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AllianceBernstein Vice President Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2019

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Seth Bernstein
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  1. "Great place to work with leaders creating leaders"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people, great work life balance

    Cons

    The company is large and therefore some areas feel silo and disconnected

    AllianceBernstein2019-03-08

    AllianceBernstein Response

    April 1, 2019Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback.

  2. "Difficult to move between areas"

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    Current Employee - Vice President Sales and Marketing 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, Good work/ balance

    Cons

    Experience little support from management

    AllianceBernstein2019-06-10
  3. "Operations Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good support system and work/life balance. Seasoned teams that are willing to help with your personal growth and are approachable.

    Cons

    Pay is not always competitive with the market for many. Benefits structure has gradually placed more costs on the employee through the years.

    AllianceBernstein2019-04-01
  4. Helpful (2)

    "AllianceBernstein re-building firm in Nashville"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, culture of innovation and excellence

    Cons

    Rebuilding in Nashville means saying goodbye to highly skilled and talented colleagues

    AllianceBernstein2019-02-24
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Cafe"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work to life balance

    Cons

    Difficult to get salary raises, and bonuses are not evenly distributed

    AllianceBernstein2019-02-04
  6. "Strong organization with a bright future!"

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      Current Employee - Vice President 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

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

      Pros

      -Strong company culture embraces diversity and encourages "out of the box" thinking to drive positive results -True alignment with our clients provides better outcomes- we consistently operate with our clients best interest in mind -Breadth and depth of a global firm with the "feel" of a boutique firm

      Cons

      -I am energized by the fast-paced, ever-changing work environment. However, this is not the right fit for everyone. -Finding exceptional financial advisor candidates is a challenge for the organization.

      Advice to Management

      -Continue to mentor and develop talent within the organization who will become the senior leaders of the future

      AllianceBernstein2017-09-26
    • Helpful (4)

      "Elitist, competitive, controlling, abusive management team that wins at others expense."

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      Former Employee - Vice President 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      It was once a strong brand, known for research and value investing. Great cafeteria in the 12th floor. Good analytics for financial forecasting

      Cons

      Very prescriptive sales process with dictatorial, approach. Thinking is discouraged in favor of regurgitating the party line. There is no leadership to inspire a highly motivated employee. Managers pull rank, using condemnation and criticism rather than give accolades. If you have a modicum of industry experience, you will be asked to leave it at the door in favor of the Bernstein way. Your MD will secretly be in...

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      Advice to Management

      An equal amount of assets leave as come in, so the firm so this should be a wake up call. It is just treading water. That's a symptom of poor leadership, and a culture without any human investment.

      AllianceBernstein2017-09-09
    • Helpful (4)

      "volatile place to work"

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      Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      work has been structured well

      Cons

      constant change organization structure and lay off people fairly frequently, turnovers are very high

      AllianceBernstein2017-07-05
    • Helpful (2)

      "Decent company, but lacking in compensation"

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      Current Employee - Vice President Operations 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

      Alliance Bernstein has a relaxed atmosphere and most of the non-senior level employees seem to be decent people. The dress code is primarily casual and most of the staff is friendly.

      Cons

      The company is not competitive when it comes to compensation. Based on what I see, they underpay their staff by at least twenty percent when compared to other companies in the same industry. This is most pronounced in support staff. The higher-ups are taken care of much better.

      Advice to Management

      Take care of the lower level employees better. This will result in better employee retention and higher overall morale.

      AllianceBernstein2017-03-21
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      "Vice President"

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      Current Employee - Vice President 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Company has reinvented itself from 2008. Much broader product set, especially in areas of private credit/private capital. It is a fairly rigid organization but can be very entrepreneurial if you are creative. Comp plan has been completely revamped and very competitive, especially for top producers.

      Cons

      Support staff is over-worked and is not compensated well. MD's are hit or miss...most are pretty weak.

      Advice to Management

      Stay the course on new product development and career development, particularly for staff/support roles. Teams need to be compensated better, even if the FA's need to contribute. And MD's either need to be coaches or players, not both. Most MD's are only concerned with their own production, I.e. NYC, Dallas, Boston.

      AllianceBernstein2017-01-03
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