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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time (less than a year)

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    I cannot find any to be honest. I would say it is the best option if you do not have any other option.
    Bonus: 20-35 percent but IMO it's not worth your free time that you would have got if you will not be working for this company. You will anyway be frustrated and will not be able to enjoy your life


    Compensation: Looks average on the onset but when you calculate the amount of time that you spend working you realize you earn less than the folks working on a construction site on an hourly basis
    Work life balance: It is a joke. When the upper management says that you will not have a work life balance and that is how we operate then there is something wrong in the way they manage their projects. Neither this is a start up or working on ground breaking technology and wasting your time and career here would be a big mistake.
    Office Culture: Let me start with analysts; they are fun to work as they are in the same situation. So, people are good till you reach the associate managers position. Moving on to the managers, oh my the less I express the better it is. Most of them moved up internally and don't know how a project should be handled. I have not seen any manager doing any kind of planning everything is up in the air and they themselves don't know how to manage the project. If you suggest something that is right, that will mostly fall to deaf ears. Work is fast paced but it is all rework due to the mistakes made by the management on not asking for ample of time or proper planning for developing the product. Average amount of time that an analyst stays here is about a year and work hours are ridiculous. What shocked me while development is that if you call yourself as a data warehouse company and do not involve the DBA in any planning then what kind of planning do you do. DBA's are TBH non-existent. No proper data modelers, test plans or development resources. They fall short on all aspects. If you work here and then move on to a different company you will realize how much you are lagging in all aspects.
    Personal growth: You don't have time for yourself, forget about taking extra classes or working on a side project.
    Other aspects: Technology, one of the worst databases i.e. MS SQL Server. It is mostly an operational shop and no analytics done by the company. They think running min, max and average on historical data is analytics which is a joke. If you have an expectation that you will be writing optimization algorithms and some machine learning codes to run on a distributed servers then you are at the wrong place. Please don't go by the description provided on glassdoor by the company

    Advice to Management

    This is not a startup anymore and there is no substantial growth in the past 15 or so years. No startup like work or technology, everyone are working on 90's technology. Treat your analysts like humans and retain the best of them as they are the future. Bring managers from other companies who have been there and done that as the mangers who have only worked for argus are not good enough in planning/analytics or man management.
    Do your homework before taking on any projects, just bringing in random employess will not make the project a success

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