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Argus Information & Advisory Services Analyst Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Good exposure to data analysis and the credit card industry (in 16 reviews)

  • You have the chance to learn a lot about the banking industry (if that is your aim you can do it here) (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • The concept of work/life balance absolutely does not exist here (in 17 reviews)

  • Extremely long hours almost on a daily basis especially for the analysts and senior analysts (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Data Analyst"

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    Former Intern - Data Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Former Intern - Data Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Argus Information & Advisory Services as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment: free drinks, snacks, good people

    Cons

    very relaxed, high turnover, work is not hard... but def boring


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Long hours"

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    Former Employee - Senior Data Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Data Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good team but lots of work and politics. Be careful on what you are going after. Nice office in white plains

    Cons

    Extreme long hours, so work life balance is not possible at all. Very low pay for the work that you do.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Data Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Data Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Data Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friday Breakfasts, good team members

    Cons

    Long Hours for low salary


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Glad that I'm not working here anymore"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary was OK. Can easily get promoted to a manager.

    Cons

    Terrible work environment. Managers up to the CEO have no idea how to interact or respect other employees. They pretend like, none of their employee have a family. The HR department is among the worst, they don't even reply to your emails.

    IT department has no idea how to do their job. Fog, e.g., you don't have administrator privilege to your laptop.

    The work is never ending. Since managers don't know how to stand-up, they accept whatever the clients ask. And dump all those work on his team members. For the same reason, the requirement changes every day.

    Advice to Management

    Train all your managers. Have better processes through out. Like, for, e.g., get a source control system to manage the SQL codes. Have a ticket/case management system to distribute work among the team.


  5. Helpful (11)

    "Like a 80's slasher film but its your hopes & dreams that are cut down one by one"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Free snacks on Wed and breakfast on Friday. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available every day.

    2. Support staff (IT, HR, administrators and finance) are pretty good. They will help you if a problem arises so try stay in their good graces. Its a good idea to try and get a connection with their team in case something fishy or bad happens.

    3. Career prospects are good. You can expect to be promoted every 1.5-2 years simply because turnover rates are so high (kind of like the units storming the beaches of Normandy in WWII high).

    Cons

    1. The number of H1-B visas is incredibly high. There is nothing wrong with the workers themselves but they are quick to agree with management because they are afraid to lose their job/get deported. This leads to errors being made even when the analyst knows its wrong because they are afraid to get into arguments with management or working so much over time that they become prone to make mistakes.

    2. Work environment is awful. They tried to put a Foosball table in the kitchen but boarded it up because god forbid people start to socialize and enjoy working in the office. Whenever people start laughing, management starts glaring at you like the Eye of Sauron and any semblance of a personality is stripped from you.

    3. Attrition rate is high and it leads to work place inefficiency as you are constantly training new people only to watch them leave in a year or two. It adds to work place stress on the remaining team members who have to pick up the slack and saps morale in the office (usually the better employees are the ones leaving). You come to that realization pretty early on in your career here. About a year in, I noticed I was the last person left on the team I came in with and it was a nightmarish feeling. Its like in a scifi movie where the heroes have to jettison part of the ship in order to save it but there is that one guy who didn't make it. Im that guy who has to look out in horror through the blast door as I see my fellow crew members escape and I drift away into the abyss knowing full well my time has come to an end.

    Advice to Management

    1. Please stop sending those company wide generic copy and paste welcome emails. "Welcome ___. He graduated from ___. He likes to ___,___,etc in his spare time. They will have lots to contribute, please drop by to say hello". Honestly, its depressing because at the rate we lose people, the associates use it more as a body count than a greeting tool. Its tough enough to get through the day without being reminded by some generic email that we didnt ask for, from a manager that we dont even know, about a guy who we will probably never see, for insincere sense of community in the world place. Just work on treating the current workers better and reducing turnover rate. This isnt some Darwinian theory of survival of the fittest, the best workers end up leaving because they dont have to accept getting treated like trash. Our product would be better if we kept our best workers.

    TIP for new Workers!
    Try and find a good mentor, there are a few in the office that will take time out of their day to help foster your growth. They are the people you want to build connections with and along with your fellow coworkers are your 'Band of Brothers', a light in the darkness so to speak. In the future you'll come back and retell the crazy stories you had working here. Best of luck, hope this is helpful and now my watch is ended.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Data Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent company to start working

    Cons

    No work life balance, lots of politics where moving between teams

    Advice to Management

    Help employees with work life balance


  7. "Data Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Environment and lot of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Management should recognize employees for their hard work

  8. Helpful (1)

    "analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analytical Analyst
    Former Employee - Analytical Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing to write, or say

    Cons

    Everything you imagine is wrong

    Advice to Management

    they are deaf


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Promotions and work life balance is a joke"

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    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, good for fresh graduates as stepping stone

    Cons

    Totally unprofessional, random projects, adhoc work, poor project management, expected to work 17hrs a day and on weekends. NO RESPECT FOR HARD WORK & Tenure. Get an offer, get a level up / promotion and salary match. Have seen people slogging day and nights for 2 years and not getting promoted vs folks getting an outside better offer and getting level up in 3-6 months. NOT FAIR and unethical.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and treat them as assets, not slaves.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Mundane unintelligent work but good comp."

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    Former Employee - Consulting Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Consulting Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation, growth, intelligent coworkers

    Cons

    Work hours (exceeds 70 hrs most weeks!), work is mundane and repetitive (don't be fooled by the job description).

    Advice to Management

    Find new ways to engage workers and keep them interested