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Argus Information & Advisory Services Reviews

Updated September 11, 2017
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Pros
  • You can learn something about the credit card industry and at the same time polish your SQL skills (in 18 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 18 reviews)

  • Long hours and tight deadlines needed to keep the clients happy/engaged (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Data Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Know what you're getting into"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with very extensive and rich data with good scope to leverage it. Surrounded by young, hungry professionals who keep the workplace high energy and fun. A lot of people like to complain about the nature of the work they do, but if you know what you're getting into, its fine. It isn't investment banking, it isn't management consulting, it isn't a tech company. Deal with it.

    Cons

    It takes a long time to get any responsibility, especially anything to do with clients. Managers are over-zealous in controlling client interactions. Not enough attention is paid to professional development of employers. The company offers reasonable perks for the most part, but you get the sense that they try to get by with being cheap whenever they can get away with it.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your employees' growth instead of only having them rush from one overenthusiastic deadline to another, and watch your acquisition and retention of top talent spike.

  3. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time

    Pros

    Good learning, small team,

    Cons

    Long Hrs, Top driven decision mgmt,


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Culture matters"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can learn something about the credit card industry and at the same time polish your SQL skills. Pantry offers free drink.

    Cons

    The management doesn't value employee's growth that much. The turnover rate is very high. Work-life balance isn't good.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees! It saves more money by keeping one than hiring a new one.


  5. "Review for Argus"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Data Apps"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People: Friendly environment, colleague tend to help,
    Company: ambitious company culture, comfortable working area
    Environment: suburban, close to NYC, close to train station

    Cons

    short in employees due to business expansion; managers and employees need to involve in multiple projects; have to work overtime

    Advice to Management

    Balance work load between employees, local contractor, and off shore contractor; share the project goal with workers; schedule reasonable deadline


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Data Ops Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Intern in Jersey City, NJ
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work with raw as well as production data.
    Have access to the code and will get lots of experience with SQL Server 2012.
    Business casual atmosphere and most people are very approachable and helpful.

    Cons

    Although most people are approachable, it might take time to find the one you actually want to talk to. Don't be surprised if you get totally contradictory responses from people about something important.
    Evaluation / feedback can be unfair because the manager is unaware of your performance and doesn't take time to review your work carefully before evaluation.
    Very high attrition rate as you see someone leaving the company almost every other week.

    Advice to Management

    Regular feedback is necessary. Expectations must be set in advance and you cannot evaluate people based on expectations which they are not aware of especially when they have worked very hard and especially when they have communicated to you regularly and professionally.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "I hated this place"

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

    I worked at Argus Information & Advisory Services full-time

    Pros

    Most of my co-workers were great, genuinely awesome people. Also, there was free breakfast on Fridays and they were stocked up on free sodas and Snapples which was cool. That's about it, though.

    Cons

    Everything else. Managers sucked - very narrow minded and condescending... real a-holes. Multiple times payroll has screwed up and I didn't receive my paycheck. When confronted they were just like "lol sry my bad you get in 2 week". Absolutely awful and clueless human beings. Oh and long hours. They pay is pretty good because there is no way in hell you are going to be working 40 hour weeks. You will easily be there 9-12 hours a day. They do not care whatsoever about their employees. You are treated like replaceable garbage.

    Also no raises. You just get laughable bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Quit. Please just quit. Most of you are terrible.


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (1)

    "analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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