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Telsey Advisory Group CEO Dana Telsey
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  1. Senior Accountant and Operations Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Telsey Advisory Group full-time

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience and work with intelligent people. They have a family like culture, stocked kitchen, and prestigious location. Management is very accessible and it's a wonderful place to work.

    Cons

    Bonuses are dependent on company performance more than individual effort.

    Advice to Management

    Best wishes for your continued success.

  2. Do not work here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Telsey Advisory Group full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, snacks for birthdays

    Cons

    No career growth Depressing office space Lack of structure Constant turnover

  3. Helpful (2)

    If there was a ZERO, I would give it.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Telsey Advisory Group

    Pros

    Candy in the kitchen and that's it!

    Cons

    Chews and spits people out. CEO has no regard for anyone. Research is completely overrated. Look at the ratings. Most people can walk a mall on their own!

    Advice to Management

    No advice as they wouldn't listen anyway.

  4. Helpful (2)

    Simply Pathetic

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    Current Employee - Institutional Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Telsey Advisory Group

    Pros

    Nice midtown office location (downsizing soon due to financial troubles). After thinking hard I cannot come up with any more positives. Unfortunately it really is this bad.

    Cons

    A management team stuck on growing the firm in 1990's fashion in the 2016 environment. Management has very little understanding how basic business works. Management does not trust employees whatsoever. Instead of viewing employees as teammates they are viewed as competitors. They actually hate most employees. When business is slow it's always because the sales team is not doing their job. The real problem is stock...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop believing your research drives business. It's all relationships. Come to grips with the reality your research product is well below average. Stop treating employees like third class citizens. Spend some money to hire quality analysts versus robots who publish run of the mill sell side research which adds zero value. Wake up and realize we are in 2016. This requires deep changes to your business model. Hire...

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Depressing stay away!!!!!!

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      Current Employee - Research Associate 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at Telsey Advisory Group

      Pros

      Fruits, snacks, water, candy & pretzels

      Cons

      The fact that Arnold keeps saying Dana is on CNN makes me laugh. I've worked with the real deal contributors to money matters, the real big shots! Dark office, dark atmosphere, no work life balance, sweat shop, unprofessional, classless, unorganized, poor management, research is inadequate. No 401 k match 2 weeks vacation - not worth it for all the time you work. Benefits are inadequate Just a mess

      Advice to Management

      Sell the firm.

    • Helpful (7)

      Sales

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      Former Employee - Institutional Sales in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Telsey Advisory Group full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Constant entertainment from all the drama and clueless behavior management displays. It's really sad, yet, at the same time one cannot help but laugh at consistent amateur hour decisions management makes.

      Cons

      Normally reviews on the Internet are extreme. When I stumbled upon the previous 19 reviews I could not believe how accurate they were. As a matter of fact, many of the reviews are actually being kind. Yes, this firm really is this bad. Do not work here. It's career and mentally damaging. Leaving this firm is like getting out of the hole of solitary confinement.

      Advice to Management

      Spend some money to enhance your research product. Everybody except two people know this is the elephant in the room. Stop making bad cheap decisions to fix the firm when all one has to do is look in the mirror to correct the problems. Try to show a little appreciation to your employees. We know you are in love with money and nothing else, but try to fake that you care? Answer emails you don't agree with. Open communication...

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    • Helpful (3)

      like the sitcom the office, only depressing

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      Former Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Telsey Advisory Group full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      free m&ms, feldman never dislikes a stock, dana always wears black, oh also free snapple. Good place to get your licenses and then upgrade to a decent firm

      Cons

      no future, high turnover, low salary, management is terrible, nobody cares

      Advice to Management

      sell the company and open a bodega

    • Helpful (8)

      No Longevity

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Telsey Advisory Group

      Pros

      There are some pleasant people scattered about that are nice to work with. Stocked kitchen with snacks and beverages.

      Cons

      High turn over rate. The average people stay is 1 year or less, sometimes a little over. Sub par pay. Poor management. No HR department. They make up their own rules outside of common practices from other firms in the industry. They don't value employees.

      Advice to Management

      People are leaving because of how you run things. Time to look in the mirror management.

    • Helpful (6)

      Ruined a Good Firm

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      Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Telsey Advisory Group

      Pros

      Honestly there really are none! If there was a negative rating this firm would receive it.

      Cons

      Inexperienced management team with limited understanding how Wall St operates. CEO is more concerned about how she is perceived by companies instead of doing value add research. The entire SR management team tries to control CEO with little success. Behind the scenes SR management expresses frustration over CEO to all employees. To CEO's face SR management bow down and kiss her feet and tell her how great she is....

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      Advice to Management

      Stop treating employees like children. Nobody appreciates being manipulated. There is a reason you continue to lose all your quality employees, while the non producers stick around and milk the dole.

    • Helpful (5)

      Missed the Boat

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Telsey Advisory Group full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      I can't honestly think of any. If I could give less than one star I would.

      Cons

      This company had an opportunity to really start out with a bang both for their product and their company culture. Unfortunately they missed the boat on both fronts. The product is unsellable; management won't go out on a limb to make a call worth getting behind. There's absolutely no value-add to a sophisticated fund, especially given the price they are trying to charge. The culture at this company is just ridiculous...

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      Advice to Management

      You need to come out of fairytale land, where you think you are worth what you are asking, and start focusing on treating your employees as if you actually give a crap. Given that your product is completely worthless, having dedicated employees is going to be your only shot at surviving. Maybe start by taking a hard look at who you have in charge and what they are really doing in the face of your complete ignorance....

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