Argus Information & Advisory Services

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Argus Information & Advisory Services Reviews

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
58 Reviews
3.0
58 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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
  • Very long hours depending on the team which you're in (in 11 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Analyst Intern

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    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in White Plains, NY

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Argus Information & Advisory Services as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work for experience in the credit industry, hugely important in the financial world.

    Get to work with some really brilliant people in the tech part - people you always wondered about finally getting to see.

    Has some cool company events and overall the HR/quality of life is fair (this isn't a sweatshop exactly). The office is neat and modern generally speaking.

    Get paid and compensated as an intern, but far below anything acceptable for society. But it's money right?

    Learn a lot about data, where it's from and how it's abstracted and then advised for clients.

    Heard the pay is average to good for full time staff. Bonuses are supposedly good (again it's money right?).

    I felt my bosses cared mostly, and could relate to them.

    Overall personality of the company is professional, ambitious, a little nerdy but generally a "normal" job for what you'd expect to get out of college.

    I hadn't heard of major accounting issues or any crazy firings or layoffs while there, knock on keyboard.

    Seems moderately to very supportive of technical updates.

    Wide degree of freedom as far as when to work. Mandatory legal training a give you some insight on the regulations in data - and the projects for them.

    Bagels and casual days on Friday.

    Directors and Execs show their faces.

    More pros than cons.

    Cons

    Fantastic people but as someone else said "one or two bad apples"...

    Analysts are a little slow communicating changes. Not really bad but slow enough to be a little confusing.

    Nobody ever seems to know who will stay or go - hirings and leavings seem to be done in a conclave. People take their bonuses and run (hint good time to apply).

    Promotion looks slow for people there for a while. But I think they get raises...

    Managers are fun, a little quirky being IT, not annoying per we but not really there when there's an issue.

    Work is done in response to regulations a lot. Kind of annoying but laws...

    Like some IT places, you'll feel like you're in India. Not sure if that's a pro or a con for you the reader, but this is the English language. Little bit of a culture clash you didn't have to buy a ticket for.

    White plains is not the MOST accessible place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advise your advisors when a new adviser will be advising the advisors.

    Be aware of health issues: some light training maybe.

    Offer interns notice for openings months before they graduate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture but long days

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Argus Information & Advisory Services

    Pros

    There was a great atmosphere amongst the workers. The employees were very friendly and approachable.

    Cons

    The work days tended to stretch into around 10-12 hours. A little more interaction during the day would be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    good place

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    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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    Good work experience. Competitive salary+bonus. Great culture

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    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 (less than an 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
  9.  

    Competitive Pay but long hours

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

    I worked at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Argus was a great place to start as an analyst - since you are surrounded by people who are intelligent and hardworking. The pay structure isn't bad either.

    Cons

    Long hours. High expectations from managers - and you are expected to stay late. Probably a better job for the fresh-graduates who can handle those work loads :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the needs of your employees more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Data Analysis

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    Current Employee - Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in White Plains, NY

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services

    Pros

    - Good work
    - Get to learn a lot in a short span

    Cons

    - Lot of Stress
    - Mismanagement leading to lot of rework
    - frustrated employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Bring in some transparency by improving communications within the company
    - Work atmosphere can be made much better

  11.  

    It was a great learning experience. Interesting business model

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services

    Pros

    Credit Card industry experts
    Great work culture
    Good interaction with Management

    Cons

    50 hour work weeks at a minimum

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase Base Salaries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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