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64 English questions out of 64

22 July 2020

Does IHS Markit offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Excellent working environment with plenty of flexibility and good mix of nationalities and backgrounds Great personal support and generous benefits package

Cons

High turnover at more junior levels due to very slow career progression Lots of inertia in middle management - internal politics blocking innovation Base salaries too low in relation to cost of living in London

Great personal support and generous benefits package

22 July 2020

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14 January 2021

Does IHS Markit offer massages?

Pros

Access to FactSet workstation, sell side research reports, and free coffee.

Cons

Where to begin. First off, how "stock surveillance" is even a job is beyond me. Using outdated settlement data to guess at shareholder activity is an incredible waste of time. Anyone who tells you they can accurately pick a firm buying/selling is just lying to you, and even if they are correct....who cares? Second, you will consistently (I mean multiple times a day) re-format a news headline from another source into the company format and send out to clients. This job is one big echo chamber. These so called "analysts" have no idea what's actually driving a stock's performance because no one understands actual finance (or they wouldn't be in this role). You spend your days looking at custodial flows, trying to pick out a shareholder to move up or down, write up a weekly report explaining your guess, and repeat again each and every week. Ask any analyst to put together a three statement model forecasted out 5 years, run a DCF analysis, arrive at a price target, and explain your research; you know what you'll get? Silence and looks of confusion. There's a reason these people are tracking DTC movement from last week versus actually participating in the markets. Looking to build actual finance and research skills? Not a chance. Good luck leveraging your experience sifting through DTC data and months old fund and 13F positions into any other position. If you take this role, you will end up stuck here because as you waste away your time learning nothing, others are gaining actual skills that will be useful to finance. This role is so far removed from real finance, yet people here think they work "in the capital markets". You will not learn financial modeling skills, you will not get to perform equity research, and you will not gain any investment skills. The company loves to hire young recent grads who are excited about finance but couldn't make it anywhere else. Just ask any new hire why they took this role. The answer is likely "I couldn't get hired at other firms". Apologies for the long rant, but I want to make it very clear to anyone else looking to get into this role to avoid the mistakes I made. I wasted my time here, but thankfully took the initiative to gain relevant skills on my own and I now have a job that actually allows me to perform stock analysis and participate in the market. I wonder if these analysts are tracking my fund's buying and selling patterns....

Access to FactSet workstation, sell side research reports, and free coffee.

14 January 2021

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6 February 2021

Does IHS Markit offer dental insurance?

Pros

Great benefits, health, dental, life

Cons

None at this time to report

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are doing

Great benefits, health, dental, life

6 February 2021

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24 January 2021

Does IHS Markit offer parental leave?

Pros

Good benefits, good pension, great work life balance, good pay.

Cons

I can’t think of any.

Good benefits, good pension, great work life balance, good pay.

24 January 2021

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24 January 2021

Does IHS Markit have a pension plan?

Pros

Good benefits, good pension, great work life balance, good pay.

Cons

I can’t think of any.

Good benefits, good pension, great work life balance, good pay.

24 January 2021

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