Preview to 5 AllianceBernstein Interviews Below

1. Associate Interview

Process Description

Phone interview followed by two in-person visits to office where I met with 2-3 employees during each visit.

Sample Interview Question at AllianceBernstein:

How may marbles can you fit into an airplane, walk me through your thought process. Felt pretty entry level if you ask me.


2. Private Client Intern Interview

Process Description

They were all behavioral/fit questions. They grilled you on what was on your resume, and also talked a lot about what interested you about finance.

Example of Interview Question at AllianceBernstein:

What is your biggest strength? Weakness? What is an article that you've read recently?


3. Private Wealth Managment Interview

Process Description

Had a letter of recommendation written on my behalf by a close friend who is friends with CEO Peter Kraus. I am not the norm.

AllianceBernstein Interviews:

If you are given the option of two portfolios: Portfolio A receives an expected return of 10% in year 1 and in year 2 goes down 10% or Portfolio B which receives an expected return of 20% in year one


4. Client Group Summer Intern Interview

Process Description

I was given an email that I had received a first round interview. I went through a first round phone screen and then a second round 30 minute interview

AllianceBernstein Interviews:

What were some of your favorite courses that you took in college? Why do you want to work in finance? What skills do you bring to the table?


5. Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

I was contacted by a recruiter after on-campus event. Had a phone interview the next day. Mostly behavioral questions, 15 minutes.

Example of Interview Question at AllianceBernstein:

Tell me about yourself? Why do you want to intern with the company? Why do you want to intern with this department? Why are you interested in this role?


All 51 AllianceBernstein Interview Insights Below

Yearsort ascending Status Position City Group / Division / Type Overall Experience Difficulty
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
2008 3rd+ Year Associate Associate New York Financial Institutions Group (FIG) Neutral Easy