Argus Information & Advisory Services

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Argus' work culture leaves a lot to be desired

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

I worked at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time for more than a year

Pros

You get to say you work as a consultant (although its somewhat misleading). There is room for rapid advancement and the ability to take on responsibility of managing a team a little bit more quickly than at other places.

Cons

Argus has a work culture that is very unkind to its employees. They treat new analysts without respect and do not 'trust' them with internet access until you become a manager which is 2-3 years out. As others have mentioned, employees are treated like replaceable factory line workers and doesn't really show any appreciation for their hard work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start respecting your employees and care about their professional growth. After about 6 months, the learning curve falls off and analysts do not continue to develop useful skills. At this point employees are seen as commodities. It is very unfortunate that analysts (and senior analysts) are not allowed internet access in order to squeeze every ounce of productivity out of them.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to learn about Credit Card Industry

    • 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

    Competitive compensation
    Opportunity for advancement
    Exposure to credit card industry
    Very smart co-workers
    Senior Management has significant experience within credit card industry
    Company has great potential for growth and there is room to grow within the firm
    Employees recognized for their hard work and efforts

    Cons

    Lack of company culture
    Office located in White Plains
    Poor work/life balance
    Expensive commute from NYC

    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Senior management is desperately in need of improvements

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

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services

    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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