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    I worked at AllianceBernstein

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    Pros

    Learned a ton! It was a smaller team and they were really helpful with all of my questions. Unlike many of the bigger banks all of the traders were approachable and friendly. You don't have to be a banker to get in the door either.

    Cons

    It's a really big firm, so you don't get to learn how it operates on a global or regional scale when you are just there for the summer.

    Advice to Management

    Make the verticals within the company more obvious to younger level employees. It is hard to see your direct bosses when you are at a low level at the company.


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    Associate Portfolio Manager Interview

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at AllianceBernstein (New York, NY) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I applied through a recruiter, and was invited to interview with the VP over the phone for the initial interview, lasting 20 minutes. The phone call consisted of behavioral questions, and the VP discussing the position in greater detail. I was then invited to interview on-site in NYC the following week, where I met with 3 people: 2 AVPs and the VP I spoke with from the phone call. Each interview was 45 minutes in length, and the questions were purely behavioral to determine goodness of fit with the team. No brainteasers, as others have said below on Glassdoor. Each of the interviewers read off a printed HR questions list, so they didn't prepare much at all before the interview. They asked the following: • Why are you interested in this position? • What do you understand about this position? • Tell me about a time when you had a conflict between work and personal life. • What is your greatest weakness? • How would your previous manager describe you? • Tell me about a time you realized you made a mistake, and how did you handle it? • Tell me about a time when you assisted a co-worker with a mistake he/she made • Tell me about a project that you led at work • What is the most stressful situation you've been in at work? • Tell me about a time when you proactively tackled an issue before your client was aware? • Of all the positions you're currently interviewing for, which are you most interested in? • What other types of jobs, specifically, are you applying for right now? + A few questions specific to my resume The team really grills you on behavioral questions, so be sure to have a lot of workplace examples. If you say an example that doesn't precisely fit the question they asked, they will call you out and ask how that was relevant to what they asked. Very hard-nosed group, and very selective with their process. It is an accomplishment alone to be invited to the on-site interview with AllianceBernstein. Hope this helps.

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Website www.alliancebernstein.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1987
Type Company - Private
Industry Finance
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

AllianceBernstein has tons of funds. The investment manager administers about 200 domestic and international mutual funds. Institutional investors, including public retirement funds, employee benefit plans, foundations, endowments, government entities, and insurance firms, account for a majority of the firm's approximately $475 billion in assets under management. For retail investors, the company provides private client services, managed accounts, annuities, retirement plans, and college savings plans. AllianceBernstein also owns wealth advisor and research firm ... More

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