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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2018)
"While the firm is rapidly growing they are managing to hold on..."
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...

"You should brush up on asset finance and what the company does, in addition to identifying..."

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

"The main office is just off St Paul's so very central and easy to get to. The office..."

"Depending on role, the company is very open to consultants working non-standard hours,..."

"I find that per hour, the salary is highly competitive, and that you won't be doing..."

"The free drinks and dinners are the best perk: we have welcome/leaving/team/company..."

"Thousands of top applicants from top universities apply each year for only a handful..."

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

"There are good recycling facilities at the firm."

"Formal performance feedback is twice a year. Informal feedback could be more frequent...."

"Our company tries hard to recruit more women - We have a 'women in consultancy' event..."

"Progression is based on merit and is fast."

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

"I feel that the work given to me is chosen carefully to suit my level of experience...."

"The incredibly friendly and talented people."

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

"Alfa was originally called CHP, which was an acronym of the founders’ surnames...."

"Very keen to train new starters."

"The company's outstanding reputation and excellent online feedback drew me towards..."

"The initial training is for 10 weeks and is well organised and run. After this you..."

"I don't know specifically, but there's a very wide range of backgrounds among my..."

"It all depends on project requirements. But there will always be something that needs..."

"Personally I felt that I should be given greater understanding of functional areas..."

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