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AllianceBernstein Reviews

Updated January 15, 2019
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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 22 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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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time

    Pros

    Decent work life balance.
    Nice and smart people

    Cons

    A bit hard to move up if you don't push your manager

  3. "Long hours, not enough pay"

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    Current Employee - Private Wealth Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Private Wealth Associate in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Extensive training
    Great culture
    Plethora of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours with little regard for any work/life balance
    Constant turnover, constantly playing catch-up
    Compensation is not worthwhile for the salary


  4. "Good Work-Life balance"

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AllianceBernstein full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    the company offers good benefits, has good infrastructure

    Cons

    low entry level salary, lack of promotions


  5. "Operations Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AllianceBernstein full-time

    Pros

    Growth, job is what you make of it

    Cons

    Micromanagement, no confidentiality, relocation, uncompetitive pay


  6. "tough time getting raise"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time

    Pros

    More relaxed work environment than other similar firms

    Cons

    back/middle office employees don't see much comp incentive. Difficult to get raise/decent bonus increase

    Advice to Management

    Why bother? They won't listen.


  7. "Senior Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AllianceBernstein full-time

    Pros

    very good training ground for investment management industry / career.
    some of the best people and top ranked sellside analysts you can work with.

    Cons

    forced marriage model - you are "assigned" to an analyst, and you can hope he or she likes you and you can work well together. if not, tough luck.

  8. "Private Client Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time

    Pros

    Lots of good experience and responsibility early on.

    Cons

    Misrepresent the amount of work you will do.


  9. "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

    Pros

    Great Culture - lots of responsibility at a young tenure

    Cons

    Pay is not that competitive


  10. "AVP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time

    Pros

    Inclusive and collaborative culture. Individual contributions at all levels of the firm are recognized and visible. Global reach and senior leaders are accessible. Culture of relentless ingenuity and high touch client service. Competitive compensation.

    Cons

    Going through a location HQ move can be challenging and leave some instances of ambiguity, but it's certainly an exciting time to be at the firm and help to shape the culture moving forward.