Telsey Advisory Group
2.4 of 5 8 reviews
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Updated Apr 30, 2014

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    Telsey Advisory Group

    Consultant (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsWork environment is independent and individualistic.

    Room for employees be creative.

    ConsNot a structured environment.

    Upward mobility is limited.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees will appreciate upward mobility.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for freelance

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood guidance from management, nice people. As a freelancer working on a temp project I was nervous about my place in the company, but everyone was very welcoming and friendly. The pay was nice as well.

    ConsLONG hours, especially when getting ready for their conferences, but that's par for the course. As an hourly employee, I appreciated the opportunity to earn more money despite the schedule.

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    Lots of freedom but little guidance and support

    Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe firm is small and entrepreneurial minded with opportunity to take on responsibility.
    Company wide events give a sense of community and you get to know most of the firm.
    Good research product and extensive models
    Generally friendly work environment

    Consnot a very profitable company yet and management is stingy with pay and resources.
    management seems a bit "amateurish"

    Advice to Senior Managementmanagement needs to reconsider some of the less value added client services it provides in order to preserve resources and allocate energy where it is more important.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Still working out the kinks

    Director (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat research product, but other areas of the firm need work.

    ConsStill learning the brokerage business, top management unexperienced in all aspects of the business model.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible Experience!

    Research Associate (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros1. Small growing firm - could get more responsibility sooner than bigger places
    2. Entrepreneurial culture
    3. People are generally friendly

    Cons1. Horrible Management
    2. Incompetent HR team
    3. Lack of resources needed to do quality research
    4. No training/grooming provided - worst place to begin a career in equity research
    5. Impatient, unappreciative bosses
    6. High turnover

    Advice to Senior ManagementDont hire more people if you dont have the time or resources to support the ones that already work there! If you want quality research, then be prepared to spend some money on research tools. Make your bonus structure/promotion criteria more transparent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Better to look elsewhere

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsIt is located in midtown Manhattan

    ConsThe staff is not very friendly
    Information is not sheared freely
    Request to management goes ignored for extended periods of time
    The firm is trying to grow and is being spread to thin
    Sales force is experienced to the extent it knows how to sell Telsey Research, but nothing else.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice to management would be to have experience managers run your business. You are looking to grow the firm, so have people with the experience and the focus to do that.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poorly managed firm that has little regard for its employees

    Research Associate (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsNotoriety in the consumer research space
    You may be given a lot of responsibility but will not be compensated for it
    Small firm

    ConsInadequate compensation
    Lack of an HR department with employees' best interests in mind
    Lack of leadership or management skills
    Lack of friendly, open culture
    Long hours
    Inability to manage expectations and reward employees properly
    Lack of personal control over vacation time
    Bonuses are given on a case by case bonus and are often reduced
    High turnover, understaffed teams
    The firm is more concerned with how it is perceived than how it actually is run

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to retain the best talent, compensation packages will have to be competitive with the industry. Hire an HR team rather than the current snake to improve the culture and onboarding process. Leadership needs to trust its employees, and perhaps if they invested in them to ensure their quality they could worry less about their abilities. Allow employees to take vacation days for important family-related events during earnings season without reducing bonuses. Overall, I've honestly never had a worse working experience. There is literally a sweatshop culture at this firm and I voluntarily got out of there, greatly increasing my salary in the process. Turnover is very high, so this was in no way an exception.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Internship

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsVery inclusive
    They try hard to make employees happy
    Great people work there

    ConsThe internship was unpaid
    Would have liked more responsibility

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou guys know what your doing. I am only writing in this field because it requires me to do so. It is important to have a small office, very inclusive feel. Company events are also a big plus.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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