The Ayco Company Interview Questions

4 total interview insight submissions

Interview Experience (80%)

The Interview Experience is a score from 1 star (very negative) to 5 stars (very positive) generated based on the Interview Insights at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the donut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire dataset.

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Interview Difficulty (23%)

The Interview Difficulty is a score ranging from very difficult (red) to very easy (green) generated based on the Interview Insights at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. The higher the number, the more difficult the interviews on average. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few interview insights). Simply put, as a company gets more insights, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to its simple average and away from the average of the entire data set.

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  • Difficult
  • Very Difficult
% Interns - FT Offers (44%)

The % of Interns Getting a Full Time Offer chart is meant to provide a realistic estimate of the hiring practices of the company based on the reviews at this company.

The number you see in the middle of the doughnut pie chart is the simple average of these scores. If you hover over the various sections of the doughnut, you will see the % breakdown of each score given.

The percentile score in the title is calculated across the entire Company Database and uses an adjusted score based on Bayesian Estimates (to account for companies that have few reviews). Simply put, as a company gets more reviews, the confidence of a "true score" increases so it is pulled closer to the simple company average and away from the average of the entire data set.

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Interviews at The Ayco Company

YearPositionLocationGroup/DivisionExperienceDifficulty
2021AnalystIrvinePrivate Wealth ManagementPositiveAverage
2020InternDallasN/ANeutralEasy
2019Financial PlannerIrvinePrivate Wealth ManagementVery PositiveVery Easy
2013AnalystAtlantaPrivate Wealth ManagementPositiveEasy

Analyst Interview - Private Wealth Management

Anonymous employee in Irvine

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

Employee Referral

Length of Process

1-2 months
Interviewed: July 2021

Application

1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Drug Test
Background Check

Interview

Started with a HireVue asking 5 behavioral questions. Then, a Zoom interview, two sessions with three people total which were also all behavioral questions. Received an offer and submitted a thorough background check and drug test.

Interview Questions

What is your biggest achievement in your career?
How do you solve problems?
How do you go about joining a well-established team?
Why are you interested in this role?

Intern Interview

Anonymous interview candidate in Dallas

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: April 2020

Application

Phone Interview
IQ / Intelligence Test

Interview

Behavioral phone interview, no technical questions. Why Ayco, why PWM, why do you want this role. Overall pretty easy and painless.

Interview Questions

What is Ayco known for?

Financial Planner Interview - Private Wealth Management

Anonymous employee in Irvine

Outcome

Accepted Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

2-3 months
Interviewed: December 2019

Application

Phone Interview

Interview

I interviewed on campus with a VP in financial planning and was later contacted for a phone interview.

Interview Questions

Very easy interview overall, only asked basic fit questions and no technicals. Simply why Ayco? Tell me about yourself? What do you know about Financial Planning? How do you work in teams? When was the last time you were assigned a task and how did you carry through it? The interviewer was very nice and did not rush me. He also asked if I wanted to ask him questions at the end of the interview which I happily did. The position was in financial counseling and you start off as an analyst before getting your own account.

Analyst Interview - Private Wealth Management

Anonymous interview candidate in Atlanta

Outcome

Declined Offer

Interview Source

College / University / On Campus Recruiting

Length of Process

Less than 1 month
Interviewed: February 2013

Application

Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Group Interview
Skills Test
IQ / Intelligence Test
Drug Test
Background Check

Interview

Applied via campus recruiting and was contacted for a phone interview with an HR associate. Phone interview consisted of fit questions, mostly walking through the resume and explaining interest in the position and financial planning industry.

Was contacted later for an office interview in Atlanta. In-person interview consisted of a very easy 15 minute Excel test and a short number-matching exercise. Then, a 2-on-1 with a Senior Financial Planner and the office HR manager. This was followed by a 1-on-1 with the VP of the Atlanta Financial Counseling office.

Interview Questions

None. No technical questions - all were behavioral/fit. Make sure to know the firm and be able to express interest in the financial counseling department in particular.