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Senior management is desperately in need of improvements

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Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  White Plains, NY
Current Employee - Senior Manager in White Plains, NY

Pros

A. Great peers and co-workers
B. Fair salary
C. Projects resulting and involving great understanding of credit card industry and data management
D. Fast-paced environment

Cons

A. Senior management (I cant think of any exceptions) shows no respect for juniors and other team members
B. Senior management does no planning whatsoever. Due to a non-existence of planning, you are constantly managing "fire-drills" or emergency situations and playing catch-up
C. Senior management desperately needs management training (especially people management skills and retention skills)
D. Most of the senior management micro-manages to the core (There are a few exceptions)
E. Senior management does not have trust in their people

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please realize and believe "People are very critical to your success and they are your real strength"

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Argus Cheats You With Misleading Job Description and then Beats the Soul out of you

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    Former Employee - Analyst - Client Delivery  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst - Client Delivery in New York, NY

    Pros

    1. Above average salary in this economy (not nearly worth it for this hell)
    2. Near New York City
    3. Good colleague camaraderie (at the analyst level mind you, because you are all SUFFERING)
    4. bagels and donuts on Friday, i guess

    Cons

    1. They recruit from top schools for client delivery and lie to prospects by claiming you get to do consulting, learn about the CC space...well you don't. This is a programming job where you crunch SQL code all day long without learning what any of it means. No consulting. Not even gaining an understanding of the credit card space let alone basic consulting. It's like the movie Momento, DON'T BELIEVE THEIR LIES.

    2. Everyone at Argus is disgruntled. Over the last 5 years something like 125 employees have left (this is not hyperbole). This place beats out all the i-banks as a shitty place to work.

    3. Managers here are incompetent, selfish, and manipulative. They don't care about the professional growth of analysts and beat the living soul out of them. I personally witnessed one good manager, so you are playing a game of Russian roulette here.

    4. They tell you that you are not expected to know SQL coming in. But you basically are. If you are not a whiz in SQL, expect hell and I promise that 6 months in you will either by searching for new jobs or if you are lucky enough not to be a foreign worker you will quit.

    5. Aside from the terrible work conditions (ok, you might say, so every job is a grind, this is life) the point is that YOU DON'T LEARN ANYTHING RELEVANT TO WHAT YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN WHICH I MIGHT GUESS IS FINANCE AND CONSULTING. For good sakes, the world is a big place, don't take their offer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the world a favor and LBO this company so it can be liquified. Otherwise, stop recruiting from top schools and claiming that Client Delivery is consulting. That's just plain cruel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Hectic work. No personal life at all

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunities exist because turnover is high

    Cons

    Long working hours - 10hours a day to 11 hours easily during week days. U have to work in weekends too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No one can work for this long hours on a long term basis. that is why everybody leaves in a year .

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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