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IHS Reviews

Updated June 30, 2017
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  1. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice Company. Great people to work with

    Cons

    No real cons for this company


  2. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, benefits and a strong company

    Cons

    Possibly too diverse. Upper level management always in flux

    Advice to Management

    Slow down upper level management shuffling

  3. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hours were good for me

    Cons

    pay was not good for me


  4. "Good"

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

    I worked at IHS full-time

    Pros

    Good company with benefits

    Cons

    Constant change.
    Top down approach

    Advice to Management

    communicate company goals


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Best for sitting ducks"

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    Former Employee - Junior Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Junior Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Female empowerment, Easy leave approval, Secure job unless highly paid, Minimal pressure.

    Cons

    Unethical politics, No growth or career opportunities unless you have a family member in higher positions, Morality and values are least concerned, Appraisals doesn't count on your skills, offshore management doesn't care about your concerns as far as production target is met, Old fashioned technology never think of improvising or innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Observe the work environment and employee concerns without the Team Leads and Managers knowledge and maintain anonymity for the employee's security.
    And for heaven sake find the right person to lead a team, development and production will improve drastically.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Surrounded by smart and thoughtful coworkers

    Cons

    Too many acquisitions to integrate


  7. Helpful (4)

    "IHS employee review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IHS full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, focus on customer satisfaction

    Cons

    unclear company direction, energy spent on a lot of hype and internal PR instead of letting employees get the job done, example useless training courses and employee engagement surveys

    Advice to Management

    really focus on the business, rather that just saying it and then lay people off when objectives are not met, less executives and hy[e

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company but hold on to your hat... Very fast paced & changing!"

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

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

    Pros

    Large stable company with great benefits. Lots of good people work there. Focus on employee (aka colleague) satisfaction/engagement much more than other companies. Positive work environment. Most people keep to normal business hours. Management overall is very good. They spend heavily on infrastructure and think nothing of investing into best of breed solutions particularly those that are capital expenditures.

    Cons

    VERY fast paced global company. Constant change due to responsiveness to customer & stock holder demands. Reorganizations at least annually. After merger with Markit, company headquarters has moved to London, so opportunities in USA offer limited impact. Once hired into a position, its difficult to increase salary much even in the event of promotion or significant skills development without leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a policy to pay at the high end of the market for colleagues to reduce turnover and retain talent. Variance between mid tier and top of the market isn't much in many cases.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Africa Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IHS full-time

    Pros

    I was working at the Country Risk department. One of the things that makes IHS a nice place to work is the flexible working. Employees are allowed to work from home for a full week as long as it is approved by your manager, which is often the case.

    Cons

    As a big organisation with over 7000 employees, the downside in working at IHS is the bureaucracy and its hierarchical nature.

    Advice to Management

    If I could suggest one thing to the management is to reduce the amount of bureaucracy in the work place so as to make the organisation more nimble and bring low-ranking employees closer to management.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Associate in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everything good Here.
    perfect example for 'work life balance'

    Cons

    Payment not at all good. bellow par from market...


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