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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2018)
"Accommodating, fun and diverse."
Culture
9.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.9 / 10
 
Hours
9.0 / 10
 
Salary
7.9 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.6 / 10
 
 
Training
8.7 / 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 continuous.

Cons

  • Some would like more experience working on technical matters.
  • Promotions at the lower level can sometimes be filled externally instead of promoting graduates.
  • While salary is seen as good for graduates, there are concerns about how it progresses.
  • Commuting to client sites can sometimes mean a lot of travelling.

What insiders say about...

"Thorough knowledge of the asset finance industry is key. As a graduate, you won't..."

"There's always someone in the coffee shop to stop and have a chat with! More importantly,..."

"We have nice, spacious offices in a great location in the heart of the City, opposite..."

"Personally I find that it is a quite strict 8:00am-5:00pm or 9:00am-6:00pm schedule...."

"For my working hours I believe that my salary is very good."

"The best perk is the health insurance and private GP. Following that, the free fruit,..."

"As a graduate, I started out with a phone interview followed by two interviews at..."

"I felt that the different interviews were quite unique. The first was mainly to check..."

"I have not been aware of any initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint other than..."

"I have had excellent managers and mentors so far, and I find that one-on-one feedback..."

"From my experience there is no discrimination at the firm, either in a social or..."

"At first there's a reasonably well-defined promotion path for new graduate joiners...."

"Alfa contributes time to corporate social responsibility on a 50/50 split basis (your..."

"I feel the work that is assigned to me is manageable but challenging. I have a wide..."

"The initial training, the social aspects and the good benefits."

"Sometimes too much responsibility!"

"Alfa sponsors a jockey - Jim Crowley."

"Diverse range of intelligent individuals producing client-driven software."

"I liked the company atmosphere and the technology-focused consultancy work."

"Training in house is excellent, the tutors are very knowledgeable. We are given lots..."

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

"Work is intense, but no one piles on the pressure unnecessarily."

"Flexible working hours and dropping the dress code unless you are on client sites...."

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