Compare PA Consulting vs IHS Markit BETA

See how working at PA Consulting vs. IHS Markit compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at PA Consulting vs. IHS Markit. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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PA Consulting

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IHS Markit

Employee Ratings

  • IHS Markit scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 650 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 2603 reviews)
IHS Markit employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than PA Consulting employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.7
IHS Markit employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than PA Consulting employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
IHS Markit employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than PA Consulting employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
4.2
IHS Markit employees rated their Work-life balance 1.0 higher than PA Consulting employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
3.7
IHS Markit employees rated their Senior Management 0.7 higher than PA Consulting employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
4.0
IHS Markit employees rated their Culture & Values 0.8 higher than PA Consulting employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
PA Consulting Ceo Ken Toombs
90%
90%Ken Toombs
CEO Approval
IHS Markit Ceo Lance Uggla
96%
96%Lance Uggla
IHS Markit employees rated their CEO Approval 6% higher than PA Consulting employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
59%
% Recommend to a friend
85%
IHS Markit employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 26% higher than PA Consulting employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
55%
Positive Business Outlook
79%
IHS Markit employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 24% higher than PA Consulting employees rated theirs.

Salaries

PA Consulting has 288 more total submitted salaries than IHS Markit.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Principal Consultant226 Salaries
£73,109/yr
Analyst71 Salaries
£35,193/yr
Director6 Salaries
£128,663/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Consultant8 Salaries
£59,031/yr
Analyst24 Salaries
£33,488/yr
Vice President42 Salaries
£67,636/yr

What Employees Say

  • IHS Markit had 374 more reviews than PA Consulting that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at PA Consulting.
  • "Middle management" was the most mentioned Con at IHS Markit.
Pros
Pros
"Great people"(in 68 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 62 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 436 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 174 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 35 reviews)
"Consultancy"(in 30 reviews)
Cons
"Middle management"(in 82 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 58 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Principal Consultant

I have been working at PA Consulting full-time for more than a year

Pros

- PA has a fascinating company heritage and history, which you learn about during an on boarding trip to Cambridge (pre-COVID!) - For the last year, the Belfast office has grown in size and... capability, and so too has our London office, which is continually winning new contracts. These contracts bring projects spanning a wide variety of sectors and are often large multi-national companies you will be familiar with. - The work is exciting, engaging and challenging through a variety of contexts from rescuing an existing software development project gone wrong, to a green fields venture, or general consulting and providing advice to client's own development teams. - If you put the work in, the bonus can be exceptional. Higher than the 10% that is advertised as part of the renumeration package when joining. This is of course subject to the business performing well. - The opportunity exists to grow into much more than just a software developer. You can quickly become involved in bids and pitches in between billed assignments where you develop your writing and communication and presentation skills. - While the hierarchy/ranking is fairly linear, in the past year, this has started to change and there are opportunities to be very senior while primarily being software developer. There is also the opportunity to move into other disciplines such as project delivery and more general consultancy including sales. - PA is a large organisation with a number of offices around the World and everyone is very welcoming. It feels like you could walk into any office and immediately strike a conversation with anyone. (As long as you have your ID :P) - The included private healthcare cover is hassle free and invaluable if you have a family. - On top of that, there is a decent tier of dental insurance available for approx £4 per month. - (Before COVID) If you are required to travel for business, the daily expenses are extremely generous compared to other firms and there are generally no questions asked or need to keep receipts as it is a fixed amount regardless of whether you spend it or not. - In general you have complete control over your own performance and career progression. It's all about doing good work, networking, and making sure people know what achievements you have made. There is an incredible amount of autonomy, awesome in this line of work. - During COVID, there was a persistence of a strong community with engaging peer run competitions, quizzes and town halls. There was also additional support provided through mental health initiatives, and H&S was a top priority with self performed risk assessments for working at home. Throughout this strange period of time, there were no issues in getting any equipment required to work from home safely.

Cons

- PA Consulting is not just a typical software development house and brings with it a requirement to understand market engagement and client delivery more broadly especially as you rise in seniority.... If you are not prepared to be flexible and versatile as a professional, or are adverse to being anything other than an SME in a single subject area, then PA and in general, consulting is probably not for you. A wide range of skillsets, and an open mind are key to success here. - At certain times of the year, there is the inevitable admin work to get through, particularly if you are a line manager. There is no way of controlling how this coincides with your active project work, so it can spill into your personal time. I would argue however that some of the admin work is regarding career development and objective setting, which someone career driven likely undertakes in their own time anyway. - Every project does not always go smoothly. With great challenge, comes stress if things are not moving in a positive trajectory. However, there are mechanisms in place to seek support and by persevering through the difficult times, you will learn and grow at an accelerated pace.

Advice to Management

Aim to hire the right people with the right attitudes, be as transparent as possible about the expectations of working for a consultancy firm. There will be times when you are not on a project, and... will have to pick up work that is somewhat unrelated to perhaps what you are used to.

"."1 Dec 2020

Current Employee - Senior Analyst

I have been working at IHS Markit full-time

Pros

Good place to work here

Cons

Racism always surfaces in ugly way

Job Postings

IHS Markit has 382 more recently posted open jobs than PA Consulting.