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Argus Information & Advisory Services Reviews

Updated July 10, 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. "Very competitive salary and benefits. Great changes taking place to make it even a better place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very competitive salary and benefits. Great changes taking place to make it even a better place to work!

    Cons

    Could have a free gym

    Advice to Management

    Continue what already doing.


  2. "Very good. But Highly intense work culture is not for everyone."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Intense and meritocratic. An opportunity to learn consumer banking and high end quantitative analysis.

    Cons

    One or two bad apples make it hard for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Put greater emphasis on employee empowerment. Get rid of the bad apples.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience for those interested in real analytical and data challenges"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You will get an opportunity to work with some of he smartest and best professionals on challenging assignments for the world leading financial institutions. Strong differientiated product offering with real growth and opportunities.

    Cons

    It is important that you are highly motivated. Those with strong communications skills and strong analytical skills will do better. Those without can get lost in the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with new hires


  4. "Great place to get an internship and start your career--smart, nice people!"

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    Former Employee - Consulting Summer Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Consulting Summer Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Having experience in several consulting-related internships, I have never been happier with an internship than with Argus. The analysts are all very smart, young and personable...and best of all want you to learn and grow with the company. Extensive training program, and multiple reviews make for immediate growth opportunities within the firm.

    Cons

    Relatively long hours (though that can be expected at any consulting firm), high turnover among analysts, and limited travel opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    More interactions with senior management would increase employee motivation, engage employees in long-term growth strategies, and decrease turnover within the company.


  5. "Great Learning in the Credit Card industry space"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really smart and bright co-workers
    Great for those interested in data analytics
    Many opportunities to grow and get promoted

    Cons

    Low base but high bonus


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Interesting work, smart colleagues, genuine development opportunities for the right people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on the most relevant issues facing the banking industry. Argus does care about retaining top talent - and is doing everything they can to make the job sustainable while continuing to deliver the highest quality for its clients. Personal development opportunities are big, but only for the better performers.

    Cons

    Travel can become the norm. First few years are tough as one needs to prove themselves. No easy passage based on reputation. Experience can vary significantly across teams and projects.

    Advice to Management

    Training, perks and work-life balance.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company To Work For And Build Your Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time

    Pros

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

    If you start as an analyst (out of college for example), you have the chance to build good work ethic, which will help further your career.

    If you work at Argus at a higher level (i.e. Manager and higher), you have the chance to help in the advancement of other's who report to you as well as continue to build your skills.

    Since Argus is not a large company, you have more ability to make an impact than you might at some larger companies.

    Cons

    There is a lot of work but that is the same with any growing company.

  8. "Great Place to start"

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

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time

    Pros

    1.Starting pay is good.
    2.No matter what team you're on, you will learn a ton of useful skills.
    3.Coworkers are extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

    Cons

    1.Getting the resources in order to get something done can be a hassle at times.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the everyday resources needed to complete our tasks.


  9. "Excellent Firm, Monopoly Busines, Excellent Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Manager in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been at Argus for two years now and would definitely recommend this as a great place to work. For one, they have a 100% monopoly business model and are still discovering all of the new, fascinating, and very lucrative applications of their enormous data asset - this is a firm that has a very solid future. Second of all, management is very open to conversation and attentive to complaints, suggestions, and encouragement from employees. The benefits and compensation package is comfortable and substantial so that, even living in New York City, no one is struggling to scrape by. It's also an academic type of work that is intellectually stimulating and requires effort, ensuring that the job is boring only if you choose to make it so by not pursuing opportunities or challenges. The firm also has regular team and company wide events, happy hours, and outings, as well as a quarterly town hall meeting where all employees can see how the business is doing - no detail is held back or hidden.

    Cons

    The primary complaint is the commute. Being located in White Plains is really only convenient to upper management who commute a short distance from Westchester or Connecticut. All of the entry level employees are either forced to live in White Plains or spend upwards of an hour each way walking, taking busses, and catching trains just to get to work. Other than that, employees are often asked to work long hours to get large projects done in short amounts of time. However, it's nothing like the kind of hours at similar consulting shops and a far cry from the banking world.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the company on the current trajectory. However, there needs to be a much more robust career tracking initiative to give employees a clear cut path on how to move ahead.


  10. "Review for Argus"

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

    Pros

    Good pay , helpful coworkers

    Cons

    Pay increase should be higher


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