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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2018)
"Welcoming, fun and with a high calibre of colleagues."
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...

"Alfa has a work hard, play harder culture. If you have an easy going personality..."

"I work in a fun and lively office and there has been a boost in hiring recently...."

"The London office is modern and spacious and we have a free in-house barista."

"The standard hours at Alfa are 40 hours per week, which is slightly higher than you..."

"The starting salary for graduates is really generous and is reviewed every six months..."

"We have four company meetings each year that are always very fun and there's also..."

"Telephone Interview with HR manager. First round with HR manager and project manager...."

"Throughout my interview I was asked to explain a little about what Alfa does, and..."

"Alfa has a specific corporate social responsibility project to be more eco-friendly...."

"We get formal assessments twice a year and work in small teams, meaning that your..."

"Historically, the company has mainly been made up of white men. However, in recent..."

"Progression is based on merit and is fast."

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

"Management are quite understanding. If you tell them what kind of work you want to..."

"Responsibility is given from day-one. The job makes you think everyday."

"Asset finance is not the most glamorous industry. Work is mostly interesting but..."

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

"Professional, fun and looks after their own."

"Alfa is doing work in areas that I am interested in. I was not treated as a number..."

"Very high-quality training is provided."

"I don't know the social backgrounds of most of my colleagues. Recruitment is primarily..."

"Sometimes managing several things at once can be stressful, but there is a great..."

"I would supervise more junior consultants."

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