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Argus Information & Advisory Services Reviews

Updated July 25, 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. "Co-op Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Argus Information & Advisory Services part-time

    Pros

    Awesome Place to work, Learning about credit Industry

    Cons

    Intern Pay $13, Less Travel Allowance


  2. "Data Operations Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    It's a good company overall, great learning experience if you're motivated, the people there are really nice and are free snacks in the office! You can get to meet a lot of people and make friends while networking. The office is close to New York City

    Cons

    There isn't a work culture there, high turnover ratio and talented people leave right after a year or two, Work/life balance could be improved and the compensation wasn't great. Sometimes the work itself isn't very motivating nor interesting.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employers nicely and compensate them accordingly. Develop the internship program and use it as a way of recruiting.

  3. "Good place to start, better place to leave."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good at what they do.

    Cons

    Too many managers, not enough leaders. Userless HR.

    Advice to Management

    Hire folks with experience. Not straight out of college.


  4. "Argus Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay. I was offered a job after interning at Argus for the summer, but I ended up declining the offer.

    Cons

    The work environment wasn't great. Most people didn't seem super interested in the work they were doing.


  5. "Associate"

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn a lot of new tools, coworkers are all relatively young, Argus is a great place for new grads to pick up a few skills and learn more about credit card data

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload can be heavy. There might be a lot of stress due to tight deadlines and too much work.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure no team is understaffed, people can be moved around within Argus, because I think there are teams that are overstaffed and there are teams that are understaffed


  6. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Associate 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

    Argus checks all the boxes from a benefits and compensation perspective: good healthcare, generous paid time off, family leave policies, etc. The company is doing very well financially with expansion of its businesses and workforce globally. Opportunities for advancement abound for worthy employees.

    On the intangible side of the equation, Argus is the rare employer that promotes a strong work ethic, a culture of mutual respect, and a non-hyper-competitive atmosphere. Argus does not suffer from the same pervasive ego problems that befall many consulting, technology, and financial services companies.

    Hiring smart people does not always coincide with hiring thoughtful people. Fortunately, Argus combines the two.

    Cons

    Argus' data ecosystem can be unwieldy.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to see innovations through and work with employees on both professional and personal growth.


  7. "Anonymous"

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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

    Great opportunity to quickly learn about credit cards and banking industry
    People are friendly and helpful to new hires
    They have a growing international business and people do transfer, so that opportunity exists

    Cons

    Expected to adapt quickly to pace of work
    Need to be proactive in finding opportunities to transfer from one team to another

    Advice to Management

    Make internal transfers easier
    Continue talking about broader business strategy to teams

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunity for Growth!"

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

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent environment to learn from industry experts, and play a visible role in the organization. Strong culture of developing internal talent, and positioning employees to take on broader roles.

    Cons

    Could benefit from additional formal training opportunities, however, Argus has been working very closely with Verisk's L&D team to close that gap.

    Advice to Management

    In the last few years, the leadership team has actively maintained a pulse on employee morale, and introduced several exciting initiatives to combat pain points. Keep this up!


  9. "Excellent Opportunity to gain Worldwide Exposure to Market-Leading Strategies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    As an employee, effort put into your career at Argus will be repaid back with a significant multiple.
    Argus provides employees with the opportunity to work with worldwide clients across the finance and (recently) the retail sectors, and use modern analytical and modelling techniques and solutions to add value.
    Key pros:
    - salary and benefit package is competitive
    - opportunities for career/grade advancement are readily available, and are provided fairly. Again - the more you put in, then the more you get out of it
    - opportunities to work across worldwide sites - many people from the US and UK offices are currently working in Australia, New Zealand and other locations
    - work assignments tend to be of limited duration - so if you don't like the work task for that job, you're not doing it forever, and you quickly move onto a new role
    - you get exposure to best-in-class solutions at banks and retailers, and have a great opportunity to learn from this exposure
    - there is a good team culture and morale - which does come from the top down
    - good retention rate within the broad team demonstrates that something is right!
    - the company has a good balance between promoting from within, and also bringing in (limited) external talent, which helps refresh and deliver new perspectives

    Cons

    Hours can be long, but again as in any aspect of life, you will get more out, if you put the time and effort in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on providing the opportunities for individuals to grow within the company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "I know exactly why you, you and you are still here"

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

    I worked at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time

    Pros

    Easy to shape yourself to a workhorse;
    Free breakfast on Friday;
    So easy to play games as middle and upper managers are so unprofessional and most of your colleges who doing the work are fresh graduates.

    Cons

    - Lack of training, or skill development, or any kind of career growth. (they don't care as easily they can ship someone from Bangalore to replace you)
    - Internationally too few resources to take on too many projects (that's no secret as senior management is completely focused on selling new projects and care about their bonus numbers only). the small and shrinking employee base is forced to take on increasingly extreme workloads.
    - High turnover at all level of the organization. (within the last 3 months, even the CIO and another C level founder left the company)
    - no respect for employees or U.S. labor system. Managers will harass you on weekends, bank holidays, and personal vacation days.
    - Methodology and technology are so primitive and outdated (I Do Not Care literally as long as revenue can be recognized this year, you go and get it done.)
    - - The lists can go on and on and on.... but if you are an Indian or Chinese foreign student who just want to prolong your legal presence in the country, my apologies for wasting your time.

    Advice to Management

    Upper and middle management: you might be able to barely keep up with your current bonus in your pocket, but it won't last long as this model is not sustainable. 3, 5 years down the road, see what's the bonus number in your pocket !!!

    And I am writing as if I still care about this place.


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