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IHS Reviews

Updated January 30, 2017
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  1. 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.


  2. 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 Some software, especially the CRM, was outdated.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.


  3. "Great Company, Great Team"

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

    Pros

    The team I worked with was amazing, and helpful.

    Cons

    The company structure is a little unstable, and the internship program wasn't well defined.


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  5. "Marketing and Conference Planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team of professionals to work with. Company transitioning presence on the web

    Cons

    Company downsized many departments due to cutbacks

    Advice to Management

    I loved working with my team. Miss them tremendously.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "IHS was in transition"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time as a senior marketing manager. The work was fast paced and the business line I supported was exciting and growing. I didn't like the 80's style cubicles as we looked like 75 mice in a pretty easy maze (boring) to navigate. My management team was pretty good too.

    Cons

    There was a lot of challenges with what our roles were supposed to be. Senior management were changing things left and right. With all of the acquisitions, they were struggling to figure out who they were and who they wanted to be.

    Advice to Management

    Find a simple way to help employees know the direction of the organization. Don't overthink it.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is fair, not great but fair. People there are generally nice, not a lot of politics.

    Cons

    Management does not know how to retain its top employees.


  8. Helpful (2)

    ""Corporate Services""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people. Decent pay and benefits. Work-life balance is acceptable.

    Cons

    Going through a merger. Lots of change and uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction, commit to it, and support it with resources.


  9. "Manager"

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

    Pros

    Outstanding CEO, dedicated colleagues, global presence

    Cons

    Improve/increase collaboration and teamwork.


  10. "IHS - a pretty good company work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing worldwide company. Diverse customers. Innovative. Rewards its employees with stock options, free trips, and quarterly recognition. Salaries and benefits are above average. Flexible work schedules and telecommuting.

    Cons

    Employees are spread too thin among products. Inter-departmental collaboration is lacking. Investment in product improvement and internal systems is sub-standard.


  11. "Project Manager"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Englewood, CO
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IHS as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Care about colleagues, commitment to professional growth, leaders have strong vision.

    Cons

    Need better communication methods to ensure colleagues are in line with corporate strategic vision. Professional education for managers.

    Advice to Management

    None



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