Sanford Bernstein reputation in NY?

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Hey folks,
I'm chatting with the boys at Sanford Bernstein in equity research - any comment on their reputation in NYC? I'm moving to the london office but wondering what the rep is like at Sanford? Is it as good as a bulge bracket? How are the exit options? I would be coming in as a post-MBA associate. Any and all thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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Jan 13, 2009

A friend of mine has a sibling that works there, pretty senior guy (I believe he made partner). Anyway, he pulls in probably a million a year, if I had to guess. From what I've always understood, he really likes the job. I'm not sure about exit opps, but a million bucks a year is pretty solid.

Jan 13, 2009

Sanford's ER is top notch. I've chatted with a VP trader there that says their volume is up due to their agency only approach and their premier research product. This is probably one of a few places where ER Analysts can be directly credited for bringing in commissions.

Jan 13, 2009

Interesting a million seems in-line, so nothing special. The independent model is appealing but I think the SB name is only restricted to New York.

Jan 13, 2009
ratul:

Interesting a million seems in-line, so nothing special. The independent model is appealing but I think the SB name is only restricted to New York.

Ha, I wouldn't call a million "nothing special." And don't reply with some dumb shit like "well, banking MDs at BBs make like $10 million a year!" cause that's irrelevant to the topic, you coward.

Jan 15, 2009
TheKing:
ratul:

Interesting a million seems in-line, so nothing special. The independent model is appealing but I think the SB name is only restricted to New York.

Ha, I wouldn't call a million "nothing special." And don't reply with some dumb shit like "well, banking MDs at BBs make like $10 million a year!" cause that's irrelevant to the topic, you coward.

haha, you're calling me a coward for something I haven't said.

1 million in ER is in-line with the street pay for ER anywhere, so it's not like one would be going there for the money. In fact, a senior analyst could make a reasonable bit more by working at a bulge bracket.

Ladies and Gentleman - here we have the dumbest man in the history of time. No hyperbole. I promise.

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Jan 13, 2009

Apparently they are also super academic and there is little buzz on the research desk, compared to other houses where people make trades on nonsense monthly sales numbers.

Jan 14, 2009

Their ER is def on par with BB research teams on the street. I worked in BB research and they were one of our competitors so to speak. The building in midtown is also really nice.

Jan 14, 2009

their ER has a really great reputation from what i know, definitely on par with BB...just see how often they're quoted in the wsj.

Jan 16, 2009

From the research that I've read, SB ER > BB ER.

Just my 2c.

Just my 2c.

Feb 15, 2010

anyone know of the pay for a first year associate?

Feb 15, 2010

TheKing you don't deserve that star next to your name.

Mar 5, 2010

According to the most relevant rankings, SB is better than all the BBs.

May 13, 2010

Hey ratul,

What finally happened to your conversations with the folks at SCB? I am in a similar boat - interested in getting your perspectives on the exit options, and how it all worked out.

Thanks in advance

Cheers

May 13, 2010

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May 13, 2010
kleiner:

hey all: I recently spoke with a Bernstein Research representative, and I really like this firm. what is their interview process like, what are they looking for (different than BB?)? can anyone shed some more light on this firm for me, thanks

Very focused on raw intellectual ability. Don't be surprised if you get asked for GMAT and SAT quant scores.

May 13, 2010

for independent research, obviously, they are considered to be among the top places.

May 13, 2010

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