Argus Information & Advisory Services

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Argus Information & Advisory Services Reviews

Updated 8 February, 2015
Updated 8 February, 2015
62 Reviews
3.1
62 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Projects resulting and involving great understanding of credit card industry and data management (in 12 reviews)

  • Learn a lot about data, where it's from and how it's abstracted and then advised for clients (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Very long hours depending on the team which you're in (in 11 reviews)

  • bad work life balance, lower pay rate, over confidence (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Alright for a first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services

    Pros

    Flexible office environment
    filled with nice people
    good benefits including good health program, unlimited refreshments...etc

    Cons

    most of the staff members are really mediocre, especially some in management position
    management picking favourites based on how well they joke but not how serious do they take work
    lots of data issues that are covered up
    bureaucratic support departments e.g. hr

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay better to attract top class graduates not just anyone who randomly applied and said yes.
    promote those who are actually worthy to be promoted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY (US)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Training, perks and work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Argus Information & Advisory Services Response

    Mar 05, 2015HR Manager

    Thanks very much for your comments.

  3.  

    Not Bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Nice people
    Team outings
    Food
    Food
    Food
    Food

    Cons

    Low pay
    Long working hours
    No learning structure for interns
    Low pay
    Low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay good

    Argus Information & Advisory Services Response

    Mar 05, 2015HR Manager

    Thanks very much for your comments.

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  5.  

    Not for Everyone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people. The camaraderie was like no other company I have worked for. Made a lot of friends.

    Cons

    Same as most jobs: Tight deadlines, shortage of resources, and some work-life balance issues. All of which makes you a better person for having gone through it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Senior Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Argus Information & Advisory Services

    Pros

    Good Exposure
    Smart Peer Group
    Good Business Technical Knowledge

    Cons

    Low Pay Package
    Less Mobility
    More perks would have been an add on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please work on Mobility as that will help keep in house talent within the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Argus Information & Advisory Services Response

    Mar 05, 2015HR Manager

    We understand that career opportunities are important and the Verisk CEO has made talent management a priority, dedicating a large portion of the quarterly reviews to the topic. We hope to be in a ... More

  7.  

    Analyst Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Technical Analyst in White Plains, NY (US)
    Current Intern - Technical Analyst in White Plains, NY (US)

    I have been working at Argus Information & Advisory Services as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Valuable learning and understanding the process of companies. Gain lot of knowledge and technical stuff

    Cons

    Lots of work and reasonable ok deadline. Comparatively less Intern salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, if you could increase the payment for an intern, it will be appreciated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Run Away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Argus has many nice people who work very hard. Many are really smart and working like crazy.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and getting worse. Anyone who had a real vision of how to build a business has left. The current CEO (Banerjee) is really weak and plays favorites. He is only in it for himself and is in way over his head. Long hours, little if any training, and highly political. New owners (Verisk) under-invests and is milking the place; couple this with a new CEO who is second rate and punitive and you have a terrible place to work. Compensation and career path is at risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on leadership and taking care of your people. Get back in touch with how to drive value to clients and provide an attractive place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Argus Information & Advisory Services Response

    Mar 05, 2015HR Manager

    Thanks for your comments - we are sorry to hear that you had a less than satisfactory experience at Argus. Your advice to management is spot on. Verisk has initiated a significant leadership ... More

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Neutral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Ops Analyst in White Plains, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Data Ops Analyst in White Plains, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    - Decent salary + bonus for starting-level salary
    - Young and intelligent team mates
    - The company's rapid growth rate gives opportunity for advancement if you stick long enough (most don't)
    - Opportunity for moving to better jobs after a year or two
    - H1B sponsorship for foreign workers (even for entry-level positions)

    Cons

    - Very long hours depending on the team which you're in
    - The salary rise is pathetic. The company grows by 20-30%, but your salary goes up only 2-4% after working 50-60 hour weeks on average.
    - The bonus is pretty nice, but after tax deductions you're not left with much.
    - Unrealistic deadlines for most of the projects.
    - Office politics, and blame-games are a very popular pass-time at Argus.
    - Management's quality varies alot
    - Most of the work at Argus is repetitive SQL querying. If you're able to stay focused and calm for 10-12 hours a day querying and checking metrics, then this is the job for you.
    - The technology used is pretty much outdated... hence ALOT of manual work and room for human error.

    Basically, the company employes mostly foreign workers, because they know how hard it is for the poor guys to move to other places. Most of the American ones stick for short periods of time, unless their persuaded to stay longer for higher salaries. It is a decent starting job, however there is better out there, and many at Argus have moved on to greener pastures after a year or two.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None... By now Argus has developed a company culture, which I doubt that management is either willing or able to change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Not a bad internship experience, but I took on a lot more responsibilities than I thought I would.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in White Plains, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in White Plains, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and the new office is really nice.
    Very flexible work hours, no one gets into the office until 9/9:30.

    Cons

    Senior management isn't great
    Compensation is very low for the amount of work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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