AllianceBernstein

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Great Experience

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Assistant Vice President  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Lots of bright people
Lots to learn early in career

Cons

Business is not diversified
Lots of turnover
Morale at all-time lows
Lacks culture since turnover of Lew Sanders
Lots of arrogance
Not much opportunity for younger people

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Performance needs to improve across strategies. That's all there is to it.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great firm.... in theory

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AllianceBernstein full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Access to the best market research and analysts you could ask for. Bernstein does an amazing job of hiring excellent people, who generally are both intelligent and personable, making the workplace enjoyable.

    Cons

    Extremely limited career growth opportunitiy - they tell you the growth path is there, but once you work your ass off for years, you realize that it likely won't happen to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Extremely hierarchical - upper management can be very difficult to pin down unless you are dealing with a client/situation they deem "worthy". Be straightforward with your employees about growth opportunities and tell them what is and is not available to them. Kraus (new CEO) has done a great job trying to turn the company around and keep talent employed, but needs more work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Lots of politics, below average comp, not innovative

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY

    I worked at AllianceBernstein full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cafeteria has great selection, and well stocked kitchen, hours are good

    Cons

    Constant layoffs, below average pay, too much politics - not much room for growth as promotions are given to politics, no real defined roles in technology, backbiting in tech, behind the times in terms of tools and languages, company doesn't have innovative tools and builds on 8 year old technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a direction and communicate to staff, be open to innovate and integrate new technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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