I have been working at IHS full-time
good , fantastic to work with IHS
No Cons with IHS please
Great benefits, good work life balance, excellent extras such as vto's and is very friendly about working from home. Is a nice place to work and has upward mobility if you follow the career paths they outline.
The management is all over the place and very short sighted. Buys a lot of companies but integrates them poorly. Switches direction regularly and then acts surprised when the shifts don't work.
Advice to Management
Stop being so clever and fix what you have rather than chasing the next best thing. There are so many opportunities you could introduce if you just changed your focus to your own company rather than future acquisitions. If you're going to be an information company, don't look down on the brains of the company.
I have been working at IHS full-time (More than 5 years)
Flexible work culture. Work life balance is good. But depending on your team, you might end up leaving work dissatisfied and unhappy. this company has gone from good, to bad to worst.
As they acquired an equal company in March 2016, there is going to be a wave of layoffs. The current CEO of IHS is going to retire by end of this year and Markit CEO is going to step in, which can result in wash out of most of current managers and teams.
So I suggest not to join IHS until at least these storms have subsided. The layoffs were announced to go well into next year, 2017.
Middle management is worst.
Upper management change is constant, percolating downwards with constant lay offs and people shuffling across teams.
Management change is not basically a merit base or business centric, it is more on who has more power in upper management and whom he likes to have in his team downwards. This meaning, most undeserving people becoming your managers.
As this company grows with acquisitions, there is a constant short of money for compensation. Benefits are slashed constantly and people don't get raise even when economy is doing better. For example, in 2015 and 2014, most of us didnt see any salary raise. Only a small percentage of bonus was handed.
As a women, the IT and software department is sexist. There are many inefficient, racist and sexist managers who openly show their differences.
Managers have low communication skills and management skills. Management of teams happens mostly on buddy system. If you are buddy with manager you are well off even if you are worst performer and possess worst attitude.
Company does not encompass a good work culture. Team's culture is cultivated based on managers style. So if you are lucky, you end up working with good managers and good teams else you can be miserable, with latter being more common.
Ubiquitous micro-management by scrum masters and managers with little control over your work.
Agile development is a joke here. Most of the project managers turned scrum masters don't have right training to conduct agile. It is in a great mess.
Communication is zero from middle management to teams. Teams and members are moved constantly to cover up management faulty decisions without notice.
HR presence is completely missing. I have seen many people complaining about worst ethical behavior by few colleague's but nothing happens. At the end, good people leave the company or get laid off as they cannot get along with these bad elements that in turn encouraging bad work culture.
In short, I don't recommend this company because of current Oil and gas price turmoil, poor work culture and equal acquisition resulting in massive layoffs.
Outstanding CEO, dedicated colleagues, global presence
Improve/increase collaboration and teamwork.
I worked at IHS (Less than a year)
Great people to work with
A lot of office Politics and to many people in upper management
Solid work/life balance, ability to move laterally within the company
High turnover and questionable management
I have been working at IHS full-time (More than a year)
Proximity to my house is a plus
Too many chefs in the kitchen, not enough cooks
Advice to Management
Too many 'bosses' not enough people doing the work...Consider hiring more people at lower levels.
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.
Employees are spread too thin among products. Inter-departmental collaboration is lacking. Investment in product improvement and internal systems is sub-standard.
I have been working at IHS full-time (More than 8 years)
Flexible work schedules; pretty good health care; opportunities to travel; good amount of vacation
Pay is awful, raises are only given to those that get promoted, no raises to stay current with cost of living, very limited amount of promotions given out each year, very easy to get stuck in one position with no future to grow, once you are part of a group you cannot move laterally to another group, no effort made to keep people from leaving company, even those that have been there for long periods of time
Advice to Management
Invest in your employees and show you care about them and you will see an improvement
I worked at IHS (More than 10 years)
Interesting, intelligent, challenging work
Great coworkers/team environment
Focus on "employee engagement"
Good benefits and competitive salaries
Focus on charitable giving/sustainability
Long-term planning in terms of growing the company with mergers
annual raises are low (1-2% for most staff)
Offshoring jobs to Asia
limited career opportunities
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