AllianceBernstein
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www.alliancebernstein.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

AllianceBernstein Reviews in San Antonio, TX

Updated Jun 7, 2014
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3.0 6 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

AllianceBernstein Chairman and CEO Peter S. Kraus

Peter S. Kraus

(2 ratings)

20% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great co-workers but bad management drives them away.

    Customer Service (Former Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsGood benefits. Great training and education is provided. I was able to obtain a number of my licenses from AB.

    ConsManagers play favorites with schedules, pay and advancement. Long hours and mandatory overtime.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep a better eye on your managers and concentrate more on the regular employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful people to work with

    Client Relations Associate (Former Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsCo-workers are wonderful
    Overtime Lunch

    ConsManagers are a bit threatening
    Team Leaders

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo threatening, very unlike the environment that is presented to you on a daily basis.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The benefits can trap you, but very little forward thinking.

    Data Support/Corporate Actions Associate (Former Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    Pros-Amazing insurance benefits
    -Pantry stocked with breakfast items and refreshments, all free
    -Parking garage access
    -Free breakfast on the first Friday of each month (tacos, bagels, etc...)
    -Most federal holidays are recognized, since the market is closed on those days
    -2 weeks of additional leave every 5 years

    Cons-Very little forward thinking (hard to explain without writing a novel)
    -Low pay for current job market
    -Focus on dog-and-pony, not results
    -Advancement for favorites, not productivity
    -Numbers are constantly fudged to show results desired by the Board
    -Overly micro-managed, spent one-third of my day not working on the job but showing the work I did for the other two-thirds2/3

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind ways to embrace and advance your hardest workers and forward thinkers, not just the "Yes" people. To much time spent on the dog-and-pony show and not enough focus on results, which shows in the market.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A lot of redundant work and long hours

    Client Service Representative (Former Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    Pros-Great benefits
    -Free amenities
    -Some very bright people

    Cons-repetitive work
    -long hours
    -it is a customer service/call center position
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    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more responsibility to your employees, more/diverse work equals happier employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Has been through a lot of turmoil.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsMost of the San Antonio managers are good to work for.

    ConsA couple of the senior managers tend to be bullies and create an unhealthy atmosphere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe wary of managers that get results through fear and intimidation. In the long run it will backfire on the San Antonio office.

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    Nice but management and systems really bite.

    I P Manager (Former Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsGood area, nice co workers, great benefits package. It is generally was generally a positive work experience, albeit stressful if you are not an operations person.

    ConsTight knit group management structure, poor communication, everyone pretty much walks around on egg shells. Management is generally nice , but some members expect to be brown nosed. There is little to no communication and small operational cadres are at work behind the formal management structure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower employees to solve problems analytically instead of constantly reacting to issues once the worst case scenario has played out. Update your systems it would be better for your clients and an overall plus as far as market share is concerned. Be professional and create policies that ensure the highest level of professional conduct among management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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