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AllianceBernstein Reviews

Updated October 15, 2018
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  • "To get ahead you need to give up on work life balance" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Senior management should address this rather than turning a blind eye" (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Treated very fairly
    Nice benefits
    Room to move up in the organization
    Very approachable, horizontal management chain
    Very ethical to clients and employees

    Cons

    Might have to work some long hours


  2. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at AllianceBernstein full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company and training program.

    Cons

    It was sometimes hard to get individual attention

  3. "nice people"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in South Whittier, CA
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in South Whittier, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AllianceBernstein full-time

    Pros

    good food on the 9th floor

    Cons

    none , i had a good experience

    Advice to Management

    none


  4. "Great People!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time

    Pros

    - A very supportive work environment touting great people.
    - Flat structure, you will have access to a wealth of smart individuals and be able to learn all that you can from them if you simply ask.
    - Fair amount of opportunity to take initiative, impart knowledge and grow as a leader.
    - Philanthropic events and social gatherings are frequently available throughout the year.
    - Great Culture.

    Cons

    - Top heavy and path to promotion is not transparent.
    - Systems are disjointed as platforms are not well integrated into one another.
    - Insurance is not great.


  5. "Endless cost cuts take toll"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AllianceBernstein full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High standards, teamwork, commitment to clients

    Cons

    Ten years of relentless cost cutting and layoffs, trying to raise ROE to 23%, have takenhuge till on morale. Now they’re moving to Nashville. They will lose many of their best people. Foolish


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time

    Pros

    great employee resource groups, everyone is friendly, flat structure

    Cons

    office politics and poor management can hinder good employees from delivering value and getting recognition for their work

    Advice to Management

    be transparent with employees and deliver on what you say you're going to do


  7. "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AllianceBernstein full-time

    Pros

    Only pro is the cafeteria.

    Cons

    This place will work you to death if they could.
     Salary is ok when you start, but don’t expect a raise or a good Bonus . Only the butt kissers get that privilege.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the treating you employees better.

  8. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative culture where people value hard work

    Cons

    Subject to the vagaries of the stock market


  9. "Operations Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Operations Analyst
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Life work balance not bad. Cool events and employee resource groups.

    Cons

    Very little raise, hard to get promoted in Operations, no career track


  10. "Overall a great place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at AllianceBernstein full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great at analytical and thoughtful approach

    Cons

    cultures differ from team by team


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