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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 24 ratings in 2015)
"Great people."
Pros: 
  • Working hours at the firm are very reasonable and flexible, allowing trainees to maintain a good work/life balance
  • Work provided to trainees is interesting and stimulating, and the variety keeps it fresh
  • The firm's open-plan office encourages a social culture both inside and outside of work
  • Feedback and communication are effective at the firm, which ensures that development is continual
Cons: 
  • Work at the firm is challenging at times and the working environment can feel highly pressured
  • Core concepts of the firm's work and products could have been explained in more detail
  • Training from external sources could be more structured in nature
  • Travelling to client sites can be tiresome on some occasions
Culture
8.9 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
9.0 / 10
 
Hours
9.1 / 10
 
Salary
8.4 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.4 / 10
 
 
Training
8.0 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

"It is a good idea to spend a few hours properly researching the company."

"The firm has an open plan desk space arrangement: graduates sit with directors, which..."

"The current main London office is ideally located in Bank and it is very close to..."

"The normal hours are 9:00am-6:00pm with an hour for lunch. But this is flexible if..."

"I feel well rewarded for my work and valued as an employee."

"We have a yearly company conference abroad. The next one is in Miami."

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

"The aim of most of the interview questions was to see how much research I'd done..."

"While the firm's efforts to reduce their carbon footprint could be improved, it is..."

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

"The company is very supportive with issues such as childcare and maternity leave...."

"Provided you show progress and hit targets and go beyond at each grade then seems..."

"There is a corporate social responsibility team which people are encouraged to join...."

"From my experience I have undertaken some tasks which are very technical, and thus..."

"Lots of early responsibility and interesting work. Global clients, so the work we..."

"Some of the travelling..."

"Alfa sponsors a jockey - Jim Crowley."

"While the firm is rapidly growing they are managing to hold on to the small company..."

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

"Informal training is very good. Lots of experienced people to learn from in your..."

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

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

"It would be nice to get more regular feedback early on."

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