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"Great firm.... in theory"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at AllianceBernstein full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Access to the best market research and analysts you could ask for. Bernstein does an amazing job of hiring excellent people, who generally are both intelligent and personable, making the workplace enjoyable.

Cons

Extremely limited career growth opportunitiy - they tell you the growth path is there, but once you work your ass off for years, you realize that it likely won't happen to you.

Advice to Management

Extremely hierarchical - upper management can be very difficult to pin down unless you are dealing with a client/situation they deem "worthy". Be straightforward with your employees about growth opportunities and tell them what is and is not available to them. Kraus (new CEO) has done a great job trying to turn the company around and keep talent employed, but needs more work.

Other Employee Reviews for AllianceBernstein

  1. "Senior Research Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AllianceBernstein full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dynamic, high calibre, great quality research, paid well, exposure to top management of companies and investors

    Cons

    Competition among associates incentivised by bonus mechanism. Tiny teams where the senior analyst is like a god and the 1 or 2 associates do all the work. Crazy long hours. No career opportunities unless your senior analyst leave... well actually not even then

    Advice to Management

    Foster collaboration among associates, for real, in order to incentivise best practice sharing and efficiency


  2. "Great company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Hanoi (Vietnam)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Hanoi (Vietnam)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Professional Dynamic Creativity!
    I think here is a very good environment that everyone should be experienced

    Cons

    High pressure work!
    You should be on focus as much as possible :)!

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