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Argo Data Reviews

Updated September 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Team is great and so is work environment (in 7 reviews)

  • Friendly people, Flexible Hours, Happy Hours, Tuesday Bowling (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • The upper management has been in the job too long and they don't listen to new ideas (i (in 13 reviews)

  • Use of proprietary language which uses "some" (KEY here is "some") modernized, client side stuff (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great people, troubled company"

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

    I worked at Argo Data full-time

    Pros

    Great people on the team but few team members stay.

    Cons

    The company attracts great people, but the turn over is high. Senior leadership seems to be struggling to keep up with technology changes in the marketplace.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away if you want a career"

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

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

    Pros

    Two screens. Handy for ui development

    Cons

    Proprietary code that's older than you are (probably)
    Out of date. Have to code everything in IE5
    Idiot Coworkers

    Advice to Management

    Dump ADS. It's lame.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Argo Data full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are very nice and the company has decent employee activities. The cubes are spacious and the parking garage is good.

    Cons

    The insurance costs are too high. The upper management has been in the job too long and they don't listen to new ideas (i.e., they have learned nothing since the 1990's). Sales are non existent except for old banking software. Too many friends in management are funding their friends' pay checks and getting little in return.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the banking software and retire! Money is bleeding from this company.


  4. "Easy job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Argo Data full-time

    Pros

    Nine to 5, low stress.

    Cons

    Culture is stale. Little product strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Too tech centric. Marketing and product strategy has no leaders.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Chill, boring, and outdated"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Argo Data full-time

    Pros

    Relaxing work environment, big cubical, and free small gym.

    Cons

    Decades old technology, culture of stagnation, and inefficient top down management.

    Advice to Management

    You're stuck in the past. Try to learn from modern ways of running large tech companies through DevOps and valuing employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Didn't keep salary commitment"

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

    I worked at Argo Data (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good for getting experience for beginners.

    Cons

    Low pay. Not much salary increase. Need to use your own vacation time for inclement weather condition.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your promise when you hire new employee.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "You can do better"

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Argo Data full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's relatively easy to get hired with the right attitude and requisite skills.

    Cons

    -The software is woefully outdated.
    -Bad employees that coast by without putting in real effort. There is no penalty for laziness.
    -Ambiguous review standards that don't distinguish strong performers from the weak.
    -Insufficient yearly bonus or raises.

    This is not a place you will stay long term in your career. It is a good place for new grads or those with short work histories to build work history and find a job elsewhere with better benefits and work environments.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the toxic underperforming employees that bring down morale and are ineffective at their work. They bring the rest of the teams down and lead to high turnover.

  8. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software E
    Current Employee - Software E
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have an open-door environment for Management. Everyone's opinion matters and the company values their employees and recognize employees for good work. Management is very understanding and top level management is accountable.

    Cons

    Change and adapting new technologies is somewhat slow. There's also high turnover mainly because most of the company's technology is based on proprietary software.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away"

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

    I worked at Argo Data full-time

    Pros

    Centrally located in Richardson right off the highway.

    Cons

    - Poor culture
    - Poor senior management
    - Poor executive management
    - Executives have led by dictatorship style and that has filtered on down to senior management.
    - Outdated technology
    - Very long go to market rate
    - Very long implementation times
    - Very long customer acquisition process
    - Old processes
    - No WFH allowed
    - Low chance of career advancement and growth
    - No bonuses
    - Pay is not great
    - No adjustment in salary to adjust for inflation and cost of living
    - Unprofessional behavior from many employees
    - Lots of politics
    - Lot of arguing in fighting in the hallways in front of people
    - Offices are dark, furniture is old
    - No good way to escalate issues to HR to assist in issue resolution
    - High insurance premiums

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees' suggestions


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Technical Support Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Argo Data full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are mostly capable and hard working

    Cons

    Management style. No transparency. Benefits are bare minimum.


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