AllianceBernstein Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2020

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AllianceBernstein President and CEO  Seth Bernstein (no image)
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61 Ratings
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  • "Nothing glaring right now, but senior management should ensure they do what is needed to retain young/middle talent(in 26 reviews)

  • "No work life balance for non senior members(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Good Entry Leve Job"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Systems Administrator in Clifton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for beginners, Get some experience

    Cons

    Lack of room for Growth, work through contractor only

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "AB"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Vice President 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, and product lineup. Well positioned for future success.

    Cons

    Lots of questions around Nashville move, created a lot of unrest throughout the organization.


  3. "Great culture and work life balance"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Associate Officer in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, culture, good technology, good people, transparent leadership.

    Cons

    Nothing glaring right now, but senior management should ensure they do what is needed to retain young/middle talent. Moving the headquarters to Nashville was a cost saving initiative and if that initiative also manifests itself in such a way that the company starts handing out small raises/limited upward mobility, people will leave quickly.

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  4. "PWM Associate"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Wealth Management Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place for hands on learning

    Cons

    Very Bureaucratic organization. There is a set way to do things and your best off not trying to make it work your way.

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  5. "Transparent, Great Culture"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President, Portfolio Management Group in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    AB has handled the transition to WFH with great care and continues to provide open communication and updates to all employers. Under the circumstances, many employees were working extensive hours. Senior management recognized this and allotted for employees 3 additional “wellness days” that have to be taken in June, July and August. There are many opportunities to get involved in the company- you develop relationships with people who you don’t always work with. My experience with management has been positive. If you show that you work hard and work with others - you should have no problem finding success.

    Cons

    The firm has made an effort to increase internal mobility but it needs to promote it more. We lose a lot of talent through this. While the culture and learning opportunities are great at the firm, people still want to be compensated financially at the end of the day. Non-client facing roles still do a lot of work to help the business grow.

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  6. "Decent"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time

    Pros

    Average pay and good hours, nice people

    Cons

    Pay grows very slowly, firm lagging

  7. "great company to start your career"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people, great internal mobility and career growth

    Cons

    senior management turnover and lack of communications across SBUs

  8. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Associate in Seattle, WA

    I worked at AllianceBernstein full-time

    Pros

    Good work Environment Great team management

    Cons

    Work schedule is usually tight

  9. "Great People"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Smart and Dedicated People there

    Cons

    Catching up on some tech but doing well at it.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Could use a management overhaul"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Multiple 

    I worked at AllianceBernstein full-time

    Pros

    Pay was fair for the job, lots of opportunities for professional development

    Cons

    Should promote from within more often as it’s discouraging to be overlooked when one works hard. Sales team is demanding and supposes that client issues are life and death. Hiring practices should be improved. Hired some real duds which are a drain on time and resources, letting go of them after a year or so. (White) Male dominated. Need more women and persons of color.

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