AllianceBernstein - Bureaucratic and old-fashioned, but hours are reasonable for a Wall Street job | Glassdoor
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"Bureaucratic and old-fashioned, but hours are reasonable for a Wall Street job"

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Current Employee - Vice President, Fixed Income Technology in New York, NY
Current Employee - Vice President, Fixed Income Technology in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

I've worked at 2 major investment banksand 2 hedge funds. AllianceBernstein has the best hours, fairly nice offices, a great cafeteria, and a fairly relaxed atmosphere. Managers don't yell and tend not to make unreasonable demands.

Cons

I find my colleagues the least capable of the places I've worked. One or two are probably of average intelligence, which is pretty dumb by New York banking standards. Simple tasks require extensive explanations, and even then they have difficulty. There is hardly any career development. The firm offers some training, but it's quite limited. No career path is outlined, not just for me but for anyone I've talked to. My boss lies somewhat often, but his boss seems honest as far as I can tell. It takes forever for projects to be completed, mostly because IT has low standing and investment managers can't bother to approve our work, even if they need it. Bureaucracy isn't awful, but it's more entrenched than it should be. Doing a good job is valued much less than towing the course.

Advice to Management

Include career development as a company goal; it would boost employee morale. Pay better.

Other Employee Reviews for AllianceBernstein

  1. "Horrible Fit"

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AllianceBernstein as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Location
    Wide-spread Age Demographic
    Somewhat Intelligent and Personable People

    Cons

    Horrible Feedback Giving Culture
    Lack of Diversity
    Disjointed Culture
    Teamwork / Collaborative culture is fake


  2. "The company is ok"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AllianceBernstein full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The interview process is very efficient

    Cons

    The method is little weird they use text message to inform me.

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