Preview to 5 AllianceBernstein Interviews Below

1. Summer Intern - Wealth Management Interview

Process Description

Professor met w/ me in his office to "vet" people interested in Internship opportunities. Got a call a week or so later from a manager at the local office. Was more of a general interest/fit conversation, lasted about 15 minutes. Invited to meet for in person interview (not at office). The interview was more of a conversation asking about my interest in finance/business, my background, and then information on what the role entailed, how long it would be, etc. It was about 3 conversations over the course of a week.

Example of Interview Question at AllianceBernstein:

"Where do you get your drive from?" It didn't even occur to me that this might be a "test" question at the time. I answered simply: my parents.


2. risk associate Interview

Process Description

Recruiter set up initial HR interview. From there, I interviewed with two different groups. I interviewed well with the risk group head. So, I continued the process with them. Final rounds were with portfolio managers. Everything was very formal and organized.

AllianceBernstein Interviews:

Explain what you know about fixed income? Explain a calculation you think will be useful in fixed income.


3. Regional Consultant Interview

Process Description

Spoke with an alumni of my school, and he passed me on to the manager of the sales desk. Spoke with both managers, I will meet them in NYC at some point.

Sample Interview Question at AllianceBernstein:

Sell me the piece of paper in front of me? Why do you want to be in sales?


4. Rotational Program Interview

Process Description

The interview was really standardized: first it was a phone interview and then it was a Superday at company's headquarters. The interview was mainly technical.

Sample Interview Question at AllianceBernstein:

How to calculate the spread between the minimum and maximum points of the yearly graph on price of a security?


5. Compliance Analyst Interview

Process Description

Fairly straight forward. Had an initial phone interview with a recruiter. Which lead to an onsite interview with two managers. The process took less than two weeks. Still waiting to hear back from them.

Example of Interview Question at AllianceBernstein:

Walk me through your resume? Are you proficient in Excel? Why our firm? Why the location? Easy interview, nothing out of the ordinary.


All 53 AllianceBernstein Interview Insights Below

Yearsort ascending Status Position City Group / Division / Type Overall Experience Difficulty
2017 1st Year Associate Proxy & ESG Research Associate New York Other Neutral Average
2017 Student / Prospective Monkey Sophomore Diversity Rotational Intern New York Asset Management Positive Easy
2016 Intern Client Group Summer Intern New York Consumer - Retail Positive Average
2016 Assistant Portfolio Manager Associate Portfolio Manager New York Investment Research Positive Easy
2016 1st Year Associate TMT equity research associate Hong Kong Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Positive Average
2016 Research Associate Senior research associate Hong Kong N/A Neutral Average
2016 Intern Summer Analyst New York Information Technology (IT) Positive Easy
2016 1st Year Associate PWM Associate San Diego Private Wealth Management Neutral Average
2016 1st Year Analyst multi asset New York Asset Management Positive Average
2015 Summer Equity Trader New York Trading Positive Average
2015 Private Client Associate Chicago Private Wealth Management Positive Average
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Compliance Analyst San Antonio Asset Management Positive Easy
2015 Client Group Summer Intern New York Marketing Positive Easy
2015 Summer Associate Intern Rotational Program New York Generalist Positive Average
2015 1st Year Associate Associate Rotational Program New York Asset Management Neutral Difficult
2015 1st Year Associate Associate Los Angeles Private Wealth Management Neutral Average
2015 1st Year Associate Alliance Bernstein Client Group Rotational Program New York N/A Neutral Average
2015 1st Year Associate Research Associate London Equity Research Positive Difficult
2015 Private Wealth Managment New York Private Banking Neutral Average
2014 Assistant Portfolio Manager Associate Portfolio Manager New York Portfolio Management Very Positive Average
2014 1st Year Associate Client Group Rotational Associate Program New York Client Group Neutral Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Portfolio Management Group Rotational Associate Program New York Asset Management Neutral Average
2014 Intern Client Group New York Investment Research Negative Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Regional Client Associate/Consultant New York Investment Management Positive Average
2014 Intern Private Client New York Private Wealth Management Very Positive Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Asset Management Program New York Asset Management Neutral Average
2014 Intern Intern Los Angeles Generalist Very Positive Easy
2014 Consultant Regional Consultant New York Mutual Funds Positive Average
2014 Consultant Regional Consultant New York Mutual Funds Positive Average
2014 Intern Multi Asset Solutions Intern New York Research and Development Positive Average
2014 1st Year Associate Associate New York Generalist Neutral Average
2014 Intern Fixed Income Intern New York Fixed Income Neutral Very Easy
2013 Fixed Income Rotational New York Fixed Income Positive Average
2013 1st Year Associate Private Client Associate Boston Wealth Management Neutral Easy
2013 Intern Private Client Intern San Francisco Private Banking Very Positive Easy
2013 Portfolio Manager Associate Portfolio Manager New York Equities Positive Average
2013 Consultant Regional Consultant New York Positive Average
2013 1st Year Analyst Fixed Income Atlanta Positive Average
2013 Intern Private Client Intern San Francisco Private Client/Wealth Management Neutral Average
2013 Portfolio Manager Associate Portfolio Manager New York Portfolio Managment Group Neutral Easy
2013 1st Year Analyst Analyst New York Mutual Funds Negative Easy
2013 Assistant Sales Assistant New York Sales Neutral Easy
2012 Research Associate Research Associate New York Neutral Average
2012 1st Year Analyst TAP Program-Analyst New York Positive Average
2012 1st Year Associate Private Client Associate Program New York Neutral Easy
2011 Intern Summer Intern - Wealth Management Tampa Positive Average
2011 1st Year Associate Associate New York Positive Average
2008 3rd+ Year Associate Associate New York Financial Institutions Group (FIG) Neutral Easy
2008 1st Year Analyst Analyst New York Operations Negative Very Easy
2008 Research Associate risk associate New York Risk Positive Average
2008 Research Associate risk associate New York Risk Positive Average
2008 Research Associate risk associate New York Risk Positive Average
2008 Portfolio Manager Associate Portfolio Manager New York Fixed Income / Portfolio Manager Neutral Difficult