Comfortable life - conservative culture hampers free thought and expression
Fixed Income Analyst (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 24, 2017
AB is a good place to work, you have to like the industry though. Pay is okay and lifestyle is comfortable - you aren't making as much as your HF or BB counterparts and don't have the same upward trajectory, but you also aren't working as much/as hard (although it is still demanding on your time)
Some colleagues are exceptional, however the quiet/conservative culture makes it hard to have deep interactions with them. The result is what you can learn from them is limited because all aspects of communication and collaboration seem constrained.
Some people could be genuinely happy staying at AB their whole life and that is grand. I am happy that I worked there but equally happy that I left.