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"Argus Cheats You With Misleading Job Description and then Beats the Soul out of you"

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Former Employee - Analyst - Client Delivery in New York, NY
Former Employee - Analyst - Client Delivery in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

1. Above average salary in this economy (not nearly worth it for this hell)
2. Near New York City
3. Good colleague camaraderie (at the analyst level mind you, because you are all SUFFERING)
4. bagels and donuts on Friday, i guess

Cons

1. They recruit from top schools for client delivery and lie to prospects by claiming you get to do consulting, learn about the CC space...well you don't. This is a programming job where you crunch SQL code all day long without learning what any of it means. No consulting. Not even gaining an understanding of the credit card space let alone basic consulting. It's like the movie Momento, DON'T BELIEVE THEIR LIES.

2. Everyone at Argus is disgruntled. Over the last 5 years something like 125 employees have left (this is not hyperbole). This place beats out all the i-banks as a shitty place to work.

3. Managers here are incompetent, selfish, and manipulative. They don't care about the professional growth of analysts and beat the living soul out of them. I personally witnessed one good manager, so you are playing a game of Russian roulette here.

4. They tell you that you are not expected to know SQL coming in. But you basically are. If you are not a whiz in SQL, expect hell and I promise that 6 months in you will either by searching for new jobs or if you are lucky enough not to be a foreign worker you will quit.

5. Aside from the terrible work conditions (ok, you might say, so every job is a grind, this is life) the point is that YOU DON'T LEARN ANYTHING RELEVANT TO WHAT YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN WHICH I MIGHT GUESS IS FINANCE AND CONSULTING. For good sakes, the world is a big place, don't take their offer.

Advice to Management

Do the world a favor and LBO this company so it can be liquified. Otherwise, stop recruiting from top schools and claiming that Client Delivery is consulting. That's just plain cruel.

Other Employee Reviews for Argus Information & Advisory Services

  1. "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.


  2. "Hectic work. No personal life at all"

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunities exist because turnover is high

    Cons

    Long working hours - 10hours a day to 11 hours easily during week days. U have to work in weekends too.

    Advice to Management

    No one can work for this long hours on a long term basis. that is why everybody leaves in a year .

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