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"Poorly compensated, Good Work/Life Balance"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Analyst
Current Employee - Business Analyst
No opinion of CEO

Pros

There is a good work / Life Balance at AllianceBernstein.
It is a typical nine to five job without too much stress.

Cons

You are poorly compensated at Alliancebernstein. Many people leave this company to go to other companies which pay much more.

Advice to Management

Management should work on it's compensation and promotion program for all employees.
There are HR programs that pay lip service to it but no real action.

Other Employee Reviews for AllianceBernstein

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Once upon a time it was a brilliant place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great (London) location, lovely office space (for now), one or two great people managers and lots of very smart, collaborative and frienldy colleagues who share knowledge pretty well. It's a small enough company not to have the glaring fiefdoms and politics you can find in larger organisations.
    A good place to work if your department is generating revenue (i.e. fixed income). Not so good if you are a cost centre, whatever value you may add.

    Cons

    Endless, relentless downsizing, aka redundancies. Cost reduction is king at the moment, but to be fair, if you're one of the lucky ones that are still there then the quality of life (apart from more work to go around fewer people) is still pretty good. All depends where you work.
    Not much money being spent on innovation (especially technology) - much more focussed on getting rid of wasted expense, of which there was plenty in the boom years.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more of the bad news to your staff - we know it's out there and silence just fuels the rumour mill. We like the good stuff too, btw.


  2. "Good Stepping Stone"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Associate
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Associate
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    As a small to mid company you have hands on training. A lot of learning and enhancements of skills throughout the way.

    Cons

    The workplace can become stagnate and you can only go so far. To advance into a managerial position, it takes a lot of years and a lot of patience.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership varies, but overall management is very flexible. Communication is very limited and their is a lot of unspoken assumptions. Like any good relationship there needs to be open communication, which AB lacks at times.

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