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AllianceBernstein Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jun 14, 2019

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64%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
Approve of CEO
Seth Bernstein
39 Ratings
Pros
  • "great work atmosphere, and work/life balance(in 50 reviews)

  • "Collaborative culture with smart people who also happen to be enjoyable to work with(in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management should address this rather than turning a blind eye(in 23 reviews)

  • "long hours - difficult to learn the ropes starting off(in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Love it So far!"

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      Current Employee - Associate 

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

      Pros

      great work atmosphere, and work/life balance

      Cons

      not really any cons yet, as i just started wokring

      AllianceBernstein2019-05-01
    • Helpful (1)

      "Used to be a great place to work before the move to Nashville was announced"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time

      Pros

      Great work-life balance Good compensation and benefits

      Cons

      A lot of uncertainty due to the move to Nashville

      AllianceBernstein2019-05-14
    • "working at AB"

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

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

      Pros

      work life balance, ability to work from home some days (not every dept has this flexibility), offers lots of different onsite training, very diverse (in certain depts)

      Cons

      not much career growth and lots of politics

      Advice to Management

      management should focus on the molding their delegates and allow them to take the lead on things so they can advance their skill set and move up the corporate ladder.

      AllianceBernstein2019-05-02
    • "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
    • Helpful (1)

      "Terrible"

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        Former Employee - Private Client Associate 

        I worked at AllianceBernstein full-time

        Pros

        Good education, sponsors your licenses

        Cons

        No work life balance, toxic people, politics, can't move up without a network.

        AllianceBernstein2019-04-11
      • "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.

      • Helpful (1)

        "Short Term Career & Less Than Optimal Culture"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at AllianceBernstein full-time

        Pros

        The individuals you sit next to each day are fantastic, intelligent, hardworking and motivated. The ability to take on a lot of responsibility in a short amount of time. For someone who likes a fast paced environment with a large amount of transnational work, this is a great place to learn. Good benefits from a cost perspective to the employee.

        Cons

        Private Client is a boy's club and Senior Management has created an environment that is mico-managed and impossible to have a voice or opinion. Unless you are Sales or in Senior Management, there is no track for career progression. They do not value long term employees and the lower levels turn over about every two years. Its a shame that a Firm filled with wonderful people can have a dismal because of the way the company...

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        AllianceBernstein2019-03-22
      • Helpful (1)

        "Long hours, not enough pay"

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        Current Employee - Private Wealth Associate in Washington, DC

        I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time for 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

        AllianceBernstein2019-01-16
      • Helpful (1)

        "Mediocre fund performance caused by many issues"

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        Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        Good location and work-life balance.

        Cons

        Lack of meaningful work and competent leadership; disinterest in staff's career development.

        AllianceBernstein2018-03-17
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        "It’s okay."

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

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

        Pros

        -great resume builder -extensive training -generally nice people and management -plenty of opportunities to move between departments -somewhat decent work life balance

        Cons

        -compensation is lower than what other companies give -not many discounts or corporate perks for anyone outside the NY office -very little communication between management and associates -starting to hire more contractors than full hires, not leaving too much job security

        Advice to Management

        Appreciate the workers you want to keep around while they’re there instead of when they are about to leave.

        AllianceBernstein2018-03-15
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