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IHS Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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IHS President and Chief Executive Officer Jerre Stead
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "Working at IHS"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IHS full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great culture
    Great place to work for people wanting the right balance of opportunity & recognition
    Fast paced and constantly changing
    Fantastic success over the last 10 years

    Cons

    If you want consistent structure & predictability, this is not the place for you
    Rapid growth comes at a cost - not everything is a slick, sharp or efficient as it needs to be. However, with the right people asking the right questions and working together, every day is about evolution, improvement & achievement

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating and involving employees
    Protect and continue to build the culture of achievement, reward & recognition

    IHS Response

    Jun 10, 2016 – Talent Acquisiiton

    We are so glad to hear your thoughts- thank you for sharing! We continue to strive to improve our communications to colleagues.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "My Ex best job:"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Travel to exotic locals. Self-directed sales and collaboration with client companies.

    Cons

    overreaching pissant junior management, with no field experience, and little sales expertise.

    Advice to Management

    Promote the doers, do not discard.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "lack of leadership, too many acquisitions"

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    Former Employee - Sales Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable salary, annual leave, benefits

    Cons

    no direction, hard to do business, unorganized, too many business units, poor management

    Advice to Management

    Make it easy to do business, take away all the silly policies that make it hard to do business.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company merged recently and is adopting some of the other companies benefits, which seems nice thus far. Hoping for a few other changes overall.

    Cons

    The work from home policy is lacking. The company supposedly allows it, but depending on your leader, the rule is seriously lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency is everything.


  6. Helpful (10)

    "6 years, no loyalty from management or team. Be ready to worry about your job every quarterly earnings results..."

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    Former Employee - Applications Support Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Applications Support Engineer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was very competitive, insurance cost very low, bonus' still given out, and very fast paced work environment. Management style promotes hands off(to a fault)

    Cons

    Management only worried about bottom line, mentoring non-existent, watch out for the white boxes every 3 months when the stocks drop in price. The acquisition rate was so fast that they never fully got integrated. If you disagree with anyone above you watch your back.

    Advice to Management

    Care a little and don't get complacent with your team and care about them as people not just another company assert.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Polk / IHS pre Markit merger"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IHS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A lot of experienced and knowledgeable employees make up the majority of the Automotive business line (pre-merger, R. L. Polk & Co.). This was a diverse group that all worked together toward common goals and customer satisfaction.

    Cons

    Post merger of Polk and IHS some of the working together as a team was lost. This was sad to witness in a company that had been around for over 100 years (Polk).

    Advice to Management

    Don't dismiss experience. As much as you don't want to hear "we've always done it that way" also dig deeper into why it was done that way, there are reasons you may not fully comprehend behind practices that may affect your customers, both internal and external.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Solutions Advisor II"

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    Former Employee - Customer Solution Advisor II in Pinole, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Solution Advisor II in Pinole, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IHS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Able to work remotely for a global company. Company willing to upgrade computer and mobile phone equipment. Global intra-net to maintain contact among colleagues across the globe.

    Cons

    Very structured, so limited flexibility. "Top down" chain of command structure. Some software, especially the CRM, was outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Allow Customer Solution Advisors more authority/flexibility to delight customers.


  9. Helpful (13)

    "Zero culture- the office felt like an asylum"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IHS full-time

    Pros

    working with some of the brightest people in the country. plenty of seminars and presentations to learn other areas outside of your expertise.

    Cons

    Zero transparency with higher management. only talked to my manager once a week, if even.. culture is non-existent-- felt almost dungeon like. minimal training. minimal collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up, get to know your employees. Focus on team building and support. communication is the biggest issue.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "IHS Markit, not bad, not the greatest."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IHS (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits.
    Good life/work balance.
    Multiple locations.

    Cons

    Non-competitive pay.
    No job security.
    Very few career opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more communication so the employees understand the goals of their immediate groups and departments instead of the general "We are Number One!" .


  11. Helpful (16)

    "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Director in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Director in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office has nice views

    Cons

    Top management constantly telling employees how much they care, and then turns around and has massive layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Read some of these reviews on Glass Door


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