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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2017)
"I think that the firm treats its employees very well."
Culture
9.0 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.6 / 10
 
Hours
8.7 / 10
 
Salary
8.3 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.0 / 10
 
 
Training
8.1 / 10
 

Pros

  • Working hours at the firm are reasonable, allowing trainees to maintain a good work/life balance.
  • Work provided to trainees is seen as interesting, stimulating and varied.
  • The firm's regular social events encourage a friendly culture both inside and outside of work.
  • Feedback and communication are effective at the firm ensuring that development is continual.

Cons

  • Work at the firm is challenging at times and there can be a steep learning curve.
  • The company is currently growing and this can require more flexibility than usual.
  • While salary is seen as good for graduates, there are concerns about how it progresses.
  • Some would like more flexible working options, such as working from home.

What insiders say about...

"There's a short telephone interview followed by an in-person interview with HR and..."

"The company structure is very flat, making it easy to get to know everyone fairly..."

"The office is very central in the City and close to Moorgate station. We have a café,..."

"Most people work from 9:00am until 6:00pm and have a generous lunch break. Hours..."

"I think that the pay is good, and my salary has increased significantly in my time..."

"When you work abroad, housing and a car are provided for you so it can be a great..."

"Alfa has one telephone interview and then two face-to-face interviews. I really appreciated..."

"I was asked lots of questions on testing ideas about the asset finance industry."

"One of our directors published a thought leadership article on the paperless office..."

"I think that a real strength of the firm is how everyone is always willing to talk..."

"Alfa is very committed to increasing and supporting the diversity within the company...."

"Most managers joined at the bottom and worked their way up."

"CHP is very good at this; they are very supportive of charity, as evidenced by the..."

"I spend a lot of time working with clients, and have been given more responsibility..."

"Incredible colleagues, fantastic company culture. Opportunities for travel and early..."

"Corporate environment, but that can't be avoided."

"Every year the firm takes us all on holiday.. next year we're going to Miami!"

"Fast-paced."

"I wanted a job at the intersection of a technical role and more consulting/professional..."

"A lot of paid time is dedicated to training, especially at the beginning of the employment,..."

"Other than you needing to be a graduate from a top university there isn't anything..."

"Very varied. Typically the level of stress is quite low, but sometimes issues arise..."

"A more clear definition of the implementation role career path would help build long..."

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