IHS Markit Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2020

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IHS Markit CEO Lance Uggla
Lance Uggla
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  1. "Great Technology Company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IHS Markit full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Company has lot's of projects going on to modernize their software moving into the cloud so there is plenty of work for software developers. Flexible work hours. Great pay and bonuses. Free lunch Mon-Thurs.

    Cons

    You'll need many years of experience to lead a software project here due to the domain knowledge required and software complexity

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  2. "IHSM for the long haul"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director of Sales in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IHS Markit full-time

    Pros

    Great bench of resources with a wealth of experience and tenure

    Cons

    Fear based politics that thrived on playing favorites

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  3. "Overall Experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern 

    I worked at IHS Markit part-time

    Pros

    Great team and excellent analysts for their Latin America Country Risk Team

    Cons

    There were no cons working here.

  4. "Good Company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Analyst in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at IHS Markit full-time

    Pros

    reliable communication from corporate and CEO

    Cons

    no structured / formal training program

  5. "Great Company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Lead in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IHS Markit full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture, People, If you can present idea well management will back you.

    Cons

    Work hours sometime are long and few products have archaic technology(JSP, Silverlight.etc)

  6. "Overall a Great Place to Work!"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IHS Markit full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Bonus, Flexibility- (Ability to telecommute), Seasoned Industry Leaders providing information.

    Cons

    Constant restructuring- reinventing. Sometimes that is a good thing. All the time it is not.

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    "You Are on the Outside Looking In; This Is Not Real Finance"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Research Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at IHS Markit full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You will get decent access/contact with IR teams and some C-suite executives, but it depends on your client. Some clients don't take your calls or respond to emails. You have the ability to use FactSet, so learning the features of that platform is a good skill to have. You can stay up to date with the capital markets by following the news and seeing research reports. Benefits aren't bad, ~4% 401(k) match with a good amount of vacation days.

    Cons

    The Global Markets Intelligence division is a joke. Those working in that group call themselves "managing director" or "research analyst", yet contribute nothing to the actual workings of finance. Looking at settlement data from the previous week and trying to guess which institution is buying or selling carries little value. A 30% success rate in a quarter is good...this isn't the MLB. I get that IR teams like to stay apprised of who is buying and selling, but the work we do is not beneficial. As an analyst, you will do nothing but write up weekly and monthly reports trying to come up with a new reason why you are "guessing" that a certain firm is buying the stock, when in fact you have no idea. Most of the time is spent completing busy work or trying to dig up old data for a client panicking about a board meeting. Basically you are a score keeper, except you have no idea who the players are. If you have any aspiration of working in finance, do not take this role. The "skills" you learn are not transferable and you will watch real analysts and fund managers pass ahead of you. If you want a safe, secure, and predictable job, become a "Research Analyst" at IHS Markit. If you actually want to participate in the capital markets and undertake research and fundamental analysis, look elsewhere.

  8. "Excellent Company to work for."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Consultant 

    I have been working at IHS Markit full-time

    Pros

    Innovative, Flexible work arrangements, Flxible in terms of Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    None that really make any kind of impact

  9. "Research & Analytics - GMI"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IHS Markit full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Develop excellent client facing skills, gain exposure to a broad knowledge base, gain practical knowledge using factset.

    Cons

    Comp is terrible, middle management is mostly abhorrent, the division is incredibly overworked, and the company is losing talent in spades because they refuse to pay anything other than wildly below market. The broader corporate structure post-acquisition (Ipreo to IHS Markit) seems to be slightly better but the unit specific leadership, and more importantly, team-specific leadership, cultivates a toxic-level culture of "client first, no matter the hours/lift/burden."

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  10. "Good Organization"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IHS Markit full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people I worked with and everyone was treated with respect. They have a strong benefits offering and flexible work schedules.

    Cons

    This is a large organization, so they are not as nimble as a startup type of atmosphere.

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