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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2018)
"A friendly place to work."
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..."

"The culture is very pleasant and everyone is nice and respectful. There are no barriers..."

"It's a great office that's very light and open. We have a café with two baristas..."

"They're relatively flexible."

"Pay is initially great, however increases are somewhat small and it feels as though..."

"The firm offer the option to work abroad with all expenses paid, and there are lots..."

"Good grades and a good university name on your CV won't be enough. You have to be..."

"There are no silly questions such as: if you were a colour what colour would you..."

"There's a constant push towards being greener."

"Company structure is quite flat, and in general we have small teams. This means good..."

"It would be great to have a more diverse workforce but I know that the company does..."

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

"Alfa definitely has good intentions, and makes some good efforts (we do a lot of..."

"I work four days a week at the client site and one day a week in the office. As a..."

"Everyone in the company is extremely down-to-earth and nice. I feel I can ask anyone..."

"From my experience my working hours have not been very flexible at times."

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

"Professional, fun and looks after their own."

"I chose my firm for the work environment, the size of the company and the joining..."

"I have received a lot of training, both internally and externally, and it has all..."

"During my interview process the company had no idea whether I was from a privileged..."

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

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

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