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IHS Reviews

Updated November 10, 2017
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  • perfect example for 'work life balance' (in 88 reviews)

  • Good benefits and interesting work scope (in 50 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Marketing and Conference Planner"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. Helpful (15)

    "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.


  4. Helpful (17)

    "Director of Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Paychecks show up on time although each year the strap you with an unachievable goal so they don't have to pay you what your target is

    Cons

    The worst executive team I've ever run into in my 27 year career. I worked there 7 years and each year they would give us a new VP that was even more clueless than the one the replaced. The administrative burden kills sales people and the clients are treated like they are the problem!

    Advice to Management

    Turn your focus away from an operational focus and trying to survive the next reorg and go see clients for a taste of reality. Your products don't deserve the prices you are trying to sell them for because besides energy, they are me too at best.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Good company but IT security & career development lacking"

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

    I worked at IHS (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong CEO in Jerre Stead; strong company vision; global company. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Security in IT should be a priority; an information company that doesn't protect its information is in trouble; invest in upgrades to legacy IT systems; some leadership dysfunction in HR; no real development opportunities to help employees advance their career.

    Advice to Management

    Protect your information - it is your company's business. Implement a real career development program. Offer job exchanges in other countries; encourage individual contributors to travel globally and experience the many cultures within the company.


  6. Helpful (10)

    "The good and the bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at IHS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Diverse information portfolio across a variety of key sectors including automotive, chemicals, energy, aerospace and defense. A history of strong brand acquisitions.

    Cons

    Difficulties with acquisition integration and historically challenged in defining market role for acquired brands. Hyper focused on maintaining subs business base, limited innovation in product development and missed opportunity for cross fertilization due to difficulties with acquisition integration.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a strategy focused on developing innovative products and services that cross over the brands and sectors - and the deep subject matter expertise that resides in both.


  7. Helpful (18)

    "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

  8. 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!" .


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    decent work life balance, nice colleagues

    Cons

    regular layoffs meant you are always worried about the job, salary is just average

    Advice to Management

    offer more flexibility to employees, they could telecommute or have different hours


  10. Helpful (12)

    "No Security"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    For several years the company was great.I had opportunities to grow in my career and learn new skills from a variety of employee training opportunities.

    Cons

    No Security. My last year of employment I had received recognition multiple times for excellent customer service skills. I received 2 performance based bonuses and was then laid off due to upper managements inability to maintain the contract I worked on.

    Advice to Management

    Follow your own plan and listen to the successful front line client facing colleagues with proven success on the front line.


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