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IHS Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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  1. "Join IHS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IHS full-time

    Pros

    good , fantastic to work with IHS

    Cons

    No Cons with IHS please


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Some Good Some Bad"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

  3. Helpful (16)

    "Not a right period to be in IHS"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at IHS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Its Ok"

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    Former Employee - IT Support in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - IT Support in Denver, CO

    I worked at IHS (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    A lot of office Politics and to many people in upper management


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Scattered and unfocused"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solid work/life balance, ability to move laterally within the company

    Cons

    High turnover and questionable management


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Ok company..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at IHS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Proximity to my house is a plus

    Cons

    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.

  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (14)

    "Stagnant Careers with No Where to Go"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at IHS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules; pretty good health care; opportunities to travel; good amount of vacation

    Cons

    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


  10. Helpful (12)

    "Mixed bag"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IHS (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    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

    Cons

    Matrix organization
    annual raises are low (1-2% for most staff)
    Offshoring jobs to Asia
    limited career opportunities


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