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San Francisco, CA

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  1. "AllianceBernstein Private Wealth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    great training program, on-boarding, and commitment to development. Strong community amongst associates

    Cons

    Highly competitive industry can lead to burnout, staffing shortfalls. Company is run by sales, not management, which can create divergent incentives for associates.


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    "Perfect job for someone who wants to find out whether financial services is right for them"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    -Interesting, smart people
    -Strong focus on training and professional development
    -Provides excellent experience across multiple skill sets including financial literacy, client service, written and verbal communication, and networking tips
    -Beautiful offices, good amenities, ergonomic workspaces like standing desks

    Cons

    -Associates and Coordinators are universally overworked
    -Terrible work-life balance -- small teams (3-4 members) structure creates a constant peer pressure to work later and longer than is reasonable
    -High employee turnover
    -Very stressful work environment

    Advice to Management

    Hire more employees. There is simply too much work to do and not enough people to do it. The current work overload sets Associates and Coordinators up for failure before they even begin.

  3. "Big, And Very "Corporate""

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    Former Employee - Regional Information Systems Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Information Systems Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, benefits, movement within the firm, relocation to alternate offices, on-the-job-training/certification, very EOE.

    Cons

    Management not always best chosen, emphasis on firm's well-being and not on employee well-being, politics.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to criticism/employee morale, be more approachable, recognize employees more often.


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