AllianceBernstein - Decent company, but lacking in compensation | Glassdoor
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    "Decent company, but lacking in compensation"

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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
    • Culture & Values
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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

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