Argus Information & Advisory Services

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Argus Information & Advisory Services Reviews

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

2.9
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  1.  

    Very competitive salary and benefits. Great changes taking place to make it even a better place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Pros

    Very competitive salary and benefits. Great changes taking place to make it even a better place to work!

    Cons

    Could have a free gym

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue what already doing.

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dont join unless you have to

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Pros

    -Above average compensation
    -Close to New York City
    -Get to work with knowledgeable people in the finance domain

    Cons

    -No work life balance. All work and no life
    -Unrealistic deadlines
    -Have to Work on many of the weekends
    -Have to do 2 persons of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Treat employees like humans not machines
    -Have More fairness and transparency on promotions
    -Disclose the structure used to award bonuses
    -Revamp the time logging system

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not so great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Argus Information & Advisory Services

    Pros

    -Meet a lot of great people
    -Not far from NYC
    -Pay is decent
    -Free breakfast on Fridays
    -Beverages are provided

    Cons

    -Employees are not treated that well
    -Reimbursement system is absolutely a nightmare
    -Organization is poor
    -Unrealistic deadlines that serve no real purpose
    -Hours are long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Listen to the lower level employees
    -Allow more flexibility with deadlines
    -Don't keep on adding miscellaneous tasks to employee workload and still expect them to be able to complete your original assignment by the arbitrarily-set deadline

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Join Argus, be exploited

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Pros

    Year End Bonus (approx 20%)

    Cons

    Long work Hours
    No Flexible timings
    Managers calls for work on weekends, late nights
    Fake deadlines set by managers
    No information flow from top to bottom
    Worst procedure for expense reimbursement
    Zero appreciation
    Every individual is overloaded with work
    Improper distribution of work load among the teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management hires a lot of H1B employees, as they know it is not easier for H1B employees to switch job. Do not exploit H1B. Reduce your work week from 50-60 hours to 40hr/week. Get your Human resource dept. clean up.

    Here is the story: There are two teams in rowing race Team A and Team B. Team A has 9 supervisor and 1 rower while Team B has 1 supervisor and 9 rower. Team A lost, they tried to dig deeper for the root cause and found that the single rower was inefficient and fired him.

    Team A = ?(Management to think.....)

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    You learn a lot... until you stop

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in White Plains, NY

    I worked at Argus Information & Advisory Services

    Pros

    You learn a lot of useful skills

    Cons

    Super hierarchical, after 2 quarters, your mental development comes to a complete halt and everything is "machine"d

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your workers and maybe you wont have 300% turnover

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Pros

    + contacts with many credit card issuing companies
    + work can be interesting
    + co-workers are good people
    + workday starts at 9

    Cons

    - lots of work that should be automated is not
    - lots of inconsistency in methods
    - bad communication between departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    + communication, better team management, more documentation, more writing, more consideration of the time it takes to do analysis and gather data

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Okay, could do better in the long run.. Good over all exposure to CC Industry

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

    I worked at Argus Information & Advisory Services

    Pros

    Exposure to CC Industry was beneficial

    Cons

    Work Crazy Amount of hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to ease up a bit on lower level workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    It was a great learning experience. Interesting business model

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Wouldn't Recommend it

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

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services

    Pros

    Good Bonus
    Fast promotion if you stick it out
    Good co-workers

    Cons

    Management is not supportive of workers
    Exploited to the max
    Ridiculous Hours
    Consulting is really just data supply

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    My way or highway not even highway under the truck not once again and again........

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

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services

    Pros

    Couple of Management folks are really great...Peers are good and hard working as they are on the same boat. Bonus is good.

    Cons

    The Senior Management (senior not due to the designation) number of years I mean getting out of the college and starting a job then getting stuck to the job without any experience of management, ppl skills, treats you like servants or should I say slaves, if you have any question the response from management is I DON'T KNOW go and search for it then when you are not able to find it the same person will say Why didn't you asked.

    Working hours are insane, no learning opportunities except looking at the data and verifying it meaning a simple QA no decent analysis required. Its more of a Assembly line. Majority of analysis is done by the upper management as to take the credit.

    2 Development Units with a difference of day and night if you are lucky to be in the good group you will never leave this company trust me otherwise you will try to run away from hell.

    Trust me the good reviews are done by the company's HR team as I know the level of frustration among the folks over here, most of the members are stuck as they work on OPT or H1 and their GC processing is also done by the company so they don't have any option of leaving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some Management Courses and treat the employees like employees not slaves, try to smile and encourage members not curse them all times just to show that you know everything....Trust me you will find the same folks putting more efforts happily rather than working afraid of being yelled at. Please do proper planing before you start anything do not try to be over smart, give open opportunities to employees as they do also have brains and they can also come up with some good ideas.

    By just changing your attitude you will be able to retain more employees willingly rather than trapping them by applying their Green Cards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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