Ayco Interview Questions

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
24 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Tax Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I got the interview through a campus recruitment center. They set up the interview for me. The actual interview was pretty simple. They just asked questions about my previous work experience (part time retail and food service jobs) and education. I met with the HR manager and operations manager. I also had to take a test to show my attention to detail and accuracy... it was basically a bunch of sets of scrambled numbers where you needed to identify the set of numbers that matched the question. Very simple.

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected thing was the numbers quiz. Other than that everything was basic   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Ayco.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed on a referral... 30 min phone interview with HR in NY, then 2 hour interview in irvine. Met with HR, an analyst, and 2 CFPs/Account Managers. Asked basic questions about resume, asked if I every did my taxes (entry level position), asked what I was currently reading... Most interesting part was receiving a formal rejection letter in the mail 3ish weeks after the in person.

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    • Most of the people were easy to talk to, but one of the Managers was a bit stand off ish   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Financial Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Ayco in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied for Planner role but told would start as an Analyst and would have to work my way up. Thorough, but way too many stupid questions as if you were interviewing for the federal bureau of investigation. At times you would also feel talked down upon and made seem like your current job was only a small fraction of this job. Way too many responsibilities. Thanks but no thanks. Also set on salary number and will not budge.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at Ayco in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    First step was a phone interview, followed by an in person meeting with three VPs, then the final round was a discussion with the head of staffing and the head of the office.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Yes, since I had an advanced degree I was able to negotiate an extra thousand dollars
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Computer Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saratoga Springs, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Ayco in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had an initial basic phone interview which led to an in-person interview. Four people interviewed me separately. Most of them asked very similar questions to start and reiterated the same information that I had already been given about the company and its different departments. I was asked a lot about my experience and special abilities based on my resume as well as some basic technical questions based on my knowledge. The process was somewhat nerve-wracking and at times challenging, but nothing too extreme. I had to wait about fifteen minutes before the first interviewer showed up but then the interviews were in rapid succession and some felt slightly rushed. I received a fancy rejection letter in the mail several weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • If you have a network that is running slower than expected, how can you work to improve it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Level II Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saratoga Springs, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Ayco.

    Interview Details

    Resume and cover letter were submitted to HR and did not hear back about the position for at least a month. Received and initial phone call to set up a face to face interview, no formal phone interview. At the interview I interview with a manager from the division the position was for and then that was followed by a brief interview with a person from HR. It was professional yet casual with some small talk and getting to know each other.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions consisted of mainly some school related topics since it was for an intern position. There were also general questions related to personality, What is a weakness of yours? and general business such as, What business information do you read regularly?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Ayco.

    Interview Details

    very thorough

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Ayco.

    Interview Details

    I got the phone interview in the afternoon. It was very friendly and last for around 15 minutes. The interviewer described main responsibilities of the job and asked a lot of questions about past experience. Whether you have done this, whether you have done that. Experience plays a key role in this position.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Financial Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Albany, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albany, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Ayco in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    First round interview was on campus and was pretty standard, behavior type questions. Second round was at the Albany branch. Negative experience because during the first interview when asked about my salary requirements I was told they would not be a problem and at the second interview I was told the position payed 8 thousand less than I was told previously and the interviewer was unwilling to budge, so I wrapped up the interview early.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Ayco.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process wasn't that bad. I was offered a position. The pay was decent and the fact that you can put Goldman Sachs on your resume is also good. My impression was they seem to run it like a high end factor for wealth management. The people were very nice and during the interview I talked to multiple people. I wasn't really asked any difficult questions during the process. They really just ask you about why you want to be in financial counseling and what you hope to achieve. If you truly are interested and have demonstrated you can work hard and smart you will probably get a job with Ayco.

    Interview Questions
    • "What is your thinking as to why you would do a Roth converation?"   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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