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  1. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Jericho, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in Jericho, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good introductory exposure to hedge funds and alternative investments. Great balance of work and personal life. Long Island life style. Fully stocked kitchen and company events. Some of the best people that I have ever worked with.

    Cons

    Get's you used to a Long Island life style which does not prepare you well for NYC hours and stress. Salary is not commensurate with industry but is balance by better quality of life.

    Advice to Management

    Try and run the company like a NYC asset management firm and look for synergies within departments to create a more efficient work force.


  2. "Enjoyed while it lasted"

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    Former Contractor - IT Consultant in Jericho, NY
    Former Contractor - IT Consultant in Jericho, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ivy Asset Management as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent compensation, not too crazy for a hedge fund

    Cons

    Heavily Subject to financial markets; laid off during 2008 crash

  3. "Nice people, great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Jericho, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in Jericho, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great location
    smart people
    work is interesting

    Cons

    limited mobility
    limited access to upper management

    Advice to Management

    offer a formal training program


  4. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Jericho, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Jericho, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere to work in, good office environment.. and the work is not as stressful as in a real hedge fund job.

    Cons

    Compensation is in line with the amount of work--not much work, not much compensation. Also interns are not really used for their full value, which leaves a lot of down time.

    Advice to Management

    Start an on-campus recruitment program.. it might cost the firm some money but it will attract a lot of talent that otherwise would never hear of the place.


  5. "Very good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great pay. Free lunch. Nice office.

    Cons

    Too bad Company went under.


  6. "Nepotistic firm got what it deserved"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Ivy Asset Management full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people especially among middle management

    Cons

    Idiotic senior level management - that's what happens when you hire the son

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending you understand how to invest and exit the investment business


  7. "Great company, while it was around."

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

    Pros

    Good location, Good work / home life balance, interesting products, good comp (most of the time). Very conducive to learning new things.

    Cons

    Management was not great in later years and did not know how to run company. Salaries were below market in later years.

    Advice to Management

    Become more aware of employees needs.

  8. "RIP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, great work life balance.

    Cons

    Incompetent Management, Incompetent Management, Incompetent Management

    Advice to Management

    Thank God every day for the amount you were able to make even though you had no discernible skills


  9. "Excellent company and great people!"

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

    I worked at Ivy Asset Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people and room for growth. Perfect work life balance. Great office environment to be a part of.

    Cons

    Unfortunately we were all laid off because the company went under.


  10. "A good learning one."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Growth and opportunities are the main reasons why one should consider Ivy. Besides, it has a good brand recognition and value.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is one of the biggest hurdles which one comes across while being in ING. The communication line gets blurred.

    Advice to Management

    In order to retain talent, they must mentor the new appointees. Also, a holistic view of the performance should be considered.