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8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 22 ratings in 2017)
"The firm is ambitious, profitable, delivers quality work and is employee focused."
Culture
9.0 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.6 / 10
 
Hours
8.7 / 10
 
Salary
8.3 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.0 / 10
 
 
Training
8.1 / 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 continual.

Cons

  • Work at the firm is challenging at times and there can be a steep learning curve.
  • The company is currently growing and this can require more flexibility than usual.
  • While salary is seen as good for graduates, there are concerns about how it progresses.
  • Some would like more flexible working options, such as working from home.

What insiders say about...

"I had a telephone interview followed by two rounds of face-to-face interviews. You..."

"I do love the culture at Alfa as cooperation is strongly encouraged. As a junior..."

"Office is modern, spacious and clean, in a great location and with a kitchen stuffed..."

"I start at 9.00 am and someone is bound to tell me to go home if I'm still in the..."

"This starts well but has poor progression for the industry. Pay rises are not related..."

"If you are working with an overseas client, you can travel a lot, which is a real..."

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

"I was asked about my understanding of what the company did, why I wanted to work..."

"I think this is treated with the right level of importance. We have separate recycling..."

"Almost all of the managers started as graduates so have completed the same type of..."

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

"Being a small company, I find that you can move through the ranks quite easily as..."

"Policies are in place, and time is made available should you wish to carry out community..."

"I'm consistently and frequently given new challenges and different things to work..."

"The people are great and the work is challenging."

"Could get sent abroad very last minute."

"Every year we take the entire company from around the world on a long weekend away..."

"Fast-growing, hard-working, ambitious, focused."

"The salary, the company culture, the opportunity to learn to code on the job and..."

"The initial four-week crash course in asset finance, Java and Alfa that all graduates..."

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

"It's a demanding and challenging job but there's always a good network of support..."

"Try to match people who want to be consultants to more client-focused roles and those..."

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