AllianceBernstein - Vice President | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Vice President"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
  1. "A Great Place to Begin Your Career"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
  2. "Slow moving good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    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

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