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Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company Reviews

Updated March 21, 2019
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Pros
  • "Working with Goldman Sachs technology" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Can be a comfortable work environment and decent pay" (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Tax season is brutal with mind numbing work and long hours" (in 19 reviews)

  • "If your Account Manager does not want to guide/teach you, you will stall out as many are too busy to help" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great starting job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company full-time

    Pros

    Great learning environment. They put a lot into educating employees.

    Cons

    Can be hard to find a career path depending on where you start in the company.


  2. "Inter"

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun learning environment for young interns

    Cons

    The pay could be better

  3. "Good company but needs to improve in a lot of areas"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Growth opportunity and benefits

    Cons

    Company culture and training
    Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Increase focus on helping analyst reach their potential and meet your expectations. Building better relationships with analyst should also be a main focal point.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Easy job to get, but not very many learning opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The name recognition on my resume with GS, plus there are some extracurricular programs and educational reimbursement programs to better yourself.

    Cons

    It was an operational role that was not advertised as such.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Decent pay and good benefits, but incredibly dissatisfying"

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    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Latham, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Latham, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and good benefits. Nice people.

    Cons

    Job not as described. similar atmosphere to the movie Office Space.


  6. "Excellent experience"

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    Former Employee - Technology
    Former Employee - Technology
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company full-time

    Pros

    Good exposure to technology training and projects
    Working with Goldman Sachs technology

    Cons

    It was a political environment with Goldman taking a larger interest.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Classic Corporate Greed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company full-time

    Pros

    Nice Saratoga location, but this is change with a new building in Latham.

    Cons

    Where to begin? The only thing anyone leading the company cares about is making money. There is a level of arrogance and entitlement unlike anything you've ever seen. Zero integrity in management (as other reviews have said, they lie right to your face). The culture become unbearable after Goldman took over.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "The worst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company full-time

    Pros

    Time off adds up quickly and good amount of sick days. You'll need to take them all because between the favoritism, management having no clue to what you're doing, to the mind numbing work, to the amount of people who kiss butt and are awful at their jobs, but are favorites its awful.

    Cons

    Management consistently lies to your face and tears you like an idiot child. They lie about big and small things and the management who are the true idiots can't keep their stories straight so when got talk to a co worker you have a different version. They recently fired someone who worked their for around 25 years who made 6 figures. They told half the people she was fired the other half she left. She had like 35 days off a year and a huge severance package and supplied health insurance for her family but yeah she quit. In addition to the above and what's in the pros, All benefits besides time off is awful. Pay is below the industry. Office is always cold, yes it's cold in the winter and cold in the summer.

    Advice to Management

    Fire most of them. Most were good in a role so they were promoted into management. Meanwhile they do not know how to manage and have zero people skills. Some made it into management when the company was small and they just promised people. Also stop with the over the top social justice and pretending to care about others feelings. You don't and pizza does not make me think you care.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Private Wealth Management Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company full-time

    Pros

    - Great supportive staff
    - High accountability

    Cons

    - Initial training is redundant and at some times irrelevant
    - Closed culture, "the ayco way"


  10. "Tax intern"

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    Current Employee - Tax Intern in Latham, NY
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in Latham, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Goldman name, Experience

    Cons

    Low pay, can be boring at times