Argus Information & Advisory Services

www.argusinformation.com
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Argus Information & Advisory Services Reviews

Updated June 1, 2015
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Michael Heller
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Pros
  • Projects resulting and involving great understanding of credit card industry and data management (in 12 reviews)

  • Learn a lot about data, where it's from and how it's abstracted and then advised for clients (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Certain managers are nasty and many employees are expected to work long hours (in 11 reviews)

  • bad work life balance, lower pay rate, over confidence (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good Company To Work For And Build Your Career

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    You have the chance to learn a lot about the banking industry (if that is your aim you can do it here). If you start as an analyst (out of college for example), you have the chance to build good work ethic, which will help further your career. If you work at Argus at a higher level (i.e. Manager and higher), you have the chance to help in the advancement of other's who report to you as well as continue to build your skills. Since Argus is not a large company, you have more ability to make an impact than you might at some larger companies.

    Cons

    There is a lot of work but that is the same with any growing company.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Fast Growth

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services

    Pros

    High Bonus, fast growth, free snacks and food

    Cons

    Long hours, expectations are too high


  3. Helpful (3)

    Interesting work, smart colleagues, genuine development opportunities for the right people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on the most relevant issues facing the banking industry. Argus does care about retaining top talent - and is doing everything they can to make the job sustainable while continuing to deliver the highest quality for its clients. Personal development opportunities are big, but only for the better performers.

    Cons

    Travel can become the norm. First few years are tough as one needs to prove themselves. No easy passage based on reputation. Experience can vary significantly across teams and projects.

    Advice to Management

    Training, perks and work-life balance.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Not Bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services

    Pros

    Friendly environment Nice people Team outings Food Food Food Food

    Cons

    Low pay Long working hours No learning structure for interns Low pay Low pay

    Advice to Management

    pay good


  6. Helpful (1)

    Analyst Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Technical Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Current Intern - Technical Analyst in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Valuable learning and understanding the process of companies. Gain lot of knowledge and technical stuff

    Cons

    Lots of work and reasonable ok deadline. Comparatively less Intern salary.

    Advice to Management

    Please, if you could increase the payment for an intern, it will be appreciated


  7. Helpful (8)

    Run Away

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Argus has many nice people who work very hard. Many are really smart and working like crazy.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and getting worse. Anyone who had a real vision of how to build a business has left. The current CEO (Banerjee) is really weak and plays favorites. He is only in it for himself and is in way over his head. Long hours, little if any training, and highly political. New owners (Verisk) under-invests and is milking the place; couple this with a new CEO who is second rate and punitive and you have a terrible place to work. Compensation and career path is at risk.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on leadership and taking care of your people. Get back in touch with how to drive value to clients and provide an attractive place to work.


  8. Not a bad internship experience, but I took on a lot more responsibilities than I thought I would.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers and the new office is really nice. Very flexible work hours, no one gets into the office until 9/9:30.

    Cons

    Senior management isn't great Compensation is very low for the amount of work


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great opportunity for early career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Massive amounts of data -Fast growing, plenty of opportunities for those willing to step up to challenges -Company is performing well, so bonuses have been generous lately

    Cons

    -Really outdated technology -Culture does not encourage knowledge sharing. There are a few rock stars who have done great things, but Argus tends to lean too heavily on them instead of developing company-wide knowledge to improve overall performance. -Lots of finger-pointing, both inter-departmental and from management downwards, when things don't go perfectly -Poor risk and workflow management - lots of fire drills and last minute requests impact quality of established deliverables

    Advice to Management

    Technology must improve if you want to continue to draw elite talent and compete with the world-class big data analytics shops.


  10. Helpful (1)

    It was a best experience working at Argus. It is employee friendly company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Summer Technical Analyst Intern in White Plains, NY
    Current Intern - Summer Technical Analyst Intern in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employee friendly environment, free snacks and beverages, good in analytics domain, arrange different events and offer bonus to their full time employees.

    Cons

    Finance department sometimes mess up with the salaries (delayed), there is a little bit of space issue for interns (which will resolve soon)


  11. Helpful (1)

    Its OK, depends on your role and who you report to

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast growth and decent pay, but that is also dependent on who you report to

    Cons

    Few top level ppl run the company, they make the decisions and everyone is expected to follow. Unfortunately Argus is the only company most of these ppl have worked in so they don't have a lot of industry exposure leading to a huge gap in management style...something like a 'frog in the well'

    Advice to Management

    the company can't run on a few top ppl, not at least in the long term. So please plan your moves carefully



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