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AllianceBernstein Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2019

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Seth Bernstein
43 Ratings
  1. Featured Review

    "Great company, great culture!"

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful office environment, their desire to relocate to Nashville was brave and seems to be paying off so far, very technology focused, embraces diversity trends, good year end-bonuses, a lot of opportunities to change departments and work towards your desired career goals.

    Cons

    As with any job in finance, the market can fluctuate and affect the company overall which can be worrisome at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    AllianceBernstein2019-06-12
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Where is the diversity?"

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    Current Employee - Vice President Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots and lots of very smart people No no diversity. Old white boys club

    Cons

    Condescension from the people that are suppose to be training and inspiring you. They ” test you and like to see you squirm and fail” one leader told a new employee Are you a moron - go home and learn the material.or get out.

    Advice to Management

    Be kinder revamp training.

    AllianceBernstein2019-07-16
  3. "A Great Place to Begin Your Career"

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    Former Employee - Senior Client Service Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Has a world-class, 3-year intensive training program, including a trip to NYC, that helps you discover and train toward your ideal career. Perfect for people starting a career in finance. - Modern, high-class amenities (standing desks, iPads, free food & coffee). - Company is large enough to have the resources needed to succeed, and small enough to give you access to higher-management with relative ease. -...

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    Cons

    - While the firm is sincerely trying to improve work/life balance, the nature of the job can often lead to an uncomfortable one. Depending on the situation, you can expect to work semi-long hours. - The job can be stressful. You're constantly working with clients, which can often be rewarding, and can often be frustrating. Many of the tasks that you do are also extremely sensitive, so any error can result in big financial...

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    Advice to Management

    Overall, I was impressed with management's sincere interest in improving the quality of the associate role and the success of their people, through national and regional efforts. However, moving forward please make sure that the office is appropriately staffed. The nature of the role means relatively high turnover, often through expected promotions or advanced college degrees, and planning for that turnover in advance...

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    AllianceBernstein2019-07-11
  4. "Slow moving good company"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AllianceBernstein full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Established strong business, diverse client base, lots of resources

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunity, management instability, took a strong stand on active management and lost

    AllianceBernstein2019-07-10
  5. "Nashville HQ move needs thorough vetting"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    culture, coworkers, diversity and inclusion

    Cons

    old school management, accelerating aggressive transition

    Advice to Management

    take a pause with transition to let people catch their breath

    AllianceBernstein2019-07-09
  6. "I worked here for 10 years"

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      Former Employee - Client Group in London, England
      Recommends

      I worked at AllianceBernstein full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Some really great, bright people to work with, professional atmosphere, approachable business leaders, great customer service for clients, good products and potential for business growth

      Cons

      Limited progression & lack of appreciation for some roles, habit of using redundancy to remove individuals, did not sustain consistent strategy over mid-long term

      AllianceBernstein2019-07-04
    • "Good work life balance at AB"

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        Current Employee - Risk Analyst 

        I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time

        Pros

        Good Culture A lot of events for associates interacting with each other and seniors Nice office

        Cons

        Salary is below average

        AllianceBernstein2019-06-29
      • "Great company and great people"

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        Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at AllianceBernstein full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Benefits of feeling like a smaller company but capabilities and impact of larger company. Good access to Senior Management with opportunities for upward and internal mobility. Great place to learn and advance early in your career. Great co-workers.

        Cons

        Some changes in the short term with headquarters move.

        AllianceBernstein2019-06-26
      • "Eh company"

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        Current Employee - Associate Portfolio Manager 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        Fancy title - but means nothing

        Cons

        No movement upwards, pretty much not the best

        AllianceBernstein2019-06-25
      • Helpful (1)

        "Mixed bag"

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        Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Flexibility in work culture Freedom to work approach Lots of opportunities of non-technical development Good team culture (if it happens to be local)

        Cons

        Stingy in remuneration Technical development opportunities are difficult to come by Vertical growth is DIFFICULT Cliques Silo_ed work environment

        Advice to Management

        Pay workers more and partners less Spend on QUALITY technical development Provide cross functional training

        AllianceBernstein2019-06-14
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