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"Warning: Don't work here - terrible place"

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

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

Pros

They will sponsor even people with bachelor's degree and no experience (eventually). Can help get you job with credit card company or maybe EY/PWC.

Cons

1. They don’t consider employees human. Everybody miserable, analysts and managers.

2. They only care about revenue targets and will make you work after midnight, weekends, on holidays for weeks at a time. Analysts have had to work on New Year Day – so basically all your personal commitments don’t matter, ever. Bonuses are not bad but just not worth it for this hell.

3. You have to work in office – most analysts don’t get laptops and can’t work from home. The office doesn’t have AC after 6pm in the summer, so you have to work past midnight in 90-100 degree temperature with no air circulation.

4. No internet access for analysts - you have to work in White Plains for 60-80 hours a week with internet only on your phone.

5. They take your personal cellphone number and put it in company directory, then call you anytime.

6. Only 17 days off per year, including sick days. And you don’t get half of federal holiday like columbus day. A lot of time you have to push your already limited time off to next year.

7. Normal companies have 360 feedback so everyone gives everyone feedback. Here you only give feedback to people below you. Thus managers don’t have to give crap about analysts. This shows every day in everything they do.

8. They lie about sponsorship. They will hire analysts telling them they will sponsor them immediately, then push off to next year.

9. They lie about giving good raise. New analyst will start at $65000 salary, then get pathetic 2-3% raise even though company revenue is up 20-30%. Imagine working 60-80 hours a week for a year to get such tiny raise.

10. Expense report system very bad and takes very long for you to get your money back.

11. Very cheap in general, particular for recruiting - you have to share hotel room when you go to campus to recruit. They won’t pay for 1 hotel room per person. And they will try best to make you come in and out same day as interview candidate through cheapest transport method, no hotel stay of course.

12. This not real consulting – just brainless SQL coding all day.

13. No good planning or project management, so big changes are frequently made at absolute last minute so analyst’s life becomes hell doing everything again with almost no time. And projects are usually understaffed as they clearly say they want to keep everyone very busy. Finally, data ops frequently lets major error get into production tables, which requires Client Delivery to find last minute workaround. Data ops people miserable too so don’t blame them.

14. Most managers have little to no people management skills. Some who work here for years will actually SCREAM AND SHOUT at you if you only worked till midnight and didn’t stay all night to finish something.

15. You have to bind presentations by hand. Expect to spend Friday evenings at work binding presentations for 2 hours instead of doing actual analyst work.

Is attrition very very high? What you think? Awful place. Glad I am gone.

Other Employee Reviews for Argus Information & Advisory Services

  1. "It get intense"

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

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

    Pros

    High growth potential.
    Rich Retail banking experience with Credit card , depository account data.
    Free Coffee, Juice, Soda
    Free dinner if you work more than 11hrs
    H1 B Visa

    Cons

    Low salary.
    Less work - life balance
    Stressful environment

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to cons and improve salary structure, low salary and higher bonus will not going to help in long run.


  2. "Competitive Pay but long hours"

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

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

    Pros

    Argus was a great place to start as an analyst - since you are surrounded by people who are intelligent and hardworking. The pay structure isn't bad either.

    Cons

    Long hours. High expectations from managers - and you are expected to stay late. Probably a better job for the fresh-graduates who can handle those work loads :)

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the needs of your employees more.

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