Preview to 5 AllianceBernstein Interviews Below

1. 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.


2. Intern Interview

Process Description

I had a couple of phone interviews because I was applying in a city that I was not currently in, but they will prefer in person interview if possible. After advancing through the initial process I was invited to the superday where three one on one interviews are conducted along with a lunch. Overall it was a pretty easy process with the interviews mostly behavioral and not too technical.

AllianceBernstein Interviews:

Tell me about a time when you had to work with a big data set. Question was difficult if only for the fact that I had never been asked this before.


3. multi asset Interview

Process Description

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

AllianceBernstein Interview Question Example:

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


4. Associate Interview

Process Description

First met with the hiring manager. Then met with the team manager and two senior associates. Was extended an offer during the second round.

Example of Interview Question at AllianceBernstein:

Describe a project that you are most proud of... What interests you about wealth management? Describe your leadership experience...


5. Analyst Interview

Process Description

I initially applied to AllianceBernstein online through their website. To my surprise, I was contacted within days - which, as I later found out, was because two of the members of the department had left the previous week. Initial contact was made through a phone interview with a third-party, who was incredibly nice but not particularly knowledgeable about the company. After a few days, during which they performed the obligatory background check, I was contacted by another in-house human resources professional to set up an interview at their New York headquarters. Once in New York, I met with two people from the department, separately. The first individual was an absolute ice king/queen - just a really miserable personality - and didn't seem particularly enthusiastic about the position for which I was interviewing (or life in general). The second individual was one of the meekest, mousiest people I've ever met. At that point, I was the one leading the conversation, and it made me wonder why they were having this person conduct interviews in the first place. Anyways, all told, the interview process only lasted about an hour. Of course things ended with a cordial "Well be in touch." Well, several weeks and a couple emails later, I've yet to hear anything. Obviously I've assumed by this point that I won't be getting the job, but it would have been nice/the decent human thing to do to let me know one way or the other.

AllianceBernstein Interviews:

Why are you interested in this position? Standard canned response - interesting work, great company, good opportunity, etc.


All 31 AllianceBernstein Interview Insights Below

Yearsort ascending Status Position City Group / Division / Type Overall Experience Difficulty
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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