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IHS Markit Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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  • "Work-life Balance is good at IHS" (in 287 reviews)

  • "Good work environment; open floor plan" (in 131 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Culture Comfort"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great along with A space in major cities. Management is excellent and we make really good solutions for our customers.

    Cons

    People who don’t work hard and think about themselves should leave. New companies that have joined brought great people and we should all be at that level.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing.


  2. "Associate Directory"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Work culture and environment

    Cons

    Not any which have came across.

  3. "Depends on your team (mine was great)"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst II in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Research Analyst II in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance.
    Good processes in place for research/report production.
    Good benefits.

    Cons

    Low low pay (for SF bay area)

    Advice to Management

    location should be considered when determining salary


  4. "Senior software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of vacation days.

    Cons

    Insurance sucks. No wellness benefit anymore.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Top-down, corporate culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    - Working alongside talented people
    - Flexible work schedule
    - Service days where you can volunteer for charity
    - They know they're not perfect and they are *trying* to change (but not doing a very good job of it in all areas)

    Cons

    - No career advancement opportunities. Recently they've recognized that everyone knows this and is hugely frustrated about it, but their efforts to remediate this are laughably ineffective. Each year they have a quota of how many people they are allowed to promote. So, you may genuinely merit a promotion, but you'll have to get in line and wait.
    - There's no appreciation of expertise. If there's a skill that you're strong at and want to develop further, management will almost certainly place you in a position where you don't actually get to use it much.
    - Left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing.
    - Place is filled with project managers but everything is done at the last minute in crisis mode (and the code quality reflects that).
    - No matter how insanely stupid a client request is, management will always say yes to it
    - Given the choice between coding something the right way and throwing together a hacky kludge, the hacky kludge wins every time.


  6. "Stable but difficult to advance"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Stability, flexible work schedule, good time off

    Cons

    Difficult to advance career after 2-3 years


  7. "Manager"

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

    I have been working at IHS Markit full-time

    Pros

    Growing company with good benefits and varied bonus structure depending such part you work for.

    Cons

    Red tape, larger corporate culture issues

  8. "Great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IHS Markit full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back, happy culture. Latte machine a big plus :)

    Cons

    With such a big company it can feel disjointed with other departments and procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Follow process to remove bad apples that seem to get a pass in the system that is too big to weed them out.


  9. "Overall, a good place to be!"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of effort being put into maturing our career development pathways and professional development opportunities; More to come; Remote work options allow for flexibility and work-life balance; Lots of changes, yes, but the company seems to be going through a period of overall improvement and maturing. It's a good time to be with IHSM!

    Cons

    Middle management is not focused on action; product managers are too far removed from technical details (not enough communication and translation between business functions); Compensation could be much better, but work-life balance compensates for that in a big way.

    Advice to Management

    Take some measurable actions; everyone should be delivering on SMART goals derived from cascaded objectives to better align the business. Take this process seriously and we'll really get somewhere!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "It Can Only Go Up"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • Innovative Firm (heavy into data analytics trends and innovations)
    • Solid Pricing Data, Tools, and Research
    • Collaborative Culture
    • Work-life Balance

    Cons

    • High Cost of Insurance Premiums
    • Limited overall Benefits and constantly decreasing year over year
    • Low Bonuses, even for a financial data vendor
    • Low Base Compensation – Miles away from Market Rate
    • Limited to No professional skills training (felt if the development budget kept shrinking, offerings definitively did..)
    • So many middle managers, so many useless levels of middle management doing physical hand-off type functions and nonsensical tasks (So many legacy members with senior titles based on length of employment vs. quality of work or output) leaves many confused beyond belief.
    • Easy to become Jaded after a year; workflow becomes monotonous with very little to no guidance from "senior" team members