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3.4
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Seth Bernstein
8 Ratings
  1. "Frustrating place to work."

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AllianceBernstein

    Pros

    There is a lot of smart people working at AllianceBernstein.

    Cons

    Expect low pay, long hours and no feedback on your work. There is no prioritizing of tasks, everything is done asap. Staying late and remoting from home is the norm. Nobody ever speaks up about anything. The equipment is very old and never gets replaced. Alliance hires very smart, well educated people and then burns them out.

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain the smart people you hired.

    AllianceBernstein2008-10-23
  2. "AllianceBernstein isn't a bad place to work, but it isn't very exciting or interesting either"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AllianceBernstein

    Pros

    The work isn't too difficult and the benefits are good.

    Cons

    Everything is always late and it is expected. The technology is old, but so is a lot of the money. The financial people are far more knowledgable about their business than the technology people. The bureaucracy is daunting, so much so that while a lot of work happens very little of it is productive. The political in-fighting is awful.

    Advice to Management

    Either decide to really try and be the best in the world or stop pretending.

    AllianceBernstein2008-08-27
  3. "Intellectually challenging environment and finance payscale offsets beauracratic kludginess"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AllianceBernstein

    Pros

    It's a company that encourages, enables and rewards intellectual curiosity, creativity and imagination. It's also follows the Wall Street pay-scale

    Cons

    As with any large organization there are many political realities that are outside of your control. Organizational change is slow in coming.

    Advice to Management

    Hard for me to say; I think they're making the right moves, but I'm not sure that they have the right set of employees to successfully implement those strategies.

    AllianceBernstein2008-06-12
  4. "Anywhere else is better"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in White Plains, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at AllianceBernstein

    Pros

    I can't think of any.

    Cons

    No recognition for hard work. Having to do everyone else's work because you are the best in your group and not getting fairly compensated for doing so. Senior employess get paid double or triple the amount of the competent workers because they have been here longer. Most of the competent workers leave after 1-2 years, all that remains is the dead wood. So, in essence these managers are picked from a pile that was lost...

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    Advice to Management

    Learn how to pick the best and brightest and advance them quickly

    AllianceBernstein2008-06-16
  5. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Hanoi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional Dynamic Creativity! I think here is a very good environment that everyone should be experienced

    Cons

    High pressure work! You should be on focus as much as possible :)!

    AllianceBernstein2017-04-06
  6. "Poorly compensated, Good Work/Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AllianceBernstein

    Pros

    There is a good work / Life Balance at AllianceBernstein. It is a typical nine to five job without too much stress.

    Cons

    You are poorly compensated at Alliancebernstein. Many people leave this company to go to other companies which pay much more.

    Advice to Management

    Management should work on it's compensation and promotion program for all employees. There are HR programs that pay lip service to it but no real action.

    AllianceBernstein2012-05-16
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good springboard for other opportunities where they actually compensate you for the work you do"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AllianceBernstein

    Pros

    -Good work/life balance -Able to work with some really talented and intelligent individuals -For a junior person, you are able to learn alot about the industry and gain some meaningful exposure to the financial industry

    Cons

    -Little to no growth opportunities unless it's a lateral move -Compensation is well below market -Recognition is only given to those "superstars" within the firm -Cost cutting is very apparent, so much so that most employees are still thinking, "So, who's next on the block?"

    AllianceBernstein2011-12-07
  8. "AB just ok"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AllianceBernstein

    Pros

    - Competitive pay (not so much now that the company isn't doing especially well though) - Making an effort to improve performance feedback process and intercompany mobility process

    Cons

    - Not many women is senior management positions - Hard to transfer to different positions - Benefits more expensive biweekly than other companies - Several layoffs in last few months (decrease in morale)

    Advice to Management

    Need to make it so employees can move to different positions and advance careers. If you don't, they will leave and go to your competitors.

    AllianceBernstein2010-01-02
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