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Ayco Reviews

Updated August 13, 2018
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Larry J. Restieri
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Pros
  • "very good working environment and gain the knowledge of Goldman Sachs" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Opportunity to learn a lot the first two years" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "As an FA, I worked extremely long hours, especially during tax season" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Pay increases are weak, until you get to account manager" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Inter"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Ayco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun learning environment for young interns

    Cons

    The pay could be better


  2. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ayco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people that work here are some of the most amazing individuals. It certainly attracts the brightest and best. The business is founded on great principal and the services offered are unmatched.

    Cons

    Pay is low, morale is low. It is sincerely set up to weed out most, retaining a few that stick it out to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to your employees. They are talented and they want to succeed through hard work. You cannot expect to grow the business when you don't come along side and train those individuals that you see as the future.

  3. "Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ayco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Location was very convenient for me.

    Cons

    I have no cons on this company

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management for me.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Nowhere to advance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ayco full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers were great to work with

    Cons

    There is absolutely no career ladder for administrative assistants. Any suggestions made were pretty much ignored by management.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep good people, look to improving things for support staff. Account managers and planners all have a career path. Not so for the administrative staff.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Client Service Group"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ayco full-time

    Pros

    Working for Goldman Sachs company, good starting place for client facing role

    Cons

    Managers micro manage, too competitive, people get hired and fired too frequently


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Technology disaster!!!!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ayco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good PTO. Education reimbursement and other benefits.

    Cons

    The worst technology I have ever seen. It’s pretty disgraceful. Constantly being told “we are making changes” yet it remains the same and is actually getting worse. Inept management lies to their employees. No raises. Sad bonuses.....the list goes on. Will be looking to get out and move on to a better company.

    Advice to Management

    Take a long good look at where this company is heading. Listen to your employees. You might learn something.


  7. "Great start, but not the end of your path"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ayco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoy working with a lot of other young associates and the opportunity to learn that Ayco provides. It is a fast paced and difficult position, but I enjoy the challenge and I think it only makes you better.

    Cons

    Technology is extremely sub par for a “Goldman Sachs company”. Pay increases are weak, until you get to account manager. The firm doesn’t put their money into retaining their associates well. There is a lot of turnover and their backup plan is not useful when we are understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Invest internally!

  8. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ayco full-time

    Pros

    Work with good people regularly

    Cons

    Pay is not that great


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great people, grinding job"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ayco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - the people are caring, helpful, friendly, and genuine
    - there is a desire for a happy and modern culture
    - very high earnings potential (1MM+)
    - if you enjoy or can withstand analyst/admin work for years to reach the top this may be for you
    - Again, you can make a lot of money

    Cons

    - analyst/admin type work. Filling out forms, printing and organizing documents, monotonous reporting.
    - senior positions make good money, everyone below them makes lower than average money
    - during year if you want to be promoted or have recognition for your work you must work at least 45 hour weeks, during tax season you will work 60+.
    - theres a tax season. You do tax returns mindlessly for months.
    - HR doesnt care about you
    - SVP is the man
    - depending on who your manager is determines whether you will hate your life or not
    - they hire younger college grad types to grind them out during tax season
    - Goldman is taking over and replacing anyone they want. Why work towards VP if the position is unstable

    Advice to Management

    - Replace HR
    - Pay to reflect work hours and industry averages
    - Get out of the 1980s tech. wise and culture wise


  10. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ayco part-time

    Pros

    The people were friendly
    Clear career paths

    Cons

    Work can be slow in PWM


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