AllianceBernstein

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Once upon a time it was a brilliant place to work.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

I have been working at AllianceBernstein

Pros

Great (London) location, lovely office space (for now), one or two great people managers and lots of very smart, collaborative and frienldy colleagues who share knowledge pretty well. It's a small enough company not to have the glaring fiefdoms and politics you can find in larger organisations.
A good place to work if your department is generating revenue (i.e. fixed income). Not so good if you are a cost centre, whatever value you may add.

Cons

Endless, relentless downsizing, aka redundancies. Cost reduction is king at the moment, but to be fair, if you're one of the lucky ones that are still there then the quality of life (apart from more work to go around fewer people) is still pretty good. All depends where you work.
Not much money being spent on innovation (especially technology) - much more focussed on getting rid of wasted expense, of which there was plenty in the boom years.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communicate more of the bad news to your staff - we know it's out there and silence just fuels the rumour mill. We like the good stuff too, btw.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Difficult environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AllianceBernstein

    Pros

    Some people are entrenched and safe but it's not an innovative of invigorated environment. There are some good people, but relatively few. Benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Technology is fragmented and generally unpleasant. There is limited mobility and a lot of bureaucracy. Very much a clubby environment, not somewhere for innovation of growth. It's purely old money management. Unless you're an equity researcher, it's not the place to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change with the times.

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    It's been a good run but opportunity and growth is gone.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AllianceBernstein

    Pros

    more casual, laid back, coworkers become friends

    Cons

    stuck in your role. if you want something else, have to leave company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    employees no longer feel special or valued, drill it into leaders to take less trips and less canceled cars, and take their team out for lunch. Or someone else will...

    No opinion of CEO
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