At Sage Rutty & CO., Inc., 100 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 53 employee surveys, with a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.60. It was published on Jul 1, 2015. 5088 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People celebrate special events around here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
People look forward to coming to work here.

What They Do

We asked Sage Rutty & CO., Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are financial trip advisors for our client’s financial lives. Providing sound financial advice and services to individuals, families and small businesses; we guide people through the financial aspects of their lives and insure their most important goals are reached.  

About this Company

Website: US Headquarters: Rochester, New York
US Employees: 58 US revenues: $12.44 million
Worldwide revenues: $12.44 million Founded: 1915
Industry: Financial Services & Insurance

Sage Rutty & CO., Inc. has been awarded:

Great Workplaces for Women 2015 (ranked 26)

Great Workplaces in Financial Services 2015 (ranked 2)

Best Small Workplaces 2015 (ranked 9)

Best Small Workplaces 2014 (ranked 11)

Our 100th Year Celebration

Perks and Programs

We asked Sage Rutty & CO., Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Reaching Retirement Goals: Sage Rutty is committed to helping all employees reach their retirement goals. We do this with a Profit Sharing Contribution equating to 20% of corporate profits annually, Retirement Planning Days with Financial Advisers and Certified Financial Planners, no fee IRA’s, and discounted investment platforms for all.
  • Special and Unique Benefits: With a focus on special and unique benefits, Sage Rutty commits to wellness and well being with Wellness Lunch and Learns, helping to educate, Health Plans including FSA's, HSA's, annual flu shots for employees and family members, firm paid Long Term Disability and Life Insurance Plans and weekly massages in house.
  • Build a Better U: Sage Rutty's commitment to employee development does not stop after basic training. Our Build a Better U program is open to all employees and focuses on delivering an on going series of personal and professional development courses. Build a Better U's past includes DISC Development, Crucial Conversations Training, Effective Networking, Escaping Email Vortex, Understating Neuromarketing, Utilizing LinkedIn. The programs concentrated on tools, opportunities for skill development and processes that will deliver comprehensive solutions which are focused, relevant, and strategically valuable to you, building a better U, with takeaways you can immediately put to use.
  • Community Involvement: Sage Rutty supports employees individual community passions and commitments. We encourage employees to get involved and the firm commits with sponsorships, time and energy. Some employee favorites are ADA Tour De Cure, Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Walk, Ronald McDonald House, American Red Cross, United Way, Meals on Wheels, Thanksgiving Food Baskets, Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army, Adopt a Family at Holiday time and Our local Al Sigl Center Wine Tasting Event.


$40,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for clerical $53,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Support Staff
50% Company-paid health coverage for employees 50% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
10 hours Weekly hours at which part-timers receive health care coverage $10000 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k) or 403b plan
  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Employee stock purchase plan


  • Free snacks during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Massage therapy
  • Dry cleaning
Red Nose Day at Sage Rutty


9 days Holidays & vacation days after one year of employment 60 days Job protected maternity leave


  • Flexible schedule (60% use it)
  • Job sharing (2% use it)
  • Lactation rooms
  • Telecommute option (50% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning (4% use it)
  • Elder care resources


  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care


  • Blood pressure screening
  • Flu shots
Souper Bowl Lunch for United Way


Our Core Value Awards

How to Get Hired

We asked Sage Rutty & CO., Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

When Sage Rutty looks at possible candidates to add to the firm, we look to insure the candidates are marketable individuals and are aware of the company’s image, goals and client base.  Being marketable translates to being presentable to clients with regard to professional dress, etiquette, communications, preparedness, generally a good ambassador for the company.  Being a fit with the culture here at Sage Rutty ranks high on the list of characteristics and is demonstrated by the responses provided to behavioral based interview questions, ideally aligning with our core values.  Additional focus is placed on past successes.  A history of meeting goals, earning achievements and commitment to continued development all are promising indicators of a future of success here at the firm.  

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We feel strongly about successful partnerships with employees.  We interview candidates and we like candidates to interview us.  Being engaged and prepared with good questions is always positive.  A good fit works both ways.  Candidates who catch our eye usually demonstrate a strong level of self-awareness and a comfort with themselves.   An example might be to chat with the receptionist while waiting.  During the interview process a few attention grabbers might be a show of trust in responses or demonstrate being comfortable with vulnerability, possibly by offering up an unvarnished, genuine response.  A natural tendency to connect with individuals on a personal level lets us know candidates understand the importance of relationships.

Are there any unusual or especially rigorous steps of your hiring process that candidates should be aware of?

   Nothing unusual or overly rigorous. 

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Financial Professionals

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

  Visit our website and contact us at

hiring Outlook

10% Job Growth 30 Average applicants per opening
2% Total voluntary turnover of full-time employees in the past year 150 Applicants in past year
5 Openings in past year 60% New hires by employee referrals

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