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AllianceBernstein Overview

New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
1967
Company - Public
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
AB is a leading global investment-management and research firm with more than $500 billion in assets under management and a presence in 22 countries, with more than 3,500 employees
worldwide. We serve clients ranging from institutions to individuals and private ... Read more

Company Updates

  • AB Selects Fifth + Broadway for Nashville Headquarters

    We are pleased to announce that AB will officially call Fifth + Broadway our new corporate headquarters in Nashville. Fifth + Broadway is a dynamic 6.2-acre mixed-use project in the heart of downtown Nashville, which is set to open by midyear 2020.

    “An extensive, year-long search convinced us that Fifth + Broadway is the right choice to help us deliver a state-of-the-art workplace, equipped with collaborative tools, flexible open spaces, modern staff amenities and innovative technology,” said Seth Bernstein. “We are excited to make Fifth + Broadway our new corporate headquarters and become a part of the downtown Nashville community.”

    AB will be the premier office tenant at 501 Commerce, Fifth + Broadway’s Class A office tower, leasing 205,000 square feet. We will have floors 18 to 25, the top floors of the tower, with 360-degree views of the Central Business District, Lower Broadway, and the Cumberland River. With prominent placement on the tower, the AB logo will become a distinctive fixture on the Nashville skyline.

  • At our June Pride event we premiered our new video "Is it Still Getting Better? Employees of Alliance Bernstein Share Their Stories" Take a minute to watch!
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AllianceBernstein – Why Work For Us?


An Asset-Management Firm with Unique Capabilities

What makes AB special?  Although high-quality research is at our core, we don’t stop there. We apply our intense research to deepening our understanding of today’s constantly changing financial environment. Our intellectual capital fosters problem solving, which in turn creates new ideas and innovative products.

We also operate on a global scale, which is critical today because of the interdependence of financial markets. Our growth is international and diversified.

Finally, we are an extraordinarily client-focused organization. Our reach with institutional and retail clients is worldwide, and our highly respected private client business shows that we have understood how to translate research into results for over 40 years. We also have a talented and top-rated sell-side franchise, which is unprecedented in a stand-alone asset-management organization. All this puts us in a unique position to provide world-class offerings to our clients across the full spectrum of asset management and to foster their financial success.

A Tradition of Absolute Trust

At AB, we not only select securities like a traditional broker does, we also act as a fiduciary—that is, a trusted advisor. We provide in-depth, worldwide research and analysis, and we pride ourselves on making accurate recommendations to our many clients around the world. Among the groups that put their trust in us are:

  • Mutual Fund Investors and Their Advisors
  • Insurance and Annuity Companies
  • Foundations and Endowments
  • Corporations
  • High-Net-Worth Individuals
  • Other Asset Managers and Money-Management Firms

We Cover the World

You will find AB’s relentless ingenuity and extraordinary client focus in our offices throughout the world. Our main research centers are in London and New York, and we have additional research offices in Los Angeles, Stockholm, Zurich, Hong Kong and Singapore. We also have specialized centers worldwide. All of these centers also provide client-advisory services.

For more details about our office locations, see our interactive map.

Growing Personally and Professionally

At AB, we support our employees’ personal and professional growth through on-the-job interactions and experiences, feedback and coaching, and a variety of programs.

Ongoing Training and Coaching

We support your success through frequent performance-centered conversations between you and your manager. The focus is on providing you with the feedback and coaching you need to excel in your role.

In addition to technical skill and knowledge training, formal training courses are available in these areas:

Leadership and Management courses, which help us build the talent of our team and foster a culture of relentless ingenuity. We offer courses in basic management conversations, interviewing skills and managing change—the one constant in our industry.

General Communication courses, which provide valuable information on how to communicate with impact and effectiveness. We have specific courses on communicating with individual clients and successfully presenting information to groups of all sizes.

Interpersonal Communication courses, which explain how team members can maximize their impact and promote effective team dynamics. We also teach conflict resolution skills and techniques that build trust.

Our global presence allows us to bring a unique perspective to our work and to the advice that we give to our clients. We understand the issues playing a part in market dynamics and client needs at a local and regional level. Regardless of where you meet us, in London, Sydney, Tokyo or New York, you will find our traditions of excellence, integrity and intense focus on creating better futures for clients.

We work hard to create an environment that is rich in opportunity, because we understand that we cannot create better futures for our clients without recruiting and nurturing the best and brightest people in the industry. Rewarding work, constant challenge and outstanding colleagues are what our employees say sets apart the work experience at AB.


Our Commitment to Diversity

We hire the best and brightest people, without restriction, and this creates a unique environment of energy, teamwork and trust. Individuals are valued not only for their unique talents but also for their ability to work productively with others. To support each other’s personal and professional development and well-being, we have created Employee Resource Groups where employees can meet and feel comfortable openly discussing common interests and shared experiences.

Encouraging Personal Development and Camaraderie

Although we are a global organization with thousands of employees, we recognize that everyone is an individual with unique needs, ideas and interests. Through our Employee Resource Groups, which are organized and run locally, we support individuals who want to share knowledge and expertise and encourage their colleagues’ personal and professional development. These groups have been well received and have made our employees’ personal and professional lives richer.

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    "Great company, great culture!"

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    I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful office environment, their desire to relocate to Nashville was brave and seems to be paying off so far, very technology focused, embraces diversity trends, good year end-bonuses, a lot of opportunities to change departments and work towards your desired career goals.

    Cons

    As with any job in finance, the market can fluctuate and affect the company overall which can be worrisome at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

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    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at AllianceBernstein.

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    Two phone calls, the first one was with HR and the second phone call was with a current associate. After those, a superday that consisted of 6 45 minutes interviews in the office.

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