Preview to 5 AllianceBernstein Interviews Below

1. 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


2. Client Group Interview

Process Description

Went to the office for a superday. Met with 3 VPs/Associates. HR people were incompetent and seemingly bitter. Had a 'group case study' with two other candidates.

Sample Interview Question at AllianceBernstein:

Nothing unexpected. Asked questions to find if I was a fit for the culture. Things I like to do outside of work, past experiences, etc.


3. Research Associate Interview

Process Description

They recruited at my school, submitted my resume, got selected for a 1 on 1 first round interview. Interviewer came to campus, still haven't heard back and expect it's a no.

Sample Interview Question at AllianceBernstein:

Mix of fit/market related questions. Know all the indexes, how many fed branches can vote, yield on spanish bonds, etc.


4. Client Group Summer Intern Interview

Process Description

Started off with a 1 on 1 interview on campus (all fit questions, one "How would you invest $1 mil"), then a Superday in NYC that was 5 face to face interviews with VPs/MDs, and a group case study where we were given a hypothetical business problem and had 1hr to make a presentation about our solution and present it to a VP.

Sample Interview Question at AllianceBernstein:

If you had $1,000 to invest, how would you invest it? This is somewhat of a trick question because $1,000 is actually pretty hard to invest (could only buy a few shares of like 10 stocks max).


5. Associate Portfolio Manager Interview

Process Description

Applied online with a referral. The recruiter responded very swiftly. First round was interview with recruiter, then was brought into office.

AllianceBernstein Sample Interview Question:

First the interview started with personality questions.


All 31 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 nyc 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
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Compliance Analyst San Antonio Asset Management Positive Easy
2015 Client Group Summer Intern NYC Marketing Positive Easy
2015 Summer Associate Intern Rotational Program New York City 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
2015 Private Client Associate Chicago Private Wealth Management Positive Average
2015 Summer Equity Trader new york Trading Positive 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
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
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
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
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 Portfolio Manager Associate Portfolio Manager New York Fixed Income / Portfolio Manager Neutral Difficult
2008 Research Associate risk associate new york Risk Positive Average
2008 3rd+ Year Associate Associate New York Financial Institutions Group (FIG) Neutral Easy