AllianceBernstein - Elitist, competitive, controlling, abusive management team that wins at others expense. | Glassdoor
  1. 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
  1. "A Great Place to Begin Your Career"

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    • 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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    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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