Argus Information & Advisory Services

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Fairly successful experience with significant learning including definitely some forgettable incidents

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  • 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

If you survive this fast paced company, you get equipped with significant credit card industry knowledge.
I have met some great people (brilliant minds) at this company.
I have seen enormous improvements in the HR group and they seem to genuinely care about employees

Cons

Utter lack of people management skills with no sustainable plan to retain talent;
Brilliant minds are accompanied with no project management skills;
HR is not supported enough by the senior management to make a real difference in solving the actual problems

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change the culture to actually respect and care about people; Please incorporate some much-need project management flavor, though to a practical and limited extent

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of opportunity because everyone leaves

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    • 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

    -Fast environment
    -Lots of exposure to high-level and mid-level executives
    -Lots of opportunity to move up quickly since most people don't stay for very long

    Cons

    -Upper management has a hard time connecting with staff
    -Huge representational risks since not all relevant problems are communicated
    -HR department is clueless and is not an advocate for the employee
    -High turn over so you have a lot of young managers that are only experienced with Argus. Managers have very little experience in managing/growing people
    -Expect to work min of 50+ hr weeks
    -Management is interested in growing the company as fast as it can in order to sell the company off and cash out

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good "Only" if you want to be in the Credit Card Industry. IF you don't, then just avoid it like the plague

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

    Pros

    If you are smart and get the job done, you get promoted
    You learn a lot about the Credit Card industry
    Company supports H1B visa
    Generally smart/hard working people at entry/mid level

    Cons

    Work hours are terrible. You are treated like a commodity, you will be pushed to the max. Expected to work on weekends and until 3 am on weekdays. Having a family does not make senior management lenient about this requirement.

    If you don't want to work in the CC industry for the rest of your life DO NOT JOIN this company as the skills you will pick up are very hard to transfer. What is called "Consulting" is actually data supply, you will not be doing any "serious analysis". You will learn about general trends which could help you succeed in an interview with other credit card issuers.

    If you are a US citizen, just dont join this company (unless you really want to be in the CC industry and have been rejected by Amex, BofA and the rest....)
    If you are on a student visa, dont join unless it is your only option....

    P.S. All this review is for Client delivery and Consulting part of the company not the systems/developpers jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there has been an average of 50% of turnovers in the past 4 years....i am sure they know what needs to be done.....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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