variety of projects. You can develop a range of skills in a brief period of time. People here are also very nice, laid-back, and willing to help.

Cons

The environment has traditionally been very family-oriented, and management seems to be afraid of ambitious, independent go-getters. The promotion process seems to favor those who need a helping hand. As a result, there is a lot of turnover at the lower level. Many are also unwilling to share recognition.

Advice to Management

- Break down the family environment. As long as management maintains that line, you will drive away any new good, intelligent, ambitious employees.

- Recognition should go down to the lowest level. A little pat on the back or a simple "good job" goes a long way.

Other Employee Reviews for IHS

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Very profitable company not interested in employees welfare."

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pension and health benefits.
    Company perenially makes huge profits, so is not affected by downturn in the economy, but employees are not rewarded accordingly.

    Cons

    All but a few jobs in the headquarters have been outsourced or moved to less expensive countries.
    Middle to upper management turnover every 2 or 3 years, so there no people at theses levels who are actually engaged or interested in the company's success.
    Every year the company terminates large numbers of older workers and replaces them with entry level people, short term contractors, and outsourced jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Take notice of dedicated employees, and occassionally reward them.
    Treat professionals as such, instead of like menial labor.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lower level people are ok
    Some managers are very competant and hard working
    Depends on what practice you get put into, most managers are terrible.
    Great place to work for a practicing economist.

    Cons

    Don't work here unless you want to pursue a career in economics.
    Low Pay, Terrible Benefits.
    Senior management totally incompetant.

    Advice to Management

    Pay workers more, you will have less turnover (~1 year on average for low level employees)
    Get business degrees, not masters in statistics or economics to run your company.

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