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Argo Data Reviews

Updated March 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Otherwise the work environment was boring (in 6 reviews)

  • Decent pay for entry level position for recent graduates (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Heavy handed upper management approach (in 12 reviews)

  • No work from home, no flexibility in case of emergencies (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "QA Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Test Lead in Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - QA Test Lead in Norwalk, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Argo Data full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Team is great and so is work environment

    Cons

    There are no major cons


  2. "Argo Data is ok at best"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Argo Data full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place for a first job, except the salary other benefits are good.

    Cons

    Management does not care about it's employees, no flexibility, outdated technology, pay is on the lesser side.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "12 years a slave!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Argo Data full-time

    Pros

    They give me a paycheck and I can take as many bathroom breaks as I want...and occasionally we get the scraps left over from the senior leadership meeting lunches...that's about the best I can come up with.

    Cons

    Oh goody where should I start? Maybe with the BIG bully in HR or maybe the slave masters in senior leadership or maybe a warning to candidates to not make the same mistake I made. The world would be a better place if this company didn't exist or maybe the company would be a better place to work and more successful if it's senior leaders would stop being so overbearing and learn to listen to employees. When you interview we're going to butter you up and make you feel like the company is just stellar! Why you ask? Oh because everyone you've talked to has been forced to go through "interview training" where we learn ARGO propaganda to sell to unsuspecting candidates. It's particularly sad all the college kids who think they've landed a great gig only to realize you're not going anywhere fast and you're using technology dating back to before you were born. You know that scene in The Lion King when Scar tells Simba to run away? Think of that when you are thinking about applying here or interviewing here or thinking of accepting an offer from here. Take heed from someone trying to escape: RUN! RUN AWAY AND NEVER LOOK BACK!

    Advice to Management

    Why bother? It's not like they listen anyways


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre Company"

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    Former Employee - Designation Software Engineer II in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Designation Software Engineer II in Frisco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Argo Data full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved working with my manager he was great. Otherwise the work environment was boring.

    Cons

    No work life balance, very less sick and vacation, Benefits not great, out of budget for new projects, no training or guidance.

    Advice to Management

    Need to organize some group meetings in the organization and CEO need to communicate more with the employees. Also please do not recruit without foreseeing projects.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good starting job. Bad long term"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Argo Data full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to help get your feet in the technology world.

    Cons

    So many to list them all but here is a take of probably the most concerning:
    Proprietary language
    Such a high turnover rate that makes the code look like spaghetti
    CEO does not care about his employees. And neither do management


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Worst career mistake I'll ever make"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to work alongside some smart people. The pay was fair and I learned what to look for in a bad company.

    Cons

    I wish I had paid attention to all the reviews. I discarded the negative as a disgruntled group of trouble makers. That's not true at all and the feedback is accurate. It is the worst working environment I could ever imagine being in. It is not a cooperative and team focused environment. The leadership, and I use that word loosely, is not looking out for your best interest. It is a manipulative, harsh, unfriendly, and deceitful environment. If you believe in fairness, teamwork, and a positive work environment then this is not a good fit for you. I was appalled by how those at the top treat people and get away with it.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect and dignity. Your management style and work environment is the opposite of what a good company fosters. It's 2016 - act like it.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Argo Data full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities, competitive salaries, great place to feel like what you do really contributes to the revenue goals of the org

    Cons

    Doesn't have some of the bells and whistles that big companies have. Benefits aren't great.

    Advice to Management

    ARGO has some great senior leadership - retain them


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A Mediocre company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    some camera monitor your work.

    Cons

    Company boss never shew up, only bra bra email something, middle management are inflexible and stubborn.

    Advice to Management

    as a small company like Argo, you only need to make food delicious.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Oy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer I
    Former Employee - Software Engineer I
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Argo Data full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can get some basic standard benefits.

    Cons

    The company operates like a conveyor belt with employees and just replace the ones that quit (with good reason) with someone new in order to keep antiquated software alive. Old school management technologies from the 80s since the company has been established since then.

    Advice to Management

    You need to take the time and get with current technology so technical professionals will actually be happy


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Weird co-workers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Entry Level Programmer in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Entry Level Programmer in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Argo Data full-time

    Pros

    Big cubicle, low stress, flexible hours

    Cons

    Low pay, bad management, no bonuses



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