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ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN Employee Reviews

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Productive and excellent work environment
Financial Control Associate (Former Employee), New YorkMay 13, 2015
Co-workers worked well together. Management was flexible. Lots of training is provided. There were some late nights but management always compensated your time.
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Great Work Environment
Settlement Analyst (Former Employee), White Plains, NYFebruary 22, 2015
Working at alliance was a great opportunity for growth and development. The company also had great individual and cohesive talent which showed through service delivery.
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Productive fun workplace
End User Technology Support Specialist (Former Employee), Manhattan, NYFebruary 5, 2015
Pros: company cafeteria, great co-workers, excellent managers that support there team
Cons: wearing a tie
A great professional environment with a well established IT work force that's not afraid in having a good time while keeping a professional attitude.
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One of the worst on the street
Client Service Officer (Current Employee), New York, NYAugust 9, 2014
Pros: being able to show up at 9 and leave at 4:30
Cons: everything else
Go watch a group of 5 year olds play soccer - that is what a typical day is like at AB...including goalies playing in the dirt making dump truck sounds.
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Great People, Great Projects
Associate Officer, Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee), New York, NYJuly 22, 2014
Pros: good work-life balance, subsidized company cafe, 401(k)
In general, the people here are what make this company great. The people I personally work with are very knowledgeable, professional, and were always willing to help.

Due to increasing project demands and limited resources, there is never a shortage of meaningful work. You will have many opportunities to further your skills and knowledge professionally, which is a plus.

However, sponsorship from management could be improved. Managers could do more to ensure that their best talent is properly awarded for their efforts to minimize turnover.

Benefits are standard.
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Productive and overall a great place to work
AVP of Pricing, Valuations (Former Employee), San Antonio, TXMay 15, 2014
Pros: learned quite a bit about mutual funds
A typical day at work was very busy. I worked in multiple departments with AllianceBernstein and learned quite a bit about Legal, Compliance, and Audit. The hardest part of the job was ensuring that three separate locations met Service Level Agreements. The most enjoyable part was coaching the staff on how to meet all of the expectations.
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Friendly Co-workers But...
Senior Associate Portfolio Manager (Current Employee), New York, NYMay 14, 2014
Deadline-driven
High-stress
Low pay
Not a lot of opportunity for advancement
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Used to be a respected company on Wall Street
IT support (Former Employee), TXApril 16, 2014
Used to be the company that people went to buy knowledge from.
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Strong research capabilities
Institutional Associate (Current Employee), New York, NYApril 7, 2014
Pros: global, research driven
Cons: micro-managing
Firm is well known for their strong research background.
Global reach.
Innovative products.
Strong sales culture.
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A great experience to implement what I have learned into real world cases.
Summer Project Intern - Quantitative Analyst Group (Former Employee), New York, NYApril 1, 2014
Improved my analytical skills, programming skills, quantitative skills, interpersonal skills, and teamwork spirit.
Trained my multi-task ability, ability to work under pressure and within tight schedule.
Most important, it proves that I am super passionate about this industry and willing to undertake more responsibilities.
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GOOD
Quantitative Research Intern, Research Division (Former Employee), New York, NYJanuary 26, 2014
BIG COMPANY AND WELL KNOWN ON WALL STREET. ESPECIALLY ON RESEARCH SIDE. VERY GOOD PLACE TO HAVE AN EXPERIENCE.
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Good experience, if your interest is finance.
Bernstein Global Wealth Management Division (Former Employee), USSeptember 17, 2013
Stay for two years, three max then move on. Recruiters will start calling you shortly after starting.
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Great people, good place to work
Research Associate, Assistant Vice President (Current Employee), New York, NYAugust 13, 2013
Overall, a good place to work with absolutely exceptional people.
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Exciting Place To Work
Associate (Former Employee), New York, NYJune 26, 2013
You will have the ability to learn a great deal and are taught to think outside the box.
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A once solid firm plagued by market turbulence
Fixed Income Product Specialist (Former Employee), New York, NYJune 18, 2013
Pros: solid senior management, some collegial aspects, good pantry
Cons: terrible middle management, toxic work environment, back-stabbing, political, long hours, lack of positive reinforcement
AB definitely has its share of very intelligent senior managers. Most of them are willing to share their experiences in order to develop the less tenured aspirers. But as with most large firms, it is difficult to benefit from this as their free time is extremely limited. A major detriment of the firm is the poor middle management and the toxic environment. This is the clear outcome of consistent layoffs being the only form of motivation. The toxicity and constant fear of losing ones job makes it very difficult to be completely content with working at AB as it alters most pleasant people into back-stabbers.
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Was a great place to work at a LONG time ago......
Manager (Former Employee), White Plains, NYJune 15, 2013
Pros: free parking and pantry
Cons: poor management, constant layoffs, and low morale
Ran the day to day operations with a staff of 10 analysts. Dealt with different product areas on a daily basis. I learned that when you expect management to have your back in the best and worse of times, it's nothing but a bunch of bull. Management took care of the one's they favored and everyone else got screwed. When the former CEO was forced out and the layoffs started, that's when things got worse. Trying to run daily production was a nightmare especially when you had management in a constant power struggle and the staff morale was low. The best of times were before the current CEO. No one was trying to outsource your job to India or some other third world country, or trying to sell off as much of the business as possible. When the minion's salaries are frozen and not receiving bonuses even though they are the one's putting in 110% THEN the papers had the new CEO buying a Park Ave penthouse and he's getting paid some ridiculous salary to strip down the company as much as possible, let's just say he's not the popular person at the party.
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Challenging work environment with the opportunity to learn and advance with the company
Security Reference Management Analyst - Operations (Former Employee), Whiteplains, NYJune 3, 2013
Pros: pantry, excellent benefits, ability to advance career through recognition
Cons: commute, i live in brooklyn and the job was in whiteplains.
A typical day at work consisted of reviewing nightly exception reports and working on multiple projects. I started working at Alliance Bernstein as part of the production team and as my experience grew I was provided more responsibilities. I was a senior member of a non production team which focused on security data projects which required us to meet with our internal clients and our technology team in order to gather required data and implement a project via business plan based on our client’s needs. The hardest part of the job was trying to decipher what a client was requesting if the requirement wasn't clear, often the data requested was already part of our Quality assurance process and simply needed additional mapping. I mostly enjoyed the exposure I experienced within the various departments in the firm such as Client Reporting, Compliance, Fixed income trading and Derivatives because it provided me with the opportunity to learn how each department functions and how they relate to one another.
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AllianceBernstein is an excellent company to work for.
Operation Administrator (Former Employee), White Plains, NYMay 9, 2013
The Company offers opportunities for growth within. Management is available for the employees to discuss an issues that may arise. Co-workers are great individuals to woke with. The most enjoyable part of my job is the rapport with my coworkers.
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Reorganization was bittersweet.
Portfolio Administration (Former Employee), New York, NYApril 4, 2013
Pros: ontwelve cafeteria
Cons: managers
After a reorganization, Managers with poor people skills were assigned to run group. No training was given, which set low moral
for members in group. I would never recommend
anyone to work at Alliance.
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Great company
Sr. IT Compliance Analyst (Former Employee), New York, NYApril 3, 2013
Professional environment
People are nice
Good values
Excellent benefits

About ALLIANCEBERNSTEIN

The raison d'etre of AllianceBernstein Holding is its more than 35% stake in investment manager AllianceBernstein. (French insurer – Read more