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3.4
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Seth Bernstein
8 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "great place to start your career."

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great people to work with. some very sharp and smart people.

    Cons

    limited career growth - at least in equities.

    Advice to Management

    not nimble enough to adapt to changes in the active management industry.

    AllianceBernstein2017-03-12
  2. Helpful (2)

    "AVP"

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    Former Employee - Senior Performance Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AllianceBernstein full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great work/life balance; Great colleagues and internal clients; 2 week refresher (for every employee that hits the 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th and etc anniversary with the company, get extra 2 weeks vacation for the anniversary year); Opportunity to meet upper management at various employee resources groups;

    Cons

    Pay is below market if you have been with the firm for many years; promotion is limited;

    Advice to Management

    Would like to see more promotions within the organization instead of hiring from outside; pay employees market rate

    AllianceBernstein2017-01-31
  3. "Product Research Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Product Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AllianceBernstein

    Pros

    Great place to work at. Everyone is friendly and supportive.

    Cons

    No negativity to report on.

    Advice to Management

    none

    AllianceBernstein2016-06-04
  4. "Sr Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, telecommuting option (in some departments)

    Cons

    Left hand does not know what right hand is doing

    AllianceBernstein2016-03-08
  5. "Working Enviroment"

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    Current Employee - Programmer/Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people here are generally nice. The building itself, and the cafeteria, are very good. Work environment is alright.

    Cons

    Pay here is below the median for the financial industry. Bonus is either non existent or extremely small. Do not expect to get a bonus in your first year. There are some really smart people here but overall no one knows what the hell is going on. Also insurance is awful.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay, bonus, and improve benefits to attract some talent or retain old talent. Otherwise people will just be miserable!

    AllianceBernstein2016-03-01
  6. "Great Work/Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AllianceBernstein for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Nice, open people.

    Cons

    Not enough ability to move up.

    AllianceBernstein2014-11-20
  7. "Death by a thousand cuts"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart collaborative people in fixed Income which still shows great returns for clients. Firm wide marketing material are terrific.

    Cons

    Lousy 401K plan. Equity still in doldrums. Firm is now buying assets. Senior management missteps with outsourcing staff to State Street.

    AllianceBernstein2014-08-15
  8. "Helping portfolio managers manage their systems better."

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AllianceBernstein

    Pros

    Opportunities for proffessional growth were provided.

    Cons

    Market conditions have induced instability. The company has not availed of the recent market upswing to the best of their strengths. It seems that they have lost their edge in research.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to stabilize IT departments and ensure best talent is retained.

    AllianceBernstein2012-05-03
  9. "Stable but behind the curve, too slow to react to this ever changing business."

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AllianceBernstein

    Pros

    Great work life balance, benefits are good, cafeteria is good. A rich history, though there has been drift since 2009.

    Cons

    Inability to adapt to the changing environment has resulted in diminished opportunity and pay. It is also very difficult to advance and usually promote from outisde.

    Advice to Management

    It is time to shake things up - continuing to do what worked 10 years ago is not working! I applaud rebranding to a fixed income firm, at least we are accentuaing our strengths.

    AllianceBernstein2012-04-26
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it used to be"

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    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AllianceBernstein

    Pros

    Great cafeteria, good benefits, some pockets of extremely bright and collaborative people, especially the (dwingling number of) long-time folks who understand the company history and care deeply about the organization and clients.

    Cons

    Sadly, the company is simply not what it once was in large part due to the departure - some voluntary but often not - of tenured staff. The prior collaborative environment, most similar to academia in terms of intellectual curiosity and drive for well thought-out decisions to serve the clients best, has been subsumed by individual competitive drive to (1) keep one's own job and (2) sell products that seem to be popular,...

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    Advice to Management

    Very few real messages filter down from top leadership and what does smells like propaganda. Employees feel left in the dark, with little understanding of the reasons behind decisions and certainly no input in decision making, even within one's immediate group.

    AllianceBernstein2012-03-14
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