Argus Information & Advisory Services

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Argus Information & Advisory Services Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
55 Reviews

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  1.  

    Its ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great exposure to the retail finance industry

    Cons

    insane work hours and SLAs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Treated like slaves!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good exposure to credit card industry. Good Bonus. Too many projects are coming in, company is expanding but then there are negatives as well.

    Cons

    Company is very laid back. Attrition rate is so high and the management still doesn't care. Employees are paid less than the average market rate and are treated like slaves. Work! Work! Work! Long hours, no perks, no community activities, basically the company doesn't care about the employees. Whether they are satisfied with work or not. Very difficult to move across the teams. No diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it high time that you care about the employees.
    Technologies are so outdated.
    Managers, VP are inexperienced. They cannot handle pressure from clients and keep seeking for Principal to help.
    Very difficult to collaborate between the teams. Too much of politics. I literally had to beg to get a work laptop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay... but extremely repetitive and boring.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services as an intern

    Pros

    Depending on the team you are on, you commit to work on the same level as the full time employees.

    Cons

    There are times when interns don't get paid b/c time cards weren't approved or the finance dept. didn't put it through.

    For a company that makes a good amount of money, they barely invest into upgrading their technology. The computers and servers are all outdated and extremely slow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    not bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good working environment, co-workers are good, fast promotion speed, business exposure

    Cons

    the task is not very interesting and rather simple i have to say

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    High Turnover

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    1) work life balance is tough but management will accomadate time for your needs (broken car, waiting for the cable guy, etc...)
    2) Telecommuting is occasionally permitted.
    3) Best data company in the world

    Cons

    1) infighting between the two major company divisions-- lack of communication between the two
    2) Salary is adequate, but they make you wait until March for the bonus. People quit just before receiving their bonuses, which leads me to my next point.
    3) NYC companies are out pacing argus in both base pay and bonuses, anecdotal evidence would support this.
    4) On average 1-2 people quit per week for a better option.
    5) Company only matches a better option rather than going over the top to retain talent.
    6) Major brain drain going on here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to spend it to make it. Start giving meaningful raises to employees. More people are on the way out, you just have to listen around the watercooler carefully enough.

    Stop hiring from outside to fill manager vacancies. You have talented Senior Analysts that can do the job. Promote from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Pay, Hire From Within

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services

    Pros

    Hire from within, good pay, many benefits

    Cons

    They work you very hard (12 hour + days)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The benefits will leave employees satisfied after working long days, so keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Absolutely Terrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services

    Pros

    You meet some great people. I made many good friends here.

    Cons

    Everything else

    I guess I'll start from the top down. Management here is horrendous. The way Argus as a company manages its assets, down to how the managers manage their teams. Just poor quality management all around. The company itself could care less about you. The rate of turnover is extraordinarily high, so high in fact, that if you stay there for three or more years, you are probably in the top 5% of employees who have. This company will make you work easily up to 12 hours a day.

    Don't even get me started on the computers they give you. You would think that a rapidly growing company who handles multiple PETABYTES of data would have some decent quality machines to handle all of that data processing. Wrong. They stick you with a computer, that which I calculated, cost them less than $30/computer. A lot of machines are still on XP too which is hilariously awful. The computers themselves I think have around a gig of ram each? It's absolutely terrible and takes FOREVER to get things done. For a company that expects so much from their workers, how about spending your money on things that would increase productivity for your company? It makes absolutely no sense.

    Many of the managers are just horrible people. Talk about condescending and treating employees like replaceable garbage. Don't get me wrong, I've seen some fantastic managers, who do actually care about you and treat you as a person, but don't expect much of it. Many managers think extremely highly of themselves, so much so that it is just laughable. They are so oblivious to everything except things that will earn him or her more money in the end. They expect respect too, which I find hilarious as well.

    There is no organization here. Everything seems to just be done on the fly. They use old, outdated code generated years ago by people who had enough sense to move on to another company. Nobody has any idea what is going on. Argus just tends to wing it, and miraculously gets by. I guess that's due to the fact that they work their employees in to the dirt. Work smart, not hard, should be the ideal scenario in any type of work, Argus does the exact opposite.

    If you went to school for anything technical related such as Computer Science or Info Technology. Please do yourself a favor and do not even look at this company. They lie in their job descriptions saying that you will be making some real contributions in writing SQL code that will blah blah blah. All you will do is run pre-made, extremely inefficient crap. If you want to develop, do NOT come here. Run far away.

    Payroll can also be a nightmare sometimes. There are times when the payroll department will forget to give you part of your check, and you have to wait another two weeks to get compensated for their mistakes.

    To sum things up: Avoid this company like the plague. The company is expanding, sure, but if they continue on like this, it will eventually collapse to the ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit. Hire people who care about their teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Argus

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

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

    Pros

    Fun people who are outgoing. Many young people who are fun.

    Cons

    Certain managers are nasty and many employees are expected to work long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a plan for employees to have a better work/life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    good place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    lots to learn, good for fresher. good to start a career after graduation from undergrad or maybe good to get sponsorship

    Cons

    bad work life balance, lower pay rate, over confidence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good work experience. Competitive salary+bonus. Great culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Developer  in  White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Web Developer in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I joined Argus in May 2013 as a web developer. So far it is FUN.

    Great work experience and challenging projects.

    Competitive salary + good annual bonus.

    Most employees and managers have a nice personalities. Great mix of backgrounds. No one feels like the outsider.

    Casual Friday + Bagels day.

    Cons

    poor Communication between Teams and departments.

    Too much security restrictions because of their data sensitivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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