AllianceBernstein - Bottom of the barrel | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (5)

    "Bottom of the barrel"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AllianceBernstein full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The hours are decent and the on-site cafeteria is a perk.

    Cons

    Despite an emphasis on employee feedback and 360 Reviews, upper management pays absolutely no attention to the results. Senior Vice Presidents are essentially in tenured roles and get away with anything. Impossible to move up the chain unless you come from the outside or are tight with former failed Lehman execs now at AB. Since moving to a peer in the industry, it's clear AB places no emphasis on rewarding performance....

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to all of your employees - not just the chosen few (i.e. "Chief Diversity Officer", failed sell-side bankers, etc...). Do not making it as apparent that you do not care about employees. For example, public filings showing the CEO's driver makes more than majority of employees and CEO's excessive personal aircraft usage.

    AllianceBernstein2015-11-01
  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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    • Senior Management
    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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