Preview to 5 AllianceBernstein Interviews Below

1. multi asset Interview

Process Description

first they had on campus recruiting one on one with current associate. then superday in new york office.

AllianceBernstein Sample Interview Question:

Why is the bank of japan slashing interest rates? tell me about yourself tell me a problem you had with a team how did you lead a team how did you act as a follower in a team how do you measure r


2. Asset Management Program Interview

Process Description

I applied online in late 2013. I received an email from a recruiter for the company requesting a phone interview. This happened a week later. They asked behavioral questions "Explain a situation when you..." etc., and verified that i met the basic requirements (know stat packages, minimum GPA, graduation year, work eligibility). The recruiter was very nice. I was told I would hear back by the end of the week. I did not hear back until the next week, and the hiring manager (i assume) requested a second interview with someone on the team. She seemed confused about the whole process and initially set me up to interview for the wrong position. The interview was a series of behavioral questions and technical questions. Nothing too hard. I did not get offered a next interview. I suspect this was because I don't know anything about finance or wealth management.

AllianceBernstein Interviews:

How many cigars were sold in NYC in 2013? I can't say im very familiar with market sizing questions, so this was a bit challenging for me, and I think it threw me off.


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.

AllianceBernstein Sample Interview Question:

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


4. Regional Consultant Interview

Process Description

The first round interview was two phone interviews because i was out of area. It consisted of basic resume review and behavioral questions, trying to see if you are personable over the phone. Specific questions: What is your view of the capital markets? The second round interview was a phone role play about calling on current client and suggesting one of there flag ship products.

AllianceBernstein Sample Interview Question:

What was the most challenging thing you have ever done? What was a time you failed? What is your current view of the capital markets? Why AllianceBernstein?


5. 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

Example of Interview Question at AllianceBernstein:

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?


All 51 AllianceBernstein Interview Insights Below

Yearsort ascending Status Position City Group / Division / Type Overall Experience Difficulty
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
2016 Intern Client Group Summer Intern New York Consumer - Retail 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 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
2014 Assistant Portfolio Manager Associate Portfolio Manager New York Portfolio Management Very 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
2013 Fixed Income Rotational New York Fixed Income 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 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